One of the biggest excitements for me at this year’s Ever After Music Festival was having my husband attend with me. As a pretty serious anti-EDM festival person, it took quite a bit of convincing to get him to come with me. In the end, I think it turned out to be not as horrible as he imagined. 😛 Here’s how the event went as well as my thoughts on the experience.
The Festival Overview
If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced electronic music festival in southern Ontario, I highly recommend Ever After Fest. I went during their inaugural event in 2016, and despite the lack of organization at check-in, I was really impressed. For a first time festival, the organizers were able to grab big headliners like Skrillex, Adventure Club, and Zedd.
This year, they not only fixed their organizational problems, but they also improved the overall experience. From check-in to toilets, everything was 100x better.
I’ll admit that I bought my tickets this year before seeing what the lineup was like. Not something I usually do unless I really love the festival. But I fell into the “trap” that their marketing team laid out… I thought tickets would sell out! No harm done but definitely a lesson learned for me.
Plus, I felt compelled to snag them at the lower price point to avoid feeling bad for upgrading to VIP.
With headliners like Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, and Excision, I knew that this festival would be heavy on the bass. I quickly found out that 2 day of headbanging is too much for 27-year-old Andréa.
My favorite sets were on Sunday with Ghastly and NGHTMRE followed by Zeds Dead — mostly because they mixed up their sets to be a bit different from the others. Oh, there was headbanging, for sure, but with a nice mix of other genres of EDM.
The VIP Experience
As my first VIP experience at a festival, I felt spoiled with my own bar, fancy washrooms, and close proximity to the stage.
When we first arrived at the festival on Saturday, the security line was a bit longer than expected with a wait of about 20 minutes. And that’s literally the only thing I could find to complain about — the “long” line headed into the festival.
The actual VIP section was really close to the stage, which I loved. I felt like I was right in the mix of everything without having to deal with the overcrowded general admission section.
The cushy seats and the shaded areas where a huge plus. Is that a sign that I’m getting old? Maybe. I don’t care, I loved it.
Overall, thoroughly enjoyed the festival. They had food trucks, which is always a delight for me. The music was amazing. The crowds calm. The weather beautiful. And I thoroughly enjoyed having my husband along for the fun.
Have you ever bought VIP tickets to an event? Would you again?