Taking a glance again on a few of your favourite reminiscences is an motion stuffed with numerous totally different feelings. Excitement serious about dancing shoeless within the sand with a few of your greatest mates. Sadness understanding that it's all prior to now. A candy nostalgia that comes with the data you’ll be again at it once more earlier than too lengthy. And regardless of how a lot we attempt to transfer on there are some experiences like Dirtybird Campout that linger on the prime of our minds for months after the very fact. Even although it has solely been per week for the reason that Birdfam descended on the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds, it is very important have a look again at a number of the most important elements of Dirtybird Campout West Coast to understand what the competition needed to provide.

It is inconceivable to explain each reality and side of this competition that went effectively. From good climate all through the weekend to the ever-friendly Birdfam and their spectacular outfits to the sphere video games and particular actions on the Bunkhouse, there was by no means a uninteresting second on the occasion. But there are three particular highlights from final weekend that present why Dirtybird Campout is likely one of the most premiere music occasions within the U.S. and the world.

The Bass Lodge

Pretty a lot a unanimous opinion amongst campers is the improbable stage design and site of the Bass Lodge. After crossing a land bridge to a small island within the reservoir, Campout attendees had been handled to a beachfront property with all of the vibes of being on the ocean. Featuring showcases from Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage, Worst Behavior and Trippy Ass Technologies, the Bass Lodge additionally hosted tons of heavier music all through the weekend in addition to the Early Arrival social gathering with Patrick Topping. For most who attended this felt just like the place to actually let unfastened and have time. There was even a bunch of campers who had the good thought of bringing a champagne and charcuterie deal with out to the island on Sunday afternoon. And who may actually say no to slightly bubbly with cured meats and cheeses on a sunny seaside with a few of your favourite music and favourite folks!

The Renegade Camps

Although smaller in quantity than East Coast Campout, the renegade levels this 12 months had been nothing in need of spectacular. Two specifically stand out – The Temple of Doom and the Brick Oven. The Temple of Doom camp was spectacular and inconceivable to overlook, sitting proper on the nook of one of many walkways. And because the time glided by it turned increasingly more elaborate, including a lined walkway with faux grass, a DJ setup with a lighting rig behind it and eventually a projector taking part in scenes from, you guessed it, Indiana Jones. But the Brick Oven was by far the popular late night time vacation spot. With units from Christian Martin, Ardalan, Justin Jay, a particular look from Mark Starr and a wandering saxophone participant who joined in on the enjoyable at 5:00 A.M. there was actually nothing else that might have made it higher. Except perhaps some precise brick oven pizza!

The Music

This class goes with out saying. As at all times, Dirtybird delivers a number of the greatest music on the planet. And whereas no set was unhealthy, there have been a number of that stood out among the many crowd of heavy weight performers. Although it might have been her first look on the Dirtybird stage, VNSSA led off the competition with probably the greatest units of the weekend. If you didn’t get to the Birdhouse by midday on Friday you missed her throwing down fairly a number of gems, together with ‘Aphrodisiac,’ the unreleased collaboration between GAWP and Gene Farris. Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage opened up the Bass Lodge with an unimaginable efficiency that includes Thumpasaurus on the happiest and most ridiculous vocals round. But the standout efficiency of the weekend got here from a reputation you’ve in all probability by no means heard earlier than: Roman Flügal. While not a family identify within the U.S., this German is aware of find out how to carry the recent fireplace. With an hour and a half of continuous acid disco vibes, Flügal displayed essentially the most intricate and masterful mixing of the competition with a monitor choice that may nonetheless provide you with goosebumps per week later. And don’t fear, the unreleased tracks from Walker & Royce, the brand new Shiba San and Will Clarke EP that they each performed and all the opposite new songs you heard at Campout will probably be coming quickly sufficient.


To be trustworthy, any article recap of Dirtybird Campout will in the end fall in need of doing the occasion justice. There are just too many elements of Campout that make it distinctive to try to sort out all of them directly. It may take days or even weeks to write down down each memorable expertise from the final weekend. Whether you had been astounded by the Space X launch on Sunday night time that seemed virtually like a Dirtybird egg or encapsulated by the thrilling efficiency of the Lumbersexuals, two issues are assured. Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018 will stay on in infamy as probably the greatest occasions that the Dirtybird Team has thrown but and we’re positive we’ll see you again for West Coast Campout 2019!

Photo credit score to @Chmabi, Kirsten Ingrid, Rodolfo Ramirez and Juan Ramirez! Thank you guys for taking glorious pictures of a superb occasion!

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