Taking a glance again on a few of your favourite recollections is an motion stuffed with numerous completely different feelings. Excitement eager about dancing shoeless within the sand with a few of your greatest associates. Sadness realizing 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 high of our minds for months after the very fact. Even although it has solely been per week because the Birdfam descended on the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds, you will need to have a look again at among the most important features of Dirtybird Campout West Coast to understand what the pageant needed to supply.

It is inconceivable to explain each reality and aspect of this pageant that went effectively. From good climate all through the weekend to the ever-friendly Birdfam and their spectacular outfits to the sector 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 without doubt 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 free and have a superb time. There was even a gaggle of campers who had the good concept of bringing a champagne and charcuterie deal with out to the island on Sunday afternoon. And who may actually say no to a bit of bubbly with cured meats and cheeses on a sunny seashore with a few of your favourite music and favourite folks!

The Renegade Camps

Although smaller in quantity than East Coast Campout, the renegade phases this yr had been nothing in need of spectacular. Two particularly 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 an increasing number of elaborate, including a lined walkway with faux grass, a DJ setup with a lighting rig behind it and at last a projector taking part in scenes from, you guessed it, Indiana Jones. But the Brick Oven was by far the popular late evening 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 would 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 among the greatest music on the planet. And whereas no set was dangerous, there have been a couple 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 pageant with among the best units of the weekend. If you didn’t get to the Birdhouse by midday on Friday you missed her throwing down fairly a couple 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 most likely by no means heard earlier than: Roman Flügal. While not a family identify within the U.S., this German is aware of methods to convey the new hearth. With an hour and a half of continuous acid disco vibes, Flügal displayed essentially the most intricate and masterful mixing of the pageant with a monitor choice that can 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 might be coming quickly sufficient.


To be sincere, any article recap of Dirtybird Campout will finally fall in need of doing the occasion justice. There are just too many features of Campout that make it distinctive to attempt to deal with all of them directly. It may take days or perhaps weeks to jot down down each memorable expertise from the final weekend. Whether you had been astounded by the Space X launch on Sunday evening that appeared nearly like a Dirtybird egg or encapsulated by the thrilling efficiency of the Lumbersexuals, two issues are assured. Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018 will reside on in infamy as among the best occasions that the Dirtybird Team has thrown but and we’re certain 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 photographs of a superb occasion!

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