With a 30 minute gap to fill between main stage acts we thankfully managed to squeeze in a bit of Audien before the night was over. After getting our trance fill we returned to the main stage for a bit of a surprise. While we expected a Flume performance to close out our night, we didn’t expect he’d bring along his production he debuted earlier in 2016. With a fully live set and tour production to add, the next 75 minutes were going to be incredible. As night 1 came to a close we’d almost forgot we had another night to go! Contact was delivering on every level so after a quick cab ride home we hit the hay and prepared to return for night 2.
Something we’d like to make mention of was the security and entry lines. With so many people to get through the doors, entry is usually our least favorite part of any event. Thankfully however the folks at Blueprint have had plenty of experience and have their system down. BC Place was a perfect venue to host an event this size with plenty of bathrooms, water fountains and space. Despite the crowd size the venue never really felt too crowded.
Night 2 was looking to be quite the juggling act between both stages. We started off with another one of our favorite Canadian duos, Botnek. The guys have a deep bag of remixes and originals so arriving early to catch their set was a must. By the time they’d wrapped up, the FVDED side stage had just opened and Pusher was just about to go on. We stuck around for a full set since coming up next was yet again another Eastern Canadian, Grandtheft. Never a disappointment we we’re given a full fix of bass, trap and everything in between. A fitting warm up from the dance music veteran as we prepared to make our way back to the main stage for the PNW premiere of Slushii.
As the night went on so did our stage juggling. At this point we’d discovered a ramp that allowed us access to the upper level of BC place without having to mess with the stairs. We’d later learn this was one of Contact’s best kep secrets when it cam to the mass exodus after it’s closing acts. Back at the FVDED we caught another one of our “dont miss sets” with trap music OG, Hucci. While we debated on returning to the main stage to catch Marshmello, we opted to stick around a little longer for a bit of Baauer. Our decision paid off as the transition from the 2 was pretty much flawless, and seemed like we had the side stage to ourselves.
For the second night in a row, Contact opted to slow things down a bit with a closing performance from Disclosure. With 2 nights full of heavy beats and bass it was a nice change of pace to get our dance on. With 19 years of experience Blueprint has clearly shown they know how to host a great event. With a great lineup, killer production and great vibes, Contact 2016 was a perfect final massive to close out our year.
With no sign of stopping Blueprint is looking to carry their momentum into 2017. They’ve already released their lineup for Seasons 2017 and we can’t wait! We’ve got a good feeling about this year and look forward to seeing you all at your next event. Be on the lookout for our full event album on our Facebook which will be released soon!
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