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Freaknight Belongs in Seattle, Seriously Brought The Bass (Review)

One of the PNW’s biggest Halloween events, FreakNight returned to the WaMu Theatre on October 27. USC Events did it once again and delivered a night that music lovers will forever remember. The one-day festival had a lineup that was filled with artists from every single genre of dance music. DMNW had the opportunity to attend and review the festival, we are here to break it down for you.

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Entry and Pre-show

Everyone always dreads waiting in line to get into the venue for a show, so we had to include this. Doors for FreakNight opened at 6:30 promptly; excited festival goers were already lined up at both GA entrances and at the VIP entrance. The process of getting into the venue was quick and easy. The security took a bit longer than usual but understandable due to all the costumes. The costumes this year from the crowd were better than ever.

Production and Setup

FreakNight had the usual three stages: Twisted Big Top, Midway of Mayhem, and Bass Asylum.  The Twisted Big Top (main stage) and Midway to Mayhem stage were located in the main room. The bass stage, Bass Asylum, was located away, down a hallway.

The Bass Asylum was a perfect name for how far it was located from the main room. It took about 5 minutes to get from the main stage to the bass stage with the crowd. All worked out for the best since there was no noise conflict between the three stages.

Colorful balloons filled the room the second doors open. The party started and music blasted once you walked in. The production overall was phenomenal, the intense wattage of bass and the flashing lasers and visuals completed the show. This year there were no serious conflicts between sets, which is always something showgoers are thankful for.

Twisted Big Top

The main stage had a wide variety of genre this year. From Brohug to Benny Benassi to Kaskade to Justice. The visual and lights at the main stage were well done, making all the performances better. The crowd packed to the rim at around 7:45 during Brohug’s set. Kaskade played an unbelievable set with his originals such as Last Chance, Us, and Never Sleep Alone. Justice played a DJ set switching up the vibes at the main stage.

Bass Asylum

Seattle is the bass capital so of course the Bass Asylum was packed from start to finish. Bass legends, Herobust, Bro Safari, and Borgore all gave headbanging and neck breaking performances. While we were walking around the venue, we heard the rave reviews from bass heads about how amazing the performances were at the Bass Asylum. We couldn’t agree more.

Midway Mayhem

One of the performances from Midway Mayhem that stood out to us was Malaa. Many people looked forward to Malaa’s performance at FreakNight and he did not disappoint. The heavy house had the whole crowd bouncing for the whole 60 minutes.

We’re so happy to have Freaknight back in Seattle, and in its one-night glory. What was your favorite part of FreakNight 2017? Let us know in the comments below!


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