Mysteryland USA Day 2 Photo Highlights

posted by Ingrid Pan on May 27, 2014

  • Photos by Marjana Jaidi

    While the first day of Mysteryland USA had ravers braving bursts of cold rain, the second day's glorious weather gave the festival a sunny electric vibe. Girls wore perceptibly less.  Spirits were turnt perceptibly up. And the music was great, from Pete Tong's genre bending performance at the Spiegeltent, Dillstradamus' (Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus) throwback and hip hop heavy closer at the Boat, to Frank & Tony's house grooves that would delight even the snobbiest music aesthete.

  • EAT-SLEEP-RAVE-REPEAT, then take your clothes off and pose for a picture!

  • Francis Harris, one half of the house duo Frank & Tony, lays it down at the Sunday School Vinyl Only stage.

  • The boys of gladiator show off their synchronized dance moves during their set at the Boat Stage.

  • "Is this that avant garde Tim Burton movie about all those millennials dressed up in elaborate costumes that started moving their limbs rhythmically to laser light shows and digitally produced beats?"

    "Yeah, man. I feel that this work draws from Godard's later oeuvre and has echoes of Un Chien Andalou." 

  • Jesse Rose played a high energy set as he deftly spun records at the Vinyl Only stage.

  • Marcel Dettman pounds out techno with stoicism and a cigarette in classic Teutonic fashion at the Sunday School Big Top tent.

  • One of the members of Blond:ish's platinum coiffed duo rocks the Sunday School Spiegeltent with melodic grooves.

  • The Mysteryland grounds aimed to create a surrealist landscape with installations such as this dreamlike half-living room where one festivalgoer takes a quick nap.

  • At the Sin Salida stage, performers in dia de los muertos costumes entertained with a mix of global house beats and colorful dancers.

  • Marcel Dettman makes love to the camera with a Blue Steel face in front of the carnivalesque Spiegeltent.

  • Justin Martin played a deep and funky house set to a hyped crowd at the Sunday School Spiegeltent.

  • At the Main Stage, Flosstradamus kept the crowd hyped and said something-something about Illuminati, then told crowd to spark a J.

  • Dillon Francis D.N.G.A.F.O.S. because he’s playing to a crowd of thousands in the middle of an elaborately constructed heart!

  • When should we like, start turning down for what? Now? Or quarter to Now?

  • Pete Tong, one of the OGs of electronic music, played a set that wandered through deep tribal vocals, glassy piano chords, and funk-heavy beats at the Spiegeltent.

  • German techno gentleman Steve Bug spun a set at the Vinyl Only tent late Sunday.

  • Reportedly, renowned producer Moby asked to play this inaugural US edition of Mysteryland. He spun an eclectic set that touched on electro, trance, and funk.

  • Late into the night, British-born Scuba rocked a bass heavy set that straddled house and techno sounds in the Spiegeltent.

  • Dillon Francis + Flosstradamus (aka Dillstradamus) play a closing set full of throwbacks, including Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" with a wink and a smile.

  • Flosstradamus asks the audience if these shirts make them look fat. We think it looks good on you, Floss.

  • The Mysteryland festival was capped late Sunday night by a fireworks show over the main stage. Trap, techno, Q-dance, or deep house... it doesn't matter, because humans are unified by our love of explosive pretty colors in the sky.

    See Also:

    Mysteryland USA Day 1 Photo Highlights
    Music Monday Playlist: Mysteryland USA 2014
    From Woodstock to Mysteryland: The History of Bethel Woods