Best Tent Overflow: Alesso
The DJ known as Alesso (a.k.a. Swedish born Alessandro Lindblad) is just 23 and still awaiting the release of his first full-length album, Forever, but he closed Friday night inside the big Sahara Tent with one of the largest, most ecstatic crowds of the festival. For a few moments, it was so big that the dancing overflow trampled through two chain-length fences at the adjacent beer garden. No one was hurt (as far as we could tell) and the relentless beats and flashing lights continued, including the appearance of Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic to perform their collaborations "Scars for Life" and 2012's "The Calling (Lose My Mind)." Schooled by his countrymen in the Swedish House Mafia, Alesso's music is built for mass adulation — but he just might need to be put on a bigger stage next time.