Best Big Crowd Before Nightfall: Kaskade
The desert can slow a music fan down, as the 90-plus-degree heat slowly wilts even the most excited dancer or rocker downward for a sunstroke break, just as the lawn gradually turns brown. When Kaskade hit the main stage early evening, however, the sky was still bright and his crowd stretched far out to the horizon, bouncing to the big beats and live mixes. They danced and shouted along to the lyrics to "Something Something" flashing on the big screen behind the barefoot DJ: "I don't need you/I just want you." For a moment at least, need and want seemed essentially the same to the masses spread out in front of him.