SoCal – Horizon Tour recap
I love trance but every once in a while, I like something a little different
November 3rd, I stepped out of my comfort zone to attend The Horizon Tour featuring Seven Lion and Tritonal at the Hollywood Palladium to a sold out crowd. Though I went there solo, it wasn’t long until I ran into friends. Part of my enjoyment in going to non-trance events is that I get to see people I normally would not, like Minnie and Ballpark who both have an infectious energy.
The opening acts Virtu and SJ allowed the crowd to settle in but soon enough, all hell broke loose as Kill The Noise took stage. I am not a fan of most dubstep, but Kill The Noise went so hard that I avoided the young head bangers in the comfort of the VIP area. I was amazed how in unison the front rail was going hard to the beat. It was an awesome sight to see from the upper level as the entire dance floor was full with head banging kids just enjoying the night.
It has been about 15 months since I last saw Seven Lions performed live, and the wait was well worth it. His ability to weave in and out of different genre and still have the emotional draw of trance is unreal, and I was in heaven. We sang off-key, danced and just enjoyed the moment, but what truly blew my mind was when he dropped this killer psy-trance remix of Above and Beyond’s Sun and Moon which I have never heard before but it was great.
Bringing a lot of energy, Tritonal’s sets are fun-loving, sing along sets in which you’d know every word to their tracks. Although in the past few years they have added a lot more ‘bass’ element to their show, you still catch yourself singing along. I waived my signed Tritonal flag with pride in the front and stayed there for most of the set.
The last 20 minutes, we were back in VIP to rejoin our friends and took in the sight of a packed house as Tritonal ended the night with an EDM anthem classic The Calling by Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso.
The night was fun, the music was good and the crowd was not disappointed, and so the tour was a success. I just need to get my hands on that psy-trance remix of Sun and Moon.