Electric Forest: Thursday 6.27.13
Double JJ Resort
Words By J-man
Photos By Carly Marthis
The sprinklers came on in the darkness with the first signs of the morning's light. The closing of the trunk on our Jeep signified the beginning of a long journey that would take us from Denver, CO, across the country to Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI. From Electric Forest we would head up the serene west coast of Michigan, across the Mackinaw Bridge to Lake Superior, before starting our long return trip across Michigan's Upper Penninsula, through Wisconsin, then back home. 3,000 miles sounded like a lot of driving and indeed it was. From Colorado to Michigan we went, arriving late that night at a Comfort Inn in Muskegon, a mere stones throw to Rothbury. One last shower and a warm breakfast the next morning was followed by a short trip, a reasonably efficient line and eventual access to the grounds of the famed Double JJ Resort! With a little negotiation, a prime camping spot was secured for the weekend. A short set up at the corner of Forest St. and Maple St. was followed by an interview with MLive and our weekend was underway.
Lotus' Setlist: What Did I Do Wrong, Tip of the Tongue, Neon Tubes, Bush Pilot, Greet the Mind, Ashcon, Gilded Age, L'immeuble > Spiritualize, Umbilical Moonrise, 128
Our final set of the evening/morning was Lotus on the Sherwood court stage. The set was action packed with songs from their past through to some of their most recent material, all performed with the flawless stylings of a seasoned juggernaut. Flags flew as far as the eye could see across the sea of people. Glow sticks, glow toys and inflatable animals buzzed throughout the space above the packed court. The killer set was accompanied by fantastic lights and visuals for what we viewed as the evening's "headliner." Upon the conclusion of the set, we stumbled once more back through the forest, past the Ranch Arena, through the vending, out of the main gates, into the campgrounds. Our bodies ached from all of the walking and dancing... And this was only night one.
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