[RH Photos] Spring Awakening Day 2

Day 2 of this year’s Spring Awakening showcased a lot of local love as noted Chicago groups and DJs PHNM, Team Bayside High, and Flosstradamus were joined by other big EDM acts like Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Paul Oakenfold, Wolfgang Gartner, and others took to the four stages and got the EDM crowds sweaty. One thing I realized over the weekend is the very distinct anticipation in the air as everybody waited for the beat to drop. Once it happens, a sea of hands would erupt. The looks on everybody’s face during that pause, the level of energy people keep up while they gyrate, fist bump, juke, twerk, and what have you is something to behold. It’s not like anything I’ve seen during my years spent in mostly punk rock and hip hop shows. Kids these days and their bass-heavy music, right guys?

Some of my photos from Spring Awakening Day 2 are below, while the rest of the day’s photos can be found here. Photos are © Geoff Henao (final three photos are © Alex Lapenia).

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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