Euphoria Music & Camping Festival Review 2015

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Euphoria Music & Camping Festival Review

Sometimes the longer you wait, the better the reward. As it is for this belated review of the 4th annual Euphoria Music and Camping Festival: A 3-day romp of music, art, open skies and a whole lot of good vibes.

This article, and the photography within, presents a small sample of the magic that is the Euphoria experience. Veterans of the Euphoria Tribe take pleasure in the nostalgia and come again. Potential newcomers, join the tribe.

Tickets for Euphoria’s 5th anniversary are on sale. And, Bassnectar is the festival’s preeminent headliner for 2016.


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Euphoria Music and Camping Festival

Since its debut 2012, Euphoria Music Festival has become a well-known fun zone in Texas and throughout the Southwest. Each year the festival builds upon the last, making improvements to every aspect of the experience. At the same time, Euphoria Music Festival successfully maintains a welcoming, grassroots feel.

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If you are curious about the history of Euphoria Music Festival, visit the review from 2014.

Carson Creek Ranch – Austin TX

On April 10-12, the Euphoria experience took place at Carson Creek Ranch–just minutes from downtown Austin, Texas. The spacious grounds run along the tree lined Colorado River and welcomed over 10,000 people with plenty of room to spare.

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The Colorado River bordering Carson Creek Ranch.

The 55-acre Carson Creek Ranch was established as a Spanish land grant in 1851 and is one of the oldest existing ranches in Texas.  The scene practically beckoned festival goers to relax among the trees along the serene waters.

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Biggest tree on the ranch at sunset.

In addition to hosting music festivals, the ranch is open for other special events and retreats such as Austin Alfresco: A Culinary Glamping Retreat.

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Carson Creek sunset with the UnEARTH tent in the distance.

Camping

Hammocks and hammock tents swayed in the distance as a picturesque camp bustled with mingling people and acoustic jams. The campgrounds were bejeweled with substantial amounts Texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

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Chilling in a hammock with flowers in their hair.

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A thriving camp community is the heart of the Euphoria Tribe.

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Camping, Euphoria style.

Sweet smells lingered in the air as festival goers made the 5-minute trek to the festival grounds.  When it was time to leave the day-trippers behind, your special wristband allowed reentry to the camp community.

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Bridge over Carson Creek leading to the festival grounds.

Campers enjoyed early access to the venue, private restrooms and showers, free drinking water, a general store, and free late night music in the exclusive Lunar Lounge.

Art – Activities

Many different forms of art were on display: paintings, sculptures, and visual effects. Performers wandered the grounds and mingled with the crowds.

Workshops took place throughout the weekend. You could learn hula-hoop, watch a glass blowing demonstration or discus healthy living.

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Art gallery wall stylized by AoxoA.

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Another art gallery wall that was Aoxoized

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Love the elephant on the wall.

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Jordan (Sifu) Kolar martial artist, dancer, and aerialist / the Jager guy on stilts.

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Everfest bunny / The Lion by Art Seen Alliance

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Artist painting by the Dragonfly stage.

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Art installation with tripped out background.

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Lamp working glass (sometimes called glass blowing).

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Eye-candy trees with the Dragonfly stage in the distance.

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This tree is the heart of Carson Creek Ranch.

The Euphoria Tribe

At its core, Euphoria is a community of fun loving people who enjoy live, electronic, and jamtronic music. The Euphoria experience is an oasis of friendly vibes.

It’s all about the crowd. And, the Euphoria Tribe is all about fun. There are no strangers at Euphoria, only friends you haven’t met yet.

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Festivalgoers at euphoria music festival by aoxoa hooper

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Music – Featured Acts (2015)

The 2015 lineup included over 60 of today’s biggest names. The event was tailored to satisfy people who like a variety of musical styles and featured a nice balance of electronic and livetronic performers.

The Phase 1 and Phase 2 lineup announcement got everyone rolling. There was no disappointment.

My Friday Favorites, April 10, 2015

Emancipator Ensemble

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Mub Fractal of Emancipator Ensemble on bass.

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Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator Ensemble on violin.

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Doug Appling, the original emancipator, is a multi-talented producer who plays guitar, violin, and piano.

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Colby Buckler of Emancipator Ensemble on drums.

Tritonal

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Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed are the members of Tritonal

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Dave Reed of Tritonal.

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Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed of Tritonal

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Dave Reed of Tritonal.

Gigamesh

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Gigamesh is Matthew Masurka.

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Gigamesh plays a tasteful blend of thumping back-beat grounded in funk & disco.

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Gigamesh, a multi-platinum selling music producer and DJ.

STS9 – Sound Tribe Sector 9

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Alana Rocklin of STS9 on bass.

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David Phipps of STS9 on keyboards.

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Jeffree Lerner of STS9 on percussion.

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Hunter Brown of STS9 on guitar and keys.

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Keyboardist for STS9 David Phipps.

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Bassist for STS9 Alana Rocklin.

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Zach Velmer of STS9 on drums.

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STS9’s Hunter Brown getting it on guitar.

My Saturday Favorites, April 11, 2015

Particle

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Ben Combe of Particle on Guitar, Vocals.

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Steve Molitzof Particle on Keyboards, Vocals

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Clay Parnell of Particle on Bass, Vocals

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Allen Aucoin on Drums with Particle.

Herobust

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Producer Hayden Kramer is HeRobust.

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Euphorians feeling good.

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Festivalgoers enjoy a smoke at Euphoria Music Festival.

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Herobust, known for lively shows, creates insanely hyped up tunes for your dancing pleasure.

ArchNemesis

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ArchNemesis is Curt Heiny.

Freddy Todd

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Freddy Todd delivers.

Kap Slap

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DJ/Producer Jared Lucas performs as Kap Slap.

theNEWDEAL

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Bassist Dan Kurtz of theNEWDEAL.

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Drummer Joel Stouffer of theNEWDEAL.

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Keyboardist Jamie Shields of theNEWDEAL.

Grandtheft

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Grandtheft is a Producer/Songwriter/DJ/VJ based out of Montreal, Canada.

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Very happy on the front row.

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Grandtheft appreciating the Euphoria Music Festival audience.

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Everyone having a good time with Grandtheft.

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The green Dragonfly.

Ghostland Observatory

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Aaron Behren of Ghostland Observatory has an energetic vocal delivery.

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Ghostland Observatory laser show took it to another level.

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Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behren is not one to be still.

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Blown away by the laser and light production.

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Aaron Behren puts on an amazing performance at Euphoria Music Festival.

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Thomas Turner of Ghostland Observatory obscured by lasers

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The crowd goes crazy for Ghostland Observatory.

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“It’s time to bang people”- -Aaron Behrens.

Pretty Lights

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Pretty Lights (AKA DJ/producer Derek Vincent Smith)

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Getting Ire for Pretty Lights.

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DJ/producer Derek Vincent Smith sings along.

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Die-hard fans wear PL hats.

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Pretty Lights pointing to the crew from Colorado in the front row.

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It’s all good at Euphoria Music & Camping Festival 2015.

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Staff members and a photographer stand atop ATVs during the set.

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Tall VIP taking up space in the photo pit with a GoPro.

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Derek Vincent Smith performs as Pretty Lights.

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Colorado’s Euphoria Tribe represents.

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My Sunday Favorites, April 12, 2015

Manic Focus

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John JmaC McCarten performs as Manic Focus

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Colby Buckler of Emancipator Ensemble performs with Manic Focus.

Rob Garza

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Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation plays a solo DJ set..

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Rob Garza pulled a crowd at the Dragonfly stage.

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Cheers Rob Garza, you kicked ass.

Savoy

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Mike Kelly drummer for Savory

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Gray Smith and Ben Eberdt of Savory

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Mike Kelly drummer for Savoy laying down the beats.

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Gray Smith and Ben Eberdt of Savory

Big Gigantic

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Dominic Lalli, Saxophone/Producer for Big Gigantic.

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Big Gigantic Saxophone player Dominic Lalli.

G-Jones

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G-Jones in the UnEarth tent.

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Mr. G-Jones.

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Stage performer Angelina Rose during the G-Jones set.

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G-Jones light show at Euphoria Music Festival.

Thievery Corporation

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Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza.

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Rob Myer on Sitar with the Thievery Live Band

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Puma Ptah, a true singer, sounds just as great as he does on the recordings.

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Ashish Vyas, on bass for the Thievery live Band, is constantly moving and grooving.

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Jeff Franca is the drummer for the Thievery Live Band.

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On horns…who is on horns? Someone send me some names….

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Loulou Ghelichkhani sings like an angel for Thievery Corporation.

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Nobody holds the mic like Puma Ptah (Ras Puma).

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Bass player Ashish Vyas paraded around stage in his bare feet.

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Born Christopher Smith and formerly known as Ras Puma.

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Loulou Ghelichkhani’s awesome headdress.

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Loulou Ghelichkhani sounds amazing live. A true talent.

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Ashish Vyas puts it into the groove with Thievery Corporation

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Rob Myer of Thievery Corporation with an exaggerated guitar strum.

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Again, nobody holds the mic like Puma Ptah (formally Ras Puma).

 

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