Movement 2013 got off to a great start this year. Even though it was a little cold outside, the performing artists heated it up with great tunes and supreme skills. A slight chill was definitely not keeping people away from the festival either.
I am surprised by how many were there by the end of the night. Usually the crowd is a little thin on the first day but things quickly got packed, especially around the Beatport(pyramid) stage. It was almost impossible to get through to that area. They have a gate that they make everyone go through and that was causing a massive bottleneck. I really wished this stage would have been at the spot it was in previous years.
Also, from a press perspective it was really hard to get in there and get some pictures. Early in the day press was allowed in the Beatport VIP area but then later rudely denied access by security guards that really didn’t know who was allowed in there at all. This confusion on part of the staff arose later as well when Walter Glasshouse and Alex Calhoun had to argue with security to get to an area that they had access to. Dave Clarke was waiting there for us to interview and it almost never happened because of this.
Good thing the DJs knew what they were doing. I have to say Terrence Parker was my favorite of the night. He blew it up and was going crazy behind the decks. The Detroit cats in general were holding it down at the Made In Detroit stage which was arguably the best for the day .
At the end of the night Ben Sims was absolutely destroying it with slamming techno at the Underground stage. This stage was set up way better then previous years. It was full of lights and the sound system seemed placed better to counteract the usual reverb you get down there.
Overall I thought it was a great start to the first day and can’t wait to get back down today. Check out video and pictures below.