In my last article, I mentioned I would be returning to Carson Creek Ranch this September, this time for Seismic Dance Event. However, Mother Nature intervened and the festival was moved to the Travis County Exposition Center.
Initially, I was disappointed about the venue change, but I decided I would rather forgo Carson Creek Ranch as the setting than Seismic being postponed, or even canceled, due to inclement weather. In fact, Waterloo occurred two weekends before Seismic and had to deal with poor weather at Carson Creek Ranch, but thankfully, on the two days I didn’t attend.
Like Waterloo, I only attended Seismic for one day, which was the first. The lineup included predominately house music artists, such as Duke Dumont, Green Velvet, and Drezo. For those who know me and my general music tastes (hint: I love funk and bass and funky bass), this festival doesn’t seem like one I would attend. However, I had recently started listening to and enjoying some house music and decided to take the plunge.
I was shocked. I still am shocked. I can’t believe I had such a great time at Seismic. The entire time I was there I felt welcome, comfortable, and overall, at ease, and I attribute this to two different factors: the acceptance of the edm, and more specifically house music, community and the competency of RealMusic Events, the creator of Seismic.
RealMusic Events is an Austin-based event company that’s known for throwing high-quality house shows. From the general festival logistics to the unexpected weather issues, RealMusic Events organized and executed a highly successful festival, proving that they’re a top player in the Austin music scene and are here to stay, and even thrive. Overall, I had an amazing time at Seismic. I woke up Saturday morning wishing I had bought a ticket for the second day as well and can’t wait until next year’s festival.