FESTIVAL RECAP: Culture Collide 2013 Starts Strong With Iceage, Moby And More (10/10/13)
By Staff; Featured Photo by Jasmine Safaeian on October 11, 2013
On Thursday, people from all different countries (as well as neighborhoods in Los Angeles) joined together for the first day of this year's Culture Collide, enjoying the spirit of worldliness all around. With five stages to choose from and so many great international groups to watch, fans and bands were eager to get started on the fun quickly and take as much in on their first night as they possibly could.
The early-starters crammed into Taix's Champagne room, eager to attend the first of all the great panels for day one of the Creative Summit. We kicked things off in style with an Innovators Panel featuring GMG 45 cover star, Moby, street artist, Shepard Fairey and thenewno2 frontman, Dhani Harrison, in a fascinating table discussion about global communication, Neil Young, undying passion and, of course, music.
The Creative Summit's first day finished off strong with a delicious introduction to some of our favorite Beers of the World. After the panel and two special happy hours (thanks Latvia and Israel!) festival goers were ready to start their first evening on the streets of Echo Park.
Over at the Echo, Converse Rubber Tracks brought out the big guitar guns with a lineup not to beat. GRMLN started the showcase off right with their unique brand of energetic garage pop-punk, followed by the one-two shredding punch of The Men and Iceage. Over at the Church, Mumiy Troll and Tiny Ruins got the audience on their feet. New Zealand was represented again when Ghost Wave melted faces inside the incredibly packed champagne room. Across the hall, IZA's set was not to be missed, with the crowd spilling out into the hallway.
Finally, Miami Horror kept up the night's energy with a sweet DJ set. The sweaty dancing and chatter of Los Angeles lingered on the once empty night streets of Echo Park.
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