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Above & Beyond and their revolutionary approach to experiences (Opinion)

By Rukes

It’s no question that performers such as Porter Robinson, Odesza, Kaskade, or even Bassnectar have some of the friendliest crowds. Despite this fact, none of them can quite reach the level that Above & Beyond have created. Suffice it to say, the legendary trio has made crowd experience the main theme of their show.

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to attend a show led by Above & Beyond then you understand what we are getting at. Their music takes on many new forms when seen in a live atmosphere. At The Gorge last July we saw Group Hugs and heard thousands of people singing along to the lyrics.

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The live communication between Above & Beyond and their fans is unparalleled. For quite sometime they have communicated by typing messages to the crowd, a clever alternative to interrupting the music to yell into the mic.

For The Group Therapy Weekender at the Gorge, Above & Beyond created a list of commandments that helped everyone stay friendly and happy. The list ranges from respect, anti-sexual harassment, to hydration. Above & Beyond ask their fans to be mindful of their totems and respect quiet times for music in the campgrounds.

Whether it is Anjunafamily gatherings at Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Miami, The Gorge, and even nightclubs, the good vibes follow Above & Beyond. It’s well known that any kind of tolerance for hate or harassment is not apart of their shows.

Their shows are about celebrating life. The good and the bad. Whether it is celebrating a sunny day (Blue Sky Action) or recovering from heartbreak (Sun & Moon), Above & Beyond will talk about it and help ease your heart. You can hear firsthand in their August 23 release of Anjunafamily, a track named after their devoted fanbase.

Just thinking about this makes us excited for our next Above & Beyond show. Where we know the friendliest and happiest people will gather. What do you think about the crowd atmosphere at A&B’s shows? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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