FreakNight 2018 is always a highly anticipated evening. USC Events spent months preparing and organizing the sinister circus for the Seattle dance music community. There were freaky costumes and decorations in every corner of the WaMu Theater.
Many attendees and performers captured the Halloween spirit and brought a costume to the event. We saw princesses, average joes, and superheroes. With over 15,000 people in attendance, it was one of Seattle’s biggest dance events of the year. There were many old and new members of our dance community celebrating the wonders of Halloween.
The line system were perfectly executed this year, capitalizing on three different general admission entrances, and an upstairs VIP entrance. Doors opened as scheduled at 6:30 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m., everyone had entered the venue. Proper communication ensured the process ran smoothly.
This year’s Freaknight had impeccable production. The sound and production proved to be one of the best rigs ever at the WaMu Theater. A problem at previous events has been sound bleed carrying over into other stages, but that issue was completely resolved for this years FreakNight. The decision to go with a rectangular shaped LED screen provided a great view of the stage for everyone in the crowd.
Throughout the crowds and on various stages were circus acts and performers. Seattle became a Halloween Utopia. We met so many new friends and had the time of our lives. Located at the halfway point between The Midway Mayhem and The Main Stage, there were many mind bending mirrors that showed us different dimensions of the sinister circus. Celebrating 22 years of FreakNight, this was truly an important moment for the Seattle dance community. We will continue fighting to capture these love-filled moments.
Whipped Cream was phenomenal when she started our night off in the Bass Asylum at 7:30 PM. She played a heavy combination of bass music with surprise psytrance drops to keep the excitement level high. Knife Party and Steve Aoki both played exhilarating sets that kept the crowd engaged. Marshmello knew that he was playing in one of the biggest bass cities in the country, so he brought a large assortment of bass music for his FreakNight performance. Green Velvet played a vibrant techno and house set that got the crowd bouncing. We are already counting down the days until next years celebrations.