Zachary Littleton

I Spent Halloween in the ‘Shadows,’ and It Was Awesome [Reviewed]

Upper Left knocks it out of the park again

Halloween has come and gone, and that means the Halloween festivals have as well. This past Friday we attended Shadows at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and it was a night full of positive energy and great music.

Candy and friendly staff paved our way. As we entered the venue with nearly no line, we were offered a free bottle of water. We really appreciate that, thank you! Though we expected more … shadows … to be involved throughout the venue decor, the lights at the stage were very well done. The lines for drinks were short, and since the show was 21+ you weren’t restricted to an alcohol area. You could even take them outside and enjoy the fresh air while scarfing down some bomb Marination Station.

Each DJ brought different energy and something new to the party, and the crowd was just as much a part of the show. Everyone donned a costume, and it was tons of fun to check out what creations people came up with that still allowed them to dance to their heart’s content. And dance you could. There was tons of open space, and the venue was huge. Even if you made your way to the front you were still able to find room.

Kicking off the night was local Wesley Holmes. He was an excellent opener, with a spooky feel, which was perfect for the occasion. If you happened to miss this early set, or want to put it on repeat like us, he just announced he will be releasing his Shadows set soon. Camelphat took to the stage next. The duo switched back and forth throughout their set and gave us a solid, energetic house beat to warm us up for the evening. They had an easy going, Claude VonStroke vibe, and the crowd was feeling it.

Kidnap Kid performing at Shadows by Upper Left

Next Moon Boots hit the stage in his astronaut costume. He brought the party. While he danced and mixed, his positive energy radiated through out the venue. Kidnap Kid was on next and he brought us all the feelings. His mixing style was smooth, with tracks that reminded us of Stranger Things. There wasn’t a still body during his set.

After a brief changeover, Gorgon City took to the stage. They were full of excitement and all about the crowd. They carried us through the late night and pumped us for the after party. The live vocalist and instruments added an amazing vibe and special treat we don’t often see with EDM. When the beats got crazy and the drums kicked in, people went nuts.

The night was one big party, and we were happy to be a part of it. Upper Left never fails to deliver. Thank you, Upper Left, for another great Halloween!