The Spring Awakening @ The Congress Theater, Chicago

Update on March 22nd, 2014

Here are some photos I took from The Spring Awakening on March 20th, 2010 at The Congress Theater in Chicago.

Before The Spring Awakening blew up in the massive multi-day festival it is today, it started as a simple one night event. Spring Awakening 2010 was the last one night event, they did before skipping 2011, and having the 2-day festival in 2012. More on that one here: July 21st, 2012.

The Headlining lineup for 2010 was Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, and Second Sun (Live).

Five and I went there together. We arrived as opener DJ BeBe was finishing his set. Erik K took over the opening duties soon after. Both were fantastic openers. :)

Second Sun were next, and they performed a great live set of their songs. Benny Benassi was next. I had not heard his music prior to the night. He played some rather interesting tracks that really set his set apart from anything I had heard before. Crazy drops and breaks in the atmosphere.

But, after seeing them in 2009, I was super excited to see Above & Beyond, and also introduce them to Five. :) I felt like their 2009 performance at Epic was much more "magical". At Epic, they felt much more connected to the crowd. The Congress was just way too big to make that connection. But they still were fantastic. Here are thoughts on that event: November 23rd, 2009.


Here are videos I took of the whole evening: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFAB4D2A2E2738F6


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