If you haven’t been following the videos and pictures from stops of the Winter White Tour, then you have definitely been missing out.
Yetis, inflatable champagne bottles, and bananas everywhere… What else would you need to enjoy your last Friday of February break? Nothing. Thanks to Hardwell and the members of Dada Life, I thoroughly enjoyed my week off. If you read my blogpost about the Deadmeat tour, then you already know that I have constantly on the move this break. Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island (with a pit stop in New Jersey thanks to Siri’s lack of GPS skills), Massachusetts, and then Providence. What can I say, music is the fuel to my fire.
With my final destination being the Winter White Tour in Providence, I had some serious things to take care of beforehand. First, with the requested attire being white, I needed to collect all of the white apparel in my drawers and closet in addition to white fluffies, white sunglasses, and white animal hats with paws (an obvious must-have).
After the last of my friends got back from their road trip to and from Miami, we were all ready to go. All suited up and ready to jump! After fiddling with Siri’s navigational system yet again we got to Providence around 10PM. While waiting on line to get into the venue, we overheard a sad, little boy who had a duplicate ticket that was used about an hour beforehand, so for those of you who feel the need to get tickets from scalpers, please be warned. Purchase tickets from licensed vendors!
I had no idea what to expect from this show. I had looked through the pictures from the previous shows and I knew that it was going to be amazing! After moments of being on the floor, I knew that this was going to be a night to remember. Hardwell was throwing down the sickest tracks and the crowd was going crazy. There were girls on shoulders and guys crowd surfing. Yes, he played the tracks that we all know and love, but as I have said so many times before it is extremely important and gratifying when DJs and producers mix up songs from different genres. I used to be a big-time Nirvana fan, as I’m sure everyone was at some point or another. So when he laid down Smells Like Teen Spirit, I was blown away. The entire audience was singing along and bopping to the beats. Although I am unsure when this track was initially released, he did play it at his Vienna show this February! As Hardwell’s set was coming to an end, all of the sudden two familiar looking fellows come strutting up to center stage, it was none other than Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom of Dada Life! Now who is ready to jump!?
Things were about to get even more unreal! The transition was fast and at this point, if you thought you could survive in the pit, you were absolutely insane! All of the goodies being thrown from the stage and the dancers covered in head to toe with white feathers and jewels were only a small part of the amazingness that we were surrounded by. If you were hungry, there were plenty of bananas to go around. Olle and Stefan were casually snacking on these yellow treats and taking some swigs of champagne while things got wild. Their set was one of the most fun, most interactive I have seen to date.
If you remember all of the Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and the Sweet 16s that you went to back in the day, what was the one dance that was played at every single one… the Cotton Eyed Joe? Ringing any bells? Well, Dada Life must have been feeling the younger years and dropped that track like it was hot. And it was!
At the end of the night, I could not be happier with where I was, who I was with, and the music I grooved to. Hardwell, Dada Life, Kaskade, Nirvana, Sebastian Ingrosso, and so many more. Un-REAL! As the Winter White Tour is coming to an end, please be sure to check the schedule to see if you can make it to one of their last shows to be a part of this incredible experience.
Images by James Colletta and Frank Dixon.
Emily is majoring in Health: Science, Society, & Policy with a minor in Legal Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She enjoys listening to music, cooking, and hanging out with friends. She is more than happy to hop on a bus to New York for an electro-filled weekend and write reviews for all the shows that she sees.
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