Long have I heard that Houston is one of the most, if not the most, diverse cities in America. Day for Night continued to add to such a legacy in the crowd that it drew. Folks from all walks of life flocked to the festival; from the 17-20 somethings to the sprinkle of 50 year old couples (dressed like their 20 year old counterparts). The festival has already started and the bass is cranking in the background. Whispers of who everyone is their to see help pass the time. Patrick, one of the 20 somethings starts to muse about headliner Aphex Twin as well as Squarepusher, of which he is thrilled to pull up a video on his phone as to justify his excitement. Volunteer staff, as happy as they were accomodating (though somewhat misinformed about where they should be directing groups) stand around to verify that no one gets hit by a car as the line has potential to move largely past the blockaded area in front of Post HTX.
I've been to Austin, I've survived ACL and the conglomerate that dual weekend event has become. Day For Night is no ACL, which is to compliment both experiences. Day For Night is the refuge that will not only provide the city more long overdue notariety, but that every individual is able to actually interact with. Whether through immersive art exhibits or yelling the lyrics to your favorite song among 1500 of your new closest friends.
Overall, what strikes me about Day For Night and the reason that you might consider 2017's unannounced line-up in your plans is that it personifies what Houston has worked long to acheive; Everyone is not only welcome, but encouraged to experience here.
We'll be on the edge of our seats to see the next installment of how Day For Night presents us with a unifying and collective response of sound and art.