When writing my blog for my IMS class today I began to reflect on my life and music. Music is a huge part of my life. It is how I express my thoughts, feelings, and the things that are too hard to put into words. Music can make you feel things and can help you through hard times but it can also give you the energy to go out and have a great night. The biggest thing that struck me though is what I consider a good show now.
Back in High School I just wanted to sit back and listen to live music. It didn’t matter how close to the stage I was, I just wanted to relax and feel the music. Feeling the music has a new meaning to me after discovering the wonder that is House Music. After Dayglow Dayton I realized that I no longer want to passively listen to the music, I want to be the music. I guess that is why I am so attracted to the idea of Dayglow. Not only are you able to dance the night away to some of the best dubstep around, you get to actively become part of the show. Each individual becomes a piece of art and as a group we become a piece of art. I remember the first splash of paint thinking, “oh shit, what did I get myself into???” but as the night went on I became more and more into it. By the end of the night I was so fully involved I did not want to leave. 3 solid hours of dancing and getting COVERED in neon paint.
This then leads me to the idea of what I like in music now. I still like to listen to my little emo music that expresses my thoughts and feelings, but now I also like to listen to dubstep and house music. Not the dubstep where you feel like your head is going to explode due to all the bass, but stuff like Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex. Again, I think it is the participation. The idea that I could do this. I could make this music. I could remix that song. It allows us to feel a bit more of a connection. I wonder though how long it will stay around?