Electric Forest


Electric Forest 2016: The This Song Is Sick Secret Sets Were Unbelievable

Electric Forest Secret Set Family Photo

It's no secret that we're big fans of Electric Forest which goes down every year in Rothbury, Michigan. We’ve been long-time supporters of the magical music festival and just recently highlighted some of the event’s best back-to-back performances over the years, including a few from our signature TSIS secret sets that we've had the pleasure of throwing each year.

In 2012, we hosted the first-ever Big Grizmatik set featuring Big Gigantic, GRiZ and Gramatik. Last year’s addition showcased the epic back-to-back-to-back between Skrillex, SNAILS, Datsik, 12th Planet and more.

However, 2016 holds a special honor. In addition to our ‘Meet and Greet’ booth, the festival’s organizers provided TSIS its first official slot on the schedule and app, truly cementing the set. As the clock struck 1:00am on Friday night (technically Saturday morning) at the relatively intimate Observatory stage in the Forest, a sea of people gathered. 

The hype was real as countless attendees jumped up and down to sneak a peak at who the night’s performers would be. Rumors had spread throughout the weeks prior with names such as Pretty Lights, Big Grizmatik and others being tossed around, but no one knew what was in store.

The crowd went as far back as the eye could see and the elbow-to-elbow audience somehow managed to get larger with even greater energy. It was a truly an unbelievable sight. The stage was planted in the thick of the forest, looking over the crowd and a large balcony structure that was separated into three parts and two levels.

Electric Forest Secret Set Stage Shot From Back

To kick off the night, Brillz and long-time TSIS Secret Set performer 12th planet (who may need to become the first ever secret set resident) took the stage in front of a roaring audience. The two did not hold back kicking the set off with banger after banger.

Electric Forest Secret Set 12th Planet Brillz 2

Next up, a wild Mija appeared from the side stage and the crowd simply lost it as she hopped into the back-to-back barrage. There was even a point in the set where 12th Planet and Brillz were literally praying to her as she was mixing. Mayhem soon rose as NGHTMRE joined the budding supergroup and hoards of fans somehow continued to pile inward, almost getting to a mildly scary point, as it already seemed over capacity when the set began.

Electric Forest Secret Set Mija 12th Planet Brillz

Electric Forest Secret Set Mija 12th Planet Brillz NGHTMRE

As our final guest GRiZ was getting ready to hop on the decks, Electric Forest’s staff stormed the stage to have everyone cleared off. 12th Planet swiftly grabbed the microphone and echoed the statement. The crowd was very cooperative. The crew received reports that the amount of people on the surrounding viewing balconies far exceeded the maximum capacity the structure could handle. 

Electric Forest Secret Set Mija 12th Planet Brillz 2

Unfortunately, the damage had already been done as one of the balcony structures sunk into the ground, posing a fear that it would soon collapse and cause a major safety concern to those near it. 12th Planet gave a proper shout out to TSIS’ final mystery guest, GRiZ, as he stepped onstage to thank everyone for coming out (although he wasn’t able to join in on the back-to-back festivities). In short, there were literally too many people that came out to the set that it needed to be shut down entirely.

To lift the night vibes on Saturday, we threw a party until sunrise in the Good Life camping area that featured Anna Lunoe, AC Slater and Justin Martin going back-to-back before leading into Louis the Child, Getter, Cherub, Win & Woo and more. 

We are working with Electric Forest to come back next year in an even bigger way…maybe even a secret stage? Thanks to everyone that made it out and we can’t wait until next year!

Electric Forest Secret Set Mija Headbang

Electric Forest Secret Set 12th Planet Brillz

Electric Forest 2016 Meet & Greet Photos From TSIS

Getter EF M&G Cover

As we continue to reflect on the epic weekend that was Electric Forest we have the photos of all of you with your favorite artists. It was another round of amazing artists that were extremely excited to meet the line of fans that wanted to meet them. We couldn't be more happy to help connect you guys with the artists once again. 

Enjoy all of the pics below and make sure to tag @thissongissick and #thissongissick on instagram.  

12th Planet M&G

12th Planet M&G

Savoy M&G

Savoy M&G

What So Not M&G

WSN M&G 

 Bro Safari M&G

 Bro M&G

 NGHTMRE M&G

NGHTMRE M&G

Adventure Club M&G

AC M&G

Getter M&G

Getter M&G

 All Good Records M&G

All G M&G

Mija M&G

Mjia M&G

Slander M&G

 Slander M&G

Louis The Child M&G

LTC M&G

See The Top Festival Totems We Saw At Electric Forest

Totem Vibes Post

Music festivals far and wide have earned a reputation for gathering some of the most dedicated and creative fans out there, many of whom have created their own traditions at these events. One custom, in particular, that we've seen on the rise has been the creation of Totems, or "rage sticks" as some like to call them.

If you've been to an American music festival in the past few years, you've most likely seen one...or a few hundred. They come in all shapes and sizes and are decorated head to toe to express one's outrageous humor or affection of some of the artists performing. 

One of our favorite festivals, Electric Forest, just completed its 2016 edition and from what we observed, its become the epicenter of Totems in the United States. It was truly a sight to be seen and since seeing is believing, we've decided to gather the best totems we saw all weekend long.  

Skrillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Sign Wearing Neon Glasses (At the TSIS Secret Set)

 

Skrillery

"Turnip or Turn up?"

Turn Up

Pikachu tripping, wearing a another pikachu, also tripping, kandi necklace.

 

Peka choo

 

This is Bob Saget as Danny Tanner with "Oh Fuck Yeah" written underneath it

Danny Tanner

Most Interesting Man In The World Offering Some Real Insight

Dab 1 

There was not a shortage of spin offs of the "Suh Dude" meme. Suh, Bassnectar?

Suh dude Bass

Obama...suh dude?

Suh Dude obama

GRiZ is now the smirking emoji.

Griz totem

Hold the door!!

Holdor

 

 

Rick & Morty seemed to be a festival favorite, which feels natural given the show's outrageous humor.

Ricky & Morty One

Simple, yet effective.

Ricky And Morty 2

This fan took it a step further, working his favorite artists logos into a Rick & Morty-inspired Totem.

Ricky And Morty 3

When in doubt, dab. You go, Stick Man, you go. 

Dab 2

In you case needed to know, this is where the official "Twerk Zone" was located.

twerk

"Light Shows 4 Scooby Snacks" (One of our favorites)

Scoobie snacks

Fake Marijuana newspaper

Weed vibes

Keeping the "Doge" meme alive in Big Gigantic fashion

So big G 

"Bassnectar + Bubbles = Decent"

Bubbles

Mario flying koopa brought to life in 3-D led fashion

This thing

 This is a Totem of that one illustration that went viral of of Donald Trump naked. with a christmas strand of lights on it

Naked Trump

 

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