It was a successful trip down to San Diego last weekend for one of So-Cal’s most well-known (and well-thrown) festivals: CRSSD. When both curation and organization are perfectly executed, all that’s left for attendees is to make it a boundless experience — and hey, it was so much fun. Between a balanced blend of talent and performances that were incredibly exclusive, CRSSD really outdid themselves this time around. That, paired with San Diego’s finest food trucks and a brilliant beer garden, the atmosphere was no less than exquisite for all those seeking an unforgettable weekend.
To begin, CRSSD doesn’t play around when they curate their talent. There was not one act that did not perform with any less than 110 percent of themselves. Acts that stood out the most to us were Billy Kenny, Honey Dijon, Kyle Watson, Little Dragon, Nora En Pure, and Walker & Royce. Of course, the big-names such as Bonobo, Cirez D, Malaa, and Sasha dove directly into their sets and didn’t stop until every single person in the crowd was moving and grooving. That’s another thing—literally EVERYONE was dancing. No one was shy or afraid to socialize and let loose: it was quite the party.
Between the dank beats and glorious vibes that made up CRSSD this season, it’s easy to say we’re ready for what’s to come this October — and we will not hesitate when there’s another chance to return to San Diego, that’s for sure.
Here are some chosen moments we’d like to share with you:
We started day one with Kartell at The Palms — the stage behind him was straight packed with plants of all sorts (and yes, we were standing in them for the shot).
Max was really stoked about meeting Honey Dijon.
The city surrounded us as we danced.
Huge thanks to Devin and his team for this weekend!
Rodriguez Jr. threw down an insane live set, and followed up with an up-close and personal demo to all those walking by.
This guy won CRSSD best dressed, just sayin’.
There really are no words for a sunset like this, only that we are grateful we got to experience it twice.
Little Dragon, the queen.
Cirez D bringing in the techno crowd.
Tchami brought along a choir for his late-night sermon.
Nothing beat Bonobo’s sunset performance.
Empire of the Sun bid farewell to CRSSD with big energy.
Now for some NEST EATS:
We HIGHLY recommend finding and trying the CRSSD Golden Road Pineapple beer as soon as possible! 11/10
Sadye feat. Golden Road Pineapple
Max feat. Kona Longboard. 8/10
One of the festival specialties were these humongous fresh-to-death coconuts! 9/10 (They were HEAVY!)
The loaded poutine fries made for an almost too filling pre-game to Little Dragon. 7/10
The truffle pizza won my heart… I’m not even kidding. 10/10
The classic pizza and beer combo turned out to be one of the best for the entire weekend. Perfect crust and a top oozing with cheese and crispy pepperoni. 9/10
The gyro may be blurry, but the flavors stood out in just the right ways. 8/10
Check out the rest of our CRSSD experience below!
By Sadye Auren & Max Pierro.