Hellllloooo, San Diego! We are in California for the next month-ish, and are so excited to be back road-tripping in the sunshine state! What better way to kick it all off than a sun-kissed music festival filled with local eats, craft beer, and a waterpark full of tropical vibes?
This was the first year for CRSSD Fest, and it was an awesome way to kick off festival season! In general, it was a really chill festival that was just full of people wanting to hang out under the sun with their friends while taking in a bunch of awesome music. There wasn’t any dust and ravers - instead there was oysters and cocktails. Seriously.
Music-wise, the line-up was pretty amazing and featured both live and dj sets from Chromeo, Pete Tong, Flight Facilities, Odesza, James Murphy, and so many more. We started the day at the Goldroom show, which was a live set with the band and a surprise reunion with Mereki! If you haven’t heard, of Goldroom before, do yourself a favour and take a listen here. Taylor is obsessed.
Now, let's talk about the food. Oh my goodness.
As our friend Rachel said, the food was from "all the cool places" in San Diego. There was sushi handrolls and whiskey mules from Bang Bang, oysters from Ironside, meatball sliders from Sode & Swine, cold-pressed juice from Juice Saves, and pizza from Spicy Pie. The beer was craft and local, and there was a huge cocktail bar run by Polite Provisions.
Our favourite though were the mezcal margaritas from El Camino’s - we had a few of these, oops.
There was three stages at the festival, and we took in Thomas Jack's tropical set with a fellow Canadian and some Seattle-ites on a magic carpet.
The venue was so gorgeous - Waterfront Park is, you guessed it, right on the waterfront. It also has a water park, which made it perfect for splashing around and cooling off in the hot hot heat.
Classixx was playing an amazing live set as the sun was setting and the vibe was shifting into a livelier night-time mood. We made new friends, found some glowsticks, and got our groove on.
All in all, we had such a fun time meeting new people, stuffing ourselves with local eats, and dancing under the sun. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram at @localwanderer for more San Diego love. <3