20 different effects

20 different effects of Trance, Alcohol and more. What people experience at music festivals?

After experiencing Sunburn and Supersonic festivals in Goa, I got a spark in my life. Especially after digging into the heads of its revelers. I felt something more than music and dance. I saw these revelers dance, shout and go crazy. But trance took them beyond these basic experiences. They went deep inside their head and experienced something beyond real. In an interview which happened in 1960’s, Jim Morrison from The Doors said that future of music will be about only one man playing everything on stage. To add to this I would also say that today’s music is not only about a Dj’, an artist playing all alone on stage but the reveler who dances alone with himself/herself. Its not about the world, its about an experience inside yourself. Its about connecting with yourself. Its about talking to yourself. The Artist is kinda connecting at one on one level with its audience. I am putting across some pictures which showcase different emotional experiences of revelers.

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1. “Loving yourself” : I remember taking this shot. I wanted to see myself with a band on my head which represents the reveler in me. I am ultimately a reveler with camera and loads of love

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2. “Freedom” : The beat of trance makes you kick and fist the air with energy as if you are playing the music

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3. “Becoming a Goddess” : I found her to be like the Goddess of love : “Aphrodite”. She dressed up like a Greek goddess.

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4. “Getting sloshed” : Off course when the dose is too much you dose off to sleep or you pass out

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5. “Almost flying” : Reaching cloud 9. Touching higher levels of connection

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6. “Fear” : Probably a strange thought kicks in. You start fearing or repelling the sound

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7. “Monkey effect” : You become an animal. You look like a monkey. You jump like one.

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8. “Tension” : Tensed faces, looking at you with confusion

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9. “Dancing with yourself” : You turn around, get a little away from your friends because you want to dance just with yourself.

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10. “Wannabe dancers” : Some of them know nothing about this music. They are there because the world is there

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11. “Sadness”

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12. “Love for mother earth”

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13. “The ghost” : You become aggressive, you scare people because you are a ghost

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14. “Feeling Beautiful” : You tend to become more beautiful

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15. “Center of the universe” : Everything revolves around you or perhaps you are revolving around everything

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16. “Killing yourself with smoking” : Smoking or smoking up into the air

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17. “The Joker” : Bringing out the Joker in you

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17. “Mood swings” :Smiling one moment and getting serious in the next

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18. “Finding Isolation” : The moment when you are trying to find isolation. All that you can do is probably sit down and shut up.

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19. “Desire to be anonymous”: Fearing that your parents would see you back home you become Anonymous and his fearful girl

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20. “King of the world”

The revelers make up any festival, they build a festival. I wanted to see this festival through their eyes, through their exploration. If you haven’t been to any of these festival then be there and explore yourself.

VH1 Supersonic

VH1 Supersonic Festival 2013, Candolim beach, Goa

The Supersonic festival is now a parallel festival happening alongside Sunburn in Goa. The festival is lead by Nikhil Chinapa who apparently was with Percept before breaking up to launch supersonic. In any case the gain is for music lovers who get more festivals and more options to visit. VH1 is the name behind supersonic and given the fact that festival was organized in 22 odd days, I have to say its a phenomenal achievement. The Candolim beach in Goa is just a fabulous setting and unlike Sunburn you can dance on pure beach sand here.

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Interesting bright glasses

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The Main stage

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A nice beach floor to sit down

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True or false?

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Supersonic festival, Goa, Candolim beach, 2013

Crazy dancing

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A nice view from Budweiser lounge

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Nikhil chinapa embraces the stage

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Supersonic festival, Goa, Candolim beach, 2013

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The fun continues on the beach. All revelers dance to the music

If I was to compare Sunburn and Supersonic then I would say that Sunburn was off course bigger than Supersonic but music at the Condolim beach was a different experience all together. So Supersonic was a great success and so was Sunburn. Happiness for those who cant get enough of house and trance

Sunburn Goa

Sunburn Goa 2013 : The Crazy dance and house festival

The Sunburn festival for 2013 happened at the Vagator beach in North Goa on 27th,28th and 29th Dec. The festival was bigger than 2012 as there were 7 stages spread all over the arena. Every stage had a different theme and a Ferris wheel added spice to the festive decor. The artist line up was huge with headliners from Afrojack, Marcus schulz and Axwell. All key performances happened on the stage named “Dance temple” which had an Indian goddess in the center.  I covered the festival as whatsthescene photographer. Here is the story in pictures

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A hand glove of some worker

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A mellow start to day 1

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Around the main stage, Dance temple

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Dancers from India and abroad

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Dont know why would people wave Indian flag at Sunburn

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Wink at sunburn

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The huge crowd shot

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The white smoke lightens up the atmosphere .

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Places

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Sunburn festival madness has a newly wed dancing to the music

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Kids from somewhere I dont know came in and started dancing.

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You got it !

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The other stage had wonderful laser work

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Andrew rayel

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Sunburn festival

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A mega wide shot from behind shows the extent of the festival

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach

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Some more fun around the stages

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A Couple gets cozy and dances around Dance Temple

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Sunburn and Wedding

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach

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Anonymous men

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Day 2 Marcus Schulz takes the stage as headliner

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Infinite stars : Revelers torch the arena with their mobile phones

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach , Marcus Schulz

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Champagne for everyone

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach

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More crowds come in for the last 2 days of Sunburn

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Psychedelia

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Some people loose it completely and get sloshed

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Day 3 is a kick start with awesome dancing around Dance temple

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What a happy moment

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T-shirts being thrown for the spectators by the Artist

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Such is life.

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Ecstatic

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Photographers

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Dance temple begins to groove on day 3

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Moment of happiness

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Sunburn 2013, Goa

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Sunburn festival , Goa , 2013 at the Vagator beach

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Revelers

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This picture is Sunburn summary for me

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Revelers

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The arena from the hill

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Vagator beach, Sunburn Goa, 2013

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Vagator beach, Sunburn Goa, 2013

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Vagator beach, Sunburn Goa, 2013

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Finishing the festival with fireworks

The Sunburn festival 2013 was a big hit and I thoroughly enjoyed clicking this dance/trance/house fest. Goa was all pepped up for dancing and partying. The after parties of Sunburn were a different experience altogether. For those who did not see Sunburn in Goa, go there next time.

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