Counterpoint Music Festival: First and Foremost
2012 was a huge year for concert festivals and an even bigger year for the multi-day events that focused on the many sub-genres of electronic dance music. While several festivals returned to celebrate another year, there were also several festivals that were held for the first time.
Of these brand new 2012 events, the one was the biggest buzz surrounding it was Counterpoint Music Festival. Although this was the inaugural Counterpoint Music Festival, the promoters already had numerous notches on their festival belt, having thrown Camp Bisco, Lights All Night, Lollapalooza, and several other events.
The three day event took place on September 27-29th in Fairburn, Georgia (about 30 minutes outside of Atlanta) on a 350 acre water-front property and featured numerous stages with some of the best EDM talent in the world performing. From headliners like Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Avicii, and Steve Angello to scores of other DJs and live acts that sell out shows night after night around the world, the line-up was top-notch, and when it comes to line-ups, if you build it, they will come.
There was also a food truck compound, carnival rides, extreme sports demonstrations, an arts village, a slew of tasty brews and food, and both man made and natural fireworks (on day two, the festival had to be evacuated for two hours due to violent storms in the area, but quickly resumed as soon as it was safe to do so).
Fans flocked to Georgia from all over the country, as well as from over-seas, to attend Counterpoint, many of them opting to camp for three days to get the full festival experience.
From the moment that the cars began rolling onto the festival grounds and unloading tents there was a palpable buzz in the air. Decked out in everything from skimpy outfits to elaborate costumes, party goers packed into the fields, rides, dance floors, and tents from the first set of the weekend until the last.
At the end of each night, after the headlining sets, the fun continued into the wee morning hours in the late-night dance tent as well as in the camp ground. While the weather at times put a slight damper on the weekend’s festivities, not even Mother Nature herself could kill the vibe of Counterpoint.
[all photo credits: Chorale Miles Photography]
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