If you were merely disappointed that the trance season was coming to an end, The Collective crew teamed up to bring the legendary Mandragora to play live at Hillcrest this past weekend for one last chance to awaken our psy senses before we all go into hibernation.
This was my best friend and I’s first IMAGINE DAY PARTY. The beautiful venue along with the amazing music made for an awesome day party experience that carried on into the starlit night. The lush green grass made stomping feel like dancing on a bed of clouds. No mud to ruin your favourite pair of shoes here! Blankets, chairs, picnics all welcome! I was overwhelmed by the sweet nature of everyone just hanging out and doing their own thing, whilst still jamming to the awesome beats in the background. The 300 square meter venue allowed for food stalls, comfortable seating areas, an escape to an island to watch the geese play and lake ripple along with an incredible dance floor all set amongst the beautiful backdrops of the Quarry cliffs.
A chance of rain could ruin this day, was out of the question. The entire dance floor was completely sheltered to ensure that not even a water drop could come between us and our imaginative reality. The set design was colorful and intricate, and came alive as soon as the sun set behind the cliffs. Drawing you closer to the front of the stage, keeping you warm and connected. You can’t but help to loose yourself a little when there is just so much awesome energy surrounding you.
All the supporting artists and DJ’s that played couldn’t have been a better suited lineup to this event, from deep house, psy, prog all working nicely in conjunction with one another made for one of the best parties the Mother City has offered. Mandragora live though! From jamming throughout the day session to his new bouncy project called Dotz till the anticipated headline set, I think he stole a piece of all of our hearts and took it back through the cosmic worm hole from which he came.
All in all it was a great party, and to make it all more worth it, the proceeds from the car pool initiative will go to a worthy cause in the local community. I can only IMAGINE what the future day parties are going to be like!