It was a very cold evening as the attendees Sunset 2013 lined up outside the San Jose Civic Auditorium waiting for the door to open. It was the end of the week and these party goers were quite anxious to their dubstep on.
Standing at the barrier between the speakers and the crowd, the bass rattled the majority of the contents that was stored within your chest cavity. With the amount of bass that was being pumped out of the sound system you could feel the ground shake. In fact, if there was an earthquake, we would have thought it to be part of the show.
The stage presence of Excision was definitely an eyeopener. At first, the blank facade of Excision's stage dressing resembled that of a Gundam mecha head. The lights and projection presentation was show within itself. This animated presentation featured original transforming mecha and machinery. If you don't enjoy the electronic glitchy-style of dubstep music, you should at least throw on a set of ear plugs and come and witness the visual stage presentation during Excision's time on stage.
The tempo changes kept the crowd on it's feet as the beats engulf the party atmosphere in an overwhelming wave of bliss. The LED gloves brings dancing to a whole new level as the expressive finger and hand movements seem to mesmerize the spectator that happens to be in very close proximity. The attendees of the genre were dancing to the beats that were being dropped from the stage. Throughout the night, the balcony area was a constant sea of movement as the Civic was nearly at its capacity.
If you were unable to attend this event and would like some type of reference as to how it should have been somewhat perceived, imagine yourself being stuck inside a giant industrial sized tumble dryer and spun around a few hundred times...without the excessive heat. Nothing quite prepared you for the bass hits. Excision unloads a barrage of low end frequencies. It reminded me of the Maxwell cassette commercials from the 80's where the man sits back into his seat and cranks up his stereo system and the sound starts to be push everything backwards.
If you'd like to see more images captured from Sunset 2013, check out: http://photos.metroactive.com/Nightlife/Sunset-2013/27964709_mNLbRZ