All Day I Dream is a Reality For The Dreamers

Yeah I know, mind blown. Same here. That’s really the general consensus from Sunday’s All Day I Dream (ADID) event at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. On a warm-during-the-day-chilly-at-night (read: typical) San Francisco afternoon House music fans, Burners, day-trippers, international folks, and anyone else who wanted to vibe headed down to Hellman Hollow for Lee Burridge’s musical masterpiece.

After attending ADID last year at the same location I had my doubts that it could be beat. Especially when juggernauts Bob Moses closed out the event. But alas I was mistaken and I’m not sure if I could have had a better experience this past weekend.

Brush up on the history of ADID from Resident Advisor:

“All Day I Dream explores beautiful, emotional and melancholic shades of House and Techno through its label’s releases, events and artists.”

“All Day I Dream parties began on a baking Brooklyn rooftop back in 2011 and have since become an international sensation, spurred on by Lee Burridge and his partner Matthew Dekay’s signature technicolor emotionalism, the sort that’s all too rare in the current electronic music scene.”

And Lee has continued on that vision ever since. His dream has become a reality. I arrived to booming 4×4 beats and beautiful people under the sun and on the grass of Golden Gate Park. The stage layout was simple, elegant, and beautiful at the same time. Up-and-comer Hoj was laying down beats when I arrived and his combination of danceable dreamy beats was straight on point. There was one particular song that had Techno elements and kept repeating “21st Century” as the hook – so Hoj if you’re reading this can you let me know what that was?

Of course musically the main event was Lee Burridge who played a fantastic mix of songs that I’d be hard pressed to name or describe. Dreamy House or Dreamy Techno is probably the best way to describe it. Songs like Sasha’s “Out of Time” were featured and had me lost in a trance.  Lee’s set went on for hours and once 7pm rolled around you could tell the crowd was not ready to leave.

San Francisco is a special city when it comes to these types of events and as Lee Burridge is well-known around the Burning Man community, it’s obvious he has loyalty among the many Burners who live in the Bay Area.

I implore you to get to an All Day I Dream event in the near future if you can because, frankly, I’m still lost in the clouds – the common phrase “take me back” being said among all my friends.

Check out our preview article for more details on future dates!

Oh…and check out the dude who had a better Sunday than any of us…