The 4th Annual Full Moon Fest by Matte Productions took over the beach at Governor’s Island on Friday, August 8th offering a evening of electronic music, dancing and gourmet snacks. It wasn’t your typical EDM crowd, with the age skewing older than I was expecting (thank God for 21+) and hardly any glowsticks to be found. The picturesque Manhattan skyline acted as the backdrop for a hopping party featuring two tent stages with thumping sound systems and a memorable lineup of eclectic electronic and rock acts.
New York’s Full Moon Fest took tips from Thailand’s famous monthly all-night beach parties scheduled to coincide with the lunar cycle. The venue at Governor’s Island was fantastic, and never did the intimate space feel too small to accommodate guests who came to dance under the waxing moon. Waterside cabanas with spectacular views of the mainstage were available for attendees who purchased the VIP option. However, early in the evening these remained mostly empty.