Day 1 featured the longest program, with acts starting in the afternoon on an outdoor stage set up on the main square of the East Music Park. Among others, local electro-rock band Gramophonetics prepared to warm up the crowd.
Visitors to the square old and young enjoyed the outdoor concert.
When evening fell, a crowd gathered around the entrance to the Xiongmao aka Panda Club to watch the outdoor sets continue, this time with DJs. By nighttime, the party moved inside, where it continued until late.
While the open bar served vodka mixed drinks all night, some clubgoers came prepared for the long queues at the bar.
Night 2 featured prominent U.S. DJ Shadow and his crew, and a packed, sweaty club.
A rumored 700 tickets were sold for the second night, exceeding the venue's capacity. Disappointed latecomers were turned away and told to come back the next night.
Three evenings and nights of DJs made for a lot of drinking, dancing, sweating, fighting, and other activities.
The festival was the first event for this location of the Panda Club. The former Panda Club, in the Blue Caribbean Square, was a pioneering force in the development of Chengdu's underground electronic-music scene.
The Chengdu East Music Park (成都东区音乐公园) is a 190,000sqm outdoor arts, dining, and entertainment complex housing restaurants, cafes, shops, bars, and clubs. Construction on the plaza began in 2009 as part of the city's three-year Creative Industries Development Plan.
But for much of the night, the action was at the 7-11 opposite the Panda Club. Holding a monopoly on the convenience-store sector within a several-mile radius around the park, 7-11 seems to be the surprise success of the whole complex. But given its selection of cheap beer, snacks, and microwavable meals combined with the seating it provides, it's no wonder the convenience store saw a steady stream of customers over the course of the three days and nights.
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