The rain had cleared and the storm passed on, but the festival grounds were still as wet and muddy as ever. Com Truise started off the morning with a chill set, which was perfect for all of those who had raged a bit to hard during Bassnectar the night before.
After that we saw Reptar, and Athens based rock band that put on one of the best sets I saw at the festival. They were high energy, they were fun, and they were very talented.
Policia was up next; they were a four-person outfit of two drummers, a bassist, and a singer. Devoid of a melody-making instrument, the singers voice carried the songs and the bass and double drums backed her up.
While at the Policia show, we ran into musician, and former SCAD grad, Cousin Dan, who had just finished up his set in the Backbeat Tent.
After Polica finished, Toro Y Moi took the stage next. They had the funkiest set (I mean that in a good way) and put on a great show.
Toro Y Moi
Up next was Savannah’s own Big Boi. Playing a good mix of his own material and Oukast songs, his set was great. Being Atlanta based, he rapped to a hometown crowd, and they were really into it, and when he played “Sorry Miss Jackson” it was hard not to be hopeful for an Outkast reunion.
The rap continued as Wale took the stage next. His set was more laidback than Big Boi’s, but the fan’s were no less into it.
After that, it was off to the Beat tent for underground dub step juggernauts Zed’s Dead. This Canadian duo got the crowd going just as hard as they had the previous night (I can only speculatehow they still had that much energy) and they kept them going through their whole set as they blasted through song after song, weaving them all together.
Heading back to the main stage, we caught the last half of Steve Angello’s set. The former Swedish House Mafia musician kept up with the electronic vibe that had been going all weekend, but somehow managed to make it sound unique.
Then it was time for the set everyone had been talking about all weekend, Skrillex. He took the stage and started of with a bang, literally. Skrillex’s stage was rigged with pyrotechnics and through the fire and smoke, dozes of lasers shot out over the festival grounds. His light show was really cool, and he even had fireworks. The crowd went nuts every time he dropped the bass, it was a crazy thing to see.
Closing out the night was Pretty Lights, who true to his name, had an impressive light show. Though he didn’t have any fireworks, I think he had more lasers than Skrillex, and it was pretty cool set.
That wrapped up the Counterpoint weekend, and what a crazy weekend it was.