Written by Patrick Toney
Though The Moonshine music ended early Saturday night, the vibes continued on with help from some truly incredible and generous artists. The team over at Heady Made Weird were kind enough to donate their sound and lights to the campground throughout the weekend. Erecting a minimal stage more than appropriate for the intimate after-hours environment, Heady Made Weird featured a slew of bass artists both on and off the Moonshine bill. If it was after midnight, this camp was the place to be.
On Saturday, Spankalicious, the Thaz Dope man himself, laid down some of the deepest of the down south dubs for all the bass heads still fiending for more music. As Sunday and sunrise crept over the Lanier Raceplex, the tone and pace of the festival shifted to more of a calm and quiet demeanor. Allowing campers a bit more time to sleep off Saturday’s festivities, the Moonshiners music didn’t take life again til around 1pm with the main stage featuring some semi-local talent out of Tennessee, Cosmosis Jones, and Atlanta/Athens favorites Andy Bruh and Robbie Dude drawing a dedicated crowd to the Wind Stage. From breakbeat legends The Stanton Warriors, to the heady savior Space Jesus, and an unforgettable closing performance from Keys ‘n Krates: Moonshine 2017 was complete.
As Moonshiners headed back to their camps with new friendships, memories, and probably a few fire ant bites, Lanier Raceplex began to return to its far less colorful appearance. Not sure what the future holds for Moonshine, but 2018 is sure to bring a bigger and even better experience. On behalf of every smiling face in the crowd this past weekend, and to every possible hand that helped bring this festival to life, thank you.
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