Hard Day of The Dead - Justice, Diplo - 11/3/12
10PM: The next few hours are a blur. I run like a maniac from stage to stage, greedily wanting to see bits of every act to follow. I give Major Lazer one song before popping over to the Earstorm stage for a good half hour of Kill The Noise, who goes through the tracks off his new EP that drops on OWSLA (Skrillex's label) on Tuesday.
Sonny himself is spotted side stage, cheering him along. I miss Nadastrom (couldn't do it all!) but manage to see Maya Jane Coles for a mere three minutes. Knife Party sucked me in for almost their entire set; I find myself in a dubstep mood and it's too good to walk away. Then I'm off to Dillon Francis, who was the favorite at HardSummer. I don't recognize his new platinum blonde "do" but am grateful that I made the connection because he drops some ridiculous beats and I work off my sweet potato fries in his audience.
1AM: Justice brings an entirely different vibe to their live set. It isn't a typical dancing crowd but more of a mix of "romantic and aggressive" tunes, which is exactly what Justice's Gaspard Augé calls them, apparently, according to the "diehard fan" who stands next to me. I catch a few Tommy Trash tunes before joining the other 34,999 HARD attendees to ring in the night with Diplo on the Moombahton Massive stage.