CRSSD festival went down in sunny-ish San Diego, California this weekend. It was the third iteration of the bi-annual all-dance festival, and this year’s festivities favored crossover acts like ODESZA, Chet Faker, and the once-retired, always-smoking dark prince of techno Gesaffelstein on The Ocean View main stage. The jungle-like Palms Stage boasted a beefy lineup of house-leaning acts like Claude VonStroke. Jamie Jones, and Green Velvet. The City Steps Stage, just feet from San Diego’s imposing County Administration Center, was techno-tinged, with Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, and Ben UFO enjoying headline status.

Check these scenes from the event:

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Beach goth style, perfected. Lavender hair, circular sunglasses, and vampirishly white skin are what happens when dark hearts meet bright sun. Not pictured but probably there: Septum piercing.

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Damian Lazarus AKA The Laz AKA The Shaman of Drape-House got things going early at The City Steps and managed to get his shit together enough to host an afterparty at San Diego nightclub Bang Bang.

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Contrary to what you may imagine, the smoke surrounding Gesaffelstein is not part of some elaborate stage production, but the run-off from his constant puffing. Someone call this guy a doctor!

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Rumors of rain were rife all week, but in the end, the wetness was limited to a single downpour on Sunday morning, allowing CRSSD to be the paradise of house and techno we all know it to be and bringing about beautiful sunset scenes in the process.

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The sound of panties dropping could be heard from miles around as ODESZA headlined Saturday night, reducing every kinda-hip sorority girl in San Diego County into a quivering puddle of quim.

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This guy might look like he’s having a great time, but he’s actually on a DMT trip and, through those trippy sunglasses, you look like a demon from death sent to steal all of his brain fluid.

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Sure, this might be a boutique festival, but that Ocean View crowd is massive, no matter how you look at it. 

Images via CRSSD Festival