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Pacific Festival brings the rave to Newport Beach
Pacific Festival brings the rave to Newport Beach

Over the last decade, raves in L.A. have moved from decrepit warehouses and rural fields into enormous festivals booked by America’s largest concert promoters. Big, remote electronic dance music events once tinged with danger and adventure have become as mainstreamed as catching the Stones at Staples Center. This explains how we now have a dance music festival at an Orange County beach resort. Pacific Festival, an electronic-focused show at the Newport Dunes vacation complex in Newport Beach, held its fifth installment Saturday. The non-seediness of it all actually felt refreshing. Pacific Fest was much less bachelor-party-decadent than a Vegas day club, and the...

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