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electronic music festival BLOOM lights up Veterans Day weekend | Way of life


On Saturday, hundreds of electronic dance music fans and famous DJs from the local and international music scene gathered to party by the beach at The Hermit Crab Beach Bar & Grill, which has been transformed with a backdrop vibrant with sakura blossoms, japanese style lanterns and neon lights. party lights.

BLOOM included a dance floor, general admission, VIP and VVIP access areas, food trucks and a Sakura garden.

BLOOM, an electronic dance music festival produced by MGH Productions and Alter X Ego Entertainment, was energized by the diverse line-up of DJs at the helm.

“There are so many things we are passionate about. If I had to pick one, it would be showcasing all the talent under one roof – military, local, and off-island. I am very excited for this. Our DJs do a back-to-back set, which means it will be a unique set that you won’t be able to hear anywhere else. They play both at the same time instead of two scenes,” said Benjamin Schiff of Alter X Ego.

The view of the BLOOM electronic music festival from the roof terrace.

BLOOM marked the first time Hermit Crab Beach Bar & Grill held a large-scale event open to the public, Schiff said. Military service member and DJ L Boogie kicked off the night with new mixes, in honor of Veterans Day weekend. Schiff was also proud to share that a portion of the night’s bar sales will be donated to local veterans.

Local talent for the night included CRUX, 777, Lil Meish, Jay Edwards, Samurai, Lucy Skooma, Lezeah, AWXCORD, Jozy, Katana and Sunny G.

Tokyo DJs 2WASTED, FRANCO and ALFIE SERO were scheduled to headline but were unable to travel to Guam due to visa issues. The organizers of the event did not miss a beat and managed to find another DJ from the international music scene to replace them.

“With the artists that we chose, they had their B visas, but when they went to the airport, they had last minute updates that they needed to do. We are very happy to have Enoch, our talent off the island, to replace them. He landed this morning,” Schiff said. The Korean DJ has previously performed at It’s the Ship, a music festival that takes place on a cruise ship and is featured as Asia’s largest sea festival.

BLOOM’s photo tent featured a shimmering gold background, draped in flowers. The electronic music festival took place on November 12, 2022 at Hermit Crab Beach Bar & Grill.

BLOOM is one of the biggest events organized by MGH Productions so far, said founder Maria Gabriella Hizon.

“We have international DJs and a lot of local DJs, so it’s like a mix of everyone under one roof, which I really like,” Hizon said.

BLOOM electronic music festival lights up Veterans Day weekend

The VIP access area at the BLOOM electronic music festival on November 12, 2022, at Hermit Crab Beach Bar & Grill.

The venue has been transformed for BLOOM, with selected perks and access for General Admission, VIP and VVIP ticket holders.

The event featured a main dance floor next to the stage, under a canopy adorned with lanterns and draped in white flowers that moved to the beat of the music and the breeze that came from the beach.

A curated sakura garden, a canopy set up with a gold glitter backdrop for photos, and food trucks and vendor stalls also dotted the edge of the beach.

BLOOM participants Kylena Blas and Cassandra Quitugua said they were introduced to electronic dance music culture earlier this year, thanks to the Rave in Paradise festival held in June.

BLOOM electronic music festival lights up Veterans Day weekend

BLOOM contestants Kylena Blas and Cassandra Quitugua pose for a photo at the Electronic Dance Music Festival on Nov. 12, 2022, at Hermit Crab Beach Bar & Grill.

They came to BLOOM for the music and couldn’t wait to see local DJ Lil Meish set.

“It was a fun experience,” Blas said.