• Awesome People We Met on Day 3 of Nocturnal Wonderland

    The final day of Nocturnal Wonderland brought out the most awesome from these awesome Headliners.

    Name: Tails
    Age: 26
    Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? One
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Doing about the same thing I’m doing. I’m a business professional during the week and pretty much rave during the weekends. It’s a hobby, a passion and something that I’m able to get my creativity out through, and I don’t see that changing. I work in insurance, so it’s pretty boring. When I come out here, it’s reversed.
    What would your parents say about Nocturnal if you were to bring them?
    They would not be surprised. I’ve always been into outfits, real high-energy music. I think they would think it’s an atmosphere that fits my personality very well. They would see me having fun and would really appreciate it.

     

    Name: Ella and Bailey
    Age: 18 and 20
    Hometown: Riverside, CA
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? First time for both
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Ella: I’m a baker, so definitely in a bakery and hopefully making enough money to where I don’t need to look at my bank account when I buy my tickets.
    Bailey: I want to be a dentist because I like teeth.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring them?
    Ella: She would probably think it’s beautiful, but then again, probably a little overwhelming for her taste at her age.
    Bailey: My mom is conservative, so she’d probably think it’s a lot at once.

     

    Name: Rachell and Naya
    Age: 21 and 19
    Hometown: Hollywood and Long Beach, CA
    Number of times you’ve been to Nocturnal: Two and one
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Rachel: Still raving! I hope I’ll be at the 40th anniversary.
    Naya: Still meeting new people and making connections and raving.
    What would your parents think of Nocturnal Wonderland?
    Rachel: My parent’s think it’s kind of out there, but they like how intensely I get into it. I really dedicate myself to it.
    Naya: My parents are more conservative, so they wouldn’t exactly approve of it, but they enjoy that I get to meet new people.

     

    Name: Mickey
    Age: 20
    Hometown: Lubbock, TX
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? Two
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Hopefully, taking care of people that get too messed up. I actually work for a team out here, Paradox, which teams up with Insomniac Events. We take care of people that get too messed up.
    What would your parents say about Nocturnal if you were to bring them?
    My mom is actually really supportive of all my traveling and all of my raving that I do. She doesn’t quite understand fully everything about it, but she supports it, and that’s the best.

     

    Name: Danielle and Jill
    Age: 25 and 52
    Hometown: Nova Scotia, Canada (Danielle), Newfoundland, Canada (Jill)
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? First time (both)
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Danielle: Haven’t got a clue.
    Jill: Hopefully, still alive.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    Jill: I love it. It’s awesome. I’m thrilled my daughter brought me here. Best birthday gift I’ve ever had. My mom just died six months ago. She was a big fan of Lewis Carroll, so she would like all the Alice in Wonderland stuff. As far as the other stuff, she might be a little creeped out.

     

    Name: Gabby
    Age: 33
    Hometown: Temecula, CA
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? Five
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Still raving! I want to be a rave grandma in 20 years.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    My mom has actually asked if she could come with me. She’s not really into this kind of scene, but she really just wants to know what it’s about. But she’s okay with me going!

     

    Name: Kennedy, Noorridha, Pablo, Drew
    Age: 19, 24, 27, 26
    Hometown: Santa Maria, CA (Kennedy); Irvine, CA (Noorridha); Modesto, CA (Pablo); San Jose, CA (Drew)
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland?
    First (Kennedy & Noorridha) and second time (Pablo & Drew)
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Kennedy: Raving!
    Noorridha: Coming back to the 40th anniversary.
    Pablo: Hopefully with a family, a house, a white picket fence—but that probably won’t happen. If it doesn’t, a fucking apartment will do.
    Drew: I don’t know… I really have no idea.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    Kennedy: As long as I’m happy, she’s cool with it.
    Noorridha: She wouldn’t like it. She’s just not a party animal like I am.
    Pablo: She thinks it’s crazy, but as long as I’m having fun and I’m being careful, she understands.
    Drew: She’s seen it, so she knows about it. She likes it; she likes the music.

     

    Name: Leana, Jackie, Lydia
    Age: 21, 18, 25
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (Leana); Miami, FL (Jackie); Winthrop, NY (Lydia)
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? First time for all three
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Leana: Doing exactly what I’m doing now. This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
    Jackie: Traveling and going to all the festivals and raves I possibly can.
    Lydia: In 20 years, hopefully with a good job and traveling around. I’m going to vet school right now, so I’ll be a veterinarian.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    Leana: I actually told my mom about it, and she’s really glad. I told her how much EDM and rave culture has saved my life, and she’s all for it.
    Jackie: She’s really happy I’m here. She’s sad I left her alone, but she’s happy for me.
    Lydia: I just told her I was here this morning, and she said to have fun and send her pictures.

     

    Name: Lamat
    Age: 39
    Hometown: Guatemala
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? All of them.
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Still bringing new light and new colors to this world. We need that. We need to unite and show what we have—not just music, but the unity of individuals coming together and creating a movement.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    She works in constructive garments also, so she’s very proud because I’m living up to my potential. This is where I get energized. She loves all this stuff. She can’t really walk, so she wouldn’t be here.

     

    Name: Chris
    Age: 20
    Hometown: Riverside, CA
    How many times have you been to Nocturnal Wonderland? One
    Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
    Probably finished up with law school, being a lawyer, but still going to these. This is life right here. I love this; this is my passion. I’ve only been to a few of these events, but they’re amazing to me.
    What would your mom say about Nocturnal if you were to bring her?
    My mom loves it; she thinks it’s great, she thinks the whole meaning behind this is great. My dad is just totally against it, he just doesn't understand.