Beginning in 2010 in Cabo San Lucas, A.W.O.L. (short for Another Way Of Life) is emerging a premier music destination event with multiple locales. Every few months, they give you a chance to get away to prime vacation spots, vibe with some like minded people, and dance the day and night away to electronic music that might even outshine their beautiful locations. This past weekend, we had a chance to hit A.W.O.L. Oasis in one of the most iconic desert cities in California- Palm Springs.
No more than a couple hours from Los Angeles, Palm Springs has been going through quite the renaissance in the recent years, bringing back its mystique as true warm weather relaxation get-a-way. A.W.O.L.'s combination of great music and even better people (aptly called 'Lifers') for Oasis just made for the perfect compliment.
Nestled right off of Highway 111, the Curve Hotel was our residence for the weekend. The property is filled with all the modern amenities you need and all the soft spoken charm you crave- the rooms were roomy, comfortable, and most importantly, cool. With temperatures hitting around the 100 degree mark- the A.C. was definitely our friend. But on the flip side of things, this also makes for perfect pool party weather. And that's what we came for.
Arriving late Friday night and waking up refreshed on Saturday morning, it was time to hit the water. The air was already filled with a buzz about the previous night's event at the Hard Rock and how DJ Anthony Attalla lived up to his reputation of always delivering a great set. We joined some of the early risers who were already poolside, securing their locations for what was no doubt going to be a next level day two.
The pool came to life around noon, with the opening DJ, Sean Majors, setting the tone with some serious house selections. Come 2 PM, the party was in full effect. Lifers were enjoying everything the Curve had to offer- cool drinks, great perfect weather, and even a portable water slide if dancing wasn't enough. Much respect to all the DJs- Sean Majors, J-Sin, Troy Kurtz, Bones, WiReD, Kyle Winters, Deone, and Scott Roberts- you all held it down playing some great tunes.
As the sun set and the pool party started to thin- the combination of sun, drinks and way too much fun began to take its toll- Some headed out to dinner in downtown, others began to rest up for the closing party at Workshop in Palm Springs with Big J, Dr. Fresch, and Ale Rauen.
Our only regret is that we didn't get to experience it all- but with so many options and way too much fun to be had, it only gives us that much more of a reason to return. And besides, this short two day 'break from it all' made for the perfect vacation. Scratch that-- not a vacation, but 'another way of life'.
Their next event is "A.W.O.L Strip" located in Las Vegas July 4th-7th. Want to go and become a "Lifer"? Visit TryAWOL.com for more information.