Porter Robinson unites the TomorrowWorld masses on day one
As Porter Robinson took the stage on the first day of TomorrowWorld, there was an undeniable tension in the Chattahoochee air. Fog and mist clung like static to the air around the main stage. Porter immediately shattered the atmosphere with his intro edit of M83’s “Echoes of Mine,” and promptly dropped into Torro Torro’s remix of Zeds Dead & Omar LinX’s “Cowboy.” Instantly, the crowd was on his side. His remix of “Less Go” followed, and from there he brought an onslaught of musical madness that was breathtaking to behold.
Alongside Porter’s mainstays like “Unison,” “Say My Name,” and “100% In The Bitch,” he played offered some surprises that more than thrilled his deluge. Gesaffelstein’s “Variations” made an unexpected appearance to the delight of the crowd, as did Daft Punk’s “Digital Love.” Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Porter set unless he messed with and teased his fans a bit. A segment of hardstyle and barrage of intense high-tempo tracks followed, shaking the earth and booming across the hills.
The energy continued all the way through, along with a few crowd-pleasing mashups, including “Easy” and Eric Prydz’ “Midnight City” remix put together. Knife Party’s “Destroy Them With Lazers” led into The Prodigy’s “Breathe” to great effect. Every single person in attendance was bouncing. It was plain to see that Porter was having fun, and as a result, so were the TomorrowWorld attendees. By the time he closed out his monstrous set with “Language,” eyes became watery-eyed as hands went skyward. From sunset to nightfall, Porter engaged the crowd with brilliance.
Our advice? His sets are an experience not to be missed.