MP3 TAKES: Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage Takes Meow Wolf to ‘Danceportation’
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On June 3, 2023, Justin Jay‘s Fantastic Voyage made an unforgettable stop at Meow Wolf Denver for Danceportation, an immersive event that expanded beyond the usual Perplexiplex confines into a full venue takeover, offering a unique multi-stage experience in the vast 90,000 sq ft area.
Throwback Fantastic Voyage Vibes
Fans were treated to an unexpected impromptu live Fantastic Voyage set, which saw Justin Jay on deck, Benny Bridges on guitar, and Josh Taylor on vocals.
The sporadic nature of the performance, complete with Taylor and Benny’s daring act of standing atop the DJ table, created an electrifying atmosphere reminiscent of the best throwback Fantastic Voyage moments.
The event boasted a stellar lineup that included gem producers and DJs such as Danny Goliger, Anna Morgan, and Ardalan. Each brought their distinctive flavor, contributing to the rich sonic tapestry of the evening. Ardalan followed up Justin Jay with an energetic set in the giant forest area, a structure inside Meow Wolf that transformed into a surreal performance space for the night.
Danceportation is another level
Danceportation at Meow Wolf represents a fresh spin on their regular concert setup. Rather than being confined to the single-room Perplexiplex, Danceportation engulfs the entire venue. This unique concept, originally flexed by Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird label, allowed fans to explore and get lost in the wonder of Meow Wolf Denver while discovering various stages spread out across the venue.
In the end, Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage at Meow Wolf was a night of musical exploration and discovery. The blend of past and future sounds, the spontaneous performances, and the diverse lineup, all set against the enchanting backdrop of the fully immersed venue, proved why Danceportation is a phenomenon in its own right and a can’t-miss event for Denver’s devout music lovers.