Harder Better Faster Stronger M.I.A. is set to make a comeback this summer by releasing her third album and headlining the HARD festivals, Hard Los Angeles and Hard New York.
These festivities should be a great way to see some of your favorite artists all perform in one day for cheap. In the past, Hard festivals have been full of non-stop techno, dancing, and neon revelry. For Hard M.I.A. it seems that they have branched away from their core values of the techno genre by incorporating more hip-hop affiliated artists into their concerts. Another huge difference between Hard M.I.A. and previous Hard’s is that Hard M.I.A. has become more of a festival rather than a rave. The new Hard’s will began at 2 P.M. and end at 12 A.M. where their previous events have started at 7 P.M. and ended at 4 A.M. From previous experiences, what makes Hard, “Hard” is the rave atmosphere. By changing the ending time from 4 A.M. to 12 A.M. and having more rap performers than electronic artists, it has discouraged Hard’s normal crowd from attending. When I went to Hard Halloween, the scene of the crowd was insane everyone was hyped up and dancing, which made it, for Hard M.I.A. I can’t imagine how they could recreate that vibe since the majority performers are rappers. Although Hard M.I.A. goes against the core values of the Hard franchise, I definitely would still go because of the concert’s cheap price for the amount of artists it has to offer and to personally see how the fans will react to the major change.
For more information or any questions about this event refer to the official website . Buy your tickets before they sell out and prices rise.
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