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The THUMP Podcast
48 min2017 MAY 26
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Ah summer, the warm months of tank-topped bros sweating all over you under the dayglo lights of big stages at outdoor EDM shows. Our host Emilie Friedlander and Managing Editor Colin Joyce have just returned from Durham, North Carolina’s Moogfest, so we decided to dedicate this episode to the dawning festival season of 2017. After we chat about our experiences at the festival, features Editor Michelle Lhooq joins the cast to talk about a piece we published last week about helping a friend through a bad psychedelic trip, which is always good knowledge to have on hand when you’re within spitting distance of a mainstage. Associate Editor Ezra Marcus talks about the qualities that make a “Song of the Summer.” And since last month marked the 40th anniversary of Studio 54’s opening night, we talk about Nicky Siano’s account of the club’s troubled first month.