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Suddenly a city, loud and thirsty

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This makes me feel like an prude, a classic stick-in-the-mud neo-prohibitionist fat old guy who doesn’t want anybody to have fun, but I don’t understand much about Paradiso. That’s the June 27-28 festival that will transform the Gorge Amphitheatre from a dusty bluff south of Quincy into one of the largest human habitats in Eastern Washington. The Gorge: Pop. 25,000.

Paradiso is an EDM festival. It is, say its organizers, the largest EDM festival in the Northwest. To prove my sorry state, I had to search around to find out what EDM means, and found it is an acronym for “electronic dance music,” which is comprised of pulsating, percussive digital sounds and rhythms of varying texture, which entice adherents to hop up and down for hours or days on end. There are tens of thousands of people willing to spend hundreds of dollars each to participate. I glanced at the website and must say, I was impressed. The festival features performances from nearly 60 groups, and not one have I heard of before.

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