S2O Taiwan Festival held 25,000 people at this huge event in Taipei. The enormous party even surpassed the pool party in Wuhan to celebrate the success of containing coronavirus.
Taipei is very proud of the management of the COVID outbreak and it’s now celebrating its end. In order to celebrate this health nightmare that escalated throughout the world, Taipei threw a huge two-day electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
Bearing in mind that Wuhan was ground zero for the worst pandemic in the century, people are not sure if celebrating these events makes any sense. Despite the possible criticism, they threw a massive pool party at Wuhan Maya Beach Park on Aug 15. This move made people question again the official numbers of cases that China is reporting to the people. the situation may have improved, but the numbers are still in doubt.
Taiwan Ahead of The Event
If we move to Taiwan, we can see a more transparent approach to the situation. The government informed with each new case and even cases of travelers leaving Taiwan who test positive for the virus. Following the well-doing of the country, numbers were looking promising in Taiwan as well. If you check the information, on Aug 27, Taiwan released the results of antibody tests on 4,841 residents of Changhua County, which had one of the highest local infection rates in the country early on. Only four high-risk people were found to have antibodies for the disease.
Taiwan did not detect new local infections in 148 days. With such a piece of positive information, organizers of the S2O Taiwan Songkran Music Festival were confident about the safety of holding a massive EDM festival.
S2O Taiwan Songkran Music Festival
The festival took place from Saturday (Sept. 5) to Sunday (Sept. 6) at Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park. The tremendous event combined the Thai Songkran water festival with EDM beats. The organization is proud of the success of the which was the “world’s first water splashing music festival”. It received over 80 artists and more than 25,000 attendees.
The lineup included Mike Williams and Spain’s talent, Danny Avila. Under the current circumstances, both of them underwent 14 days of quarantine before performing. On day 1, party-goers enjoyed a high-tech 3D imaging technology to present a “virtual set” of the top 100 DJs around the world. Amongst the artists, fans could listen to music by Vini Vici, Afrojack, and Paul van Dyk.
Day 2 featured Taiwanese rappers such as Lin Zhi-Rong (Marz23). Lin is a Golden Melody Award winner and the lead singer of TRASH. The main stage also hosted virtual performances by Don Diablo from the Netherlands and Kaskade from the U.S.
After entering the venue, people could also enjoy a variety of experiences. Around ‘Sukhumvit Road’, they could enjoy Thai massages and watch Muay Thai performances. There was also a Ratchada Train Night Market where visitors could enjoy a variety of Thai snacks and desserts. Definitely a great way to bring back the concerts, but let’s simply hope that it was not too soon.