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Thousands of electronic music fans dance at dusk as DJ Erick Morillo mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Bill Shouse, of Tucson, dances in the ocean at sunset during the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day rave party at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A couple enjoy zip-lining together at the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day rave party at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Lizzy Dawson of San Francisco dances in the ocean while listening to electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of electronic music fans dance at dusk as disk jockey Erick Morillo mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day music festival at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Erick Morillo rallies the crowd at sundown as he mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day music festival at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The crowd dances as Paul Oakenfold mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Kutrell Prescott of Los Angeles dances at the Wet Electric Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Nancy Shaw enjoys dancing with a young crowd as Paul Oakenfold mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fans dance and listen to music at the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day music festival at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Paul Oakenfold gestures to the crowd as he mixes electronic music at the Wet Electric Festival, an all-day rave party at Huntington State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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By Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times

The mood at Saturday night’s Wet Electric music festival in Huntington State Beach was filled with excitement as young people rallied together around a common love: electronic music mixed by DJs. Young people (and a few older ones) were dancing with their hands in the air, snapping selfies, enjoying the electronic music and splashing around at the shoreline with friends at sunset.

Indeed, I got the sense that for most of the partygoers this was their summer finale and a chance to get together with friends. People were acting like kids again as they zip-lined above the sand, slid down inflatable slides and laughed with friends as they enjoyed the music. Possibly, the absence of alcohol brought down the number of attendees.

Local residents lamented on social media about the noise from the Wet Electric; however, it was quiet by 9 p.m. and partygoers went home peacefully, calming fears of what many thought could be a repeat of the riots stemming from the US Open of Surfing in August.

1 Comment

  1. September 19, 2013, 3:34 pm

    Go Nancy!!!Love this Picture!Life is to short!Enjoy it!Dance,be Happy!

    By: sso

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