Insomniac’s BOO! @ WAMU

Get your kandi 🍬

📸: Insomniac

October 28th – 29th

Spooky season is here, and Insomniac’s BOO! is giving us a reason to dress up and ask for kandi this weekend.

The Halloween fest takes over WAMU Theatre on Halloween weekend for the second year in a row and is doing the absolute most for PNW ravers. BOO! started in New York in 2014 and expanded to SoCal, San Francisco, Arizona, Orlando, and Dallas before finally settling on Seattle in 2021. With three separate stages, a VIP Lounge, and carnival rides, there’s likely something for all the dubstep girlies and house heads.

Because it’s an Insomniac event, you can expect over-the-top decorations. The popular EDM event promoter is known for throwing the biggest fests like EDC Las Vegas, Dreamstate, and Forbidden Kingdom. While its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, the team really started to dominate the Seattle rave scene last year with Seven Lions Chronicles Chapter III, Beyond Wonderland PNW, and now BOO! If it’s anything like last year, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a Tim Burton movie—just with a lot more glitter and lasers.

Some bonus things to look out for: The House of Haunts stage will bring plenty of female representation. Each artist represents her own sound, but getting to see Alison Wonderland, Pauline Herr, and Rezz all on the mainstage is anything but haunting. The Groove Graveyard will feature Benny Benassi, Tchami, and Jauz, so for anyone who wants to shuffle the night away, this is the place for you. Rail breakers excited to see Boogie T, Dimension, and Kill The Noise should find their way to the Den of Darkness. (Just make sure to bring a pashmina or a jacket because last year the Den was in the literal parking garage, and unless you were deep in the pit, it was cold asf.)

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Kaylee Botting

Kaylee is a writer focused on the nightlife and music scene in Seattle. As a music fest enthusiast, when she’s not at a local venue watching her favorite artists, she’s probably planning a trip to catch their next set somewhere else across the globe.