Awesome People We Met on Day 2 of Beyond Wonderland

That’s a wrap. Cheers to all our Headliners for making this year’s Beyond Wonderland SoCal a weekend we will not soon forget. We leave San Bernardino and head back to Los Angeles with our hearts full of love because of Headliners like you.


Name: Kat
Age: 29
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Receptionist for a medical group
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Second.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? It’s amazing—an experience of a lifetime that you have to experience at least once.
What does your outfit say about you?
Magical—the fact that you haven’t seen another girl dressed as a seahorse.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
Water. It’s important.


Name: John
Age: 50
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Occupation: Finance
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Second.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been?
I’ve traveled the world before. I’ve been to Ibiza during the closing parties, and this is the best thing close to home.
What does your outfit say about you? It’s a titan outfit. I love dressing up for things, and I love these events.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
My soul. The soul is everything; the soul leads to the mind, and the mind leads to the soul.


Name: Miranda
Age: 20
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Occupation: I work at Sally Beauty Supply. I want to go to beauty school and do hair.
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Third.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been?
My best friend who came with me—she’s never been before. I told her how amazing it was and how Insomniac throws the best shows with the best production. I never have a bad time.
What does your outfit say about you?
I’ve only worn this bra once; I bought it for EDC. And I bought this jacket at Countdown. I love dressing up. It’s my favorite part, honestly—just being able to express myself.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
It’s so funny, but probably my hula-hoop. I love hooping, but I didn’t bring it today, because I wouldn’t be able to do it in this outfit. I’ve been hooping for three years now; it’s something I love doing.


Name: Suhanny
Age: 23
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Pharmacy technician
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Second.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? A release of energy, love and happiness. You’re entering another realm where your wildest dreams come true.
What does your outfit say about you? It says that I’m creative. I love the ocean!
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
Someone to be with.


Name: Jessica and Sophie
Age: 24 (both)
Hometown: New Orleans
Occupation: Owners, Seagypsy Couture
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland?
Jessica: It’s my first rave!
Sophie: It’s my first Beyond Wonderland in Southern California, but I went to Beyond Bay in 2014.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been?
Jessica: A magical place where people of all shapes, sizes, and colors can come together with positive vibes and attitudes.
Sophie: Everyone’s here to have a good time and make sure everyone else is having a good time. That’s the Wonderland of it all.
What does your outfit say about you?
Jessica: It’s kinda like me—I’m goofy, I’m silly, I like to be loud.
Sophie: I’m trying to channel those dark siren vibes!
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
Jessica: My mom, because she’s the tits!
Sophie: Can I take her answer? I’d say my mom… and Jessica! I’d take both of them.
Jessica: I’d take her mom, too. Can we just make it a mother/daughter trip?


Name: Skyler
Age: 29
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Occupation: I normally work in a warehouse, but I just love coming to events and making people smile.
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Second.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? Magical—it’s just amazing, the vibe. I love it.
What does your outfit say about you? I dress up in a giant Care Bear costume. I just love to stand out. That’s what raving is about: standing out and being yourself.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you? A good raft—that way I don’t sink.


Name: Kyle
Age: 27
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Occupation: I work in health care at a hospital in Huntington Beach.
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? It’s my fourth or fifth now.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? Simply to just try it out, because it’s one of the most fun events you can go to. Everyone is dressed up and having a good time—and the music is awesome!
What does your outfit say about you? Like the Mad Hatter, we’re both crazy, like to dance a lot, and to party all the time.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you? A DJ… to be entertained.


Name: Ritchie
Age: 19
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Student, fashion major.
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? It’s my second. I’ve been to pretty much all of Insomniac’s shows, too—like EDC, Nocturnal, Escape, Countdown.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? It’s a magical place where everyone is accepted no matter who they are, and it’s a place where you can just lose yourself in the music.
What does your outfit say about you? I have loved Ariel ever since I was a little kid, so for me to be Ariel today is like a dream come true. I’m so happy! Plus, it’s perfect for the under-the-sea theme.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you? My best friend Beth, who is also here with me today.


Name: Kevin
Age: 19
Hometown: Georgia, but I just moved to Los Angeles.
Occupation: Student.
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland? Yes!
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been? This is my first time here. I wasn’t able to come yesterday, but so far, it’s pretty crazy. Pretty incredible, really.
What does your outfit say about you? Man, I have no idea what to say here, haha.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you? A bottle of vodka, because you gotta kill the time somehow.


Name: Amy and Jackson
Age: 26 (Amy) 22 (Jackson)
Hometown: San Diego, CA (both)
Occupation:
Amy: I work at a nonprofit, and I’m also a student.
Jackson: Student
Is this your first Beyond Wonderland?
Amy: It’s my second.
Jackson: Yep, my first time.
How would you describe Beyond Wonderland to someone that has never been?
Amy: It’s a ton of fun. You can basically dress however you want to, express yourself however you want. It’s a fantasyland.
Jackson: So far, I’d say it’s a pretty magical place. There’s so much to do and explore and see. It just seems like the place where you can be yourself and dance the night away.
What does your outfit say about you?
Amy: Pretty simple—I really like steampunk style.
Jackson: Ha, she really likes steampunk style, and I do, too. Plus, it’s a way for me to look pretty dapper.
If you were lost at sea, what’s one thing you would you want to have with you?
Amy: A phone to call for help.
Jackson: Probably a book on how to build boats.

Author Insomniac Editorial Team