If the case of "the Mondays" is always this awesome, it's now our new favorite day of the week: The Del Mar Friday Concert Series presented by Harrah's Resort Southern California -- which will be bringing us the Offspring, Weezer, Ziggy Marley and the Wallflowers this summer -- just got even bigger by a factor of two. Dance gurus the Crystal Method are set to descend upon the track on Friday, July 31, while Thievery Corporation (fresh off their San Diego Oysterfest appearance) are set to go off on Aug. 7.
For those that love to dance (and yes, we mean you), it's been a minute since we've had the Crystal Method hit our shores with their iconic electro jams. We don't know about you, but we still have their 1997 EDM classic "Vegas" on regular rotation. Back when Skrillex was still in diapers, the Sin City producer duo had the whole world moving to their ooonce-ooonce-ooonce-ooonce beat like few before them. "Trip Like I Do" is easily one of the greatest alt-dance tracks of our time, and we've got high hopes that they'll bust it out at the racetrack on Friday, July 31. And hey, maybe even Walter White will make an appearance -- you never know!
And the genre-sprawling acrobatics of Thievery Corporation are always a welcome sight (and sound) in San Diego, with their EDM/bossa nova/acid jazz/soul/reggae style enlightening all who hear it along the way. There's a reason why the DJ collective have stolen the hearts of America's Finest City (along with the rest of the world) -- everybody loves to get down! Aug. 7 just can't come soon enough. And hey, it'll also be nice to witness the troupe without oyster juice running down our faces too (sorry, sometimes we go a little crazy at Oysterfest).
As always, the DMTC concerts start after the last race of the day and are free for track patrons. If you're rolling out after the races, standalone tickets are $20 and are available here.
The 2015 Del Mar Friday Concert Series presented by Harrah's Resort Southern California:
- July 17: The Wallflowers
- July 24: The Wailers
- July 25: The Offspring
- July 31: The Crystal Method
- Aug. 1: ReggaeFest, featuring Ziggy Marley
- Aug. 7: Thievery Corporation
- Aug. 14: Steel Pulse
- Aug. 21: Pepper
- Aug. 28: Weird Al Yankovic