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ID Spotlight || Andrew Wilding

ID Spotlight || Andrew Wilding

Name: Andrew Wilding
Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current Location:
San Diego, CA
Occupation: General Contractor and Circus Performer
Instagram: @Andrewthewildling
Twitter: Andrew Bailey Wilding

What was your first electronic music event?

My first electronic music event was EDC 2008 in LA

What/who influenced you to attend your first event?

I had a group of friends who had told me to buy a ticket, get some crazy clothes, and prepare for an amazing night.

Andrew Wilding

What is one moment from an event that was special and why?

The single most important part of my first event was having a chance to see my first glow stringer perform.  I can’t remember the kids name but I will forever remember his green and yellow glow sticks and knowing that this was something i wanted to learn.

What is your favorite festival or event?

Burning Man!!!  I am a huge sucker for massive art structures……..that shoot fire.

Andrew Wilding

What is your favorite electronic song and why?

Lindsey Sterling’s “Master of Tides”  My heart has a special relationship with violin.  Growing up in an Irish household the fiddle was an instrument that is featured in a lot of Irish folk music.  The song makes me think of my family, its happy, sad, crazy, and amazing all at the same time.   I have been using this song for various circus performances for about two years, it still makes me smile every time i hear it.

Who are your favorite artists?

Kaskade, Pogo, Lindsey Sterling, Govinda, Porter Robinson, Knife Party, Parov Stellar, Eric Prydz, Bassnectar, and so many more.

What are your favorite genres?

I love all the EDM genres!

Andrew Wilding

What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?

In the electronic music community I am the poi spinner and the fire breather. Poi spinning and fire performing has become a passion to the point that I have joined a circus troupe, created a stage name, and am now getting paid to perform.  The change from being a casual spinner and EDM fan to a professional performer has been one of the most rewarding transitions I have ever made.  Being able to share something that bring me so much joy with others who appreciate my ability is a very rewarding feeling.  I am always looking to give light shows, do tricks, tell jokes, breathe fire, or what ever the hell will make people happy.  Because at the end of the day I am just looking to make people smile and enjoy themselves a little more.

Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?

If you are like me and enjoy the silly, stranger, and weird circus stuff this world has to offer check out the Circus Mafia page on Facebook.  You can see more awesome pictures of me doing circus stuff, learn about new events, and even hire performers for your next show or festival.  Check us out on Facebook!


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.
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Grant Gilmore

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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