Hard Haunted Mansion Day of the Dead

Who has two thumbs and added a Paris stop to her trip to Europe just so she could see Justice performing live in their hometown?  This girl!

And you know what? It was totally worth it. Apart from being able to cross “See one of my favorite musical artists in their home city” off my bucket list, I was treated to a phenomenal night of hard-hitting electronic music that had even the typically reserved Parisians dancing, shouting, and sweating like they didn’t have a care in the world.

For most Angelenos, Justice has been an annoyingly elusive act to catch. Prior to 2012, their last performance in LA was a DJ set at 2008’s HARD Haunted Mansion. Their set at the first weekend of this year’s Coachella Festival, the weekend I went, was marred with technical difficulties that shortened their anticipated 50-minute live set to a 20-minute one. Were it not for my planned date with Justice in motherfucking Paris I probably would have spent the remaining hours of Coachella crestfallen.

Luckily, local fans of the French duo won’t have to wait another four years or fly to another continent to see them, as once again, Justice will be filling the headlining spot at this year’s HARD Haunted Mansion: Day of the Dead, one of the last stops of their current live tour. I personally cannot recommend their live set enough; it seamlessly integrates a healthy mix of catchy house classics from Cross with the experimental, guitar-laden melodies from their latest release, Audio, Video, Disco, amidst a backdrop of LED-rigged speakers and their trademark illuminated cross.

And if that’s not enough incentive for you, Justice will be performing alongside other EDM hard-hitters such as Knife Party, Major Lazer, Diplo, Jack Beats, Kill The Noise, Dillon Francis, Crookers, and AraabMuzik. Make no mistake, this will be a Halloween party for the ages.

HARD Haunted Mansion: Day of the Dead will be held on November 3 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.  Tickets are still available.