This was my first year attending a GridLife event and needless to say, it was a lot to take in. In a nut shell, it’s a motorsport festival filled with drifting, driving, music and more. A full weekend of driving events and live musical artists taking the stage at night and it’s absolutely incredible.
We got in Saturday, set up our tent and got to exploring. We decided to camp for the entire weekend to be able to get the most of the experience, rather than bunking up in a hotel. The coolest thing about the series is that you’re walking around a live track while everything is happening, and you’re only steps away from the action. All day long they have an alternating schedule of track events like drifting and time attack, which you can hop between. They also allow spectators access to the paddocks area to check out the drivers and cars while they’re getting ready.
Once the sun goes down, the stage is set for their live music guests. This year they showcased artist’s like JoyRide, Tokyo Machine, Slander, Killer Mike, Curren$y and more. This all happens on a giant stage with killer speakers and a wild light show.
Also inside the track, you can find the RADwood, which is a car show celebrating everything 80’s and 90’s. It was wild walking through the event and seeing cars modified, which you could only dream of.
This was my first experience at GridLife and it wont be my last. We covered the entire event on our social media pages, with tens of thousands of you guys joining us for livestreams and commenting on our photos. I’d like to thank everyone on the GridLife team for allowing us to cover it, and we definitely plan to come back next year. If you are on the East Coast, this event is a must-attend. It’s the perfect mesh of motorsport, music and partying all in one spot. We promise you’ll love it.