The first annual Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (MOEMS) is in the books, and what a weekend it was. Despite all the pre-festival drama — the change from “Moogfest” to MOEMS, some unfortunate last-minute cancellations — the weekend ran with the ease of any other AC Entertainment effort. Just about every act was on time, the sound across every stage was pristine, and the crowds were just as fun as you’d hope on the weekend before Halloween, and with plenty of incredible costumes to boot.
With international talent top to bottom on the lineup, people from all over the world gathered together in Asheville, North Carolina. The gorgeous mountain town’s a free-spirit pocket in the middle of red country, where beer flows like honey from the insane number of high-quality local breweries, restaurants serve locally grown, natural products, and you’re more likely to find a police officer playing a friendly game of hacky sack with locals than abusing their power. It’s the perfect setting for a melting pot of music fans, stringing together experimental thinkers, bassheads, scene veterans, and indie rockers the world over.
And while Asheville will always remain a highlight, those fans booked flights and hit the road for a weekend of incredible performances. We did, too. From Neutral Milk Hotel to Alan Howarth, here are some of our favorite moments from the weekend.