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Blueprint’s Epic Return to the Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver, BC

by Raffi Santos
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After a decade-long hiatus, Blueprint Events made an epic return to the iconic Vancouver Convention Centre with the 7th volume of their Foundation Series. The event featured a strong line-up including Dom Dolla, Vintage Culture, Dubfire, Lee Foss, Azzecca, and Sam Steele.

Fans excitedly returned to this iconic Vancouver venue, and Blueprint did not disappoint. Vancouver Convention Centre is huge and provides space to dance and move. Stage production exceeded expectations, and the venue vibes resembled BC Place more than PNE Forum, which fans loved. With Contact Music Festival hosted here in December, the event is set to make a show-stopping debut at VCC with headliners Rezz and Zedd. 

The Main Exhibition Hall, featured the stage and even had a lounge section in the back with seats. As well as offering numerous areas outside of the main stage area to take a break and recharge. Vancouver Convention Centre has spread out washrooms which helped contribute to the flow of traffic. Blueprint had a tent with merchandise, in addition to coat check available in the lower-level area outside the Main Exhibit Hall.

As the event was 19+, Blueprint featured multiple bar options. One cool feature was the Red Bull Slushie Bar, which allowed fans to Choose their Bull + Spirit. Red Bull offered their original Energy Drink, as well as Watermelon (Red) Edition, and Tropical (Yellow) editions all in slushy forms! Paired with a selection of vodka, tequila, or gin.

Foundation debuted its “House Guest” pass at Volume 7, which gave fans the chance to get on stage with artists and up close in the action. The House Guest pass seemed to be worth the value here, as the section was not crowded at all, and offered lots of room on-stage, as well as a private House Guest bar. The VIP section has a side-stage area, and its own VIP bar section and tables offered. The GA section definitely stands on its own, as there were many bathroom options, bar options, water accessible locations, room to dance, move around, and take a break when wanted.

A highlight for this event amongst fans was the free water offered on-site. With current controversies in Vancouver after some nightclubs refusing to offer free tap water, and dismissing fans, costing them a large portion of their customers as a result. It was really great to see Blueprint heard fans calls, and came through with safety and providing a great experience.

The sets were spectacular and matched the Halloween Weekend vibe. The DJs struck an ideal balance between their tracks and crowd-pleasing bangers, ensuring energy never fell. The crowd was lively, and fans were excited and loud. Overall the event was awesome, and Blueprint killed it with Foundation Series Volume 7. The artist’s sets were electric, and the crowd’s energy was unmatched. Overall the event was awesome, leaving fans filled with anticipation, excited to see what’s next for Blueprint and  Foundation Series.

Stage Hoppers was lucky enough to get the chance to interview the legend Lee Foss, with this interview coming soon. If you are a fan of House Music yourself, make sure to check out our House Cat playlist to stay up to date with the hottest house track releases.

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