There's agri-tourism and people who followed around the Grateful Dead, so, of course there is such a thing called techno tourism. And thanks to Movement, Detroit is part of that. This piece by the New York Times
isn't specifically about Detroit or Movement, but it's part of it.
Excerpt from the New York Times
But by late on the second day, as the crowd boogied to the Latin
house beat of the D.J. Little Louie Vega, I had become a convert. For the next
few years I found myself a regular on the techno-tourist circuit,
traveling from Detroit to Berlin to Tokyo. I'm years beyond sleeping in a
car, but there's still a special magic in meeting up with old friends
on the dance floor, especially in an unfamiliar city.
circuit has a thriving subculture based on techno, a catchall for a
variety of electronic music genres like dubstep, electro-pop and minimal
techno. Techno tourists travel around the United States and beyond to
an informal network of festivals, following their favorite performers —
Carl Craig, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin, to name a few — many
of whom are mainstays on the circuit.
Techno has grown up, and so
have its fans. Many, when not bogged down by their day jobs or family
responsibilities, still grab ear plugs and comfy shoes and hit the road.
Others even take their children along, paving the way for the next
generation. And there's more fresh blood in the scene from jam-band
fans, who groove to techno's extended loops and intricate beat patterns.
David Day, 35, is such a regular that he recently started his
own techno festival, Together, in Boston. "I go to these festivals to be
with like-minded people who also live and breathe electronic music," he
said. "This year, I immediately went onto Orbitz after hearing that
Villalobos was playing at Movement." (The Movement festival,
in Detroit, unofficially kicks off the summer festival circuit over
Memorial Day weekend.)
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