Tomorrowland is no stranger to lengthy visual pieces. It helped bring about the gratuitously long aftermovie, which have in recent years pushed 30 minutes long of big firework displays, attractive festival goers smiling and overhead shots. Now organizers ID&T have unveiled their biggest vanity project yet, This Was Tomorrow, the festival's official motion picture.
Though Tomorrowland is known for its main edition in boom, Belgium, the expansion to Brazil has been a big move for the festival and it is highlighted in the opening bit of the movie. This Was Tomorrow, gives viewers an insider look into how the festival is put on and puts right in the center of the festival. It follows the story of a few attendees on their journey to the festival from their homes with testimonials like "Tomorrowland changed my life," and the like.
There are plenty of gorgeous shots of the wild and the grounds near where both Tomorrowland in Brazil takes place and in Belgium. Not to be outdone by the festival aftermovies there are tons of shots of the festival itself with all of the big, thundering main stage moments with fireworks, lasers and massive production that you expect at Tomorrowland.
It features interviews with some of the festival's biggest stars including Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Pete Tong, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Dave Clark, Josh Wink and many more.
The film tries to bring a common thread of people's life stories into Tomorrowland, but alas it is just another promotional piece for the festival to try and push tickets. It works, but was it really worth the money they dumped in this? If anything the soundtrack has a few unreleased tracks from the likes Guetta and Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman.
This Was Tomorrow is available to view for free on Tomorrowland's YouTube Channel for the next two weeks until Dec. 14.