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Detroit — Decked out in a set of wings and space-themed body suit, Danielle Keys rested Sunday by the fountain at Hart Plaza reflecting on the annual techno music event she's flocked to for more than a decade.

The 25-year-old artist said she visits a few festivals each year, but Detroit's is tops.

"I feel a connection with this festival. This one is like home," said Keys, of Allen Park, who attended this year's Memorial Day weekend event with a group from Michigan, Indiana and Seattle. "It's like a homecoming and a kickoff to summer."

Keys, who was outfitted in platform boots, beaded bracelets, colorful dreadlocks and crimped bangs, added that, for her, the festival has also been about self-expression.

"You get to be a blank canvas for a day. It's a fun environment," she said. "There's a lot of vocal talent. It's fun to discover new DJs."

By Sunday afternoon, party-goers at the 16th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival were out in full force, packing five stages and decked out in everything from furry boots to glitter, fishnets and bikinis.

Sunday's lineup included Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown and Dog Blood, and a performance by Juan Atkins' Model 500 project.

The three-day event draws crowds of more than 100,000 each year with more than 100 music artists. This year's program is slated to conclude Monday with a headlining performance by Snoop Dogg, who is playing as DJ Snoopadelic.

The act is among those that Warren resident Dane Paterson said he's eager to see.

"It's always different. I love it," said Paterson, a techno and metal fan who has attended the show for 13 years.

"It's a cool place to meet people from all over the world. It's a great adventure."

Attendance figures were not available, but organizers have said Saturday's attendance was up over last year.

Stacy Tumarkin, 28, and Gray Powell, 32, both of San Francisco, lounged on a cushy couch in the VIP section of the festival. The pair and about a dozen friends have forged an annual tradition.

"Detroit is unique," Tumarkin said. "It feels more authentic than other festivals."

Sunday's events went more smoothly than the first day of the festival Saturday, when problems from a new ticketing system forced fans to wait in long lines to get in to Hart Plaza.

For Jenny Razey, 25, the festival marked her first visit to Detroit.

The medical student from Chicago hung out in a hammock in the shade with her schoolmate, Alicia Strunk, a Macomb Township native.

"I always like the setup. The whole festival is so different," said Strunk, 26, noting the variety of stages, scenery and performers.

"There's such a good crowd of people."

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