Block Party GIRL TALK!
posted by July 28 at 11:07 AMon
Last night’s Girl Talk show was possibly the best dance party I have ever been to. Neumos was the most packed I’ve seen it, way past normal show capacity, crammed with drunk people ready to dance. This of course meant the drink lines were ridiculously long, bringing into question a life-long paradox: the mystery beer.
As I stood in the back of the club enjoying the Trucks I finished my drink and woefully looked at the empty glass. It took me 15 minutes to get that drink and only three minutes to drink it. I didn’t want to wait in line for another, but I also wanted to have a good buzz on for the impending dance explosion. Behind me on a table sat three abandoned beers, untouched for the entirety of the Trucks set. They were hardly if at all drank, still had head that was clear of foreign particles, and very, very tempting. Keep in mind, I’m the sort of guy that will put something gross in my mouth on a dare, and when a stranger hands me a barely sipped drink in a bar and says, “I’m leaving, you want this?” I drink it unhesitatingly. But these beers - there was something not quite right about these beers. The fact that there were three…I just knew one of them was tainted. This was a trick! Someone on the balcony was watching, waiting to see if I would drink the laced cup. Behind one of those three doors was a tiger waiting to eat me. No, what was I thinking? There’s nothing wrong with those beers. Someone bought them and then decided to leave and abandoned them on the table, expecting some tasteless idiot like myself to drink them. But how could I be sure? I couldn’t. I stood in line for another twenty minutes and paid for another drink.
Girl Talk immediately had everyone in Neumos dancing their ass off. Within seconds people swarmed the stage and freaked out next to Gillis as he took favorite samples from Night Ripper and mixed them into new creations. “Since You Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk, and Mims “This is Why I’m Hot” (which I never thought I could enjoy) mixed into “Time After Time” were all crowd favorites. Around 1:20am the security guards inexplicably started kicking everyone off the stage, including a hilarious moment when they tried to kick off Gillis himself. The party kept going on the floor, with Gillis jumping over his laptop station into the crowd, only to return to the stage with no pants. The energy in the room was amazing, never letting down for the entirety of his set. Greg Gillis really knows how to get a party started. Definitely the highlight of day one.
nice photo by Micah Barrett