Last night DJ Dan Savage and DJ Ira Glass danced their way through a three-hour set at Re-bar's monthly Trouble Dicso dance night. Needless to say, the space was packed—500 people squeezed their asses on the dance floor with greased hips, ready to throw down their best dance moves with the two men on stage.
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DJ Ira Glass, go and brush your shoulders off.
If you didn't make it through the door, here's what you missed: DJ Savage's 90-minute set—heavy on the broadway showtunes, with remixes of songs like Roger Whittaker's "What I did for Love" (from Chorus Line) to Ethel Merman's "I'm an Indian Too" (Annie Get Your Gun). Luckily, you can download the whole set here, but you'll just have to imagine Savage lip syncing to a remix of "Is That All There Is?", a performance that basically prompted DJ Glass to declare him Queen Gay for the evening.
Then Glass followed his comment up by playing—and singing along to—Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A.," clearly vying for the title. Glass also played tunes by Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Ok Go, and the White Stripes, among others.
The music was great, but what made this event remarkable, and memorable, was the accessibility of Savage and Glass. They took sincere pleasure in interacting with the crowd and they were gentlemen about it. At times, they invited the entire crowd on stage. While DJing, they made time to stop, take pictures, sign things, and make incredibly awkward, noisy small-talk.
Case and point: When introduced to Glass, I told him—soberly—that I would like to wear his skin like a well-tailored suit* so I could have his job. And he smiled and replied, "Thank you," as if I'd just given him a compliment, which meant that I didn't spend more than an hour wishing there was rehab for being a creeper.
DJ Savage and DJ Glass closed down Re-bar, outlasting most of their fans. It was a blast. The next Trouble Dicso is set for September 17 at Re-Bar. I suggest you check it out.
*I'd just watched five women propose marriage to him and felt compelled to balance out all the fawning with a healthy dose of creepy.