Friday night at Webster Hall was packed. I heard it sold out but it didn’t seem as crazy as some other nights but it was still very clearly out of control in there. Skrillex and Tommy Lee with DJ Areo were all upstairs for Girls & Boys and people seem to really care about such things. I was a huge fucking Motely Crue fan when I was 10 so I can understand. Other than the sort of surrealness of the dude from the Pam Anderson sex tape standing next to you the highlight was clearly Skrillex.
Despite taking photos of and being friends with tons and tons of DJs I don’t actually listen to dance music so unless I know the dude I usually have no idea who anyone is. People kept being like “It’s Sonny Moore from From First to Last”, but since I am not at all emo or whatever I would have to be to listen to what Wikipedia calls “post hardcore” I had no idea who he was. Clearly about 1500 people at Webster Hall did know who Skrillex was and he rocked the fuckers. Since I can’t tell the difference between one DJ and the next all I can do is judge stage performance and how crazy the crowd gets and Skrillex passed with flying colors. He put on a great show and got these kids going nuts and that’s all you can ask as far as I am concerned. Also I feel like I have hung out with this Sonny Moore guy before but I can’t place where. Maybe SXSW or WMC or something but I am 99% sure I have taken his photo before. If anyone can figure that out let me know.
Moving on… Downstairs my homegirl Andie Cassette was DJing Trash and celebrating her birthday. Fat Shain was also celebrating his birthday. My love for those kids was why I showed up to Webster in the first place. Andie rocked the crowd that wasn’t flooding the upstairs and Shain just caused a bunch of trouble. Suicide Girl Bettina did a burlesque number and Albert Cadabra did things with a balloon I best not speak of. Apathy and Dangrr Doll did some topless go-going as well so the whole gallery gets a NSFW stamp on it. Whatever the case it was a fun night.