Steve Aoki & Duran Duran – 6.20.12

When Steve Aoki asked me to come shoot his show at Terminal 5 I was not quite prepared for the weirdness that was his show Wednesday night. Trident gum sponsored an event called “See What Unfolds Live” with Steve Aoki and a “special guest” which turned out to be Duran Duran for some reason. I guess Trident has this multi-flavored gum so bringing Aoki in to do a live remix of “Hungry Like The Wolf” somehow makes sense. All I know is that the whole thing was pretty awesome.

Aoki did his thing and as per all his shows everyone went nuts. Very few DJ’s know how to turn what they do into a good performance and Steve is probably my favorite DJ to shoot cause he puts on a show. I haven’t seen him DJ since he started throwing cakes at people and crowd rafting people all over the place so this is some other level shit now. Unfortunately I got the wrong pass and they would only let me shoot a few minutes of his set. Luckily right at the end of his set I saw someone from his team and finally got back into the photo pit for Duran Duran live remix. Aoki brought on Duran Duran and they performed a mashed up version of Hungry Like The Wolf which you can download for free here. The whole thing lasted about 10 minutes and was intensely surreal. Finally Steve left and Duran Duran closed out the night with a short set.

I think the best part about these photos is trying to pick out who the Duran Duran fans are and who the Steve Aoki fans are. Whatever the case I hope some of these 16 year old ravers came with their Duran Duran loving parents cause someone should be looking after these kids…

Click here to see all the photos from the See What Unfolds Live Steve Aoki/Duran Duran concert at Terminal 5.

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran

 

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