Bold = freebies!
Due to Barcardi trying to push another alcoholic concoction onto the masses, they decided to endorse a massive party around the states on Friday, May 4th and us in Chicago were lucky enough to have MSTRKRFT come play a free show at The Mid. Upon arriving at the venue, we were blown away seeing the line (which usually there is none when you get there at 10pm) already extended down the street and around the corner. Once inside, our typical front row spot had been breeched by a gang of unruly raver bb’s and since we rolled deep with a 20 person crew, we decided it would be best to seek shelter upstairs for the show. Though its been awhile since JFK and Al-P have created new music, that didn’t stop them from dropping a plethora of heavy hitter’s during a 2 hour set that went late into the night.
The Mid was beyond packed for this event and the people that withstood the line were treated to the duo playing everything from new bangers such as Nero’s Crush On You and Skrillex’s Love In Motion remix to their original tracks such as Bounce and Heartbreaker with the Laidback Luke remix. It was hard to imagine being able to top this night but Cinco De Mayo proved to be a very interesting day………
Cinco De May started at 9am as I woke up and decided to take take the day head on with a delicious alcoholic beverage. It would bore you with all that took place leading up to the event, but our Chicago location held one of the best Pon.De.Prepartys we have ever had and I thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us throughout the day. Once we made it through infamous security checkpoint at Congress, we headed upstairs and linked up with the lovely ladies of Krewella who had taken over a very comfortable section just before Rusko took the stage. Right off the bat, the cockney basshole dropped the one song I was dying to hear (Thunder) off his successful Songs album. Flashbacks to his NYE run kept taking place due to having the same lighting fixture, him talking on the mic every chance he had, and dancing on stage like a manic.
I will say that it was nice to actually put a name to the tracks that he played at the end of last year. Bangers like Somebody to Love (including Skreams remix), our hero Zedds Stars Come Out, the extremely bassy Everyday, and the always amazing Sub Focus Hold On remix were played for a crowd that kept giving their all the entire night. The night ended rather early and I could go into a story that involved an afterparty, The Mid, a certain mau5, and a beach bash, but certain things are best left a secret. Till the next time…..Enjoy mes Amis