* Please be forewarned that my video capturing skills are quite subpar. I guess being a director or cinematographer isn’t quite in the cards for me…
Let me get this all out there ASAP – ohmygawdihadapresspassandchilledwithskrillexbackstage. In English that translates to OH MY GAWD I had a press pass and chilled with Skrillex backstage. That isn’t me trying to show off, it’s me still feeling incredulous that yesterday’s events actually went down. If you know me, you know that I think of Armin van Buuren and Skrillex as gods. Can you imagine me at their shows? I can’t even vocalize how I feel when I am in their presence. I’m pretty sure that I look like a palm tree swaying in the wind, albeit a short palm tree with arms instead of fronds, boobs instead of coconuts and crazy music vibrations instead of wind. Weird analogy… but I’m sure you get what I mean by now.
The show was amazing. Grimes, Hundred Waters, Tokimonsta, Koan Sound, Diplo, Pretty Lights and …..SKRILLEX…. (gasp). I readied my pass for the first time and waltzed backstage only to see Sonny chilling on his own down the stairs from the stage. I’m also pretty sure that I did a complete 360 because I didn’t know which way to go. I walked in, saw him, stared, turned around about half a foot and proceeded to turn in awkward, jerky movements until I was right back where I started. I am maaaaaaybe being a little overdramatic but I was in the presence of greatness. At least I didn’t tackle him and shove him in my purse for safekeeping. When I was done taking backstage pictures, I mustered up the courage and told him I couldn’t wait for his set and his spaceship (he performs in a spaceship). We talked about me dying when I saw him at Ultra, how my girl Zoe Williams loves him long time and other stuff I can’t remember for the life of me because the only thing going through my head was OH MY GOD SKRILLEX IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. HIS HAIR IS SO COOL UP CLOSE, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I TOUCHED IT? SKRIILEEXXXXXXX I LOVE YOU (and other nonsensical nonsense). It was….amazing. I am also pleased to report that we are now the best of friends. I’m going to go sit in a corner and die happily.
That happened. I worship at the temple of Skrillex.
Anyhow, the weather reports said that there was a large chance of thunder showers. It was drizzling as I was walking to the metro but the rain completely stopped once I was out. In fact, the sky pretty much cleared up and we had a beautiful night. I’m telling you man, it was all Skrillex. He parted those clouds.
Diplo was amazing. He is also so incredibly beautiful so I made a point of going backstage to take some pics for your viewing pleasure. I took a very short movie of diplo being FABULOUS (see below). MEOW.
Prettyyyy Lightssssss OH HELLS YEAH. That was a treat!! I totally missed Pretty Lights at Ultra for Ferry Corsten so I am ECSTATIC that I finally saw him. Pretty Lights totally killed it and had great control over the crowd.
And now for the pièce de résistance…THE SKRILLEX COUNTDOWN. It is epic and my head exploded when I saw the little guy in his little spaceship.