A couple years ago, my friend and coworker, and frequent collaborator @tucknasty asked if I wanted to go with him on a road trip to Reno with him for my first EDM experience. I told him I was down and we rented our hotels and got our gear ready. He took me to go see Skrillex and Porter Robinson at The Knitting Factory. When we went, we made our way to the top floor and proceeded to have the time of our lives. Everybody was friendly and full of live and positive PLUR vibes. About halfway through the Skrillex set, I saw security escorting a member of my team out because he was throwing water. I knew how much the party meant to @tucknasty so I left with my other friend so he didn’t have to be alone, and @tucknasty could stay. My friend (who clearly did waaaay too much Molly) wandered off and I went back to my hotel room. I was a little disappointed but I had a great experience. After the concert @tucknasty called me and told me to meet him at a bar called Würk for some post rave drinks.
As soon as I get there, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, and Zeds Dead all walked in with their entourage! I approached Skrillex and let him know how awesome I thought his show was and offered to buy him a drink. He then tells me that he won 20 grand $$$ playing at the tables and proceeded to buy me and my whole team drinks. He bought our drinks for the whole night and treated all of us like we were long lost friends. We laughed, told jokes, danced and deejayed the whole night away.
I didn’t even really know who these guys really were at the time, so I wasn’t all that star struck. My friend at this point is completely losing his shit and is calling everyone he knows yelling “You won’t believe who just bought me a fucking drink bro?”
I had such an awesome time and let Skirllex know that he has a fan for life! I remember driving home like, “I think this Skrillex guy is going to be successful. He’s cool and should make it big one if these days.”
He won a Grammy the next week and everyone just let me know what a big deal this guy really is. He showed no ego. Just love for the people who bought tickets to see him work his magic. I’ve been hooked on EDM since.
This was my first EDM experience…
03/06/13 – Submitted by: Malik516