Thursday, July 31, 2014

David Guetta’s Tomorrowland Spaceout Is An EDM Moment Even Tom Petty Could Appreciate

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Yesterday, Tom Petty was in the news because he said some not-so-nice things about the entire nature of the EDM festival: “Watch people play records? That’s stupid. You couldn't' pay me to go. I’m not oversimplifying it. That’s what’s going on. I don’t think it would be any fun without the drugs. It’s a drug party.” (Here in central Virginia, Petty will soon headline a festival that also features String Cheese Incident and various surviving Grateful Dead members, so it seems safe to assume that it’s the “playing records” part Petty doesn't like, rather than the “drug party” part.) But I can imagine Petty getting a chuckle out of the video below: French pop-house cheese-monger, playing a set at Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival, being caught on video spacing out heavily during one of his own buildups. With that flashing light behind him, Guetta looks like he’s living out a heroin-addiction montage from a low-budget movie. Observe:

Someone needs to put together a Tumblr devoted entirely to DJs’ faces at festival shows; they’re always amazing.

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