YESTERDAY I WENT MY FIRST EDM SHOW. (electronic dance music)
And because earlier that day I visited the Museum of Science and Industry and got hyped up about Learning and Discovery (and U-boats) everything that happened at the concert was ‘For Science!’
Ali & I wore a lot of makeup, and most of that makeup was glitter based. By the time we left I looked kind of like a mermaid, if Ke$ha needed a mermaid in a music video.
Obviously we started dancing right we got to the House of Blues at midnight. Benassi didn’t come on until 1:30 I think? It was hard to tell since there were no clocks, only dancing and lights and music.
By the end of the night I was pretty pleased. Towards the beginning when things were slower I was initially hit on by a lady who stated things of by saying ‘I’m one of you! I’m a lesbian too!’ Oh geez lady. I nodded a smiled and was like, awesome! I’m with someone- and pointed to Ali. Then a dude tried subtly dancing with me, being careful not to make eye contact- and I quickly put an end to that with the ‘cut it out’ gesture. Don’t worry he tried again so I just used my elbows.Then another lady, then a gay dude- and then just a line of terrible straight guys. Listen bros, if you are trying to grind on my ass let me first tell you it is super sweaty and also here are my elbows. Back the fuck up.
THEN I turned around and saw this kinda muscular dude with a mohowk and tattoos and apologized if my hair had been hitting him. He just smiled and was like
‘No, no. Don’t worry. You’re really fun to watch.”
“Thanks! I usually come to these with guys, thanks for letting me dance” (this is only sort of a lie. I usually go to shows with guys, but not EDM shows.)
AND THEN FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT HE STOOD A FOOT BEHIND ME AND GAVE ME SO MUCH SPACE IT WAS EXCELLENT. When a fight started in front of us he even moved to the front until security took care of it. Also there was an invasion by a group of utter bros who smelled like an Armani Exchange. Ignoring every concert protocol they muscled their way in front of us well after the third set started. It’s cool though because I craftily used my elbows to spill their drinks.
Anyway this dude was rad as hell. He even blew on the back of my neck when my hair got sweaty! And then he proceeded to - this is key - NOT DANCE UP ON ME.
And of course Benassi played Cinema- the Skrillex remix- and of course I BECAME ONE WITH THE MUSIC when the house shuddered ‘D-D-D-D-D-D-ROP THE BASS’.
YES I BECAME ONE WITH THE MUSIC.
And um, I went to sleep at six this morning so I am so tired and what if this doesn’t make sense? I just want to do it again.@11 months ago with 3 notes
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