Dance Music Disaster Gigs: Part Two

Porter Robinson

“I played in Minneapolis, on tour with Skrillex and Zedd and this particular show was at a kind of grimier, rave-ier, sort of druggy club. Well it wasn’t even a club, I don’t think they were selling drinks, it was just grimy and druggy. There was some dude in the front row who got a fire extinguisher off the wall and he was trying to add to the party by spraying it up in the air, but he didn’t realise that you’re not supposed to breathe in that stuff.

So suddenly I see this guy with a gas mask on spraying this stuff – and I didn’t know what it was – into the booth and my eyes start stinging, I can’t breathe, I’m coughing and everything is just covered in this white dust. Everyone is panicking, my whole face is stinging and I didn’t know what he was spraying. I couldn’t see that it was a fire extinguisher, so I thought this guy was actually trying to carry out some kind of attack on these people; some crazy fucked-up dude with mace.

It was my last song and I just let the song play out and walked off stage. It wasn’t tantrum-y, it wasn’t like “I’m leaving!” It was like, people were panicking, so okay, I’m getting out of here. But it was just a fire extinguisher. Apparently the dude got attacked, which sucked – but someone who was friends with the guy told me he said he was really sorry and had no idea what he was doing. So, in the end it turned out to be an innocuous thing, but it’s not often you have someone in a gas mask spraying you in the face with some sting-y, painful, white solution.”


Shockone

“I did a tour with Karnivool, which I’m actually really glad I did, but which at the time was quite tough because a lot of people didn’t know what dubstep or drum & bass was – or if they did, they didn’t want to hear it because they were just hardcore rock/metal fans.

I had all these hecklers and at the Sydney show, someone threw a shoe at me which was pretty tough to deal with. But at the same time, it was a good learning experience because it taught me how to deal with a hostile crowd, and taught me to toughen up and go, “Fuck you, this is what I’m doing”. It also taught me that for every heckler out there in the crowd, there’s ten people who are enjoying it, not throwing things at you.

But I’m really glad I stuck that tour out, because I think it exposed a lot of people who hadn’t heard that style of music before and I know a lot of them are coming to my shows now. So you know, suck on that, dude who threw a shoe at me. Eat a dick. Who throws a shoe, honestly!”

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westsdogs

westsdogs said on the 24th Apr, 2012

These are so good!!! ITM please do another one!

cherry vanilla

cherry vanilla said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Taking getting spastic on a night out to a whole new level.....

Dr Ranga

Dr Ranga said on the 24th Apr, 2012

"Lawler%u2019s manager Joel Zimmerman"

BMoney

BMoney said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Deadmau5 is Lawler's manger?? LOLer.

brown820

brown820 said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Joel Zimmerman is a fairly well known agent at William Morris Endeavor talent agency, no he is not deadmau5 lol. Coincidence.

Ghost Of SANDSLASH

Ghost Of SANDSLASH said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Mother, She lied to me .. She wasn't a virgin.

Dubz

Dubz said on the 25th Apr, 2012

I played a gig in the uk in a club with wooden floors, this guy stated breakdancing and he was pretty good but all the jumping around near the decks meant the needles kept skipping which was pretty fucking annoying.

Worst gig I went to was home nye 2009/10. They closed the doors for no reason so the club was half full and josh wink played to about 5 people in the top room and was then stopped only about a quarter of the way into his set. Lame.

GoodLove

GoodLove said on the 25th Apr, 2012

Mr Oizo still rules - "Fuck, your eye!!!

gets me every time

angy

angy said on the 25th Apr, 2012

This is awesome! So good. Some serious stuff going down, but the Sam La More one is hilarious. Fancy that strumpet is banging Afrojack now! :P

cizza

cizza said on the 25th Apr, 2012

I was at one of the Karnivool shows and yea, the crowd reaction for ShockOne was certainly mixed. Going from Over Reactor to ShockOne to Karni was a strange one but it kind of works - having a DJ play some tunes whilst the roadies change the stage setup is a great idea.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 25th Apr, 2012

but it%u2019s not often you have someone in a gas mask spraying you in the face with some sting-y, painful, white solution.%u201D

Nah Porter, I'm pretty sure you know all about it

katiecunningham

katiecunningham said on the 26th Apr, 2012

Poo story is so good. Soooo good.

angy

angy said on the 26th Apr, 2012

^^I was there that night! remember standing outside, when people started rushing downstairs with this incredulous look on their faces...

mister a

mister a said on the 26th Apr, 2012

Lawler is a tool! that is all I have to add

mischa21

mischa21 said on the 27th Apr, 2012

I played a gig in the uk in a club with wooden floors, this guy stated breakdancing and he was pretty good but all the jumping around near the decks meant the needles kept skipping which was pretty fucking annoying.

Worst gig I went to was home nye 2009/10. They closed the doors for no reason so the club was half full and josh wink played to about 5 people in the top room and was then stopped only about a quarter of the way into his set. Lame.

CSB

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 28th Apr, 2012

DEPRIVE ME OF MY EVERLASTING LIFE

hamishlardi

hamishlardi said on the 29th Apr, 2012

Imagine if that dude killed himself at sydney creamfields yesterday.

juanfyanezv

juanfyanezv said on the 29th Apr, 2012

insane! I have a friend who was there when the shooting went on. F*CKN CRAZY!

HungryHippo

HungryHippo said on the 2nd May, 2012

hahahah @angy i read that as faeces not FACES hahahahaha fitting dont you think

mrmarkrigby

mrmarkrigby said on the 3rd May, 2012

top read. Illya's terrace sets at Home were the bomb!

reevedeejay

reevedeejay said on the 17th Aug, 2012

hahahaha Sam La More you LEGEND!