In the spirit of trying out all things new, Friday I happened upon an available ticket to go see Swedish electronic dance music DJ Avicii spin at the DC Armory. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his songs probably will. This year Avicii is up for a Grammy for Best Dance Record for his track “Levels.”
The Armory is easily the most massive event venue I have been to in my life. The place hosts all kinds of events from roller derbies to inauguration balls, but it’s often transformed into a cavernous party palace by the folks at Club Glow. The space holds up to 10,000 people at once and by midnight it was playing host to an impressive crowd. Interesting to see one DJ control an entire dancing mob of thousands in a space more akin to an airplane hangar than a club.
The show was a blast as much for the music, lights, $12 drinks in battery-powered plastic cups that flashed neon colors from the bottoms, as for the sheer exuberance of the friends I was with. Who needs Ecstasy when you have love and silly outfits?
Extra special shout out to @prfectlyeventful for putting me on.