I was fortunate enough to nab a few tickets for Girl Talk’s first of two shows here in Washington D.C. at the 9:30 Club. The highly anticipated set had the whole venue brewing with energy. As the lights dimmed, Mr. Gillis, aka Girl Talk, crawled to his dual-computer set up, and proceeded to hop on the table to a crowd of swaying hands and screaming vocal chords. After a few short words, the music started and jaws dropped. It seemed like he started with pieces of “Once Again,” the opening track off his album Night Ripper. At first I was like “YES,” but then I wondered, how good could a set of just pre-recorded mashups be? My questioning was shortly answered. It was so much more than just his album tracks. The set was filled with sing-a-longs, a mind-blowing back drop (as pictured), and more treats in the form of confetti and balloons than a kid can dream of. Every beat was accompanied by a custom light show, and the crowd continuously bounced for the full 55-minute set.
Hey everyone! Paula here, your Assistant Music Director and Rock Director for this year. I’m a New York-born, Texas-bred, music-obsessed sophomore studying English and Journalism at GW. My activities include broadcasting two live radio shows on WRGW (Daydream Nation on Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM and Pregame on Saturdays 4 PM-6 PM featuring Owen Diehl aka DJ OD and Charlie Lobeck aka DJ Spazzy Chuck), broadcasting live interviews and studio performances for both local and critically acclaimed musicians (latest ones have been my home state favorites The Octopus Project, Atlanta noise pop/indie rock sensations Of Montreal, and the lovely San Diego gents from Crocodiles), managing a friend’s band, DJing parties and events, and going to way too many concerts and music festivals for both my wallet and my well-being.