Avicii - Vanguard - 2/7/13
|This is what a mega club party looks like|
2:00am: Why is everyone smoking? Is it legal to smoke in here?
2:05am: Scanning the room, the person currently dancing the hardest...is Avicii. Apparently he ended up in the hospital last year because he was drinking too much, but he looks pretty fresh right now with his backwards baseball cap and baby face. He sings along to every song. Like, really passionately.
2:10am: A security guard plucks a cigarette from a girl's mouth. Apparently it is not actually legal to smoke in here.
2:13am: It's clear why people love this stuff though. This is pure top 40 club joy. It's Saturday night in the Sahara tent at Coachella and you're peaking on e music. It's the clarion call of the youth movement. It's everything! It's nothing! It's 2am in Hollywood on a school night!
2:15am: Avicii drops signature sample "Baba O'Reilly." "Don't cry. It's only teenage wasteland" we all sing. And something about that feels very true.
2:22am: And then he plays his hit "Fade Into Darkness."
Katie Bain Teenage wasteland.
2:30am: This is a crazy party so there is fake smoke and confetti! Glowsticks are flying! Thousands of cocktail napkins are thrown in the air! A Vanguard employee throws garbage bags full of glowsticks out into the crowd. What a scene! What a mess! Are these glowsticks recyclable?
3:03am: The crowd cheers loudest when Avicii drops Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child." This song is pure big room EDM magic. I dance with a cute guy that is way too young for me, and we both sing along at the top of our lungs.
3:16am: Seriously though man, just play "Le7els" so we can get going. Don't people have to work in the morning?
3:20am: I go to the bathroom and of course that's when he plays "Le7els."
3:35am: Back out on the dance floor, the crowd is thinning out. Avicii plays one more song and then the lights come up and I realize that's it's 3:30 in the morning and I am in Hollywood standing in a pile of garbage surrounded by people making out with each other. Home. Now. Go.
Random notebook dump: But Avicii can smoke in here.
Overheard in the crowd: "We're going to an afterparty...at the ROOSEVELT!"