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- Posted on Sep 18th 2009 11:30AM by Garin Pirnia
It's no secret that a Girl Talk show can become unwieldy -- his stage has been known to collapse -- so it came as a surprise that nothing out of the ordinary occurred. Well, except for the rumor someone may or may not have plunged off the balcony into the crowd below. No injuries were reported, and even if some misguided fan did take a dive, they were okay.
The rest of Gillis' set consisted of predictable yet entertaining moments. As 'Dancing in the Dark' married 'Under the Bridge,' the fist pummeling masses were inundated with copious amounts of toilet paper -- at one point Gillis conveniently used some to wipe his face -- and confetti. A barrier between the stage and audience maintained a safe distance between the dancers huddled around their laptop Messiah onstage and the rest of the ravers in the pit.
Throughout the night, Gillis delved into his signature fare of Nirvana, Elton John, Journey, Michael Jackson and Tag Team mixes. For some reason, it never gets trite hearing hundreds of ballistic hipsters shouting 'Whoomp (There It Is)' in unison. Gillis saved the best for last when he introduced new samples 'Time After Time,' 'Single Ladies' and Phoenix's '1901' to the mash-up family. When the music finally stopped, Gillis stood on top of his table and demonstrated that no matter where he performs, his parties will always be the hottest in town.