Friday was my long overdue return into the raving scene. I guess I’ve just been caught up in school again or maybe it’s the fact that spending money stresses me out. But then again there will ALWAYS be enough money and time for music.
This is the third time I’ve seen Madeon and although it ended a little too early for my liking, he still managed to leave me speechless. Speechless yet still moving to the beat. Sometimes off beat. When he opened for Zedd I was thinking that he needed his own headlining show and at last he did it in the U.S.! The first sighting of his name in my bandsintown app and I knew I was going to be there.
His debut album Technicolor was full of electrifying and uniquely beautiful songs. One of the reasons I consider Madeon one of my favorite DJ’s is because you can tell his songs a part from other electronic songs. He has his own theme that you can hear in all of his songs, not saying that he is boring and all his songs sound the same. Quite the opposite, actually. It’s like a fashion show. All the dresses are different styles, some are party dresses and some are more casual (unless its high end fashion, then there’s no such thing as “casual”). But you can see that they all belong in the same collection because of their underlying theme. I may have lost some of you because of my fashion metaphor, but I’ve seen a lot of Project Runway growing up, so it was the most obvious. Albums are a collection of music and listening to an album in order, the way musicians intended it to be listened to, is an experience. Hearing that music played live in front of you furthers that experience. I’m sure I’ve talked about the impact music and concerts have on me so I won’t bore youwith my obsessive talk.
His stage and light show were ten times bigger than they were when he opeened for Zedd. All this magnified the awesomeness of the night. His equipment set up was unlike I’ve ever seen. All of his pads and music producing knobs (ha, shows how much technical talk I know) were facing the crowd and we got to see him in action, literally. It made me feel more involved. He also swayed us into tranquility with his keyboard and singing skills. I don’t know what it is with Emo’s, however, because they cut off his music while he was trying to end it with one last bang. C’mon Emo’s this is the second time I’ve left pretty disappointed. If it wasn’t for Madeon, you would hear my wrath.
Nonetheless, it was an hour of pure joy. I am definitely going to look for his name on the EDC Las Vegas lineup!
Until next show! For now enjoy these pictures and videos.