So, Tuesday night was the much anticipated Girl Talk concert. I hadn’t heard a show discussed so often since we found out Phish was reuniting. Everyone was looking for tickets, gathering their posse’s and we even had a dance-off request.
Mick and Trevor were going to “bring it” to the dance floor and it was then going to be determined who “brought it”, and who ended up getting served. (details to follow)
Girl Talk is a special group, and holds a special place in my heart. a) just for clarification its not a group. Its a dude with a laptop. b) His mashups have become engrained into my everyday life, sometimes I dont even notice I sing bits of the cross over, and now I am spoiled to hear certain songs because I only assume that they will follow with some change up to another song. To be honest, he has gotten me into music i wouldn’t have necessarily listened to, along the lines of hip hop and rap. Its just plain fun. No qualms about it…its gets you moving.
Yes, he doesnt have his own music, he cant sell it because he doesnt own it, and he takes other peoples hits and fuses them together and calls it his own…but he does it better than anyone else I’ve heard. The Bootie mixes, and Party Ben are fun, but Girl Talk knows his shit.
So at the show, because its just 1 dude and a laptop…i guess he decided to make his stage show consist of everyone from the audience standing around him dancing. And I mean, a stage FULL of people, along with streamers, and flying confetti. Mick said he smelled. How does he know that? Oh, right. Mick was a 15 year old girl on Tuesday and had to get on stage with Girl Talk. He put the dance-off off till the latter half of the show, and boogied with screaming girls on stage along side a stinky sweaty long haired dude pushing buttons on a laptop. We were at the clizzub…but it was the Fillmore. Needless to say, the dance off happened, and I couldn’t say who won, because it was awesome all around. I recorded some pre-game dancing in my kitchen and will add that as soon as i upload it.
I’m not a music reviewer. This is not an official review. This is my evening recap, and its not as eloquent as I’d like it to be. So, great show, glad Girl Talk was able to get paid (through concert tickets, not album sales), and although most of the mixes I had heard before…I’d go again next time he came in town.
I leave you with some videos (obviously not originals, because that wouldn’t be the Girl Talk way)