Krewella - Club Cinema, Pompano Beach - January 25
"Everyone single person in this goddamn place needs to touch the sky," Yasmine shouted into the mic as Jahan pulled up "Breathe," a collaborative track they wrote with Skrillex. Purple and green lasers shot through the room as hands furiously shot up from front to back.
By 1 a.m. they broke out "Killing It," the song that made them famous just about a year ago. To say they've come a long way since early 2012 is clearly an understatement. Girls went crazy on shoulders and camera phones emerged from every corner. There was not one inch of unused space.
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A couple dancing girls took up duty in front of the flashing flood lights. The crowd exploded, singing along to Krewella's "Alive." Rain Man came out from behind the decks to spray the revelers with smoke.
"Make some noise if you feel it right now," one of the girls screamed into the mic. They cut the music and let the crowd sing along to the track before bringing it in for a hard finish.
"Thank you so fucking much," they cried, but already the chants for one more song were bubbling up. Not a group to leave their fans hanging, they got back behind the decks and gave it to them just like they wanted with a hard remix of "One More Minute."
Some stagehands broke out a t-shirt cannon and sent black tees flying. The girls grabbed their mics and headed for the front of the stage, singing along with their song, jumping up and down and getting the place really live before jumping out for a crowd surf. They only got out like, two feet before security helped them back up, faces beaming.
They told the crowd to "Come and Get It," then reiterated their love for their crazy fans, taking a few minutes to give high-fives and hugs to the front rows.
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"Happy fuckin' birthday, Brittany," Jahan said before smashing the girl's face with cake and licking it off. After that, local DJ XTC took control and the announcer promised music until 4 a.m. But we pretty much high tailed it home because, well, once you're ignored for an hour, it's kind of hard to get into the PLUR mentality.
At least Krewella brought the pain.
Personal Bias: It's not very nice to laugh in the face of a reporter who's just trying to do her job. It's even worse to oversell tickets in the hundreds, cheating kids out of $30 and a good time.
The Crowd: Well, half of them were outside.
-"Ghosts N Stuff"
-"One More Minute"
-"Rattle / In The House" mashup
-"Jah No Partial"
-"One More Minute" remix
-"Come and Get It"