Dip Low for Diplo at The Mid [Review]

March 10, 2013 -

Brett Blackman

Hacked! Hi guys, this is Brett's friend, Mercedes O. Today, I am taking over Brett's account all the way from Chicago to give a little recap of partying all night long at The Mid in Chicago. Last week, I saw that beautiful man named Diplo spin, and oh do I have pictures to share with you. I may be taking over Brett's account more in the future - he doesn't know it yet. SHH, don't tell him. Kidding, he does, but I can't wait to start writing more for you guys. Let's just start talking about DIPLO, ok?

It’s always a party when the producers of the three biggest festivals (Spring Awakening, North Coast Music Festival and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival) in the Midwest allow us to be graced by dirty beats. React Presents, a concert promotion and production company, brought in the man who always encourages us to express ourselves, Wesley Pentz, more famously known as DIPLO. The Mid resident DJs Gus Karas and Bill Basil warmed up the Saturday crowd with familiar sounds as well as exposing some impressive transitions. Bill Basil is definitely one to look out for – seducing the crowd with progressive house tunes.

Back the main show – Diplo and Mad Decent brought nothing but presence and energy that makes seeing these artists live worth every penny. “Banger after banger” was the evident motto for the night. The pro-entertainer did the expected and jumped on stage when his ridiculously catchy Express Yourself probed the sound system. Not to mention an entourage of gyrating ladies in the back showing the crowd how to do the damn thang. EXPRESYOURSELF! By this time, the 801-person venue that is somewhat known for being “too small for the talent it books” was definitely packed once partygoers from another React Presents event, Major Lazer + Dragonette at the Congress Theater slowly started to dip in. Hilarious moment of the night was when the Philadelphia-native had a little struggle getting back on stage from a short crowd surf stint (obviously we couldn’t handle not getting our hands on the baile funk King of EDM.)


Shortly after that he took his shirt off. No questions needed.


Nonetheless, Diplo and his moombahton and trap vibes continued to generate some much-needed heat throughout the cold night in the city of Chicago, which is always welcomed! It was either the heat from his music or all the girls expressing themselves, but I will never know. I hope you liked my article! Comment on the Daily Beat Facebook, because I would love some feedback.

~ Mercededs O.

PS I better see all of my friends in Chicago add the Daily Beat page! 🙂

Photo Credit: Da Black Swan


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