After finding a nice spot on the balcony, with a great vantage point, we got to enjoy Steve Aoki in style. Opening with “Steve Jobs”, the crowd was ready for what is always a wild ride when Aoki takes the stage. “Turbulence”, the track that features Laidback Luke and Lil’ John, made an appearance in the set as well. The Aoki/Afrojack collaboration “No Beef” (ft. Miss Palmer) was right on with keeping the party going. His sets are always great for some crazy stage antics; as always, plenty of champagne was uncorked and sprayed all over the crowd. There were several people that got cranberry juice dumped all over them, which makes for a fun laundry session. One girl even got nailed in the face with a cake. Every time I see Aoki, I love watching the craziness ensue (from a distance, mind you).
It was a great way to spend the last night of the weekend. Even though the Paramount wasn’t that packed, those in attendance definitely looked like they were having a great time. It is a cool venue, that will hopefully get the right type of promotions soon, because it would be a shame to see such a well put together place not reach its maximum potential.
Written by Chris Meyer