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  • Photo Recap: Girl Talk - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA

    Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:20:36

    Photo Recap: Girl Talk - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA - The magnetic attraction between sweaty mashup DJs and teen girls is finally proven

    ADD mashup guru Gregg Gillis, AKA Girl Talk, approached his latest album, Feed The Animals, as a social experiment, offering it free online as long as downloaders left the reason for not paying in return. If the laptop DJ's latest stop at the Henry Fonda Theatre on October 26th is inspected through a similar lens, we can conclude two things without a doubt: 1. The more ironic the mashup the better 2. Teen girls love sweaty mashup DJs.


    Girl Talk | by Jay Watford


    Flanked by two Halloween costumed cohorts launching toilet paper into the crowd, Gillis took the reigns of his Apple on a small stage set up on the venue's floor, which was stormed by teens only minutes into the set. Feeding off the overflowing energy, the capricious party leader point and clicked through an ever-twisting amalgamation of hip hop, rock ballads, indie and pop music that ranged from genuinely good to guilty-pleasure kitschy. At one point, Jay-Z's verses and the Ramone's guitars met in a mix of the rapper's latest single "Jocking Jay-Z" and the punk classic, "Hey Ho! Let's Go." Later Rick Springfield and Three 6 Mafia joined for a call and response of, "I wish that I had Jessie's Girl, but I'd rather get some head." The mad scientist brought together countless artists over an incessant beat well past many attendees curfews, resulting in a sweaty dance party that every one could sing along to.


    Girl Talk | by Jay Watford



    Party attendees | by Jay Watford



    Girl Talk | by Jay Watford



    Girl Talk | by Jay Watford


    —Jay Watford
    10.29.08



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