Pittsburgh-based mash-up maestro Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, just wrapped up a little while ago at the University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse. And while the main attraction was basically a dude playing music on a laptop, Gillis’ set was even more bonkers than I remembered from last year’s at Sasquatch! Festival.
You know, there were a few dozen kids on stage jumpin’ around and shakin’ their money makers with wild abandon; ginormous, confetti-filled balloons being batted around; Gillis’ homies firing off makeshift TP guns (actually leaf blowers rigged with paint rollers); and sick, new remixes featuring pirated hooks from Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Arcade Fire – and even a little “Tiny Dancer,” which is never a bad thing.
Just hit the “more” button and check out some pics I took tonight and you’ll see just how much fun was had by all. Then you can guess how many rolls of toilet paper wound up strewn all over the arena floor. At a rate of three or four a minute over a couple of hours I’m going with – ummm, let’s see, carry the one – a gazillion!
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