The event took place at the Makiharu Messe convention center and featured Prodigy, Darren Emerson and Tim Deluxe as well as other minor artists. For those of you in New York, imagine Javits Center being transformed into a rave. The place was that huge. I felt like a little child in the middle of a theme park with all my favorite rides. It was overwhelming even as we approached the structure. Two stages, two floors, I felt like I was back in Miami for a second, except I was under a huge roof.
Prodigy was fucking awsome, they put on a crazy show. I couldn't believe that I was hearing "Smack My bitch Up" live. They mostly played new stuff, but they threw in a lot of old stuff as well. It was a great show and I was pretty impressed.
As Darren Emerson came on following Prodigy we went looking for a quick snack. It took us about an hour to find each other and then find french fries. Everywhere we went they ran out of food. Due to our hunger we only saw parts of Emerson. He played a lot of the stuff from Miami, but he was blowing everyone's mind away. I wish I got to hear his entire set. At about 5:30 a.m. Tim Deluxe came on. He started off mixing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Rape Me," then he mixed tracks from Sasha's "Involver" and Junkie XL's Elvis remix. I jumped in the crowed with a new wind of energy, but by 6 a.m. I completely lost it and had to get out. I was so tired that I couldn't tell if he was good or not anymore. He actually was pretty good, but I couldn't keep up, my body was cathing up with me. And at around 6:30 a.m. we left. Next time I'm going to be more prepared with proper substances and a video camera.
My final shout out goes to Prodigy and Darren Emerson.