2009: shows of the year
Unquestionable. I went to see this show expecting amazing music and iffy DJing chops. Imagine my surprise to find that Mr. Lotus knows his way around both Ableton and set-building, and had the place going nuts. Impossible music, surreal visuals, good sound, and great people.
Serious shoutouts to the ridiculous Skream show, VEMF day and night, Appleblim, the Legion of Doom five-way tag, Dekoze @ Hush, Halloween @ Hush, and Decade. 2008 felt like a bit of a nadir for me – 2009 was hopefully the start of the upswing.