Dance fans keep the Fillmore jumping
Deadmau5 and hundreds of his prog-house followers began their two-night infestation of Denver's Fillmore Wednesday, turning the understated venue into clubland with costumes, plenty of neon and the world's trippiest Rubik's cube.
Fellow producers Jonas Temple and Skrillex brought the crowd to a simmer with some clever hip-hop- and rock-inflected beats (although we say it's cheating to throw on a Snoop Dogg track and pretend like all the applause is for you), but the room was obviously packed with mouseheads. When the Canadian anthropomorph finally blazed up his electronic performance platform and took the stage, even the Fillmore's dance floor seemed too small to accommodate all the bodies. And when Deadmau5 finally revealed his appropriately digitzed face? A good-natured riot seemed imminent.—Matt Farley, Metromix