LeBOOM, a monthly Columbus event hosted by My Best Friend's Party and Disco Donnie Presents, brought Americo Garcia of Boombox Cartel to Skully's Music Diner.
Columbus was definitely ready to fucking party.
The MBFP Disco Donnie crew opened up the night starting with Jon Workman, who goes by the moniker Trauma Kidd, expertly working the decks. After Workman's set, HansPlay and ChOff music took to the stage, followed by Kill.Bill, and then Risik. At least I assume that's what happened.
When I showed up on the scene around midnight, Ghost Gardens (2/3rds of the group anyhow) was on stage slaying the crowd with their unique sound.
DJ Ginsu Von Mixwell III was spinning vinyl on stage right ...
... while DJ Carma was rocking the CD-J's at center stage. By this point the crowd was well lubricated, and partying like there was no tomorrow.
When Ghost Gardens wrapped up, MBFP veteran Paul Asensi (of Alex and Paul) took to the stage to finish warming up the crowd for Boombox Cartel.
Though he wasn't initially listed as an opener for this event, his presence behind the decks was a wonderful surprise, because his cross-genre mixing was just what the crowd needed to get themselves amped for the main event.
Boombox Cartel lit up the stage like a fucking atom bomb.
The crowd by this time was pumped up and mightily intoxicated.
Americo Garcia knows how to work a crowd into a frenzy, at times jumping up onto the table when he has a free moment in his set.
A mosh pit formed a few times during the set, but even when the people weren't moshing they were losing their minds and dancing up a storm.
It's simply impossible to not move your body when Boombox Cartel is on the decks. If you don't believe me, check them out for yourselves here (I highly recommend the Dia De Los Muertos mix).
A huge thanks to Nick Reed, all the dudes at MBFP, and Disco Donnie for putting this thing on.
I can't wait to see what they have in store for us next month when AC Slater is coming to town.
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Eli Rousculp writes reviews, articles and photographs for NID Magazine.