Photo by Nicole Cussell Steve Aoki takes a rare break to stand still.
Aoki kicked off the first stop of his "I'm In the House" North American tour with an indie-electro-house set heavily laden with his trademark productions and head-banging antics. As expected, he put on a show for his audience by getting on the mike, jumping on stage, and running around in the crowd. Hey, some might call it cheesy, but he gives his all to entertain and energize. It sure tops a DJ that doesn't bother to look up, connect with the crowd, or move to his own beat. A true performer's job is to project personality, and in that respect, Aoki delivers.
Despite the lack of breathing room, it was fun, albeit that bubble-gum sort of fun. About halfway through the night the club cleared a bit, and those that came to dance were finally able.
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