Concerts

Mad Decent Block Party with Major Lazer, Riff Raff, Zeds Dead - Revolution, Fort Lauderdale - August 3

Mad Decent Block Party

With Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Riff Raff, Robb Bank$, and others.

Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale

August 3, 2013

As two o'clock approached this past Saturday, a black sky pressed down on downtown Fort Lauderdale. Hundreds of half-naked youths swarmed the downtown area, readying themselves for the annual Mad Decent Block Party. They caused traffic to slow and then halt as they crossed Broward Boulevard by the neon dozen.

The party people wrapped themselves around the fenced-in lot that belongs to Revolution Live, snaking back down SW Second Avenue and around the block that makes up the infamous Himmarshee Village. A couple of gray-haired locals headed to a quiet lunch on Las Olas might have wondered if the end-days had finally arrived.

See also

- Major Lazer's Walshy Fire Advises "Dress for the Mess" at Mad Decent Block Party

- Zeds Dead's Hooks on Their Early Days: "We Made Our Own Scene"

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