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The Hood Internet

Album Cover from one of Hood Internet's mixtapes (photo courtesy from their website)

Last night I went to see The Hood Internet at Lincoln Hall. If you’re not familiar with The Hood Internet, they’re a DJ duo consisting of ABX (Aaron Brink) and STV SLV (Steve Reidell). They mash up hip hop and rock songs and it’s a lot of fun to dance to. We had The Hood Internet at DePaul in May and I had a great time. This was my first non-DePaul related music event at Lincoln Hall and I had a lot of fun. I had been to Lincoln Hall for DMaC (DePaul Men’s a Capella) and DePaul’s battle of the bands, as well as the Bacon Takedown.

If you were lucky enough to get tickets for tonight (it’s sold out, as was last night), you’re in for a great show. Tonight’s openers are different than last night’s, but here are a few tips:

  • Don’t try to carry 3 drinks in your hand and expect to get to the front without spilling them. One guy tried to do this next to me and he wasn’t getting anywhere. Then someone bumped into him. You know what happened next.
  • Don’t expect to have a conversation with your friend.
  • Don’t wear your wool coat. Others around you won’t like it when they get pushed in to you because you’re wearing a scratchy fabric.
  • See above for sequin covered shirts and shirts with giant rhinestones on the sleeves.
  • There are coat hooks on the floor level on the right side. A lot of people also put theirs on the railing. However, there is also coat check for $2 on the second level.
  • Don’t just stand there! I couldn’t understand why people would get tickets for a DJ show and not dance. I saw Girl Talk in St. Louis a few years ago and it was non-stop dancing.
  • Fist pumpingĀ  is acceptable (in my opinion); standing there and bobbing your head is not.
  • Leave your personal bubble at the door. There were people in front of me who had approximately 3 feet of space in front of them. You don’t need that much room in front of you, especially if you’re not dancing.
  • Don’t say long goodbye’s. I had someone’s arm in my face while they were making plans for tomorrow. That’s what phones are for.

Happy New Year! See you all in 2012!

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