University of Idaho – Part 2
March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014
Lasers cut through the fog. Pounding bass resonated throughout every adjacent room and floor of the campus commons building. The middle of the University of Idaho had turned into a full-blown rave. Guest DJs Errant and CnDyCain opened up the show with face-melting sets that pumped the crowd up into a rippling sea of excitement. The floor of the massive ballroom shook as hundreds of people partied upon it’s surface. This is what campus entertainment is all about.
DJ Anski’s set opened with a Big Gigantic’s heavy remix of Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us”. As the beat dropped, the three-dimensional projection stage came alive with colorful graphics, dancing to the tempo of the song. The energetic crowd yelled the lyrics at the top of their lungs and pushed forward against the barricade. Dropping into Dillon Francis’s “Masta Blasta” Rebirth, strobe lights suddenly filled the room with blinding white light, and the seething mass of student energy screamed with excitement. Anski took the crowd along a multi-genre journey, infusing classic songs with modern dance tracks, and dropped in familiar vocals that the students bellowed at the top of their lungs before throwing their hands in the air and losing themselves to the music.
After a pounding 90-minutes of electro, progressive house and some epic trap remixes – both the crowd and DJ Anski, joined voices to sing along to a high-energy remix of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” before finally ending the night. As the final notes of the song echoed throughout the ballroom, the room erupts into cheering, and Anski leaped off the stage to give sweaty hugs to the front row.
This was truly a memorable experience for us, and we thank everybody involved for being such a big part of it. The scene could not survive without the love, compassion and energy that it’s members express to each other and to everybody around them. We love you, University of Idaho – and we’ll see you again soon. <3