Heyoka @ The Cabooze

I really didn't know what to expect from this show, but was hopefull.  I found Heyoka by checking out what was coming up at the Cabooze, and liked what I found on Spotify.  I was a little weary, although it was electronic, it did sound a little like hippie electronic.  I felt that it sounded descent, but didn't really go anywhere.  But what the heck, I'll check it out anyway.

As I've mentioned before, it's awesome to be able to get the set times via Facebook or Twitter so you know when exactly you should be there.  Still fighting my cold, and being really tired in general, I wanted to make sure I didn't get there too early and end up sitting around.  I mean, that's valuable couch time I could be taking advantage of. So when I saw the time Heyoka was to go on was 11:45PM, I thought "Holy shit, there's no way".  Thankfully I was able to sit to watch the show.  Which sounds so ridiculous to admit, but if I could have brought in a chair I would have.  

The crowd was pretty interesting.  It was as if a Phish concert had let out next door and people wanted to stay out and dance.  There were so many white people dreads, it was just like pipe/incense shop employee convention.  The patchouli and weed smell just added to the ambiance.  

As far as electronic shows go, it was just meh.  I thought his song choice was weak.  It could have been a lot of his own songs for all I knew, he seems to have so many, and they all kinda sound alike.  His mixing was pretty weak too, along with the over all flow of his set.  And the icing on the cake was he was just boring to watch.  I know he's a "dj", but if you rely on your laptop that much, you're not putting on much of a show.  Between pushing buttons on a controller and adjusting his laptop, he really had no other personality.

I was probably in the minority in my opinion, since he had the room dancing the whole time.  But honestly, that crowd would have danced to the sound of a broken frosty machine



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