If there was anything we were definitely ready for, it was AMP’S Pink Masquerade at the Palladium with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]LMFAO[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Far East Movement[/lastfm].
The two groups didn’t just come to put on a show, they came to knock us dead with their frighteningly amazing performances–and their killer costumes too!
The night started with patient lines of thoughtfully prepared costumes. My personal favorite: a girl dressed like a contestant on Toddlers and Tiaras. So pop-culture relevent and sort of creepy-cute–even with the pacifier!
As expected, as one should at an LMFAO and Far East Movement show, there were a lot of sexy girls decked out in multi-colored leopard print pants and “I’m In Miami Beach” crop tops. Even sans costume, the fun-loving dance beats of both these groups encouraged people to bring out a little of their “inner freak.”
Since the show was almost sold-out, the crowd was insanely huge and as the night went on, the costumes also started to become just a little bit bigger and more grandiose. There were a lot of dudes getting smacked in the face with peacock feathers and walking away totally unfazed.
Speaking of getting a smackdown, AMP Radio’s Michelle, dressed like an ultra-sexy pirate, got the ride of her life when[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] RedFoo[/lastfm] and[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] SkyBlu [/lastfm]of LMFAO showed up to their backstage interview dressed as Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Hulk Hogan.
During the entire interview, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]RedFoo[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]SkyBlu[/lastfm] stayed completely in character with SkyBlu, I mean, Randy Savage, attempting to tear down our AMP banner Wrestlemania-style and doing a headstand on the interview couch.
Even though everyone got more than an eyeful of wiggling lower-regions, it was probably the best LMFAO interview ever recorded. Ever.
You’ll get to see that later and revel in the amazingness!
Wrestlemania, baby! Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Right after LMFAO’s interview, tour-mates and Los Angeles favorites, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Far East Movement[/lastfm], started into their fantastic set. Apropos considering their costumes as “butchers,” the show was a cut-above. A “bloodbath” of sweat was about to ensue.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kev Nish[/lastfm] was energetically bounding all over the stage; it was hard to keep up with him while taking pictures. Not hard to take pictures of, but a lot scarier: the murderous knife-waving pig-men on stage with them.
Ummm. Those pigs were killing it. Literally.
Seemingly not frightened by their stabby Animal Farm-ish stagemates, Far East Movement killed in their own way with songs like “Fly Like A G-6,” “If I Was You (OMG),” “Go Ape,” “Rocketeer,” and a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beastie Boys[/lastfm] song.
My favorite of the night? Their new song “Jello,” which Far East Movement gave a shout-out to McCabe and Seena for playing.
Later on in the night, Seena had the chance to interview [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Far East Movement[/lastfm]. Looking drop dead gorgeous dressed as a groom looking for his/her bride, Seena made a great impression on the flirtatious Far East Movement and a former pop icon resurrected from the dead–[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tupac[/lastfm].
In fact, we got pictures of Tupac watching [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]LMFAO[/lastfm]. If you’re every wondering what the ghosts of hip-hop past do when they travel through the spiritual veil for Samhain, it’s “Party Rock.”
Surely, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Biggie Smalls[/lastfm] was somewhere in the audience dancing with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes[/lastfm].
Afterwards, RedFoo and SkyBlu, ummm, we mean Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Hulk Hogan, went on stage with their Wrestlemania crew and started their insanely energetic set with“Sorry For Party Rocking.”
LMFAO pummeled the audience with their others songs like “Shots,” “I’m In Miami B*tch,” and LMFAO classics like “Get Crazy.”
There was a lot of flexin’ and wrestlin’ and wigglin’, but it was apparent by the end of the set, even when the gorgeous pink balloons came down, that LMFAO was saving all their current hits like “Party Rock,” “Sexy And I Know It,” and “Champagne Showers” for last.
The first three rows of the audience definitely got champagne something, but it was less like a shower and more like a boozy, bubbly deluge. I was lucky enough to be on stage while the audience was being super-soaked with fine French grapes and the results were intoxicating.
LMFAO doesn’t just make it rain; they make it pour. Like they said in their interview, they were here to make you wet. They did just that and if you weren’t covered in sweat from dancing, you were definitely going home smelling like “Champagne Showers.”
Whoops. Sorry for party rocking! No, not really. Hooray for party rocking!