5/24/16

Blasterjaxx in Vancouver 2016

Well that was the most insane night of my life which is still taking a while to settle down and process what just happened so lets give it a shot. Again despite being a electronic dance music fan for over two decades now......I am not used and uncomfortable with crowds in club setting. Man that was crazy! Stage jumpers being escorted out by security....guy deserved! Drunk girls (and suspect on drugs) making out with random objects and people (almost me) then collapsing. One guy flirting with me (actually that's normal/expected but still?!).....I kept crashing into people by accident because of me running from the loud sounds of the Co2 cannons. Yep it was such a high-energy and rowdy crowd that I was getting scared (plus worried about any panic attacks from crowd-phobia) and attempted to ask Thom and co. to see if I can watch from anywhere that is not in the audience. They politely said no for security reasons. Oh yeh guess what I did get to meet Blasterjaxx. First non-Italian dj I go to see.

Now we got the negative stuff out of the way let;s focus on the good stuff. Wow that was one amazing set (despite me going into panic mode because of the crowds and sudden loud noises) and wow Thom really rocked the house. Blasterjaxx is a Dutch dj duo with very intense energatic style but only Thom tours to give the other Jaxx, Idir, rest. Being cartoon me, I did do some intense awesome club cosplaying styling....a club style Zygarde.


I chose Zygarde because it would be awesome+creative to do body painting designs (neon greenon black hehehe) and he's a from newer gen. Blasterjaxx remade Lugia's Song for a track and I guessed they wouldn't know what the newer generation Pokemon look like so some exotic surprise.This outfit has the most elaborate and longest time to put on make up. A whopping 1 3/4 hours and I was exhausted after. The patterns are based off Zygarde's cell patterns in techno-abstract style with a pokeball on one shoulder and "Squishy's" red core on one hand. Neon colours are temperamental to put on because they appear faint. So to make it look bold, I applied over a white colour base. Same applies for the shirt...neon fabric paints are infamous to look bold on dark fabrics sooo I had to mix in a bit of white paint to make it visible on black. The shirt's motifs also follow Zygarde's body patterns. The entire ensemble glows under black light and I use a mini blacklight lamp to make sure it can glow the way I want to.

My manicure follows an abstract neon green-black motif thatlike the rest of the outfit glows under black light.

 Black : "Black" from Essence 
 Green: "In The Lime Light" - China Glaze
 Overlay: "Underwater World" - Rainbow Honey

The "Core" Fingers: 
"Crystal Sword" over "Crimson Nebula" 
(Both from Rainbow Honey)

Yep my outfit was amazing and it attract attention both traveling and at the venue it self both of the good and bad kind....just because I look dollish and I'm dressed up looking like cartoon doesn't mean you can treat me as living toy...don't get tooo friendly with me. The opening act dj even took a moment during his set to high five me. Awesome! 

The moment of the night...beforehand me and Blasterjaxx were on extremely good relations with each other so this is the moment where we finally get to meet face to face. This is the first time outside of best friends that the headlining dj wants to meet me. I didn't expect them to organize an mini-commando ops. to arrange a meet and greet...which involves my phone, their TM, a secret greenroom spot and etc. I admit I was very nervous yet excited at the very real chance of meeting Thom. Well while hiding on the sidelines of the stage and away from the big crowds....someone comes to fetch me and I lead into the green room. Wow this is the first time I ever been backstage (on stage yes) and who do I see waiting to greet me inside....Thom of Blasterjaxx. I was relatively calm, happy and nervous (from crowd exposure) to meet him. He looked happy to see me and he was very friendly with a strong but understandable Dutch accent plus very tall. He looked amazed at my makeup but didn't freak out. It was very short time together but we posed for pictures after I scolded my camera ("oh its a professional camera ^_^") and I got my flag autograph ("so which side do want to be autographed?" ^_^). He asked for any requests....I said "Legend Comes To Life" because there is Pokemon in the audience...he said he'll try. Awww it was amazing and very surprised/stunned it even happened....very much thanked him after.

 Don't laugh I know I blinked.

He chose to autographed the Canadian Side of the Dutch-Canada flag ^_^

Blasterjaxx's set was awesome and it really brought the house down. Thom dropped of course their tracks including what sounds like Heartbreak, collabs with Hardwell etc..some which sent me tracking down after..plus a few other stuff to spice things up, the old No Doubt track...haven't heard that in long while, Sandstorm (not surprised)....did he just drop in the set with the "Circle of Life" from the Lion King?! That is so epic in many ways and it touched my cartoon heart. It's true! You can hear me cheering in the video.


Man Thom was just soaking in and really got into the groove....he was calm with the stage invader on both counts yet he was rocking it out like a Pokemon with all the energy in the world in a frenzied,happy battle. All with a huge smile on his face. I was hiding on the sidelines watching the show through a glass divider alias an aquarium and tried my best to wave my flag up high. Lucky my camera after some scolding was able to take picture through the divider. I was happy Thom knew I was on the side lines cheering and smiled to me before he pops on stage. It was a gesture but it made me smile.

Well that was crazy night for both the bad and good reasons....I will never forget this night. Thank to all made this night amazing.
























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