Electronic music artist and producer Bassnectar brought an explosion of huge bass drops and glitchy dubstep beats to the Fillmore Detroit on Wednesday, night one of his two-night stand at the venue. (He plays again tonight.)
The crowd came dressed to party in tank tops, short shorts and less, articles of clothing that defied the cold weather outside the venue. But it was hot indoors, as the show erupted into a two-hour dance party as soon as Bassnectar, aka Bay Area-bred Lorin Ashton, hit the stage at 9:50 p.m.
Confetti canons shot into the air and inflatable toys were passed over the crowd like props at a child’s birthday party, while a wall of lights lit up behind and around Bassnectar, whose face was obscured underneath his long heavy metal hair. The show’s high point came two-thirds of the way through the set when Ashton mixed in a remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” which suddenly sounded like a unifying generational anthem. It was a huge moment in a triumphant show.
Check out photos from the concert in the gallery above.