By Daniel Leon Rodriguez
October 31, 2015
CALGARY — Steve Aoki came to Calgary for an evening of electronic music dubbed Cemetery of Sound that took place on All Hallows’ Eve. The guestlist? 4,000 skimpily dressed cops, spooky zombies, Storm Troopers, snazzy animals and Pac-Man ghosts, among many others.
Booze, champagne, confetti, and cake all also made appearances as a stoic crowd of loyal fans jumped, singed and danced with the California dance artist from the beginning of the evening until the 3 a.m. end. To keep the party going, Aoki played a set list including newer songs, solid hits, and remix of old school tracks.
The concert was quite a musical rollercoaster, from high beat tracks like Aoki’s own “Boneless,” “I Love It When You Cry,” and “No Beef” to moody remixes of “The Pursuit of Happiness,” Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” and Coldplay’s “Yellow” alongside funky mixes of Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and Reel 2 Real’s “I Like to Move It.” Of course, Aoki also included his classic “Cake Face,” a song that is part of the Aoki mantra of “eat, sleep, cake and repeat.” The show was resplendent with references to the mantra. Shirts were sold with the phrase emblazoned on them; aside from pouring champagne on the crowd, the DJ even threw cakes in the faces of the enthusiastic willing to participate in the act.
Cemetery of Sound was the perfect Halloween party full of energy that even the Pope, Zombie Mario, and Wolverine didn’t miss.AB, Alberta, BMO Centre, Steve Aoki