Steve Aoki Delivers Riotous Make-Up Set at Firefly 2015
After his headlining set on Saturday got canceled due to inclement weather, Steve Aoki pulled one of the largest crowds at Firefly 2015 on Sunday afternoon, rivaling only those of Paul McCartney and The Killers.
Kicking off his show at 2:30 p.m., the Dim Mak founder kept the energy on full tilt in the face of blistering heat, moving between his post behind a raised platform and intersecting with the sweaty patrons. Though streamers and confetti were a constant, blasting out during key beat drops, he was a worthy master of ceremonies, running through tracks like Drake's "All Me" and his collab with Laidback Luke, "Turbulence" featuring Lil Jon.
Of the highlights: Aoki came from behind the decks to spray champagne on the crowd, which was teeming all the way to the back. He brought out fellow displaced performers, The Chainsmokers, moved to a nighttime slot from the night prior, to guide the crowd to sway their hands back and forth to a remix of Oasis' "Wonderwall" as cannons at the front of the stage erupted in shredded red scraps of paper.
There were plenty of signature Aoki stage jumps and wild boy antics, but as he geared up to take a selfie with the audience behind him, he acknowledged his fortune in giving the people what they want. "I was f--king sad last night when this shit got canceled," he said. "Nobody could stop this from happening. You're the ones that did this!"