Photo: Crystal Castles
This isn’t my first time seeing Crystal Castles, and I had a rough idea of what to expect. The show is pretty packed, but not sold out. Kontravoid took the stage among a growing crowd of kids dressed as hip and monochromatic as possible. Unfortunately I missed most of his set trying to get a drink (two bars and it still took me, like, 20 minutes!), but the crowd seemed less than enthused. I think the majority of them were only watching the set to secure their spot (and the possibility to be spit on or punched by pseudo-punk rock smurfette Alice Glass) later on, which is kind of a bummer. Watching the seemingly sleepy show-goers reminded me that the only thing more awkward than hipsters dancing en masse is hipsters standing entirely still during a DJ set.