Artists tell us their weird and wild party stories
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Festivals, gigs and parties are always eventful. Running wildly across fields, bumping into random celebs and, occasionally, your favourite artists, and dancing into daybreak surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Once again, festival season has come to a close and clubs are gearing up for a long, cold winter of album launches, exclusive parties and wild events. We thought we'd boost up the party spirit by chatting to some fun-loving DJs about some of their weirdest, whacky and most wonderful experiences, both in the fields and in the streets. Strap yourselves in - things are about to get weird. Ella Poletti, a jazz-blues-infused pop vocalist, kickstarted her career on YouTube and Musical.ly but quickly found herself performing live at her first gig in LA to an entirely different crowd.
Image credit: Stefan Kohli"There were a handful of great bands that performed that night and many dedicated fans that would always show up to that venue no matter who was performing. There was one fan in particular that looked kind of creepy... and out of place. Not to mention, he was wearing crocs. Who does that?! Anyway, to my surprise it turned out that he was a porn star... and not just that, one of the biggest porn stars of the 80s! It was definitely an interesting night, and who knew that porn stars wear crocs?" French-born Brighton-based electronic producer Stupead fell head-over-heels for one of his favourite artists but missed out on his chance to fangirl in person. Luckily, his dad was on hand to do the talking for him. "A bit more than a year ago, I closed for Marshmello...I really wanted to meet and chat with him backstage. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch him before his set, and when he finished I had already started so I couldn’t talk to him. At the end of my show, I went back to the backstage and wondered where him and his team had gone. Few minutes after, my dad came to me to debrief on the set and he showed a photo on his phone. He and Marshmello were chatting and chilling backstage during my set! Thanks Dad!" The Mason Collective are a dynamic trio birthed in the underground, DIY scene in Manchester. Their coveted MVSON events were renowned for their terrifically tantalising line-up of DJs and special guests, and an atmosphere to boot. Some fans did more than others to secure their place at the party.
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