Seven years ago, Bassnectar played for 70 or so people at Larimer Square’s tiny Mexican cantina Lime. It just so happened to be his first gig under that moniker. Last nightâ€”seven years laterâ€”he played for 7,000 plus at Broomfield’s 1st Bank Centerâ€”appropriately re-dubbed â€œ1st Bass Centerâ€ for the occasion. It was his first self-curated arena show. And it was â€œBassnectardedâ€.
Low end highlights:
—That 1 Guy’s “magic pipe”
–Hearing a cop admit he was staring at the zebra stilt walker’s ass
–Witnessing a man with a white beard rock the mic
–The “AmBASSadors”, basically glorified greeters–but sweeter:)
–Tour/event staff’s organization and professionalism
–Getting paid to “get high”
Last night’s butterfly stilt walkers reminded me of the origin of ‘Nectar’s handle: a bumper sticker authored by his buddy DJ Brother that read “Butterfly beings drink Bass Nectar”.