Never wait to buy tickets! I could have never predicted that days after I purchased my ticket to see Flume at Terminal 5 he would drop remixes of Lorde and Disclosure, skyrocketing him into superstardom. The ticket I purchased for a mere $20 was selling on stubhub for $200 and that’s after he added 2 more shows due to overwhelming demand. I waited patiently in the tightest crowd I have ever experienced at Terminal 5 to secure a decent spot. I still wasn’t near the front! It felt like 10,000 crammed into their 3,000 capacity.
Finally, the lights turned down, the DJ booth began to glow, the crowd started screaming and out he came. At just 22, he’s younger than me! His signature deep house style is easy to vibe to, a contrast in energy to that of the upbeat EDM pop of the likes of Avicci, yet still danceable. He plays all his recognizable hits including “Holdin On” and “The Greatest View.” I decide to move up to the balcony so I can attempt a clearer view of the stage. I hear Lorde sing the opening line of “Tennis Court” and see the lights slowly raise. Balloons are released from the ceiling during a climactic beat drop. Girls get on shoulders, drinks fly out of their cups, and heads move left and right as everyone gets down to the catchy remix. His remix of Disclosure’s “You and Me” is another crowd pleaser during the short but exciting set. By the end of the show, the 3-story room is steaming. All in all, it was a great show. Can’t wait to see what he does next!
Festival goers, be sure to catch Flume at Lollapalooza, Osheaga or Outside Lands this summer!
WORDS: Whitney Smith