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Flume has been one of my favorite producers ever since I caught ahold of his work a couple years ago on a blog I follow. Buried in the emergence of trap and the lingerings of electro it was very refreshing to hear some soulful unique and upbeat productions from a teenager on the other side of the planet. Last week I was lucky enough to be able to catch him live in Vermont, so I brought my camera and a couple of friends to Higher Ground in South Burlington for what I anticipated to be a good production.
The hype for this show was unreal, it sold out easily a month in advance and tickets day of show were being sold and bought for $100 and up! This to me was highly unexpected, given the type of music Flume produced and the crowds that usually populate electronic showcases at Higher Ground I expected probably a ¾ sell. This however is due to the fact that most people attending the show, given what they were wearing and how they were acting, probably had no idea who Flume was a week prior to purchasing a ticket, and it probably went something like this…
Breh 1: “Hey bro you going to Flume?”
Breh 2: *finishes shotgunning Heady Topper* “Nah man, what’s that”
Breh 1: “DUDE, he’s sick. Fucking tours with Skrillex and shit, gonna be a sick show”
Breh 2: “Fuck yeah, i’m down lets go”
Breh 1 & 2: consume as many drugs as possible and go to a show they had just heard about.