Metro Zu, O'Grime, and Crossfade Party in a Public Parking Lot

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Swaggin' in the car park.
We here at Crossfade had massive plans to spend last night swagging out with Metro Zu, O'Grime, and Chalk at The Stage.

And if you paid close attention to the party scenario laid out in last week's epic interview with the Zu crew and the O'Grime guys, you know that Freebase was hoping to "see a titty," Niko was calling for "100 Taco Bell Party Packs, two beer pong tables, a Slip 'n Slide," and all Metro Zu's Lofty wanted was "a mike and big-ass speakers," proclaiming, "the possibilities are endless!"

But shit didn't really go down that way.

Initially, the potential seemed infinite, stretching all the way from the Design District to Planet Swageria. The crowd was smokin' Swishers in the alley, drankin' PBRs at the bar, and we were singing along while a few females made a dirty circle on the dance floor.

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But then at approximately 11 p.m., the whole thang went askew when Lofty -- pissed 'cause the doorman wasn't letting a bunch of the bands' underage friends into the 21-and-over club -- snatched up the mike and said, "We're taking this party to the parking lot!"

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There had been early signs of trouble. O'Grime's Taco Bell Party Pack, a stage prop, wasn't allowed into the club, until L.Rey provided a lengthy explanation about how "We have a hit YouTube video called 'Taco Bell Swag.'" 

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In any case, after the "we're taking it to the parking lot" pronouncement, Crossfade followed Metro Zu outside with two objectives: (1) Documenting this crazy impromptu rager going down in the car park; and (2) Trying to convince Metro Zu to fulfill its contractual obligations.



A gang of 30-plus partiers -- including Metro Zu's Lofty, Freebase, RubenSlikk, and Mr.b the Poshtraunaut, O'Grime's L.Rey and Niko -- gathered around an SUV with the doors thrown ajar, the sunroof slipped open, and the speakers blasting.

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Within 20 minutes, Crossfade had accomplished both our objectives. We had plenty of pics and vids of the parking lot action. And the party was headed back inside. 

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But shit wasn't really gonna go down that way either. The show had been called off. There would be no "Taco Bell Swag" tonight. So O'Grime wandered the parking lot with the Party Pack, handing out free snacks to homeless dudes. And Metro Zu went back to swaggin' near the SUV.

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Around 12:30 a.m., a pair of Miami-Dade police cruisers rolled up, bleeping, blooping, and activating the address system to announce, "Everyone now has five minutes to leave."

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29 comments
Uselesss
Uselesss

there's only room for one ofwgkta, didn't  you know?

Guest
Guest

Metro Zu - a few pajama-wearing kids with no real talent who didn't even perform - their only contributions were jumping on cars in the parking lot looking like idiots.They told the people who were at The Stage to go "fuck yourselves" - real nice for the people that came out to support you. Their teenage friends were not allowed in - very unorganized and unprofessional. Douches

Ray
Ray

fuk rob lofty for hittin me up and talmbout say shit to eric garcia on here and act like an idiot when he tries to save face with lamb by being all courteous, fuk lofty and his 2 faced chameloeon ass nigga, tryinn to save face with the scene fuck the metro zu and all they no pussy gettin rappers, buncha virgins 

Percy
Percy

lowercase how does metro zu cum taste?

Evan Lamb
Evan Lamb

Full disclosure: I am speaking on my own behalf. I am not representing the Stage at all in this post even though I am an employee.

I had the pleasure of meeting all of the artists during soundcheck, and I was looking forward to the show. I'm sorry that it didn't go down that way.

I remember being underage and trying to get into shows. From age 14 on, all I ever wanted to do was go to shows. As a guitarist/singer, I was also in the interesting position of being the only underage member of a band trying to play venues that were strictly 21+. In smaller venues, an underage band member may seem to be a bit of a gray area, but to the 5-0 it certainly is not. Additionally, underage fans are completely out of luck, and I understand the Stage's position in this instance. Every night I went out to play it was completely understood that I could be denied entry. I was fine with this because I had no other choice.What all performers were provided was an amazing space and promotion to showcase their talent. I distinctly remember a few of them remarking how it was one of the nicest stages they've been on, and the smoothest soundcheck they'd ever had. Furthermore, the evening was presented with no cover. In those situations, how do you expect any venue to operate with underage clientele when all they can do is sell drinks? Like Eric said, it isn't worth it for any club to risk its liquor license to satisfy the fans for one night, the artist should understand this. Miami is already short on live-music venues, and we as a scene can't afford to lose any, especially in this fashion. 

It sucks when your friends can't get in the club to see your band. The appropriate solution? Perform your contractual obligation, play the gig inside for the of-age patrons who had come out to see you guys. Then, take the party outside and do the show again for your friends who couldn't get in. The club is happy, you performed like you said you would and they were able to sell drinks to those who could legally drink. And your underage fan-base is happy because they got a very intimate show atop your SUV. 

Regarding the personal attacks on Eric Garcia, that's pretty ridiculous guys. Miami is a small, tightly-woven music scene and word travels fast amongst live-music personnel. 

Respectfully,   Evan Lamb  Sound Engineer / The Stage

eric garcia
eric garcia

ok....well...my ma died not too long ago.i wouldn't wanna wish that on any of you.i was just pretty much pointing out where you were wrong and tryin to be a little funnyabout it...if the mama thing is where you feel you need to go with this,,, well then that's pretty much on you.as far as the stage,,, i think the feeling is pretty much mutual.so, i'm done with this and gonna just let it go.

good luck doin what you do.eric

Percy
Percy

idk what i think is funnier.. fucking eric garcia's moms pussy or nutting in eric garcia's moms pussy

JAIR
JAIR

LOL THE STAGE IS THE WACKEST VENUE EVER AND I'M 28. FUCK THE STAGE

Unclebobby
Unclebobby

its ok i had a good time at eric garcia's moms house after anyway........

Percy
Percy

You peeled all the dicks back in the 30+ circle of dudes. You're a talking monkey who smokes crack. 

Loftr Uber Poshr
Loftr Uber Poshr

parkin lot pimpin, bitchez get peeled like a fuckin tangerine

lowercase
lowercase

FUKKKKKKKKKK THE STAGEEEEEEEEE MY NIIIGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.....PARKIN LOT PIMPINNNNNNN....lol when yor doing something right faggots are gonna hate

jamall
jamall

the owner of the stage was being a faggot i overheard him soundin hesistant when he saw what was goin on lol they r fags dude thats why everyone i know doesnt like goin there its a vibe killer yo

jamall
jamall

the stage can suck my cock never going bck lolz

mike r.
mike r.

FUCK THE STAGE!!!!!! PIECE OF SHIT IN THE HOLE IN THE WALL!!!! FIRST TIME GOING AND I CANT BELIEVE I WASTED GAS AND SPENT TIME LOOKING FOR THIS TRASH OF A PLACE

tali
tali

I went to this show and its a shame O'GRIME didn't perform like they're were supposed too. the funny shit was they were in the club about to perform n they wouldnt let them...... we didnt drive for a fucking parking lot fag fest so fuck this and fuck the stage for not letting me see O'GRIME,,, me and my other 2 home girls were really disappointed

Percy
Percy

30 males and no girls, in a circle gyrating hips and yelling like monkeys- the possibilities are endlesssss indeed

Lo
Lo

wow...they're SO cool and rebellious....this whole "swag" shit is so pathetic...swaggots

Loftr Uber Poshr
Loftr Uber Poshr

thanks Evan! it was awesome meeting you amongst all the madness. I learned a lot about   proper performance edicate and what not. I hope I didnt burn any bridges, but if I did I'll just have to build a new scene from the ground up. thats what were supposed to do anyways rite?

Evan Lamb
Evan Lamb

And to clarify: the 'lengthy' discussion regarding the Taco Bell Party Pack lasted less than 10 seconds. The bouncer just needed to make sure they weren't bringing in any alcohol, which they weren't. Hyperbole not appreciated...

Suckaniggadickkkkk
Suckaniggadickkkkk

You hurtin booooooy!!! LOL with your bitch herb ass!! Go to church and pray for mama you fuck ass nigga

eric garcia
eric garcia

no... when you're doin something right, you play the gig you were hired to play by the new times,,,who were nice enough to give you mad exposure. when you're doin somethin wrong, you wind up playin in parking lots,,, for the rest of your life

eric garcia
eric garcia

um,, that wasn't the owner... and no one you know is over 12, so the stage doesn't have to worry about your friends for another 9 years

eric garcia
eric garcia

well then i'd be mad at metro zu for getting on the mic and badmouthing the stage, talking shit, and bringing everyone outside for their little "parking lot fag fest" just because they couldn't get their little underage friends in... go figure! a bar that's 21 and up????... the stage was more than happy to have all the performers play, but not at the expense of a liquor license.

Void1988
Void1988

you must hate your life 

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