Back in Black Halloween Party: Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, Crystal Method

Photo by Yesenia Hernandez
Back in Black 2012
With Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, Crystal Method, LA Riots, and others
Space, Miami
Saturday, October 27, 2012

Better Than:
Partying in 75 mph winds.

Hurricane Sandy really fucking blows, man. She totally messed up our Halloween plans.

We were going to shake our ass to dirty beats at Back in Black under a starry sky. But instead, the dress-up fest was moved to Space due to the threat of shitty weather. And then it turned out to be the most beautiful days of the year.

Fuck you, Mother Nature.

See also:
-Miami's Halloween 2012 Music and Party Guide
-Ten Best Halloween Parties in Miami
-The 46-photo slideshow of Back In Black 2012

Originally, Back in Black was supposed to take place at Bicentennial Park, and that would have probably been amazing. Unfortunately, because of impending hurricane doom, the location was sensibly changed to the two-story venue, because partying in the rain sucks.

Photo by Yesenia Hernandez

Regardless, the place was swamped with costumed ravers. And we're not talking cheapo Walmart Superman. The crowd went above and beyond their call of duty, decked out in top-notch sexy everything.

There were sexy angels, sexy cops, sexy zombies, sexy pirates, sexy Marios, sexy Luigis, sexy demons, sexy hobos, sexy pimps, even sexy Waldos mixed among the crowd, like a real-life page from everyone's favorite childhood series.

Photo by Yesenia Hernandez

But besides sexy costumes, there was music. Of course, once we made the epic battle that was getting upstairs, we realized we could never again go downstairs unless we were ready to leave.

Basically, if you got to Back in Black early enough, then you could upstairs and stay there. And if you showed up late, you were gonna be stuck downstairs.

So, we finally got upstairs and parked our asses, enjoying the electro-house goodness of L.A. Riots. Halfway through his set, Mr. Riots was really enjoying himself, working the packed dance floor with some serious four-on-the-floor.

Photo by Yesenia Hernandez

Back in Black must have looked badass from the booth. Brilliant laser beams slashed through the room. Half-naked dancers gyrated atop raised platforms just above the crowd. Giant black and white inflatable tubes and spikey balls dangled from the ceiling while a massive disco ball reflected shininess everywhere.

Once LA Riots finished pumping the place full of dancey jams, England's Funkagenda took over and kept the vibe moving.

Photo by Yesenia Hernandez

He delivered a perpetually groovy two-hour set, dropping many a big bold build, but never really hitting the crowd with anything too disruptive. We must say, though, his remix of Fever Ray's "When I Grow Up," produced in conjunction with DJ Paul Thomas, was one of our favorite moments of the evening.

Location Info



34 NE 11th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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