Cinco de Massive: Craze! Pepe Billete! Nadastrom! Sabo! Grand Central Miami!

Photo by Liliana Mora

Face it, you have no idea what Cinco de Mayo is about. No, it's not Mexican Independence. But you know what? It doesn't really matter. We're just happy to have an excuse to drink all the tequila, Corona, and Dos Equis we want, and get the chance to shake our asses to some moombahton.

For everyone who wasn't slayed by day drinking, Grand Central was the get-down. This party was so big, it was Cinco de Massive. We had moombah coming out of our eyeballs, and there was a fat dude in a Santa hat.

Like, what more could you want out of a holiday?

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-Cinco de Massive at Grand Central: The 46-Photo Slideshow
-Pepe Billete on Cinco de Mayo and Immigration: "Pobre Mexicanos, Se La Clavan Sin Vaselina"

Photo by Liliana Mora

Don't get it twisted though; it took a little minute for the place to get hopping. It ain't easy to drag your ass out on a dance floor when you've been shoving tacos and lime-flavored beer down your throat for hours in the hot sun. Sabo was getting people warmed up at their own speed. He kept it kind of chill in the beginning, giving a lot of what we'd have to call moombahtech. It was exactly what the place needed to refresh.

The L.A.-based funk master worked the floor up until they were ready for shit like Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On." In an age where the art of opening seems about as relevant as Latin, dudes like Sabo deserve big credit for knowing how to get it done. A real boss bro, he turned the floor out from mild to picante by midnight.

Photo by Liliana Mora

In a surprising turn of events, Nadastrom hopped on the decks. How often do you see headliners open for themselves? About never. And they were generous, constantly tag-teaming with Sabo who more than deserved to enjoy the crowd he'd helped pump up.

Both Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom were in the building, proving that the moombah domain has always been and always will be their kingdom. They dropped the sexiest remixes of Daft Punk, Pharrell and Busta Rhymes, and more classic faves. They looked like they were having the best Cinco de Mayo ever going back to back with their buddy.

Location Info


Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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