Krewella in Miami, Reviewed by Dad: "These Girls All Go Out Naked?"

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Check out Crossfade's full 51-photo slideshow of Krewella at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

With Seven Lions and Candyland
Fillmore Miami Beach
Friday, November 8, 2013

Better Than: A generation of fully clothed young women and their boyfriends getting drunk and starting fights at rock 'n' roll shows. Or a Krewella show without dad.

EDM is getting old. For years now, dance music has been the pop of choice for America's youth, and you'd think it would have started to lose its sheen. But nay, the kids are still addicted to its effervescent allure, and Krewella's brand of hyped-up, girl-friendly, emotional pop-punk-meets-buzzstep is their favorite flavor.

But don't worry, parents, even if your daughters are dressed like prostitutes and staying up all hours of the night, my own father is convinced it's all "good clean fun."

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Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Check out Crossfade's full 51-photo slideshow of Krewella at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

My dad is 53, and back in his day, he was something like the biggest, meanest street fighter in all of Miami. He's been sent to the hospital with men's teeth stuck in his fist, he's had bottles broken over his head - granted, he knows trouble when he sees it. I thought it would be funny to take him to the Krewella performance at the Fillmore so he could have a look at what the kids are into these days. For sure, y'all didn't disappoint.

Before heading out, I tried to give him a little breakdown of what to expect. I explained the kandi bracelets, the lack of clothing. I explained the build and drop formula, and that kids would lose their minds without fail on every boom. He just laughed and looked at me with wonder, but it all came together as we entered the venue.

"You're right," he said, looking from girl to even smaller girl. "How did it happen that they all go out naked?" Young girls nowhere near 18 strutted past in sequined bras and Lycra coochie-cutters.

"But these guys are all so respectful," he continued as we smoked cigarettes on the back porch. "Back in my day, if even one girl showed up in something like this, uh-ho-ho, it would be over. Alpha male battle to the death!"

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Location Info


The Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

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