Last Friday night, Wired and Flavorpill hosted a concert in New York to help raise money for Creative Commons. The show featured amazing performances by Peeping Tom, Diplo, and Girl Talk, as well as short introductions by Wired’s Chris Anderson and CC’s Lawrence Lessig.
We’re happy to report that the show was a smashing success. It was a sold out event, with people lined up outside offering to buy tickets for $100 a pop. The show itself was incredibly fun, creative, and invigorating — Girl Talk rocked out behind his laptop, mashing together what seemed like thousands of sounds. Diplo played rapid-fire mixes of Brazilian hip-hop and American dance music while a VJ executed a live video set. Peeping Tom capped off the night with a blend of funk, metal, hip-hop, and pop. Great stuff all around. It was amazing to see so many people come out to support CC — and to see them dance and celebrate to the sounds of remix.
Thanks very, very much to Melanie Cornwell of Wired for making the concert possible. Also thanks to Sascha Lewis and Lynnel Herrera of Flavorpill, the helpful staff at Irving Plaza, the artists, and our friends at Free Culture for helping to make this a wonderful night.