When Steve Aoki took the stage on Sunday (May 19) at Hangout Fest 2013 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, not one audience member kept their hands at their side. His explosive opening was, simply put, game-changing.
Aoki’s fans screamed, jumped and held signs up high, begging for Steve to “cake” them — and cake them he did. The master DJ jumped from his post at his booth and lunged full sheet cakes into the crowd to his eager fans who kept demanding more.
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And when he wasn’t letting them eat cake, he was spraying them with champagne and launching audience members into the sea of arms on a variety of inflatable toys. With a chorus of screaming supporters harmonizing his beats, and his die-hards crowd surfing in blow up turtles and row boats across the audience, it’s easy to understand why this producer extraordinaire never fails when putting on a show.
Festival-goers at Hangout Fest have had quite the weekend when it comes to electronic music. Aoki took a stage that had already hosted the likes of EDM superstars Afrojack and Porter Robinson just to name a few, and brought the house down with his contiguous energy and enthusiastic performance. Aoki closed his set with “Beat Down,” featuring rap heroine Iggy Azealia who performed somewhat vicariously on the screen behind him. Steve wrapped his set with his middle fingers in the air while his cake-covered fans shrieked in support.