Published Jul 12, 2012Jamaican dancehall crew Major Lazer brought the party to a hyped-up Quebec City festival crowd. Weaving their dancehall and reggae jams in with the tried and true dancefloor mainstays, the quintet (if we include the two go-go dancers, and we must) put on a show that should resonate in good-times-vibes infamy for a long time.
Whether it was copious amounts of silly string, members scrambling atop the massive crowd in a giant beach ball, or elaborate lap dances for lucky crowd members by the go-gos, Major Lazer were clearly here to have a good time. And for a long time. Their set was a lengthy, non-stop run-on of jams that only stopped once mid-set for an insanely heavy dubstep breakdown.
Diplo, the group's core member, locked into his jam "Jump" about two-thirds of the way through their set, and this momentum carried them through to an elaborate finale that included both MCs taking off their shirts and encouraging everyone in the crowd to do so as well. The result was like Canucks towel power times ten, everyone in Quebec enjoying communal shirtlessness while waving their tops around like it was a naturalists' version of the 1982 Stanley Cup finals.
Major Lazer are a rallying squad, comedy troupe, circus show and dancehall party bonanza all wrapped into one.