I’m not sure I would have seen Egyptian Lover if Truckasauras hadn’t been on the bill and would have missed a show that far surpassed my expectations. I adore Truckasauras and Chop Suey was an ideal venue, providing a sound system able to deliver the thump and showcase the delicacies that lie underneath. The crowd seemed to love Truckasauras as much as I did, responding more as their set progressed.
DJ Sean Cee provided between-set music that was just incredible, and then came Egyptian Lover, who deftly worked his turntables as Jamie Jupiter asked if we could imagine what it was like to be a 16 or 17 year-old listening to Egyptian Lover back in the day. I didn’t have to imagine since I was 16 or 17 in 1984, and a frequent patron of an all-ages dance club in Eugene when “Egypt Egypt” was a new hit and played along with the other rap hits of that era. Watching the largely young and enthusiastic crowd dance along, I realized that Egyptian Lover in 1984 is essentially the same as in 2009, a great DJ with sexy hits who is ridiculously fun to see live.
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