The overworked air conditioning dripped condensation water onto the crowd when Theo started his set, and continued to do so until 2am, when Donald Glaude dropped the last beat. Elements 1 Year Anniversary was an anniversary for the club, and it's regulars. Theo had a very strong set, so strong that the word on everyone's lips was "Battle." Regardless of what both DJ's said, Theo did not show up at Elements in order to open for Donald Glaude, but to battle him, and it was a great battle indeed. In fact, there were great battles all night, such as: Pure Dancing Kombat, Popping Showdowns, White Glove Face Offs, Glow Stick Sparring, and the battle to stay below 102 degrees-which nobody won.
Theo's set was Hard Trance,
delivered more aggressively than usual. He played many of the
night's best tracks, and did not disappoint his legions of loving
fans one bit. Theo was showing that he could hang with
Glaude, and that pretty much means he can hang with anybody.
"Why is it always so damn hot at the parties you spin at?" I asked Glaude, in reference to the sauna that was Origin 99 in SD and tonight's event. He said he did not know, but I think that the number of people that show up, multiplied by how much energy he makes us burn is the scientific response.
When I asked Glaude and Theo
about the night's battle both said only that the other "had
a great set, and is a good guy." Wow, feel the PLUR.