Event Review: Trashed NYC on NYE – A Very Special After-Hours Performance By Tommy Trash at Webster Hall
The ball had dropped, thousands of balloons and confetti had fell, and 2013 was already among us, but the party was not over. In fact, the party had not even started yet. Flying in style from Life in Color (Dayglow) in Atlantic City by helicopter, Tommy Trash landed just in time for his 3:30 AM set time at Webster Hall. I was lucky enough to have won the VIP table contest, so I had a great birds-eye view of the whole show. Without hesitation, Tommy hopped on the decks and opened up with the vocal edit of his smash hit “Reload” with Sebastian Ingrosso into “Monkey See Monkey Do.” Looking around the venue, I noticed many revelers were wearing banana costumes and “Jacked” apparel. This was definitely the after-party to be at for all of those who had seen Dada Life in Brooklyn or Afrojack at Pier 94 earlier in the night. Tommy was killing it, showing no signs of slowing down even after a big performance in Atlantic City.
The peak moment of the night and my New Years altogether, was when he dropped his new mash-up of “Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version)” and “Pandor” by Tony Romera, amid CO2 blasts and his signature head-banging. I got to the front row for this and went wild. Tommy rocked out until 7 AM, and I couldn’t believe what time it was when Lazy Rich took the stage to close things out with some banging complextro. The place was packed until almost 9 AM with party-ready ravers. Tommy is truly an awesome dude to play for 4 hours, and for that matter, 2 shows in 2 different cities in 1 night. What a great way to ring in the New Year.