If you had your eyes trained on the Cream yesterday, then you know that we had our hands full on Saturday covering both the scorching Nashville Outlines fest at The Stone Fox and the waterlogged Old Crow Medicine Show blowout at The Woods at Fontanel. But there was one other outsized soiree that went down on Saturday: EDM mogul Diplo's traveling Mad Decent Block Party tour hit the lot in front of Anthem on 12th Avenue. As contributor Seth Graves pointed out in his preview of Mad Decent's Music City stop, this weekend's MD installment featured performances from Riff Raff (just one day before he showed up with Katy Perry at the VMAs looking like a denim nightmare), Project Pat, GRiZ, Zeds Dead, Two-9, Big Gigantic, TJR, I See Monstas and Diplo himself.
While The Spin wasn't able to make it out to Mad Decent, our pals over at local EDM/hip-hop-skewing music blog Break on a Cloud sent their boy Cakemaster to document the festivities. He turned in the above recap video, which features just the sorts of sights and sounds you'd expect at a traveling EDM mega-party: body paint, a shirtless Caucasian dude wearing a conical Asian hat, inflatable tube men, twerking, red Solo cups, weed talk, pretty lights and beyond. Diplo even shouts out to my alma mater, Hendersonville High School, which he attended "for a couple years." Go Commandos. Pro video; give it a look.