Author: Nicole Beale
Our very own Fort Collins venue, the Aggie, housed sell out disc jockey duo, Savoy, on Feb. 22, 2013. Last summer Savoy headlined their own Red Rocks show. Â To have such a performance in the Aggie that holds only 650 people made this show a must see.
Savoy decided on a Live with Lasers tour, hitting several small venues around Colorado along the way. Savoy showed up in Boulder, Aspen and Fort Collins. Each of these venues holds less than 1,000 people. Savoy calls Colorado home and wanted to make this Colorado run special, according to their many posts on Facebook, getting everyone hyped for the sellout shows.
Keeping it as local as they can, Savoy had two openers, both from Colorado. Bass Physics kicked-off the night and got the party started. They consider themselves to be in the genre of â€œelectronic-soulâ€ music. They incorporated several different instruments into their set, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar and keyboards.
The next opener was J Flash, hailing from Boulder. J Flash is an electro/house DJ that set the tone for the rest of the night. J Flash got everyone jumping and on their feet. It was a bouncy style of music that everyone seemed to enjoy. He was successful in getting everyone hyped to see Savoy.
Anyone that knows Savoy knows Savoyâ€™s lasers. During this Live with Lasers tour, they brought out some new, heavy laser machines that lit up the Aggie like never before. Savoy did something special for the Aggie that is not incorporated into every show. Savoy has DJ sets with two DJs mixing on stage, but they also do a live set with a drummer. It adds a whole new element to their shows and makes it that much more exciting.
Savoy came on with confidence and started the show off with a bang. They began the buildup and as soon as the beat dropped the lasers came on leaving everyone screaming and in awe. Â Lasers lit up every inch of the Aggie, flooding it with thousands of colors going in every direction.Â Savoy played several songs from their new EP, â€œPersonal Legend,” but they also brought out some old school hits like “Automatic.” Savoy played until the wee hours of the morning, and when they were done, the people werenâ€™t. The crowd brought them back for an encore.
Leaving the show, many people were discussing how awesome of a show it was and how they couldnâ€™t believe that Savoy played at the Aggie. It was an amazing show for everyone who got to experience it. If you didnâ€™t get to, check out the links below.