Digital Dionysus: Girl Talk at Fillmore (ticket giveaway)

By | May 9th, 2011 | 63 Comments
Girl Talk

Girl Talk working the Wilma Theater in Missoula, Montana -- photo by Lydia Winants

Touring on his fifth studio album, All Day, Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk is playing at the Fillmore Miami Beach on May 19 and May 20. I say “playing” even though the word doesn’t quite describe Girl Talk’s thang: sampling anything from Lennon to Soulja Boy in sonic mashups that will, without fail and within seconds, transform a live crowd of reasonably inhibited individuals into a sweat-slicked tribe of 21st Century satyrs thirsty for the sacrificial blood of digital goats.

I saw Girl Talk in Chicago on New Year’s Eve 2009. It was 18 degrees outside and, within moments of Gillis taking the stage, about 180 degrees inside. Gillis was then touring on Feed The Animals, an album title he delivered on in spades, force feeding us an unquantifiable array of sonic samples that made us swing like monkeys until we stunk like pigs. I left the venue ten pounds skinnier, drenched in alcohol (mine and not mine) and sweat (ditto), and so overheated it took a minute for me to realize it was literally freezing outside.

I’ve regained those ten pounds in the last year and a half, but that’s only part of why I can’t wait for Girl Talk’s gigs next week. Mostly it’s because I’m expecting Gillis, the Digital Dionysus, to reduce the Fillmore to a heap of rubble with all of us, drenched and ecstatic, buried inside.

If that’s how you want to give up the ghost but you don’t have tickets, you’re in luck. We’ve got two to give away for the Thursday night show on May 19. [Update: Contest CLOSED. And the winner is . . .] All you have to do is leave a comment and we’ll announce a random winner on Tuesday. Make sure to use your real email address, so we can contact you if you win.

To whet your appetite in the run-up to the show, here’s a video clip from Girl Talk at Chicago’s Congress Theater on NYE 2009. (The video title says NYE 2010, but it’s wrong.) You can also download the critically-acclaimed All Day in its entirety and for free on illegal-art.net.

Update: I originally wrote that the shows were on May 12 and May 13. They are in fact a week later on May 19 and May 20. My bad.

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63 Comments on “Digital Dionysus: Girl Talk at Fillmore (ticket giveaway)”

  1. 1 Alex Weiksnar said at 2:55 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Pick me!! I’m graduating on wednesday!!

  2. 2 OP said at 6:50 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Hook it up, I could use some sick mashups after a shitty weekend!

  3. 3 Micheal Markovich said at 8:48 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Winning!

  4. 4 Catalina said at 9:07 am on May 9th, 2011:

    pretty please! <3!

  5. 5 Joe said at 9:11 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Gotta keep those a lovin good – vibrations a happenin with a you.

  6. 6 Andrew Murphy said at 9:16 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Huge fan, love how close he is with the crowd. This would be a great way to celebrate graduation.

  7. 7 Andrea said at 9:21 am on May 9th, 2011:

    want want want want want want want

  8. 8 Clarke said at 9:39 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Wow I’ve listened to his latest album dozens of times since it was released. I’d hope to be able to go.

  9. 9 David Shreve said at 9:44 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Jumping into the grab bag.

  10. 10 Ximena Prugue said at 9:47 am on May 9th, 2011:

    me me me me me!

  11. 11 lguids said at 9:52 am on May 9th, 2011:

    ready.to.rock.✌

  12. 12 Andy C. said at 9:57 am on May 9th, 2011:

    what she said↑

  13. 13 Leah said at 10:01 am on May 9th, 2011:

    I <3 BeachedMiami

  14. 14 LDM said at 10:01 am on May 9th, 2011:

    me me me pick me

  15. 15 kevin said at 10:05 am on May 9th, 2011:

    yes please

  16. 16 Yaniv said at 10:25 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Let’s show Girl Talk why Miami is the only reality.

  17. 17 jeff said at 10:33 am on May 9th, 2011:

    hell ya!

  18. 18 Claudia said at 10:43 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Girl Talk is on in the 305! Bring it on :D

  19. 19 Adrian said at 10:48 am on May 9th, 2011:

    i just love sick music

  20. 20 Isaiah Mosley said at 10:55 am on May 9th, 2011:

    Oh snippy snap, dadgumit I need those Tix!
    Please please please

  21. 21 WTFlou said at 11:01 am on May 9th, 2011:

    If I win, I would make sense.

  22. 22 Mae said at 11:24 am on May 9th, 2011:

    “Oh No” this contest makes me wanna “Let it Out”, “That’s Right”, I mean really wanna “Jump on Stage” especially when I hear “This is the Remix”, I’m going to dance “On and On” and “Get it Get it”….. This party is only 10 days away so I’m “Down for the Count”. This show will “Make me Wanna” “Steady Shock” and hope the Big Three will pull a few “Triple Double” (s) for the rest of this series…
    PS I also listen to Girl Talk “Every Day”.
    Pick me! for making this redic impromptu short tale with all the track names from the new album!!

  23. 23 Black Jeezus said at 12:09 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    Whoopty whoop, motherfuckers.

  24. 24 Likrish said at 12:21 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    PICK RIGHT HERE.

  25. 25 Omar B. said at 12:30 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    My girlfriend loves this guy. It would be an awesome surprise.

  26. 26 Eli Perkins said at 12:33 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    I hope it’s me! This would be the best grad gift ever :D

  27. 27 peter said at 12:43 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    will travel all the way from gainesville to see this. :)

  28. 28 mAtt said at 1:46 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    would love to! im an aspiring event journalist and just dont have the money. also, my girlfriend just left me i’d love to rub it in her face.

  29. 29 Jared said at 2:33 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    Legit

  30. 30 dave said at 4:05 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    would love to see GT live

  31. 31 kyle said at 6:17 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    girltalk tickets pretty please. <3

  32. 32 Mike Hernandez said at 7:57 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    GirlTalk!

  33. 33 Becky said at 8:14 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    In 2006 Girl Talk was touring Night Ripper in Atlanta, GA. I was at Raging Burrito where they were playing waited in the parking lot desperate to dance and never got in. Please give me the tickets!

  34. 34 Tony said at 8:54 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    Just give me the fucking tickets

  35. 35 Joel said at 10:37 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    big money, big money,… NO WHAMMY, STOP

  36. 36 Jordan Melnick said at 10:56 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    Update: I originally wrote that the shows were on May 12 and May 13. They are in fact a week later on May 19 and May 20. My bad.

    That doesn’t change the fact that we’re giving away 2 tix … to the show on Thursday, May 19.

  37. 37 Stacy said at 11:28 pm on May 9th, 2011:

    pick me, pick me!

  38. 38 Chris said at 12:05 am on May 10th, 2011:

    Tickets?! AT RANDOM?! Dibs? Is that possible

  39. 39 Pablo said at 12:36 am on May 10th, 2011:

    I would like to nominate myself.

  40. 40 Felicia said at 12:44 am on May 10th, 2011:

    This is the best game of roulette that I’ve ever played

  41. 41 Rick said at 6:40 am on May 10th, 2011:

    please?

  42. 42 Buttermilk said at 9:45 am on May 10th, 2011:

    best raffle ever. both days will be worth going for.
    he’s so nice, he won’t be playin’ the same song twice..

  43. 43 Lia said at 10:03 am on May 10th, 2011:

    needneedneedneedneed

  44. 44 Jose said at 10:03 am on May 10th, 2011:

    pick me. a person who is not graduating to spite all the graduates.

  45. 45 Stephanie said at 10:06 am on May 10th, 2011:

    Ay, yo quiero. Je veux. Ich will. I want.

  46. 46 Jorge said at 10:13 am on May 10th, 2011:

    Doooooood!

  47. 47 Kendra Day said at 10:14 am on May 10th, 2011:

    Pick me! My birthday was last week and I just got engaged. I want to celebrate with Girl Talk! :)

    On another note…everyone feel free to check out http://www.KendraDayMusic.com to hear my EP for free and come out to Sweat Records this Saturday for a sweet show! :)

  48. 48 Francisco said at 10:19 am on May 10th, 2011:

    New York Times Magazine has called Girl Talk’s music “a lawsuit waiting to happen.” Friends and acquaintances have, similarly, referred to my dance-moves as “a lawsuit waiting to happen.” With your help, on Thursday, May 19, 2011, these two forces will collide in what can only be called “a lawsuit waiting to happen.”

  49. 49 chicken flava said at 10:19 am on May 10th, 2011:

    I would like to be considered for this joyousness.

    Also. Consider this. A shameless plug for a good friend. If you like girltalk you should watch this

    http://vimeo.com/18446531

  50. 50 Laraine said at 10:21 am on May 10th, 2011:

    I <3 free tickets!!!!!

  51. 51 ElGalloFino said at 10:23 am on May 10th, 2011:

    I’d like one for my girlfriend, who just finished her first year of law school and wants nothing more than to shake her magnificent booty all night long, every night, for the next two weeks.

  52. 52 CHOPS said at 10:47 am on May 10th, 2011:

    I’m from Pittsburgh and I NEED to see him down in MIA. Please pick me!!!

  53. 53 Kristopher said at 11:55 am on May 10th, 2011:

    por favor tickets

  54. 54 Jordan Melnick said at 12:44 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    Hey everyone. Thank you all for entering the contest. Too bad only one person could win. To learn who that lucky soul is, check out the video I just posted to the Beached Miami Facebook page.

  55. 55 Isaiah Mosley said at 1:30 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    Is this it? Did I win
    FANTASTIC

    Well first I would like to thank our Lord and Savior above, the BIG JC, he who makes all things possible through Christ, Then I would like to thank my ma for giving me the kahones big enough to not only enter the contest but WIN (oh snap). And last of all, I would like to thank DC Talk for giving me the strength to get out of bed this morning.
    Yahweh in da house
    BooYaa

  56. 56 Jordan Melnick said at 1:41 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    @Isaiah, I’m afraid you got beat. Sorry my friend.

  57. 57 isaiah mosley said at 2:08 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    I just saw. Thanks for the update.
    Dang

  58. 58 emily said at 2:24 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    can I still win? please?

  59. 59 Joe D said at 4:18 pm on May 10th, 2011:

    Pick me.. I’m a random loser

  60. 60 Jordan Melnick said at 11:07 am on May 13th, 2011:

    Guess what? The winner of this contest — Omar B — never emailed me to claim his tickets. So they are once again for grabs. No salad spinner this time. Simple as this: First person to comment here with a legit email address gets the stubs. On your mark, get set, go!

  61. 61 Jose said at 11:51 am on May 13th, 2011:

    cha-ching

  62. 62 Jordan Melnick said at 11:54 am on May 13th, 2011:

    Congrats Jose. I’ll email you in a few.

  63. 63 Joe D said at 12:28 pm on May 13th, 2011:

    Backup Cha-Chi


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