Interviews

Holy Ship!! Superfan on Dancing With A-Trak, Smoking With Skrillex, Raving With Obama

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Katie Bain
A-Trak

Crossfade: So what happened?

Osesik: So I'm grabbing a drink with my roommate, and I have this cardboard cut-out of Obama. Everyone is loving this thing and taking photos and we go to the bar and a Fool's Gold promoter comes up to me and puts a sticker on Obama and asks if I want to dance for A-Trak. So I say, "Yeah, man, that sounds really chill. I'll be there."



And then?

He said I was going to get backstage access and a bunch of Fool's Gold swag sent to my house in Jersey. And then in an hour, I'm backstage with the Fool's Gold head on [below] thinking, "I can't believe I'm about to do this." I mean, I love to dance. I don't really know how to. But when I was up there, I was just thinking of music videos from YouTube and trying to bust out the Charleston and "Cotton Eye Joe" and stuff like that.



How did it feel?

The rush that I had was unreal. Being backstage and meeting the artists ... I mean, you expect to run into them around the ship and everything. But I literally was hanging out with A-Trak, Diplo, Gary Richards, and Big Gigantic back there.



Why did you have that Obama cutout?

He's a very important person. I felt like it was important for him to be here with us.



What was the best part of the experience?

Talking with Gary Richards, because he's the one that created everything here. I gave him mad props. Oh, and smoking a cigarette with Skrillex. I've never done that before.

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