We here at Crossfade had massive plans to spend last night swagging out withMetro Zu
, and Chalk atThe Stage
And if you paid close attention to the party scenario laid out in last week's epic interview with the Zu crew and the O'Grime guys, you know that Freebase was hoping to "see a titty," Niko was calling for "100 Taco Bell Party Packs, two beer pong tables, a Slip 'n Slide," and all Metro Zu's Lofty wanted was "a mike and big-ass speakers," proclaiming, "the possibilities are endless!"
But shit didn't really go down that way.
Initially, the potential seemed infinite, stretching all the way from the Design District to Planet Swageria. The crowd was smokin' Swishers in the alley, drankin' PBRs at the bar, and we were singing along while a few females made a dirty circle on the dance floor.
But then at approximately 11 p.m., the whole thang went askew when Lofty -- pissed 'cause the doorman wasn't letting a bunch of the bands' underage friends into the 21-and-over club -- snatched up the mike and said, "We're taking this party to the parking lot!"
There had been early signs of trouble. O'Grime's Taco Bell Party Pack, a stage prop, wasn't allowed into the club, until L.Rey provided a lengthy explanation about how "We have a hit YouTube video called 'Taco Bell Swag.'"
In any case, after the "we're taking it to the parking lot" pronouncement, Crossfade followed Metro Zu outside with two objectives: (1) Documenting this crazy impromptu rager going down in the car park; and (2) Trying to convince Metro Zu to fulfill its contractual obligations.
A gang of 30-plus partiers -- including Metro Zu's Lofty, Freebase, RubenSlikk, and Mr.b the Poshtraunaut, O'Grime's L.Rey and Niko -- gathered around an SUV with the doors thrown ajar, the sunroof slipped open, and the speakers blasting.
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Within 20 minutes, Crossfade had accomplished both our objectives. We had plenty of pics and vids of the parking lot action. And the party was headed back inside.
But shit wasn't really gonna go down that way either. The show had been called off. There would be no "Taco Bell Swag" tonight. So O'Grime wandered the parking lot with the Party Pack, handing out free snacks to homeless dudes. And Metro Zu went back to swaggin' near the SUV.
Around 12:30 a.m., a pair of Miami-Dade police cruisers rolled up, bleeping, blooping, and activating the address system to announce, "Everyone now has five minutes to leave."