This Saturday there was a marathon at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Instead of running shoes and athletic apparel, the Civic was a swarm of glow sticks and massive mouse head masks. Deadmau5 assembled quite the crew of DJs for his Meowingtons Hex show including DJ A-Track, Fatboy Slim and Mötley Crüe’s, Tommy Lee. As one might expect, the San Francisco Halloween crowd was eclectic. According to another photographer in the pit with me, this crowd of rolling costumed Franciscans numbered neared 9,000.
That’s a lot of Mau5 heads.
Rocking above a collection of lightboards Deadmau5 didn’t just mix a set; he put on a sick show. Joined by Sofi for a few songs, Deadmau5 doffed his iconic mask and left his high-rise platform to goof about onstage in his Hawaiian shirt, floppy hat and corncob pipe. Clearly in the mood to play with his crowd, he later threw on the classic Halloween costume: a sheet. As a Ghost, Mau5 or Gilligan’s cousin Joel Zimmerman was a musical mastermind.