Skrillex Puts on a Show for the Ages to Close Out Webster Hall

Webster Hall has been one of New York‘s biggest destinations for night life for many years now. Whether it be hip-hop or EDM, the venue has hosted some of the most prominent artists in the world. This past Saturday, Webster Hall opened it’s doors one last time for the final club night of the venue as we know it.

Over the years, I have attended countless amount of shows at Webster Hall but this past Saturday was truly something for the books. The event kicked off with Deux Twins for the opening set for the night. The Los Angeles-based duo was then followed by a set from OWSLA‘s newest member, Ekali, who threw down an impressive performance to warm up for Skrillex. Then, finally at 1 a.m., the man of the hour, Skrillex hit the stage, making the crowd roar with excitement. Little did we know that he had planned a 4.5 hour performance that would keep the crowd bumping until sun up.

The entire New York City must have turned up for this event as the venue was packed from wall to wall. Due to the massive turnout of attendees, Webster Hall felt like a sauna most of the night but that certainly did not hinder the crowd from turning it up one last time. Skrillex began his set with his usual dubstep bangers and would go on to play some of his Jack Ü hits. He would continue to play until 3 a.m. when suddenly Boys Noize enters the booth to fire up a Dog Blood b2b set. The two dropped classic tracks including ‘Next Order’ and ‘Chella Ride‘.

Usually at around 5 a.m. on a club night at Webster Hall, the crowd have mostly dispersed and the energy would have faded but this was no ordinary club night. As the sun dawns outside the venue, the party is still going strong on the inside. Skrillex is now back in command of the decks and continues to amp up the crowd with some of his iconic tracks including ‘Bangarang‘ and his remix of Benny Benassi’s ‘Cinema‘. Towards the end of his set, he names some of the members of the Webster Hall family who are credited with bringing the success of the venue throughout the years. As 5:30 strikes, Skrillex directs the crowd in a chant of ‘We Are Your Friends‘ as the final hurrah of the venue’s historic reign.

After all my years of attending shows at Webster Hall, I could not imagine a better way of closing out the venue than by having Skrillex put on a 4.5 hour show with the support of Boys Noize for a Dog Blood set. As we conclude the final chapter to one New York’s most historic venues, we can only hope that after the renovations to Webster Hall, nightlife at the venue would resume. Skrillex may have brought many unforgettable memories to the venue but his performance this past Saturday officially immortalizes his name into New York’s nightlife scene.