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Despite the name, Sunday night’s “Moombacon Massive” party at Rock & Roll Hotel isn’t celebrating Dave Nada‘s bass-quaking microgenre moombahton. In balancing gluttony, absurdity, and gargantuan Baltimore club beats in an unlikely manner, it’s possibly the most ridiculous event of D.C.’s Labor Day Weekend.
“Yeah, we’re going to have a few catering trays filled with free bacon and fried chicken, and we’re handing out free condoms, too” says organizer DJ Reed Rothchild, an irreverent culture blogger and veteran local selector. Rothchild’s pecs are adorned with tattoos of bacon slices, and he’s been known to toss bacon to excited revelers while DJing.
The lineup features top-tier specialists in Baltimore’s frenetic, house-based, four-on-the-floor sound, like Unruly Records’ Scottie B and King Tutt, as well as James Nasty and duo Uncle Jesse. Local names Denman C. Anderson, Keenan Orr, DJ Smudge, and Rothchild himself round out the lineup.
Rothchild sums up the event’s appeal rather simply: “I’m turning 30, my blog is relaunching, club music can make a party come alive, we don’t have to work the next day, and I love bacon! Those are all great reasons to be there.”
TV Party DC, Head of Rothchild, One Love Massive & Steez Promo present Moombacon Massive at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE. 21-plus. 9 p.m. to close. Free.