JUSTICE @ Terminal 5, New York, October 20, 2007

So if you want a sugar high you can go eat a Twinkie.
Or you can rip the top off about eleven Pixie Stix and just dump ’em in your mouth.

Justice is like the Pixie Stix version of a Daft Punk dance music high. Two French guys at a turntables and mixers. Pounding beats. But Justice brutally strips it down to the cartoonish basics – cheap, dirty, and obvious. It works, but as dance music, compared to the previous night’s M.I.A. show, it’s like the made-for-TV version.

At Terminal 5 on Saturday night, they pounded the accident-waiting-to-happen-size crowd.

with relentless build-and-release thumping-four, increasing bpm, louder and quicker, build-up-to-siren-wailing-orgasm sustain-decay, start-the-pounding-over French disco numbers.
Over and over and over again.

They had BIG speakers.

They had BIG strobes. (Epileptics were screwed.)

And some spots.

Over and over and over again.

the set ended with their hit “We. Are. Your Friends. You’ll. Never. Be Alone. Again.”

Shouted, over and over and over again by the crowd, arms pumping, bodies sweating as one.

Justice’s schtick works. And it’s really fun, for about 20 minutes. Then maybe you want something besides Pixie Stix.

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