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Live Review: Hodor On The Dance Floor: A Rave Of Thrones Experience

18 December 2014 No Comment

DJ Hodor’s “Rave of Thrones”
12-13-2014 @ Venue 578
Orlando, Florida
Review: Joe Gallagher
Photos: Terry Beeman

For tour dates and more info http://www.kristiannairn.com

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past three years you’ve seen or at least heard of Game of Thrones. Something you may not have heard though, is that the affable, dim-witted giant, “Hodor,” from the show is also a DJ named Kristian Nairn who deserves all of the acclaim that is currently going his way. This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Orlando leg of his current Rave of Thrones tour presented by Alliance Events & Nightlife at Venue 578, and now you get to hear all about it!

There were many different themed rooms, and the night began with support on the decks by the Queens of Noise. The lights were flashing, I could feel the vibrations from the music in my chest, and almost everybody that attended the event showed up in some kind of “Game of Thrones” related garb. I’m not sure what part of the Seven Kingdoms we ended up in that night, but they sure know how to party.

The Queens of Noise kept the party going in the earlier stages of the night, playing some deep, driving house music that made people gravitate to the main stage from the beginning of the event. I floated throughout the venue early on, just checking out the scene, and I was not disappointed. There were multiple rooms with a variety of music, hookahs to smoke, multiple bar areas to purchase alcohol, a comfortable outside smoking area with live music, and my favorite piece of the night: A homemade, albeit less sharp, Iron Throne up on the main stage.

Finally, he arrives! Kristian Nairn, AKA Hodor, made his debut on the decks, and it was hard to miss him… Not because of his 6’11” frame, but because he commanded everybody’s attention with his music. The deep theme to the music continued, but his transitions were seamless, his drops were sick, and his mixing didn’t miss a beat. The entertainment didn’t end there though, because then the fire-dancers arrived on stage! There was even a shirtless man of similar stature to Tyrion Lannister running around with plastic swords taking pictures with the attendees. I also need to take a second to give a shout out to Venue 578 for their sound system: It was loud enough to rattle my bones, but still maintained that clarity that is oftentimes lost when the volume gets raised too high.

Rave Of Thrones was a fantastic experience filled with great music, positive vibes, cool ambiance, and all for a great cost. If you didn’t catch the first leg of this awesome tour don’t feel too bad, because the second leg of the tour begins on February 11th in Knoxville at the International, with the last currently scheduled date being on February 28th in Detroit at V Nightclub. Get your tickets while you still can, because this is an event you don’t want to miss! Hodor Is (still) Coming.

I just wanted to take a second to give a shout out to Alliance Events and Nightlife for putting on such a great event.Alliance Events & Nightlife is Central Florida’s premier dance music production and promotions company. We focus on providing our clients unparalleled experiences and live shows. Our services extend to providing consulting to our clients for artist booking, event management & promotion, and branding in the live events and entertainment industry.” Way to live up to your mission statement, Alliance! If you liked this review or the show, please go out and support this great company for the second Florida leg of the Rave of Thrones tour in February in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale.

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