Mad Decent Block Party Friday Photo Re-cap

Mad Decent Philly Block Party Friday photo re-cap

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Diplo and Mad Decent crew have come a loonggg way since they first set up shop at what is now PHILAMOCA in the early 2000s.

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A trip down memory lane for Diplo, where the sidewalk outside PHILAMOCA still bears the Mad Decent stamp.

The Mad Decent Block party, which originally was a raucous street party that closed down the five-point intersection at 12th Street, Spring Garden, and Ridge Avenue, has exploded into a nationally touring summer sell-out.

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Big up to Sean Agnew (pictured here in Elmo costume with a handle of Captain Morgan, also a former WKDU DJ) and R5 Productions for their biggest show to date, and for handling the event like the champs they are.

We took in the sights and sounds of the Friday madness, catching sets from Major Lazer, Philly’s own Dirty South Joe, Zeds Dead, Keys N Krates, Allison Wonderland, and Giraffage.

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You’ve got to assume that Diplo is used to this at this point.

All photos by Frank Kinyon.

 

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Dirty South Joe gave the afternoon crowd some early thrills – big up Joe for pushing the Philly scene along.

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Crowd participation – Ben Franklin would be proud.
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Sydney-based producer Allison Wonderland rocks the crowd.

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The people watching is half the fun of the Mad Decent Block Party!

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Giraffage gave a melodic electonic R&B set that had the crowd grooving.
Giraffage gave a melodic electonic R&B set that had the crowd grooving.
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Live performance masters Keys N Krates turn up the stage.

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Zeds Dead heat up the night, setting the stage before Major Lazer.
Zeds Dead heat up the night, setting the stage before Major Lazer.

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Major Lazer definitely know how to rock a festival crowd.
Major Lazer definitely know how to rock a festival crowd.

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Diplo loves to stand on top of things.
Diplo loves to stand on top of things.

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Good to have you back, Diplo - never forget the 215 (we're not saying you did...)
Good to have you back, Diplo – never forget the 215! We’re not saying you did though…

Another year in the books for the Mad Decent Block Party – hats off once again to R5 for a smooth event and great time for all – see you next year!

Author: chrisburrell55

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