by Dan Savage
on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM
The last time Ira Glass came to Seattle I challenged him to a DJ battle: Ira's well-stocked iPad vs. my insane collection of disco show tunes. It was epic:
DJ Dan Savage and DJ Ira Glass danced their way through a three-hour set at Re-bar's monthly Trouble Dicso dance night. Needless to say, the space was packed—500 people squeezed their asses on the dance floor with greased hips, ready to throw down their best dance moves with the two men on stage. If you didn't make it through the door, here's what you missed: DJ Savage's 90-minute set—heavy on the broadway showtunes, with remixes of songs like Roger Whittaker's "What I did for Love" (from Chorus Line) to Ethel Merman's "I'm an Indian Too" (Annie Get Your Gun)... Glass followed up by playing—and singing along to—Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A.," clearly vying for the title. Glass also played tunes by Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Ok Go, and the White Stripes, among others.
The first DJ Glass vs. DJ Savage DJ battle—sponsored by TROUBLE and the Stranger—was billed as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Well, scratch that, Seattle, because it's a twice-in-a-lifetime event now: TROUBLE and the Stranger are pleased to announce DJ Ira Glass vs. DJ Dan Savage: Round Two! Ira and I will be dissing (each other) and spinning (the hits) on Saturday, Sept 8 at Showbox At The Market. Tickets are $10, doors open at 10 PM. Join us for another amazing night of dancing, sing-alongs, pop hits, and crazy disco versions of showtunes!
What pop hits will Ira play this time? How many new disco showtunes have I managed to unearth in the two years since our first throw down? Will the nerds outnumber the gays? Will the gays outnumber the nerds? Who will emerge victorious? There's only one way to find out: join us at the Showbox on September 8! Order your tickets NOW!
AND! There are still some seats available for Ira's program at Benaroya Hall earlier in the same evening. Get your ticket to Ira Glass: Reinventing Radiohere!