In Photos: Deadmau5 at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (10/22)

Photo by Brad Bretz

Electronic DJ/festival wunderkind deadmau5, aka Ontario native Joel Zimmerman, melted fans Saturday night at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. The first of two sold out gigs in town, Zimmerman received support by Canadian dubstep producer Excision, in addition to Tommy Lee (of Mötley Crüe fame) and DJ Aero, who all together revved up the crowd before the highly-celebrated cube arrived.

From 15 feet above, and behind his trademark helmet (this time looking oddly enough like Swiss cheese), deadmau5 orchestrated the crowd. The perpetual grin on his mask complemented the tribute masks on the ballroom floor, which was peppered with neon mouse ears that made it look like an electronic Mouseketeer convention. In a word: chaotic.

CoS Photographer Brad Bretz captured the night…

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