Refusing to relinquish the spotlight, they roamed the stage saying, “Fuck that, you’re all here to see us.”
The stage finally cleared when a scuffle broke out and security intervened.
“It was unfortunate, but it wasn’t that serious,” said WPP keyboardist Dr. ATM. “It was just a bunch of drunk guys who wouldn’t get off the stage. In music I guess you run into these situations where it’s just out of your control…There’s very little you can do.”
He says he thinks the Paradise turned away at least a hundred people who arrived just after the bust.
But the WPP was unfazed by the incident.
“In the [pre-show] huddle, we all looked at each other and we were like, ‘We’re not going to let this interfere with our music. We’re not even going to think about it,’” ATM said.
Peace was restored when the WPP took the stage—and a different kind of onslaught began.
“In the words of LL Cool J, Paradise is very nice,” MC Absurd told the cheering audience as the band, complete with guitar, bass, percussion, keyboard and turntables, filled out the stage. The WPP proceeded to break into their fiery opener “Beast (v.).”
“It’s beast as a verb,” ATM told The Crimson. “Like, I will beast your world. I will beast your existence.”
With the song’s powerful riffs and beats, it’s safe to say the audience’s existence was beasted.
The hour-long set went on to bend genres in the WPP’s unique style.
The heavy, guitar-led “Dip the Tip” was bolstered by an elaborate drum solo from PK-1. “Carol of the Bells” cleverly worked the Christmas folk melody into a modern hip-hop framework.
Although they take their music seriously, the WPP says they’re just a bunch of guys looking to enjoy themselves and have fun with the audience.
For instance, Benny from the ’Burbs used the show to show off his elegant T’ai Chi moves. During “The Covex Dance,” Covex (turntables) rolled up one pant leg and shimmied on a single foot in a circular motion.
“Everyone has to jump up and down,” Absurd said. “Or if you’re disabled, do the Covex dance, which would make you look disabled anyway.”
Quad To See ATM Installed in SOCH Next SeptemberThe Quad will likely see an ATM installed at the Student Organization Center at Hilles by next September, the result of a year and a half of advocacy by the Undergraduate Council to improve safety and student life in the Quad.
Separate but not EqualAside from the fastidious timing of schedules to match with shuttle times, Quad residents must spend 10 or so minutes traveling every time they want to go from their Houses to the Square or the Yard.
The Quad ATM Has Arrived
At Request of ‘John Harvard Bitcoin,’ Club Holds Second MeetingJohn C. Lo ’16 received what he called a “strange” email from an alleged alumnus who goes under the name ‘John Harvard Bitcoin’—an email that led to a meeting with other Bitcoin enthusiasts Wednesday night.
Clover Welcomes Harvard Square’s First Bitcoin ATMClover Food Lab, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant chain, installed the first Bitcoin ATM in Harvard Square Monday morning.
Cambridge Police Report Surge in ATM FraudThe Cambridge Police Department issued a Citizen’s Alert last week warning that thieves have used devices called “skimmers,” which attach to ATMs, to gain access to personal bank account information.