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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Featured, Music, Reviews, Reviews, Shows |

The Grasshopper Does 5 Years In Style

The Grasshopper Does 5 Years In Style

Chris Lorenzo

This past weekend, we were knocked on our ass by the phenomenal anniversary party at The Grasshopper Underground right here in Detroit. Celebrating five years of incredible music and parties, Friday night was exactly what we have come to expect from this city staple.

Troy Ramroop, owner of The Grasshopper Underground, has truly loved the past five years of music and parties:

“Reflecting on the past 5 years, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to follow my passion and do what I love. At times challenging but worth every moment”

Golf Clap started off the evening in style. They prepped the crowd for a night of shenanigans and fun. And, by the time Chris Lorenzo took to the decks, everyone was ready to dance, if not dancing already.

Booking Lorenzo was, possibly, the best decision Grasshopper owner, Troy Ramroop, could have made. As one of our favorite venues in the city, we are well-versed with their knack for killer events, funky beats, friendly faces- both on the dance floor and behind the bar- and one hell of a good party. True to fashion, Friday night’s show brought all of those together.

Like the last time he was in town, Chris Lorenzo’s set is definitely one for the books. As music consumers, we see so many performers who are disengaged and even, at times, bored. Watching Lorenzo perform is honestly a breath of fresh air. He not only engages his audience throughout his set, but seems genuinely appreciative of those dancing in the crowd. Yeah, he has been around the block a few times. But when he DJ’s, it feels like you are watching a relatively new artist play at a coveted venue for the first time.

One party-goer summed it up very well: “I couldn’t drag myself from the dance floor for his entire set.” And that was the general sentiment of the evening.

At the end of the night, neither Lorenzo or the crowd were ready to leave. And, yes, a few extra tracks were casually dropped, despite the bouncer’s best efforts to cut the sound.

A+ Chris, A+.