With the British summer in full swing, Guy Gerber’s RUMORS street party always looked set to be a roadblock.
When we arrived near on 6pm, the venue was already packed out with a crowd moving in unison to a brilliant set from Acid Mondays in the sun. The classic RUMORS décor was out in full force; the swinging lanterns and banners contrasting against the soaring spires of Liverpool Street in the sky.
The venue – a small street located in the heart of where Shoreditch meets the City – had never been used before. Whilst this meant there was some issues with getting to the bar, it was worth it for the chance to party outdoors in such a unique location. The backdrop may have been different, but the RUMORS team seemed to have done a brilliant job preserving the free spirited Ibiza vibe of the original party series. Crowd-wise, the party had attracted a more mature, attractive and stylishly dressed group of people than you might expect of such an event in London.
After dOP had hyped up the crowd with their energetic blend of live vocals and electronic beats, Guy took to the decks with great fanfare. Dressed in a Japanese print shirt and wearing his trademark hair feathers, he looked every inch the eccentric leader of this particularly attractive, bohemian kingdom.
In typical fashion, Guy wasn’t giving too much away immediately – his set began with a more meandering tone, leading the audience on a gradual journey up to a no holds-barred final half hour, with his recent release ‘Secret Encounters’ providing a particularly euphoric hands-in-the-air moment. Girls were on shoulders, the mirrored lanterns swung in the light early evening breeze and Guy smiled as he signed off; street parties are notoriously difficult to hold, but RUMORS London had carried it off in style.
Guy Gerber will be headlining Roundhouse, London on the 9th September – buy tickets here.