This past Tuesday night marked the beginning of deadmau5’s six day stint at Roseland Ballroom. From October 4th – 9th, the mau5 will be bringing the Expert Griefing Machine to sold out crowds in New York City. If you want proof that electronic music is taking over — look no further than deadmau5 dethroning Rage Against the Machine for the venue’s consecutive performance record. It’s not everyday that a band as big as the Rage Against the Machine is overshadowed by one man in a mau5 mask.
To celebrate the occasion, Carlo’s Bakery of Hoboken, NJ (aka the “Cake Boss” bakery) created an edible version of the mau5head, complete with light-up accents. After examining the cake, Patrick Moxey, the President of Ultra Records, David Waxman, Ultra’s GM, and Jessica Risling-Sholl, the Sr. Director of Marketing, presented Joel with a plaque and gold album commemorating “Ghosts n Stuff” for selling 500,000 copies in the US. Of course, he jokingly commented that it would have went platinum if they counted all the illegal downloads. Jason Miller, Sr. Vice President of LiveNation, was also in attendance to congratulate deadmau5, awarding him with 6 framed tickets to honor the occasion.
In case you were wondering, that new mau5head Joel is wearing is the winning design created by Lance Thackeray for the “Design for Deadmau5” contest… and yes, the cake was delicious.