DJ/Rupture'scooption of the Museum of Natural History on Friday the 13th'sinstallment of One Step Beyond -- rocking a crowd of eager, clean-soledhipsters beneath the hanging sphere of the Rose Planetarium -- wasright on: it's not just that he knows something about breaking up thenorm, but his music is downright spacey. And not just spacey, but,along with his worldly co-conspirators Matt Shadetek and Jahdan Blakkamoore, Maluca and Sonido Martines,universal. It was a moving moment, and if we weren't so into Rupture'smix, we might have been more unsettled by the sight of beer bottles andbananas littered about those kid-friendly displays on the chemistry ofthe universe.
During the evening's last star show, we stumbled in to theplanetarium in time to watch the Moon being formed from the Earth'sgeologic detritus, and enjoy the roar of the drunken audience's cheersas Earth narrowly survived an astroid collision. Watching the universeunfold anew with a crowd of excited 20 and 30 somethings was just asmagical as our first 3rd grade field trips, plus there was beer. Toobad we all had to leave at 1 a.m. on the dot. What was this, a museum orsomething?