Danielle Myers / Lantern reporter
LMFAO party rocked Columbus, making the city its first stop on its Sorry for Party Rocking tour, at Nationwide Arena Tuesday.
The crowd came dressed for the part as a number of girls and guys managed to squeeze into animal print stretchy pants and flaunted oversized neon glasses. Cardboard robot heads, or “shuffle bots,” hovered above the crowd in the pit of the arena to recreate LMFAO’s music video for “Party Rock Anthem.”
LMFAO’s tour is scheduled to feature several guests throughout the summer, but DJ Sidney Samson officially launched Tuesday’s show with a mix of dubstep and house music.
Far East Movement took the stage next with a remixed tribute to the Beastie Boys and a special appearance by vocalist Mathew Koma, who helped it perform “Rocketeer.”
Appearing from a gaggle of dancers, LMFAO’s Redfoo, whose real name is Stefan Gordy, and SkyBlu, whose real name is Skyler Gordy, delivered the party rock they promised complete with such props as a two-person zebra costume and a full bar on stage.
A break in LMFAO’s performance was filled by “America’s Best Dance Crew” winners, Quest Crew, that kept the crowd going as if LMFAO had never left the stage. The group performed several lengthy head spins, one of which involved a hula hoop.
This being the first stop on the Sorry Party Rocking tour, the performers were full of energy, and Columbus showed up to dish the energy right back at them.