Two Step hosts its first foam fest; organizer says others in the works
Jan. 15, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Updated Jan. 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
It was far different from the country music you usually hear in the Crossroads.
The green lights were flashing, the music was bass-dropping, and the foam was hitting the floor at club Two Step in Victoria on Saturday night.
It was a night of some of the biggest hits in electronic dance music, as several DJs, like Drty Phl, Krayola, CV, DiViL and Deeayegoo, hit the stage.
More than 500 people attended the event, said Bryant Price, Two Step owner and president.
"It went over fantastic," he said. "It was like a dry, fluffy foam."
Right now, the club has a variety of genre nights such as Friday's hip-hop night and Saturday's Latin night, he said.
"We may have some other things down the road with us," he said.
Riley Rivera, a 21-year-old college student, was the one behind the foam fest party.
Rivera runs RR Productions, and this was her first, big solo event, she said.
Rivera herself enjoys electronic dance music and knows in order to experience that type of nightlife, you have to go to Houston, Austin or San Antonio.
Her idea was to bring that nightlife to Victoria - even if it was just for one night.
The DJs she found all hailed from Texas - Houston, Austin and even Waco.
Each DJ played an hour set as the foam came cascading down over the crowd.
"I just wanted to bring it to Victoria so people could experience it in their own hometown," she said.
For Morgan Caballero, 23, the experience was amazing.
Caballero, a Victoria resident, said she was almost brought to tears, thinking about people from everywhere coming together to show their passion for the genre.
Caballero's favorite artists right now are Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.
The night was like heaven, she said. Everybody danced as a group, and it really felt united, she said.
Caballero said she has heard people associate the music with drugs, but that is not always the case, she said.
"Our music is really something to be in to. To be able to come together and see all these people have fun ... it makes me respect everything about that day," she said.
It's too early to tell, Rivera said, but there is a chance more electronic music dance will be on its way.
Also, she is in the planning stages of another foam-type event in Victoria sometime in the spring, she said.
"This is definitely a thing," Rivera said.