MiMOSA Fights Security, Attacks Downlink
& Gets Carried Off Stage
Bass producer Tigran Mimosa took the stage Saturday night at Mystic Music Festival in Highlands, TX just outside of Houston. His performance made a splash, not because of his production value, but because of the scene he made backstage after his set.
The drama started at the airport when Mimosa’s driver was delayed. Once arriving at Mystic, the issues didn’t cease. Mimosa didn’t want the timeslot he had originally agreed to, so accommodations were made to get him in at midnight. Throughout his set the monitors were cutting in and out, distracting him from his performance. Mimosa was seen chugging from a Grey Goose bottle from the time he got on stage.
After Mimosa had gone over the allotted set time, Downlink began moving equipment on stage for his performance. Mimosa then continued playing past 1:10a.m., at which point bystanders heard Mimosa claim that he was the headliner and that he should be able to play longer than the hour timeslot.
Mimosa was visually upset when he was asked to leave the decks. He threw his microphone on the CDJ’s while screaming at Downlink. The entire incident resulted in Mimosa pouring Grey Goose vodka on Downlink. He handled the situation well only making a general comment to the audience.
What happens next is really interesting. The general festival audience couldn’t really see what was happening backstage due to the stage design which was obstructing their view. After Mimosa poured the vodka, security pulled him off the stage where an all-out brawl ensued.
William Blaine (aka bass disciple Oscillator Z) was present at the festival and watched it all go down. On his Facebook he gives us a recap of what happened:On his Facebook he gives us a recap of what happened:
Talking with Downlink after his set, he mentioned that Mim0sa should watch out because the bass community is small and news travels fast. This event could ripple waves in Mim0sas career; we will have to wait to see the effects.