Capture: Diplo Shakes Up Philly

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Published August 2, 2010

PHOTOS BY BRIELLE GREENBERG

This Saturday, Diplo (pictured at top right, photographing the crowd with his cell phone) and the rest of the Mad Decent family took to the streets of Philadelphia for a good old-fashioned summer block party, dunk tank and pick-up basketball game included. Free admission, free snacks, and the speaker-blasting sounds of performances by PO PO, Maluca, and other Mad Decent brethren drew crowds out to one crazy, beer-soaked block in North Philly. And though the apparent noise violations and public drinking displays didn’t faze the authorities, someone grabbed the mic to call attention to an offense of a different order, shouting: “Listen up everybody, the fire marshal was just here. He needs all you people standing in the middle of the crowd to start shakin’ your asses!”