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Contest Mon Oct 19 2015

We're Giving Away Two Tickets To Zedd + Dillon Francis On 10/29 @ UIC Pavilion


This should be a fun little prelude to Halloween. There's no one better than Zedd at giving EDM a heart, and no one better than Dillon Francis at giving it a goofy smile. I was in Europe when I first saw his absurd "Get Low" music video, and it's been stuck in my head intermittently ever since.

Both DJs (along with opener Alex Metric) are set to bring the rave at UIC Pavilion on October 29th, and Transmission was lucky enough to score a pair of tickets--which means one of YOU will be lucky enough to score a pair of tickets! To have a chance to win, you must comment on this post before Friday at 11:59 PM with the name and a detailed description of the next viral dance craze, because the Whip and Nae Nae are getting hella old.

Best suggestion wins the tickets (and we expect you to pull off the move at the show).

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Jessica / October 20, 2015 4:33 PM

Its called the barrel roll. You look at your dancing partner straight in the eyes, and BAM, Jump in the air and spin. Barrel roll.

Jesse / October 21, 2015 12:43 AM

The newest viral dance craze is Drakes awkward dance moves to hotline bling. He has a few moves but the 2 that stand out the most is what I like to call "Swimming in the air". You move your feet side to side and move your arms as if you were swimming. The Seco d dance move has a Latin flare to it. I named it "the turn up cha-cha/salsa move". You move you hips and arms from side to side while shuffling your feet in an up and down motion.

Zach Blumenfeld / October 27, 2015 11:55 AM

Hey y'all, contest is over and we've got our winners!

Jenn / October 27, 2015 3:50 PM

I caught Zedd's show in Vegas and it blew me away. I'd love to catch him with The Chainsmokers next. Their song "Roses" needs to take over.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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