How would anyone react when they saw deadmau5 walking down the street? That’s what I decided to test. But, how would I test this? Luckily, I happened to have created my own deadmau5 mau5head a few years ago for a concert (
But I couldn’t take it on the plane, so it never made it to the concert. Aww!) So, I decided to bring out the helmet, as I walked to the local record store to find a deadmau5 disc.
As I was walking, the reactions that I began to receive were either one extreme or the other. Some people screamed “It’s deadmau5! Come over and take a picture with me, deadmau5!” Some just looked at me and raised an eyebrow. One older gentleman even commented, “That’s the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. You’re like a dead Mickey Mouse!” I even had a little girl turn to me with a big smile on her face because she thought I was a mascot.
But, after I was bombarded by people wanting to look at my head or take a photo with me, I finally entered the record store. The employees immediately turned to me and chuckled. “Hey, go help out deadmau5 over there,” one of the employees said to another employee. They helped me to find the DVD I was looking for, and it was mission accomplished!
It was fun to see how many people actually know who deadmau5 is these days! I was pleasantly surprised at how many people actually knew who I was. EDM is slowly but surely entering the mainstream.