The iconic Paul Oakenfold just played a gig at a Mount Everest base-camp!
Hold your horses, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold just played a gig at Mount Everest base camp! The British DJ, who’s worked with the likes of Madonna, kicked off the party, being the first one to do so at the highest stage on earth on April 10 at around 11 a.m.
This was an event that was planned as the first gig to the beginning of the DJ’s Soundtrek Series and the Generations World Tour. It was meant to mainly raise awareness about global warming. The Mount Everest base-camp located 17,600 feet above ground had seen some great parties before. But, this gig was next level.
This was no mellow music party around the campfire. Paul Oakenfold had prepared the ultimate gig to mark the anniversary of his first trip to Ibiza, the beginning of a long journey of spinning at some of the best parties in the world.
The equipment itself made a long journey as it was flown in, driven, loaded on a helicopter and then carried to the location by a few helpful Sherpa.
The entire team, consisting of the British mountaineer Kenton Cool, Paul’s trainer, photographer and a cinematographer as well as a local Kathmandu DJ Ranjen Zha, had arrived in Kathmandu on 29th March and began the perilous trek atop Mount Everest on March 31st, finally arriving at location on April 8th to begin prep.
The selfie-stick bearing few lucky audiences contained the local guides, a few brave climbers and many local Sherpa. A bottle of whisky was passed around the crowd. Some even used a hiking boot to fill and chug their beer.