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    On Friday night we had our first ever Making Time Afterfest at The Mid in Chicago and everyone had a blast! Even though it started pouring right as doors opened up, the rain didn't stop everyone from having a good time. First up on our bill was Classixx, the L.A. based electronic duo whose video is currently residing at the top of our blog along with an exclusive interview with the band and director. Everyone was super pumped to hear "All You're Waiting For" live, and the band played to a full house.

    (Photos C/O Sidewalk Hustle)

    Philadelphia's own Dave P. and Sammy Slice were also on hand to DJ throughout the night, and they kept everyone dancing with plenty of fist-pumpin' dance songs.

    After Classixx finished their set, Chromatics were up next! The Portland-based band famously provided the live soundtrack to Chanel's S/S 2013 runway show, and everyone was excited to see them perform. They did not disappoint! Lead singer Ruth Radelet was lookin' good in a gold dress and beautiful, perfect bangs, and sounded incredible to boot. They played a great set and the crowd was really loving them.

    (Photos C/O Sidewalk Hustle)

    (Backstage. It was packed!)

    Finally, we closed out the night with an intense DJ set by Glasgow's very own Optimo! Even though it was past this blogger's bedtime, there were still plenty of people dancing and having a good time way into the wee hours of the morning.

    Overall, our first ever Making Time Afterfest was a huge success and we can't wait to do it again. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and The Mid for having us! Here's hoping we'll see you all at the next one!