DJs often begin as avid record collectors, just as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of french horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to see DJ Pauly D at Electric Factory. For $50, you get general admission for two on Wednesday, November 21, at 8 p.m. (up to a $101.30 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, one of the breakout stars of MTV's volcanic hit Jersey Shore and its spinoff, The Pauly D Project, never blinks in his staring contest with the public eye. Some people don't know how to handle sudden fame. Pauly D could teach a master class.
One of the many highlights of Pauly's TV shows is watching the charismatic lothario walk into a club. Flashing his devilish smile, strutting with a swagger that can't be taught, and beaming with devotion to booming bass and flashing lights, he immediately owns the room. Although casual fans know his witticisms by heart, including the acronymic regimen of GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) and his repeated proclamation of "Cabs are here!", Pauly D communicates best behind his headphones, laptop, wax stacks, and mixers. He isn't just a TV star, he's a DJ—and a very good one at that.
Named one of the "top 6 DJs who rocked 2011" by Vibe, Pauly D has been perfecting his party-instigating dance-music skills since he was 16. Now, with his music career at the forefront, he brings his skills to Electric Factory for a night certain to rattle crowds and shake stage lights. Pauly D sports a music library that charters the bottomless annals of club music, keeping ears on their toes with a mélange of tubthumping tracks. Expect the gregarious showman to exercise his rapier wit and invent new catchphrases as he raises the bar for disc jockeys, and then does 100 pull-ups on it.
The Electric Factory
First opened in 1968, the Electric Factory has been hosting rock shows for almost as long Puerto Rico has been a state. After dancing their faces off to headliners from Erykah Badu to the Dropkick Murphys, concertgoers can stop by The Chive Café to recharge with a cheesesteak or an all-beef hotdog on a potato bun, or refill their draft Yuengling at the bar. In summer, the Electric Factory reveals an outdoor location complete with more refreshment booths, vendors, and upgraded food stands.