Peoria IL has a a very strong Lebanese population, dating to the Ellis Island era of American immigration, who are as integrated as they are proud. Their roots go back to a town in Lebanon called Aytou, and have a club called the Itoo Society which maintains a hall for their meetings, but is also rented to third parties for special events.
This time, it was a dubstep show.
I had been booked for it, assuming that I would be closing and prepared a set of house music. I showed up and discovered that I was in fact now the opening act, so after hearing the old dub on the PA during speaker tests (which I'm only to assume was because the sound guys heard the word "dub" in "dubstep show"), I improvised the loneliest and most alienated set of retro-90s Laswell-style ambient dub I've ever played.