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Bust out the confetti. It’s Girl Talk

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Girl Talk performs at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan on March 25, 2011.
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Gregg Gillis is a walking lawsuit. And if you know who he is, that’s exactly why you like him. Better known as Girl Talk, the 29 year-old DJ isn’t afraid of copyright laws. And this past Friday he showed the masses exactly why he’s the master of the mash-up at the Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool.

The Ramones, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and 50 Cent—anything and everything is game for Girl Talk. The all-over-the-place setlist had the energy up and the crowd on its feet, jumping and fist-pumping throughout the show. Gillis even invited select concertgoers onstage to party with him as he laid down his tracks. Throughout the show, confetti and toilet paper rained onto the crowd that covered the Strip-side pool deck.

Gillis paused only a few times to feel out the crowd, so the concert was chock-full of jive-able jams being mashed together so fast, sometimes we didn’t have time to decipher the background beat before it faded into the next one. If you really want to know what gangster beat was backing up Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen,” Girl Talk’s latest album is available online—for free.

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