"They told me, right off the gate, get the party started," said Ahmir Thompson, the DJ and drummer of the hip-hop and soul band the Roots.
Known as Questlove, he's
provided the soundtrack for three Lunch Breaks, amping up the crowd with a mix of '90s hip-hop and pop culture non sequiturs (a sample of the theme song from the 1980s cartoon "Inspector Gadget" elicited yelps of approval at Marquee).
also requests as little light as possible, a canvas of darkness for the glow sticks and strobes.
"People dance more when they know they're not being watched," he