XOXO (2016) Movie Script

How many hits we up to now?
We just hit a million.
I'm gonna kick some ass.
- I'm gonna kick some ass.
- Charlie!
Be careful or someone might kick your ass.
Charlie, do not say that.
We don't kick people's asses.
Here you go, grandma.
Hey, are there any more comments about me?
Everyone's loving your voice, mom.
I am so sorry about that.
I'll take it right off the bill.
Hey, dude, where are you?
At my house. What's up?
Hey, table ten said
their shawarma was overdone.
That is the third time this week.
If you do it again,
i gotta tell my dad. Okay?
No, dude, where are you exactly?
I'm obviously at my fucking house
with my mom, tariq.
Why are you being so weird?
I want you to remember where you were
the day your whole life changed.
I can't believe this is it.
Our last fest together.
Mmm. That's right.
Well, we should talk about it.
-I better keep packing.
Come on.
Two more minutes, please?
Hey, you don't have to pack
everything anyway.
It's not like you're not coming back.
-We need to get up.
Need to get up.
You know, lots of couples
make it through periods of long distance.
If... if they want to.
They just announced
a last-minute add to the lineup.
You're never gonna guess who it is!
All right, bae, ready to pop your rave--
oh, no.
You're not wearing that.
You look like a nun.
You're not sick of
that fucking song yet?
No, dude, this track is tight.
It's so good.
You know what I am sick of, though?
Is this cheesy '90s shit.
No wonder we're going out of business.
You know?
You know what?
Maybe if you were more focused,
we wouldn't be going out of business.
Did we put this up or did someone sneak in
and put this up in...
I don't remember.
Yeah, I'm focusing, for sure.
I can't believe I'm going to fucking xoxo.
It's like I'm making up
for shit I did in a past life.
Dude, this is the best part right here.
This is...
This is my favorite part.
Neil, right here? So good.
I'm sorry, can you say that again?
I think I just had an aneurysm.
I said, I managed to book you a slot.
You're gonna dj at xoxo... in eight hours.
Avilo is gonna be there.
Dude, we're gonna be able
to feel the bass.
No avilo, no Martin garrix, no fest.
We're gonna take the bus,
we're gonna go right to the festival,
we're gonna drop everybody off,
then come back. That's it.
You're nasty, man.
I'm not nasty, dude.
I'm just trying to make money.
And I have to recount it now
because you keep talking.
Jesus! You think they'd make you
assemble your own setup from scratch?
I just want to be prepared.
This is xoxo,
not a party at someone's mom's house.
Dude, I got you so hooked up,
you're probably not even gonna
have to touch your stuff.
They'll have minions to do it for you.
Hey, seriously though, man...
I was able to book you
because you deserve to be there.
Once all those people hear your tracks,
it's gonna be, like, on.
They're not gonna hear my tracks.
Except for "all I ever wanted."
I'll play that last.
They're not ready, tariq. You know that.
These are the rough tracks
for the record label guy.
Don't lose them.
Dude, I got this.
Everything's taken care of.
What's that smell?
Don't freak out,
but I just gotta make a few deliveries.
What do you mean deliveries?
My dad fired mo.
No. No.
- No, don't worry.
- Dude!
I only have to cover his lunch shift
till 2:30, 3:00 at the latest.
Dude, how am I supposed to get there?
Where are we even going right now?
I got you a seat on this party bus, man.
-I'll get there right after you, I swear.
-A party bus? Seriously?
How can you do this to me?
You're gonna make me go alone?
Party buses are great.
You can pass out your promos to people,
get them to come to the show--
don't you have that meeting with the
label guy that you're supposed to go to?
If you go back to work, there's no chance
that your dad lets you out.
That is a definite.
Oh, my god! My god, dude. This is a sign.
This is a total sign. There's no chance
i can go. This whole thing's a trap.
A trap? Dude, what do you think
they're gonna do?
Lure you out to steal your
shitty synthesizers and your 2007 acer?
Just trust me. I've gotten us this far.
You are gonna play an amazing set
and I am gonna be there.
We're in this together, just like always.
I promise. Everything's going to be fine.
Yes! Whoo!
Oh... beautiful.
- Hi.
- Hey.
Do you have somewhere
i could store these?
Yeah. Bottom of the bus.
But they'll get crushed.
Happens to butterflies every day.
Hey, is there Wi-Fi on the bus?
Dude... kill yourself.
Come on, let's go.
No, it feels like it's missing something.
Did you pack my fog machine?
No. We don't need that.
There's bigger issues.
There was a dead raccoon
in the storage compartment.
Are you serious?
Did it look natural?
How bad was it?
No, it hung itself.
Come on, let's go. It was depressed
because we didn't fucking leave yet.
All right, party people!
Are you ready for xoxo?
Ladies and gentlemen,
boys and girls, it is now time to rave.
We should take these
right before we get in.
Stretch it out a little longer.
I know, but I can't believe
this is the last time
we're gonna be doing this--
hey! Stop! Stop the bus!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat.
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat!
- Your soul mate?
- I just have a feeling, you know?
He sent me this song
and it was like he knew me.
Like, he knew it would be
the perfect song to send me.
Krystal, everyone's listening
to that song.
Aw, little Krystal wants a soul mate.
What do you want with a soul mate?
You know we're going to a huge party?
There's gonna be endless hot guys
for you to choose from.
Like, a candy store of dudes.
That's cool that you like candy,
but I want chocolate.
The kind you save for a special occasion,
and eat slowly.
I don't think it's that crazy.
Most of our parents met
when they were our age.
-Yeah, and now they're all divorced.
-Come on, don't give her shit.
I've got a soul mate
I'm meeting up with, too.
Maybe you guys have heard of him.
His name's dj avilo.
Xoxo, here we go!
Hello? Hi. Yes, this is tariq hariri,
Ethan Shaw's manager.
Yeah, I was supposed to meet
with Mr. Henderson at 6:00, but...
If you can believe this, there was some
strange noise in the engine of my plane,
so rather than risk it,
we decided to take the limo.
No, out of all of my clients,
Ethan Shaw is my favorite.
I'm sorry, the limo is a little bit loud.
No, no, we'll still be there.
We just might be a little bit late.
Great. Okay, thank you.
Thank you very much.
- Come on.
- Tariq!
What are you doing?
We have customers!
I, uh... I...
Dude, who're you texting?
Hey, bro! Bro, who're you texting, man.
Come on. Let me in, man.
Let me in on your secrets.
Yo, bro.
Yo, I came correct to this shit.
Brought sensations
for all occasions, my friend.
Dude, check it. I'm gonna get started
with these little Vicodin babies here,
and top that off with
these pharmaceutical-grade thc caps...
Later on, if you're interested.
Oh, and the mushies
are for whenever the sun...
Ah! That's dumb, man! I'm sorry.
I'm actually trying to work
on something right now--
dude, I'm gonna save the Molly
for right before avilo,
so it's, like, crazy intense.
- What is he doing?
- Know what I'm saying?
Poor fucking guy.
Consider the fact
that the universe is infinite.
Hey. Hey, do... do you wanna sit with us?
We have room.
One second.
Thanks. I needed that.
No, I didn't come to this with anybody.
I feel like...
Oh, very nice. Listening to Ethan Shaw.
-We're pretty stoked about it.
We think he's gonna be
the best thing at the fest.
So good.
You guys are fucking with me, right?
Aren't we supposed to go that way?
No way, girl, we're vip.
Darla got us that sweet hookup.
Oh, don't worry, Krystal.
Jordan will still be there. We promise.
Oh, my god, it's dj polaroid!
Happy xoxo, ladies.
To being young and pretty,
and to not giving a fuck.
And to Krystal. May she finally get some
and stop babbling about soul mates.
I can't do shots. I'll throw up.
-Mmm. Come on.
You got it, girl. Let's go.
-You got it. Uh-huh.
-All right!
-That's my girl. Let's go.
-Let's go dance.
Hey, give 'em that top shelf this time.
I got these.
That's what you party girls like, right?
The good stuff?
I always felt like this nothing kid
from costa mesa,
but when I was in the middle
of this massive crowd,
with everybody moving together and...
I don't know, I felt like...
You were a part of something way bigger?
And just...
Just to be performing at the same event
as dj fucking avilo, it's...
-That's insane.
I'm telling you, this is what's wrong
with the scene nowadays.
I remember when avilo was this jerky kid
that was literally paying club promoters
so he could play shitty events
in San Bernardino.
And Anders,
he was this weirdo, chubby Asian kid
that was passing out fliers
to get people to come to his shows.
This shit is why
i turned my back on that...
-On the whole culture.
-Yeah, hold on one second, okay?
Hey, are you ready to go inside?
That guy's actually avilo's manager.
He said he's gonna get us
inside his private room.
And introduce us to Anders.
Come on. We're going.
-Who's Anders?
-Are you serious?
Anders created xoxo.
No one's ever met him
'cause he's super secretive and stuff.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Do you think he'll know someplace
to charge my phone?
I'm moving to New York tomorrow.
I just got a job
at a wealth management firm.
-That's crazy.
Do you have a job there, too?
No, I'm in a five-year program,
so I have another year of school.
So you guys are doing
the whole long-distance thing.
We haven't really...
Really talked about it yet, but, I mean...
Peace, love, unity, respect.
That all became this vapid bro culture.
Honestly, I feel sad for you guys
in your fucking tank tops.
-I feel totally sad.
-Yeah. Is that--
-sad. Actual sadness.
-What, dude?
-Uh-huh. Yeah. I feel sad, too.
Do you hear that sound?
Sir? Excuse me.
I've been trying to talk to montel
about it, but--
stop talking
so I can hear the sound.
I think the driver might be deaf.
Hey, thank you. Whenever you're ready.
Come in.
Yes, tariq?
Uh, dad, um, you said
i only had to cover mo's shift until 3:00.
It's 3:23. Can I please go?
There's only one couple,
and they're finished with their--
tariq, I'm busy with this paperwork.
I need you to work the dinner shift.
The... the dinner shift?
Dad, jahar is coming in at 4:00.
You have somewhere better to be?
I, uh, told you
Ethan's concert is tonight.
I'm his manager. I have to be there.
You are my manager.
I'm the one who pays you.
I just...
I don't want to do this forever.
This restaurant
that I struggled to build
is not good enough for you?
No, dad. No.
It's not that it's not good enough.
You don't appreciate
the value of stability, tariq. Of family.
Ethan is my family, dad.
His video has over
one million views on YouTube.
I booked him a slot
at the biggest rave in America.
He's gonna be a big success, dad,
and I'm gonna be there--
tariq! This is madness.
I give you a good job, a future,
and you shit on it.
I like being his manager,
and I think that I'm good at it.
You know, maybe it turns out
that I'm not and I fail,
but at least I'll know
that I had tried and I...
I'd hope that you would understand that.
Anyways, I'm going now.
Tariq. Tariq!
Don't even think about it.
- What the fuck?
- What just happened?
What the hell is going on?
Uh, all right, listen up.
All right... listen, guys.
Just relax for a little bit, okay?
Uh, the bus broke down.
- What?
- Are you kidding me?
What the fuck, bro?
I know, I...
- I want my money back, fuckface!
- We're gonna miss the fucking show!
- Get up.
- Start it back up!
- Come on.
- Shannie, where are you going?
Let's just wait a second.
-How're we gonna get there?
-Fix it. Somebody fucking fix this shit.
- I don't know what to say.
- Fix it.
All right, guys, let's remember
the good vibes we had earlier.
Fuck the good vibes.
What the fuck?
Don't say the f-word.
- I must go.
- Stay hydrated out there.
Sorry. Goodbye, friend.
It'll be all right.
We'll figure it out.
I want my money back.
Put some sunscreen on.
It's two, three miles, tops.
We want our money back, punk.
All right, uh...
You guys signed the thing,
and it said "no refunds," so...
Yeah, it did. Also, it didn't say nothing
about the bus breaking down.
-Get out of the bus.
-What the fuck is your game plan?
-All right.
-Come on, let's go!
- Get off the fucking bus!
- I don't have your money on me.
- Keep fucking talking, buddy.
- Let's go.
Get that little bitch out here.
- All right.
- Come on. Get him out here.
-Are you gonna give, like, what?
Hello, you've reached
tariq hariri management.
I'm unavailable--
hey! You want a ride?
You want some peyote? It's homegrown.
Come on!
Insufficient service
to determine route.
-I am unable to identify
-everything is gonna be fine.
-Your current location.
-Everything's gonna be fine.
-You are not on a road.
-Everything's gonna be fine.
-You are not on a road.
Hey, what's going on in here?
Um, nothing.
-You waiting for someone?
-Kind of.
Are you sure he knows where to find you?
-Thank you.
-Be safe, but respect the journey.
- Thank you.
- Yeah, respect the journey.
Here we go.
Hi, uh, my name's Ethan Shaw.
I'm performing.
Hey. Hey. Hey.
I don't have that name on the list.
Are you sure? It's Shaw, uh, s-h-a-w.
I know how to spell Shaw.
I'm telling you
that name is not on the list.
Are you sure?
-Okay, can you just give me--
One second? Just one second.
-I need to figure this out.
Sorry, the subscriber
you're trying to reach--
If you'd like to buy a ticket
to get in here, the line is next to you.
That line's gonna take forever.
I don't have that kind of time.
I have to set up. I swear. Can you--
is there any way you could walkie someone?
Isn't that what it's for?
Ethan, take my ticket. I'll get a new one.
- What?
- Okay...
Isn't seeing him play one of the reasons
we came here in the first place?
You need it more than I do.
We can wait in the line.
It's like 20 minutes.
Come on, shannie.
It's the right thing to do.
If you want to go in now, that's fine,
but I'll wait out here.
Fine. Yeah, you should take the ticket.
- Yeah.
- Are you sure?
Yeah, we'll be in right behind you.
Just pay us back with an amazing set.
I... I will. I promise.
- Hey!
- Thank you so much.
-Okay. Go get 'em.
-See you in there!
Rock it out!
-That was nice, right?
-Go get in line.
You know, I, uh, gotta tell you...
I am the person
I believe myself to be.
- All right.
- I am capable, confident and careful.
Of all the clients I've managed,
i gotta tell ya,
Ethan Shaw is by far my favorite.
- Doors open when I walk toward them.
All right. Let's do this.
- Let's go, bro. Come on.
- All right.
I get you guys are strong.
You don't need to stretch my shirt out.
That's not gonna happen.
Atm machine is down here.
You're upset.
-What? No.
Listen, I just want to be in there, okay?
I know!
We'll be there in literally seven minutes.
Seven minutes?
I want something more.
More what?
- More...
- Hey, is that for me?
Mmm, swirly.
- I'm sorry, did you say swirly?
- Yeah, swirly.
All right. So wait, you, uh...
You want some ice cream now? Is that it?
No. Um, I mean, like...
It's like,
you go through life alone, right?
And all of your experiences,
choices, feelings, everything, it's...
It's all your own.
-Okay, but see, that's... that's freedom.
-But I...
I think when you make
that connection with somebody,
it kind of... gets you outside yourself.
And then you get to share
all of those moments with somebody else.
Like a perfect sunset,
or a festival or a kiss.
That's love.
- That's all I've ever wanted.
- Okay.
So what makes you think this guy Jordan
is the one to swirl with you?
You're gonna laugh at me,
so I don't wanna tell you that.
Backstage pass?
Hi, I'm Ethan Shaw.
I'm actually performing.
Backstage pass.
Look, so I am performing.
Uh, I just...
Is there any way that you could get
in contact with someone--
probably not.
I need time to set my stuff up,
so if you could talk to somebody--
no. Not right now.
Why would I be carrying all of this crap
if I wasn't performing?
Just so I could look cool?
Man, I don't question
the shit you people do.
One guy out there's got a vacuum cleaner.
I have no idea
what he intends to clean with that thing.
Give me a pass, you go through.
Here, check out Ethan Shaw.
Lolita stage, 7:00 P.M.
It's gonna be great, all right?
Dude, check out Ethan Shaw at 7:00 P.M.
it's gonna be off the chart.
Hey, check out Ethan--
No, no, no, no, no.
No, no, no.
Oh, god. Okay... oh, fuck. Shit!
Okay. No, no, no, no, no. No!
Sometimes we receive messages from
the universe that are important, right?
But we have a tendency to read them wrong.
Well, who's to say
what's right or wrong?
I don't know.
I'm just saying, you know,
keep an open mind.
Go ahead.
You gotta go?
I probably should
just go out there, right?
They're never gonna want
to leave backstage.
Hey, you know,
you'll find it, or it'll find you.
Good luck.
- Krystal!
- Whoa, wait. Stay here.
Stay here. I'll grab her.
There's a $200 limit.
I can't get the money out.
What's your plan?
How're you gonna make this right?
I don't know, but there's a limit,
so I can't get it out.
Yeah, you said full fucking refund.
I understand.
What do you want me to fucking do?
All right, bro.
We're gonna wait 55 minutes,
and then you're gonna withdraw again--
that's an arbitrary amount of time.
It's not gonna--
-that's genius.
-Boys, that'll work.
-It's not gonna fuckin' work.
-Do it again!
Wait... excuse me... Ethan Shaw.
Everyone! Xoxo has reached capacity.
-All entrances are now closed.
-What? Bro, what the fuck?
Like I said,
the event is now at capacity.
There are no more tickets!
- Hey, come on, dude!
- What the hell?
Sorry, there are no more tickets.
Hey, fuck you!
I am dispensing
crucial information right now.
What I'm saying could save your life.
-Tariq. Jesus, where are you?
It is very important
that you pay attention.
Ethan... it's all changed, man.
Everything has changed.
There was a... there was a girl.
A bad girl.
-I'm so sorry, Ethan.
Are you listening to me, tariq?
I'm so sorry.
Tariq, I don't understand.
What's going on? I can't hear--
oh. Oh!
- I am so sorry.
- Oh!
I'm just such an idiot.
I wasn't paying attention.
No, it's okay. I...
I don't know, I was on my phone and--
I was on my phone, too.
Yeah, people are really
into their phones these days.
- Shit!
- What?
-She just grabbed my ticket!
-Your ticket?
-My ticket!
-Thank you.
-Well, it looks like that's everything.
-I'm Ethan--
-nice to meet you. Um...
I... sorry, I... I have to go.
Look. Stop, stop, stop. Let's just go.
Turn around. No, I know.
Look, you don't have to let me in.
Can you get in contact
with someone who knows--
you see a girl come through here?
Pretty, real young looking.
-Yeah. That way.
My name is Ethan Shaw, okay?
Ethan Shaw? Like, the YouTube kid?
I'm chopper. I'm avilo's manager.
-Coming in?
No, he ain't got a backstage pass, boss.
Oh, no, he's good. He's with me. Come on.
I'm so, so sorry.
Should we get back on the bus?
Or maybe we can hitch a ride again?
There's gotta be a bunch of people
that drove here that aren't getting in.
Babe, talk to me.
I'm trying to come up with solutions.
Will you please say something,
and not make me feel so guilty?
I've got an idea.
No. No. No, no, no.
You don't even know where that goes.
Well, we're not gonna give up already.
I'm moving tomorrow, ray.
I'm moving far away.
Don't you think you owe me
since you gave your ticket away?
Adventure time.
Shannie and ray.
Will you look out for cops, please?
It's a total emergency.
They dropped aoki's cake.
I need a new one, stat.
Where is the nearest costco?
Holy shit, that's Walter robot.
Motherfucker owes me ten grand.
You already know that area.
Over here, that's the candy store.
Open bar. All you can drink.
All you can eat.
My man's with me. Come on.
Okay. All right.
- Let's go!
- No, thanks.
-Come on, man.
-Go. You wouldn't wanna miss...
-Come on.
-Miss skrillex. Go ahead.
Welcome to the lion's den, kid.
Yo, yo!
Sonic, this time I want you
to throw the laser off the wall,
and then it can kind of boom
off of her buns.
Look what I found
hanging around outside.
The YouTube kid
we were just talking about.
Hey. Welcome.
Uh, Ethan, right?
- Sorry.
- That's okay.
-Ethan Shaw, right?
Nice. Avilo.
- Oh, my god.
- Hello?
Okay, so if we went down the ladder here,
we should go right to start with, right?
That's... that's the direction
of the gate?
Yes. Yes, I think we go right.
Okay then.
Phones, man...
- Hello?
- Uh, hello. Mr. hariri?
Mr. Henderson is waiting for you
by the sedona stage.
Are you on your way?
I mean, yes.
Okay. Okay, yes. Hang on.
Let's go! Get him!
But I'm not sure that, um...
That YouTube hits
will translate directly to record sales.
Do you have some kind of a...
A marketing strategy
for how to connect those two worlds?
A two month release plan, um,
soundcloud and artwork strategy.
What the fuck?
-Get me a Coca-Cola, Patty.
Is the answer not sales?
Um, what's happening right now?
I think I might be dying.
It is such a tragedy because,
as we all know,
tariq had done nothing with his life.
It's sick back here, right?
You like girls, Ethan?
What do you like? Blondes? Brunettes?
Asian chicks?
Ooh, you like asians!
Hey, come here. Sit here.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Take your shirt off
and give him a hand job.
I'm sorry. Just messing with you.
-Uh, hi.
-Your skin is so beautiful.
It's like... like velvet.
Like... like rose petals.
Oh. Thanks.
Yeah, well, you know, I better--
I'm not from here.
Like, from here or what do you--
so now, whenever we roll to Amsterdam,
we get treated like fucking royalty.
- Yeah.
- Know what I'm saying?
You can't get that kind of shit
in the states.
-You really can't.
-You can't.
Ever been to Amsterdam, Ethan?
Uh, no.
You ever been out of the country?
Shit, you haven't left California?
I visited my cousins in Michigan once.
Okay. All right. Yeah.
-Dude, that is so perfect.
Man, your whole life is gonna change.
When I said
we were just talking about you,
it was for a specific reason.
My boy avilo here does charity work.
- Charity work?
- Yeah. No, it's not...
-It's not exactly charity. I guess.
-Might as well be.
Okay, I've been so unbelievably fortunate.
I've had a lot of success.
I like to give back to the kids
who are coming up.
I like to throw 'em a bone.
Put 'em on my label.
That's why we feature
so many collaborations.
Don't worry about that.
It's my artist. He's dope.
That's why when we heard your track,
we knew you'd be
a good addition to the team.
You get the exposure.
We get to help a new artist.
-It's a win-win.
- Am I right?
- Sure.
I'm sorry. What are you saying?
This is what chopper's
trying to say, okay? You with me?
We want you to come on board,
do a few tracks for us under my label.
- Yeah.
- Think about that.
I... I...
- Yeah.
- I wish I had my camera.
Look at that face.
I think I'm dead. I can't feel my face.
Can you feel your face now?
-Ooh. Shit.
At least your hair smells good.
Right or left?
I think we've already gone
down that tunnel.
Me too.
Down both tunnels.
We're going in circles.
We're never gonna get out.
This was a great idea, shan.
No, I honestly can't wait
to show you the rest of the tracks.
- Okay.
- As soon as my manager, tariq, gets here,
-i think we--
-whoa. No, no, no. Hold up. No.
No, this deal doesn't include no managers.
-If you roll with us, I'll manage you.
But tariq's the whole reason
why I'm even--
no, listen, man. Hey.
I've seen more DJs
than you can count come and go.
I think you're talented. I really do.
But it is a tough business.
I want you to be a star.
I want you to see Amsterdam.
You know, just... hey, think about it.
If your manager's so good,
how come you couldn't get backstage?
I mean, where the hell's he at?
Oh, shit!
Oh, shit!
- Me?
- Tariq! Tariq! Tariq!
I'm coming!
Oh, my god! Dude, my pocket synth.
I don't have my pocket synth.
-I think I left it at my house.
-Where is it?
We gotta turn around.
-I can't play.
-Is it in the trunk?
No, I'm sure I left it at the house.
-You didn't pack it?
-No, I didn't!
You can't play
without the fucking pocket synth!
I know I can't. We gotta go back.
Seriously, we gotta turn around.
It's in your hand, man.
You've been holding it the whole time.
Thanks, man.
I don't know what I would do without you.
You're welcome.
You'll be fine, man.
Don't you feel it?
It's like... like oxygen! Like...
Like our hearts
and the earth are the same.
-We're like one.
-Yeah. Yeah. Fuck, yeah.
Oh, who's that guy?
Who... what's going on there?
Hey, no. You know what, uh?
I... I can't...
I think I'm done.
Thank you, but I think I'm done.
Oh, god.
-Help me. Help me, please!
-Oh, uh...
Um, I'm so... I gotta go!
No, please. Please!
I just... I need water.
Okay. Okay. Come on. Come on.
Hey, would you mind taking a photo for us?
-Yeah. Why don't--
-it'll take two seconds.
You all have your phones.
Why don't you live in the moment
for two seconds?
Don't document everything.
Everyone's gonna believe you were here.
-You don't need to snapchat it.
-I didn't ask for a lecture.
I just asked for a picture.
And I picked you because you look
like you're here by yourself
and not having a good time.
If you wanna stay miserable,
you're more than welcome to.
But it might be more fun...
-If you come and hang out with us.
Come on.
He's not a bad man, you know.
He just wants
what he thinks is best for me.
Who does?
I'm his only son.
In Lebanon, that's a big deal.
A son is your legacy.
I see.
I just... I need to prove...
I need to prove myself to him,
and then he'll see...
He'll see I was right.
I'll buy him a car. Ferrari.
No... no, it's too expensive.
I'll buy him a bike.
Look, I don't know your dad...
Achran hariri.
Or you, actually.
I feel like you're not
gonna remember anything I say
'cause you're the poster child
for d.A.R.E. Right now.
"Just say no."
But, um...
I think part of growing up
is accepting the fact
that you're not always gonna get
everybody's approval.
It's a waste of time to try.
I mean, we only get what, like,
80ish years on this planet?
Eighty years.
Do you wanna spend all that time worrying
about what your dad thinks?
I think you should meet my friend Ethan.
I'm still tweaking it, but that's
basically what it's gonna sound like.
Bro, that was fucking sick.
That shit could blow up, right?
That was seriously really good.
- Really?
- Yeah.
I was thinking about adding an lfo
after the second drop, but--
it would be amazing
if we could get that right now.
You think? Do you have that USB on you?
-Hell, yeah.
Well, it's not really--
is this kid aware that he's supposed to be
on the lolita stage in ten minutes?
Ten minutes? Fuck!
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. I'm so fucked.
So what you're saying is that I should
tell my dad to close his restaurant.
What? No.
I'm saying that you should tell...
- Come on.
- He's fucked up!
Hey, guys. Guys, come on.
No, don't talk
about your friend like that, okay?
He's... he's beautiful
and he's your friend.
He's... he's our friend.
He's our friend. We're friends.
- He's our friend.
- Yeah, buds.
-I'm so happy!
Let's go dance!
Holy cow!
Hey, check out that old guy.
Check him out!
-Hey, dude.
-Hey, it's the guy from the fucking bus!
Whoa! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Guys, what did we talk about?
This man is an amazing dancer,
and we have the glorious opportunity
to dance with him.
- Yeah.
- So, who do you wanna be, Chad?
I want to be the guy who dances with him.
- What? Chad...
- That's a good choice.
That's a good choice!
Get in here! Get in here!
- All right.
- All right.
Whoa, whoa! Chill...
-Come here, bro.
- Peace.
- Peace.
All right!
I used to dj.
I used to do this shit in the '90s.
It's not a big deal, but--
you're telling me
you were here doing this 20 years ago?
Yeah. Not at this exact place,
but yeah, totally.
Wow, I could've been raving
when I was one year old!
Oh, oh, guys, guys, guys.
Ethan Shaw is
on the lolita stage right now.
What? That's my best friend.
-That's my best friend, Ethan!
-Come on, let's go! Come on!
- Come on, let's go!
- Let's go!
- Hey, man.
- Hey.
I've got a v1 launchpad and an rmx.
Uh, no. No, we don't have
the inputs for those cables.
-Uh... okay.
-You got it?
Your set's getting shorter every second.
Yeah, I know.
- We're fucked.
- Stop saying that.
Can you hear that?
We're definitely gonna get cholera,
or typhoid or lyme disease.
There's rusty shit everywhere in here.
I'm not going any further.
How do you plan to get out
if you stay in the same place?
Here we are, as always,
stuck in the middle
of some ridiculous shithole
because you think you're so free.
You're so adventurous,
and so crazy and so fun!
Well, at least I'm not scared of a tunnel.
-You know what you are?
-It's a tunnel!
You're scared of a conversation.
You were afraid of having a conversation
about the fact that you are moving away
and that we are going to...
Shannie, where are you going?
All right, you ready?
Uh, no.
Ethan Shaw, everybody!
Come on, come on. He's my best friend!
-Guess who?
Oh, my god!
I thought we were never going
to see each other.
Well, I'm super glad we did.
This guy sucks. You wanna get out of here?
I thought we were gonna wait for him
to play "all I ever wanted."
-Look, I made a--
-nah. He was all hype.
Come on. Let's get out of here.
Shannie, where are you going?
If you want to be in this tunnel forever,
that is fine,
but I am going to go out
and go to the fest.
Oh, fine. You go ahead.
Run away! Do what you do best!
If I have to spend
one minute longer with you,
I am going to fully freak out!
- Oh, my...
- Shan.
-Don't touch me.
Well, congratulations!
You got what you wanted, didn't you?
Now let's just talk about it.
Finish your sentence.
"We're gonna..."
We're gonna break up.
I can do it myself.
-Ethan, come on. It wasn't that bad.
-What the fuck?
I have been trying to get a hold of you
for hours.
Yeah! My bus buddy, man! Let's crush that.
Are you fucked up right now?
Is that why you haven't
been picking up your phone?
You've been too busy partying
to worry about the details,
like how the fuck I get in the festival?
Ethan, I didn't take anything.
Honestly, I don't care
what your excuse is.
You knew that I was scared shitless
and that I needed you.
You're not just a shitty manager, tariq.
You're a shitty friend.
-Ethan, man, I'm... I'm sorry.
-Whatever, dude.
Avilo offered me a collaboration deal.
I think I'm gonna take it.
It doesn't involve you.
Since it doesn't seem like you give a shit
about being my manager,
it shouldn't bother you too much.
Have fun doing
whatever the fuck you've been doing.
I've been saving this for you.
Oh, my goodness!
Wow! This is amazing.
-Really cool, right?
-Oh! So cool.
Are you drunk?
Uh, what?
You seem way too sober for this party.
You're gonna miss the whole experience.
-Um, I mean, I had a little...
-Come on. Follow me.
Fucking cows!
You say, "throw your hands to the left,"
they go to the left.
You say, "go to the right,"
they go to the right.
You know what I see when I look out there?
$10, $10, $10, $10, $10...
I'm just messing.
Hey, don't worry about your set, man.
No, that shit does not matter.
I tell these people what to like.
They are gonna like you.
It's not romantic, I know,
but it's a business.
The sooner you realize that,
the easier it's gonna be for you.
Get those tracks to me
as soon as you can.
I'll get 'em in the right hands.
And chopper's gonna come by
to finalize the deal.
All that bullshit.
All right, buddy. Good talk.
I don't know
how to do anything without you.
I don't even know
how to match my own socks on my own.
How am I supposed to move
to big, dumb New York on my own?
No, come on.
It's a big adventure.
Well, you're, uh...
You're gonna have to grow up
a bit, shan.
No more jumping in sewer tunnels.
And, on my end,
I need to remember that sometimes
jumping in sewer tunnels is important.
Oh, this was dumb! This was dumb.
But that one time we went skinny-dipping
in ash meadows,
that was... that was pretty great.
You got to remember to do stuff like that.
No girls.
- Yeah, celibate for life.
- That's right.
You are the strongest...
Most courageous
person I have ever met.
You're gonna be fine.
Fuck that. We are going to be fine.
- It'll be all right.
- Okay.
Let's stay
in this tunnel forever.
I'm done with this fucking tunnel.
So, who else have you seen play?
-I saw a bunch of people. I don't know.
- You were there when Ethan Shaw ate shit.
- Yeah.
Actually, I... I think I met him backstage
for, like, a second.
Well, um, I guess met isn't really
the right word.
'Cause I had to run off and see you,
but he seemed really nice.
I didn't really recognize him at first.
Um... oh, uh...
Hey, there's no rush here.
You know, I just got here.
Maybe we can just, um, hang out?
We are hanging out.
Yeah, but, um, I meant...
I meant more like, um...
Talk, like, maybe we can talk.
We've been talking for a month.
What's left to talk about?
I don't know.
Your life? Your family?
Why do you want to talk about my family?
I just, um...
I don't want this.
I don't want this. I don't want this.
What? What do you want?
What did you think was gonna happen?
Hey, is this seat taken?
Man, what are you doing
stuck in vip with all these jokers?
Don't you know there's
a huge party going on?
Look, I know this is none of my business,
but that's not a deal.
-Fucking avilo. That's not a deal.
That's what he does.
He gets a bunch of younger artists
and he collaborates with them.
He uses his name. He keeps all the money.
Trust me, I know.
I know from personal experience.
You're a man, all right. Don't cry.
You're a fucking man!
-All right, so what do I do?
-I think I can help you.
I feel like such an idiot.
I thought I could play the perfect set
and everything would fall into place.
-That's not what happened?
Pretty much the opposite
of that happened.
Well, maybe you're not a very good dj.
-I don't know,
maybe you should try to do something else.
Something like real estate.
Who the fuck are you, dude?
You show up out of nowhere
like some mystery guru guy
who's supposed to give me
some life-affirming advice,
and that's the best you got?
My mom wanted to be a singer
more than anything in her life.
But she had me when she was 18,
and you know what? She gave up.
-'Cause she thought that was unrealistic.
-Yeah, it is.
Fuck realistic.
Look, I'm a great fucking dj.
This music means everything to me.
I'm not gonna let it all slip away
just 'cause things aren't panning out
exactly the way I expect them to.
All right.
I think you should go dance.
I think if you go out there,
many things will become clear for you.
That's the beauty of it, man.
I created this festival
because I like to dance.
I mean, dancing, it's important.
Oh, shit.
And so is connecting with old friends.
Get out there, man.
I knew I heard something.
Come on, this way.
It's over here.
Hey! Hey, pretty girl.
You... you lost this, huh?
How did...
I... I didn't lose it. I... threw it away.
We're in the center of the universe.
You can't throw anything away. Like...
If it's meant to find you, it finds you.
I tried...
I tried to throw my shoes away,
but they keep coming back.
They keep coming back.
Okay, well...
Well, I...
Not that it makes any difference,
but I think this is meant
for someone else.
Yeah. Your soul mate?
I met him. I met him earlier.
Average height,
uh, blondish-brownish hair.
He... he was carrying too much stuff!
I think you're confused.
Don't forget to enjoy the party!
You'll be home, sitting
in front of the computer soon enough.
We're gonna get out of here.
-No way!
Oh! I'm going.
Come on, let's go. We're gonna miss it.
Oh, my god!
I love your song!
I love your song!
I still love your song!
Thank you.
We have been looking all over for you!
We got kicked out of vip looking for you.
Come on, we want to get
a good spot for avilo!
Come on, come on. Let's go!
No, man, I told you,
I don't want that shit
so close to my fucking face.
Guess what? It's fucking hot.
You want me to look sweaty?
You want him to go out there and faint?
Is that what you want?
I can't do it.
I really appreciate the offer.
It's the most amazing opportunity
I've had in my life,
and maybe the most amazing one
i ever will have,
but I just think my priorities
are a little bit--
slow down for a second, kid.
Just think about what you're doing here.
I'm in this because I love it,
not because I want to take shortcuts
to make money.
It's a joke, right?
-I want to work with my best friend.
-Oh, Jesus!
If the only deal you'll make
doesn't involve him,
then I'm sorry, but...
-I'm gonna have to--
-Ethan, stop.
Ethan, stop. Stop, dude. It's a mistake!
I don't want to hold you back.
If doing the deal without me
is what you have to do,
-that's what you gotta do.
I am so sorry that I fucked up.
This guy doesn't want to help you,
he wants to use you.
-Tariq. Tariq.
Dude, I wanna be your manager,
but more than that,
i wanna be your best friend.
Tariq! I didn't take the deal.
Stop, stop, stop, stop.
This care bear is your fucking manager?
- Rainbow brite, here?
- You didn't?
What the fuck is he doing here?
Why is he here?
He helped me get back here
so I could talk to you
and stop you from making this mistake.
-Man, Ethan, I am so, so sorry.
-Man, it's okay.
Shut up, okay?
You wanna blow this chance, fine.
That's up to you.
There's a million other bedroom DJs
just like you.
Do you hear that? Wait, do you hear it?
- Yeah. I own these people.
- We own these people!
I'm the king
of this motherfucking kingdom, baby.
-Lion's den, yo.
-Yeah, that's right.
Guess what?
You're gonna have to enjoy
a lifetime of your mom singing
on your tracks
- to the audience in your bedroom.
- To your broke ass.
'Cause that's all
you're gonna ever do.
- Yeah, you're done.
- Whoa!
Whoa, hey, security!
I've wanted to do that for so long.
What the fuck was that?
-Faggot! Get the fuck out!
-Fuck you!
Get him out of here!
Where the fuck were you?
-Escort him out of the building.
-Get him, motherfucker!
-Try that with me.
- Chill, chopper. Easy.
- Try that shit with me.
- Chill out. Get him out.
- Pussy!
Get the fuck out of here!
-Escort him out.
-Let's go, bitch!
-Try that shit with me.
-Hey, hey.
Hey, hey! Relax.
-Let's get back to your trailer.
-I got this.
-Cool off.
-Fucking faggot!
Let's cool off.
When did you become a homophobe?
You see, we paid for this bus, right?
And it broke down,
and there was this riot.
And we lost our tickets.
We were in this sewer tunnel forever--
everyone's stretching out
my fucking shirt.
Is this a festival
of stretching out shirts?
We have to get in. You don't--
that is the dick who left us
on the side of the road.
-I was telling you the truth!
Yeah, I'm sorry. Really, I am.
Ow! Hey, what the fuck?
You guys smell like... are you...
That's the worst smell...
You guys smell fucking dead!
It smells like a fucking shit... shit.
Like you shit eggs.
-That is nasty.
-Did you shit on them?
You know, thanks for everything.
Did the fucking security guy shit on you?
You provided the service
you claimed to provide.
- I mean...
- No, actually.
-I feel grateful.
-Have a great life.
The boss said you could come back.
All right. Hold on.
Wait, one second. Whoa!
Don't do extra arm movements,
'cause the smell comes over, but...
Uh, can you ask
if I can bring my friends with me?
-They're covered in shit.
-I know, but just...
Come with us, but stay that far away.
But come with us.
But let me go first.
Let me walk first. Come on.
What the hell are we doing?
We're gonna steal the set. Go, go, go.
Holy shit.
Holy shit!
Dude, what the fuck are we doing?
I said we're gonna steal the set.
Dude, no, no, no.
This is your moment. You gotta grab it.
No. Dude, I can't.
Blowing it at lolita was bad enough.
But this? No, I... I can't do it.
Ethan, what did I say to you?
You deserve to be here.
Now, are you gonna commit to this,
or chicken out and sit at home
with your grandma?
We came here so you could play.
So now, go fucking play.
I can't do it. Tariq, I can't do it.
-I believe in you completely.
-No, I literally can't do it.
I don't have my equipment,
or any of my music, or any of that shit.
Tariq, you know that shit's not ready.
This is the one thing that I did not lose
while I got swept up in a riot,
i died of a drug overdose,
I went to hell, I was seduced
and then attacked by aliens,
and I had the spiritual experience
of swimming in the bloodstream
of an enormous supernatural toilet.
Yes, the tracks are ready.
You are ready.
Please do this journey justice.
I'm still mad at you.
I love you!
I'm not avilo.
My name's Ethan Shaw.
I hope that's okay.
Oh, my god! That's Ethan!
Neil berg hit me in the fucking face!
I thought you said that dude was dead.
It was a fucking metaphor, man!
I meant
that his fucking relevance was dead.
All right. Chill.
You good enough to play?
You gotta get out there.
Uh, they can fucking wait,
thank you.
What the fuck?
What the fuck is that?
-Just fucking open it.
-I'm trying to.
-Open the fucking door, chopper.
-It's fucking locked!
-Fucking locked, man! Shit!
-Fucking shit!
What the fuck? Hey!
-Chill out, man.
-You shut the fuck up!
I'm calling. I'm taking care of it.
-God! Fucking shit.
-I'm on it. Hello?
- What the fuck?
- Chill out!
Oh, shoot!
Hey, guys!
Guys, don't worry about them, all right?
Stand down. I got this.
That was amazing, right?
I know you at least
liked that a little bit.
Yeah, your little buddies
just hijacked avilo's set.
Someone is definitely gonna be
suing my ass.
Well, that's what you have
fucking big lawyers for, right?
I'm sorry, you know, about, like--
not necessary, man. We're good.
I've been a baby
about the whole fucking thing, but it's...
Well, I think it's cool that...
I mean...
-You know, you stuck with it.
-I think it's cool, too, man.
Come on, man.
-Come on, man, let's get out.
-Yeah. Let's go!
Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Oh! Neil!
-I know. I know.
I fucking love you, xoxo!
I love you, too.
Hey, guys,
come with me to the... to the festival.
Why are you filming me?
It's okay.
I bring my own sensations
to this occasion.
Give me a hug for that, man.
Give me a fucking hug for that.
I fucking love you, xoxo!
X-o-x-o! Boom!