We Experienced Zero Gravity In Las Vegas And It Was Lit
We've basically been to space now, right?!
We’re big fans of an epic bass drop here at MTV, so when we were invited by Desperados to help them find the ultimate bass drop in none other than the party capital of Las Vegas, we knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
Fast-forward a month and we found ourselves boarding the first of four flights on which DJ Mike Cervello would be playing some banging tunes at zero gravity all while being filmed for an awesome new music video.
No, we’re not kidding.
It’s not often we’re excited when our alarm clock goes off at 5.30am, but Tuesday October 4th was definitely an exception.
Following a quick breakfast approved by the team at ZERO-G, we were taken to pick out some crazy AF outfits before having our make-up done by some incredibly talented make-up artists who’ve worked on shows including Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Amazing right?!
We were then taken for a photo-shoot and, after pulling lots of stupid faces to hide our excitement (nerves), it was time to head to the airport.
Deprived of our phones and the ability to continue Snapchatting every moment of our lives so as to not ruin the effect of the music video, director Ralf Schmerberg filmed us as we made our way down the famous Las Vegas strip.
Upon arrival at the airport, we were given a quick safety briefing before boarding the plane in our glitter and sequin embellished outfits and taking our seats at the back of aircraft.
Once we were in the air and the ZERO-G staff had set up all of the equipment, we were guided to the front of the plane - which had been decked out with black padding (so we didn't crack our heads open while flying about like astronauts), fairy lights and speakers – and instructed to lie on the floor.
We’ve got to admit, at this stage we were feeling as giddy as when the post man brings us a brand new Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.
Cervello – who is part of the Barong Family of DJs – did not disappoint.
As the plane began flying upwards in the first of a number of parabolic arcs, he built the music up and up until we were practically begging him to drop the bass.
And as he did, the plane nosedived at an altitude of over 30 thousand feet leaving us literally floating on air.
Having been fitted with a special watch prior to the flight, we later found out that our heart rate had increased by 130 bpm (beats per minute) while our emotional intensity saw a 452% rise.
Despite being forced to land early due to turbulence, it’s safe to say we definitely experienced the most intense bass drop of our lives. And as if that wasn’t enough, we also managed to perform a pretty impressive somersault mid-air.
Where do we sign up for the next Olympics?!
The flight wasn’t the only amazing thing we experienced while in Vegas though, as the lovely guys over at Desperados also arranged for us to have DJ lessons, a science of bass workshop with the ridiculously clever Robert Alexander, a deep house yoga class courtesy of The Studio Nytronix and other wicked activities including a colour run, paintballing and trampoling.
Stay tuned for Mike Cervello’s new music video filmed in zero gravity, coming Monday November 21st.