Are you a big fan of Game of Thrones? Then you probably already know Hodor is a part-time DJ. I saw Kristian Nairn do his Rave of Thrones set in Perth.
Not only does Hodor enjoy carrying Bran on his back and repeating his own name, but he also enjoys partying long into the night to his own killer beats. That’s right, Hodor is a DJ, well the man who plays him is anyway. Kristian Nairn is a well established DJ in his homeland of Northern Ireland, playing in a Belfast club for ten years before he scored the role of gentle giant (and loyal to House of Stark) Hodor in the epic and popular Game of Thrones TV show.
He started is nationwide tour in Sydney, last night it was Perth, then he’s off to Melbourne, Darwin and Adelaide. Unsurprisingly he’s banking on the international success of Game of Thrones, titling his DJ tour ‘Rave of Thrones’ and encouraging everyone to wear their best Westeros attire. Smart man!
“For one night only in every capital across this land, venues will be transformed into the finest halls of Westeros, wherein patrons will be (enforced by the Hand of the King) dressed to the occasion in a manner that would befit Queen Cersei herself.” a press release for the Rave of Thrones Tour stated.
When I heard about him coming to Villa Nightclub in Perth, I just had to get tickets, and I knew what Game of Thrones character I wanted to dress up as: Khalessi.
Daenerys Targaryen has silver-blonde hair and purple eyes, played by the beautiful Emilia Clarke. What woman wouldn’t want to look as good as she does with a silver-white wig on her head. So of course I rose to the challenge. My lovely date for the evening didn’t need to prepare so much – he already had a bushy beard and a white wolf t-shirt, so he was set! House of Starks represent.
Just about to go to Rave of Thrones but first, let me take a selfie.
Kristian Nairn himself.
Nairn as Hodor; the character with the easiest script to remember out of the whole cast. All he has to do is remember to say his own name!
You really do feel like you are legitimately raving up a storm in Kings Landing, with the replica Iron Throne chair on stage and the giant Kristian Nairn before it, head down, spinning the deck. Nairn plays big-room and bass-driven house with ease and confidence, reminding us all he is actually more than just Hodor – he’s an experienced DJ with 16+ years experience on the Belfast club scene.
We had a great time