In the past (a loooooooooooooooong time ago, as everyone seemed to be reminding me that night
), Better Days was part of my fondest memories of when I started raving. Whenever there was a party, I was more than willing to attend and catch the wave of euphoria that usually accompanied the Better Days vibe.
I was flooded with nostalgia, memories and that same happy feeling that has sometimes been elusive whenever I've gone to parties as of late. Instead of the dark, pounding, tribal sound that is currently dominating, I heard many of the songs, mixes and tunes that were so key in my happiness in the past. The positive, party, devil-may-care attitude that used to dominate was welcomed with open arms like a long lost relative that has been sorely missed. Smiling faces, moving bodies, feet and a remarkably fun vibe stormed the crowd and prevailed through the night, with John E and Ashley throwing down nostalgic party songs and a good measure of the breaks/big beat sound that I loved so much when I started partying on the scene. I can't stress how good a time I had.
However the fun wouldn't have been as plentiful without the faces of new and close friends that I spent that evening with. MBoy, LivingroomPornstar, Mr. Tall, Beaker, Kix, Loress, Moez, ~dazed~, Dora (flattery will get you nowhere
), Smiley Jo, Therapist and starr, you all added so much to the fun and time. I look forward to seeing more of you guys in the future.
But most importantly, Temper Tantrum. I was in a rut at the beginning of the evening (when we met at Sunny's) and you yanked me out of it in a heartbeat. You made my night and never let me down for a second. Let's do this again. Soon.
Minister of gratitude for the memories relived, friends made and future fun guaranteed.