I must say that Saturday was one of the best nights out I've had in a long time. The music was slammin' from start to finish. The best compliment I can give to the people that performed is that my feet had a mind of their own, and regardless of how little I had left in the tank, I kept kickin' it out.
I had never heard Stewart Walker before, and I must say I was quite impressed. He banged it out _large_ and really set the stage for the rest of the night. I'm definately going to have to pick up some of his tracks in the near future.
Green Velvet was fucking amazing. The whole set from start to finish blew my mind! And to hear Flash performed live was pretty damn sweet. For anyone concerned about the keyboard that he threw towards the end of the set, it's still in working condition, which is surprising, cuz he chucked that thing pretty hard across the stage.
Marco Carola was up next, and I was surprised that I didn't see Gaetano out there with him, since it was supposed to be the two of them together on four decks. The rumours started flying at that point: "Gaetano's not even here," or "Gaetano's too drunk to spin" and shit like that. Turns out they couldn't get the setup right on stage, so they were going up one at a time. Regardless, Marco pounded it out something fierce! Just when you thought it couldn't get any harder, he'd drop something even harder that made me shake the moneymaker a little harder.
After Marco's time was up, Gaetano Pariso stepped up to the decks, and kicked things to the next level. Harder, faster, stronger beats is how to describe the set. Well, all except for the pesky fact that the volume level dropped significantly on the floor once Gaetano came on. Did they blow and amp or something? I never did find out. Regardless, it was a wicked set, and I totally lost it on the floor when he dropped Devilfish - Man Alive. I absolutely love that track. Sorry to single out one track, but that's one that definately stuck in my mind.
I stuck around for the first part of Funk D'void's set, and it was good. Much different than last time I saw him @ Summer's End. A bit more funky in my opinion. But 6am rolled around, and the stomach was grumbling (sorry, M&Ms can only go so far in getting you through the night
), so it was time to head home.
Again, a wicked night was had by all, and thanks very much to the Blue krew for bringing in an amazing lineup. I hope you don't get discouraged by the less than capacity crowd. I expect to see the place rammed to the rafters for Richie and John, or else there needs to be a head examination clinic for the partiers in Toronto.
It was great to see the Tribe techno massive. I could write another paragraph on all the people that were there, but you know who you are
See you all on the 7th!
-- Jay aka Fut