Well, I almost didn’t go to this party. If it weren’t for the people inside that I had promised to meet, I would have probably taken the ride home that was offered to me.. but I didn’t and I’m really glad I got to be a part of this.
After a long wait in line alone, (which sucks by the way) I was happy to see tons of familiar and smiling faces when I got inside. I hate going to parties on my own, but that’s just how the night worked out. Of course to find the TBK, all I had to do was figure out where they were serving alcohol.
The 19+ area was actually kind of cool. They had speakers which were playing Chris C’s set from upstairs, but not at a level that made it impossible to hear anyone. The renovations at Tropicana were certainly an improvement, but it’s still one of the sketchiest venues ever IMO.
We went upstairs to catch Madame Zu’s set and were greeted by the most explosive temperatures imaginable. Oh my god, it was so incredibly hot. Thank god it wasn’t too over crowded, and that I was able to stay up front for al lot of the night which tended to be a bit cooler. Everyone was dripping with sweat though, even if they were just standing around. Madame Zu totally kicked my ass into gear though, and the crowd absolutely went mental for her. She pounded for a straight hour and a half, and I danced the whole time, which is quite a switch for this little “housekat”. It’s no wonder she is such an absolute legend.
After such an amazing performance, you would wonder who could possibly keep the party’s energy at such and extreme high. Two words ladies and gentleman, Subsonic Chronic. The best thing about watching Pete spin is that he gets sooooo into his set, hypeing the crowd, dancing, and pounding his fist in the air. He owns. He was totally responsible for me even listening to this type of music at all, because when I heard him at the last Serenity party, it blew me away. Every time I thought I couldn’t dance anymore, he conjured up this crazy build and I couldn’t help myself.
As tired as I was, we wanted to stick around for some of AT-AT’s set. I’d never heard him before, and I was looking forward to it, even though I usually hate trance. I’m not to willing to admit this, but it gave me shivers. Voytek, you made trance give me shivers. Way to go, I’m ruined forever.. It was one of the tracks you played at the beginning of the set, where the sound was completely cut out for a sec. Then there was this “trance noise” (excuse my ignorance) and it repeated twice more, and each time you were so intent on getting the levels right. It sounded amazing. Wish I could have stayed for the whole thing, but I was dying. Plus those lights up front were giving me the most massive headache.
It was a great night, props to Serenity and all involved for being super organized and putting in so much hard work, it really showed.
One of the best parts of the evening though, was making it home just in time to go down to the beach, lie on the rocks and watch the sun rise. It was a stunning orangey, pink and red masterpiece. (Thx to my early morning blackberry pal too, U know who U R *wink*) Funny how I realized that if they had filmed that sunrise and put music to it, it prolly would have been... trance.