Shift Party Review
As you all know, myself and 8 sexy organizers put together a free event that took place at CherryBeach last Saturday from 3pm-3am. Despite some crazy phoning around for generators the morning of the party, despite Mother Nature screwing with our sanity AND despite the music equipment arriving late ---- the party was a BLAST! I cannot thank enough, all the people who braved the uncertain weather, the monster mutant mosquito's and the late start to the party....those who did make it out brought their incredible energy, fantastic happy vibes and quite literally kept the dance floor thumpin right up until the last musical note!
The DJ's were AMAZING - each brought their unique style to the decks and kept our partyers dancing right up until the equipment guys packed away the system at around 4am:
DJ Pickles started the day out with his own brand of pickled house and matching shirt (loved it you nut!!!!), Mossy and Schryer ripped up the dance floor (ohmygod!), Paul Kultcha was f**** relentless and absolutely insane!!! Vanessa DeWilde was a vision of New York/Chicago style house loveliness with killer beats to match (chick dj's RULE!), Mark Baker - yeah right that was your second time in public - incredible!! Vagrant, it was good to have you back on the decks - you haven't lost it one bit and your energy was undeniably catching! Schaefer - you threw down a mean mutha'f***** set that really set the tone for the night! Matt Cerf represented true to L.A style without forgetting he's a Montreal'er at heart - damn boy -thanks for bringing that talent back home just for us!!! Kabo - wicked track selection - you never disappoint!!! And Jeremy - your awsome Breaks set put everyone on the dance floor where they stayed for the rest of the night!!!
We guesstimated around 150-200 people throughout the night - thank you ALL OF you - especially all of those who were from out of town (L.A, Montreal and even, Mexico!) The comments, compliments and kudos we have been receiving non-stop since Saturday are out of this world - its nice to know that there is still such an amazing, happy, friendly energetic and pure set of people out there who will attend these small events and support your local (and non-local ) Dj's! We missed all of you who were out that weekend at the various happenin's around town but, next year we'll aim for something that everyone can attend! ...hey, did we say next year.......?!
When you are a part of an event like this, you sometimes forget that you're supposed to be having fun too. But there was this moment - I think it was around 10pm-ish or so...I stopped running around and took a spot by the DJ tent and looked around....and all I could see were hands in the air, people jumping and dancing and every face had a great big smile. I saw all the organizers grooving away on the dance floor, I saw the DJ's having just as much fun as all the dancers and in that brief moment, any and every organizational thought and stressor just melted away! I'm sure every single person agrees with me when I say that no matter how insane the time leading up to to an event is, in the end its sooooooooooooooo worth it!
Peace and love to all of you!!! Liza, Seth, Ryan B, Paul J, Vic/Karl Borst, Liam D, Terence/Will, Matt S
There are lots of pictures on the way - I will try and get them together and send them out.
Sorry for the delay in writing this....it took like three days just to recover from Saturday!
~It was also fantastic to meet so many new faces. We hope to see you all of you again at various other parties and events that I will be promoting in the very near future! Many thanks to all the people who helped promote the party: 2thebeat, Patricia, all the organizers, DJ's etc who brought out their friends...