Well, very early Tuesday a.m., and after twelve straight hours of setup, eight and a half hours of playing host and partying, a big hazy void that lasted from some time between Sunday morning to Sunday night, followed by over fourteen hours of blissful passoutage, five hour’s work and three to clean up, I can finally take the time to write everyone to say...
thank you to
Mark at ********** Records for letting us use the space (as well as working his ass off to get it (sort of) ready in time), lending us turntables with working lights, and covering a case of Beck’s and Heinekin for the jocks
Mike from Open Sound for providing enough subs-mids-highs to fill the 2000 ft sq. space with full, warm sound (boom boom bass), first class monitors for the booth and keeping with my wishes for minimal lighting and no fog machine
Andrew for being of major assistance, helping out with setup, door duties and cleanup, and Elli for manning the door and not bitching about it too much
Tommy for much of the same organizing and running around, and for having thrown down a most solid hour and a half to usher in the evening
Vortex for laying down a slick set, launching into the *surprise* Shaolin-attack-Booty-style (yeah I made that up, what of it?) at around the 2:30 a.m. mark, which seemed to excite a great many people to the point of shakin’ what they mommas gave ‘em
Matrix for sticking it out and throwing down some banging tunes with me tag-style over the course of two and a half hours…yes, that was the infamous “other guy” that I was trading off with, I think more people will remember his name after Saturday
everyone who pitched in and helped us get off to a “par for the course” 11:30 p.m. start – Jeff Milligan and Troll (and his friend, whose name is escaping me at the moment) for getting the sound in order, Laura, Ritika (bathroom and bottled water femmes, though the water was from different sources...no, really) and everyone else that dropped in a few minutes early to see what last details needed to be attended to (the same people who were diligently cutting fresh fruit at 5:30 in the morning), Sandy and Kumi for the kind words and gifts, Monsieur Excel for running home to grab a spare cart so that we could keep the three turntable machine running smoothly, Canon from TRIP for genuinely pleasant security, and of course everyone that came out to make this one of the most memorable nights I have attended in a good while and easily the best party I have ever held.
It was so nice to have a tight, intimate event where everything just seemed to run itself, and to walk through a roomful of faces smilin’ and bodies movin’, a good of many of whom stayed until we finally opted for silence at around 7 a.m… Top it all off with a healthy contribution to TRIP and I’d say that we all had one sweaty, intense, fulfilling, 909 laced evening. There are just those fine moments you get every once in a while that remind you why you do what it is that you do - thanks for the reminder, everyone.
see you on the other side,