Saturday, February 23, 2002

d.day's b.day


Celebrating the birthdate of local DJ D.Day, with Hard House support from his good friend from Austin,  Lucas Wade... along with additional support from Nitro - Kansas City - Disco Tech, Xan Lucero - Kansas City - House, Rob Lee - Kansas City - Trance ... and a second room of sounds from SVS - Kansas City - Jungle, Don PMS - Kansas City - Jungle, Offtrack - Kansas City - Techno, Shandi - Kansas City - Trance, Malcolm - Kansas City - House






Tuesday, February 12, 2002

mardi gras 2002

We arrived in New Orleans just in time to meet up with friends at the Endymion Parade, led by Grand Marshall Jason Alexander.  We took a stroll through the Quarter afterwards, to see what we could see.

It was still a few days before Mardi Gras, but the party was starting to form.  Some girls from Playboy, one of which appeared to be Pamela Anderson, were putting on an early show.  Down the street further, some local were doing the same.  Everything was as expected.

Lundi Gras was pretty laid back.  We really didn't go into the Quarter for much, except to drop off some equipment at Checkpoint for the Creaters of Habit gig that night.  Our close friend was playing a gig with his old krewe, and it was to bleed into the early hours of Mardi Gras morning.

We didn't get involved with that after the gig, but did peak around the corner into the Marigny for a moment, catching a little percussion improve and meeting random people needing a light.

The next morning we skipped most of the parades.  Instead, we roamed relatively open streets that would later collapse under the weight of the massive night time population.

We avoided even that. during the night on this trip.

We focused on meeting various people and capturing some of the random uniqueness that wandered about and had a blast.

Without doubt, the adventure ended back in the Marigny.  It is our favorite spot on Mardi Gras night, either on the street or at Cafe Brasil.  We even took a little video snapshot below. There is no better place, except maybe a moment to chill at the Dragon's Den.

lundi gras creatures of habit

We dropped in on a one of a kind performance by the Creatures of Habit on the night before Mardi Gras.    It was a fantastic night and a lot of fun, as we rocked from Lundi Gras into Mardi Gras, things were just ramping up.










Saturday, February 02, 2002

back 2 basics


A night with DJ Steve Thorell in the basement of the Oldham Restaurant.  The concept of doing a semi-private little dance party turned out a nice little crowd, for its first run.  A good time was had by all to some good House.