Tuesday, February 13, 2018

digital enrichment vault

Everything centered on the Kansas City Metro area during August of 2004, excepting one event photographed by a volunteer on the last days of the month and into September.
Staring with the late Sunday night soiree at the the Beach Club, a few days later, the Pitch Music Showcase took over Westport for evening.  An array of acts from every genre played through the evening, unique in their own right and all from the KC area.
That weekend, we returned to base phocas for the annual BBQ Beatz session, and the next night headed out to the 4 corners area for wild night with bounce houses and sumo wrestlers, with a backdrop of beats, at Digital Playground.
Pete Bones at Kabal was the only show covered the following weekend, along with a stop in on the increasingly popular Monday night BLO at the Empire.
The second half of August launched into an overflow of events though.  Turning things up a notch, we dropped in on Frisky at Kabal, hit up Chakra, finally settling at The Point, all in the same night
The following morning a group of us went out the 25th Ethnic Encrichment Festival.  They were hosting their 25th anniversary, and it was quite a lot of good food and fun.  That evening, while Joe ran out to cover an event by a little known promoter, I dropped in on the newly established Californocation.  Much much later evening, another volunteer gave us a little glimpse inside a birthday house party.
The end of the month wound up even tighter, starting with Paul Anthony opening a new night at Chakra.  Kabal themed out a party for Dave Audé, out south  Brite Lites glowed over town, and the after party raged until dawn.
The performance troupe at Davey's came together for a new twist on an always intriguing show the following Monday.  Also in the same night, the Empire hosted yet another themed party that brought everyone out in their finest and skimpiest.
The month closed out and kicked off the following month from Black Rock City, Nevada, and the Burning Man celebration. A group made the journey out to the site, bringing back a few images of their adventure.

Access to all of these events is restored. You can learn more about them through their respective event post, or scan through all of  the events recently restored from August 2004.  All are spliced with various commentary, which will eventually be updated further.

A few random photos were taken along the way, not associated with any particular event.  Those are hosted within the encounters album.  It is always being updated with that sort of thing, also hosting photos from events with less than five shots.



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Monday, January 15, 2018

castles caves and thunderbirds


A bit more diversity in the content for the site, and some new angles appeared in the lens, thanks to Joe and Kourtney, in July 2004.  They brought a different view of the party at a couple of events, and I had a chance to drop in on something different here and there.


The second day and first Friday of the month , I checked in on Frisky to dig a little Pat Nice for while, before heading over to the Point for that little party in the basement.  Meanwhile, Joe spent most of his night and part of the morning out at a little shindig in Independence.


Thunderbirds filled skies above Kansas City the following day, and I dropped in for some photos.  There were only a few though, since I forgot to recharge the camera from the night before.


B*U*S*H played at the weekly Evolution at Davey's.  Otherwise, there just was not much going on that week.  Everyone was looking forward to the weekend though.


Essence lit up the Stray Cat that Friday with Heather Hart, while local favorite DJ Steve Thorell kicked off a fun new night at Californo's down in Westport on Saturday.


Dismantled made an appearance to Davey's on Monday promoting their Post Nuclear Tour, with The God Project.  I also made a stop at the Empire Room to look in on BLO.  They had a full house, even without a theme for the evening.


All eyes were on the weekend though.  The second in the Caveman Experience series that would rave out the Shawnee Saltpetre Cave consumed the party population of the Midwest.  There was really not much else going on beyond that event.


Lingering in town that weekend, I got to play out at Chakra, and later dance the night away with those that did not make the trip out to Murphysboro.  Apparently, there were quite a few.


I skipped town for a week after that, to roam the mountains of central Colorado.  Trails, mountains, sand dunes, and castles filled my viewfinder.


The following weekend, and the last day of the month, everything was back in full swing.  While I made the trip back, Joe headed out to Lawrence for a little rave on the farm with a few hundred of our closest friends.


All of these events are now restored to the site.  You can learn more about them through their respective event post, or scan through all of  the events recently restored from July 2004.  All are spliced with various commentary, which I hope to update further in the near future.

There were also a few random photos taken along the way, not associated with any particular event.  Encounters is always being updated with that sort of thing, also hosting photos from events with less than five shots.



Have some thoughts about this column, or anything else related to the events or photos?  Leave a comment below, or on any of the event postings or pages of the site.

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