March 2002 started off with several hundred descending upon the the El Torreon ballroom and danced the night away to the DeepFix production, Designer History. It was quite a show, with Mateo Murphy from Montreal and Lance DeSardi, out of LA headlining, with backup from St Louis' Don Tinsley and local Kansas City house legend Pat Nice. A Drum & Bass room rounded out the selection for the night, hosting Mr. Solve out of Springfield, and locals Ben Fuller, edw!n, Krillin and James Bond.
The following Monday, along with a others throughout the month, found me back down at Evo's, It was quickly becoming the spot for local underground dance sounds. Mondays were fun, laid back, and full of appreciation for local talent. At a couple of other shows on Friday or Saturday, the place was completely off the chain.
The final show of the month at Evo's was of an entirely different sort, but somewhat the same. I was invited to come and photograph Euphoria 3, but was warned that it was primarily an Asian crowd. Was that supposed to make a difference? It didn't seem to. I am not sure what that difference would be anyway. A couple of guys I had heard before, were playing; from New Orleans, DJ Goof, Johnny 5, Special K & Burnz. The remainder of the line-up was local talent. It turned out to be quite an intense show, with a packed house that seemed to appear all at once, dancing hard until the last beat. The photos returned to their essence briefly, with very few posed shots and lots of partying shots.