foxylady69 Posted March 29 Report Share Posted March 29 Well, I need a vacation from my vacation. But I basically slept all day today and tried to soothe my laryngitis, my ringing ears, and my bloody stumps of feet, so I can start trying to piece bits of my trip back together. Let's see what I remember...Tuesday...* arrive at 10 AM and start drinking beers at the pool immediately.* sushi at Sushi Samba (yummmmm!)* Groovanauts party @ Fairwinds, including Joe Mama, Mike Swells and Groovefire, about 8 too many pina coladas, getting burned by jenny's cigarette, Cookie and 36 meeting DMX and being asked to be in his video, and lots of drunken fun.* 80's Party @ Automatic Slim's -- Lee Burridge, James Zabiela, and Danny Howells were hanging out, playing original 80's tracks at a small bar. Lee was even taking requests! This party started things off right, and led to the awesome song "I Can't Wait" being the i-can't-get-this-outta-my-head-theme of the week.* Deep party at State. Oh My God. This made me remember why I love house. Great crowd, amazing, happy vibe, and Mark Farina and Marques Wyatt ripping the deep, tecchy, sexy, soulful, funky, West Coast house grooves like you have never heard in your life. By 5 am, i started to contemplate moving to San Francisco...Wednesday...* Poolside drinking and shenanigans all day. Groove telling people to take their shirts off. * Checked out the GadgetLab @ the Raleigh where Hoska was working, then stayed for 4 hours more of that beautiful West Coast house outside by the pool where Ian Pooley, Justin Johnson and Ben Watts (of Everything but the Girl) were spinning. Everybody was dancing in the sand while the sun set and the full moon emerged. Amazing Vibe!!! Once again, had me thinking I need to move to Cali...* Went to Tommy Lee's Rockbar, where Kelly Osbourne made a commotion, I met Tiga and the singer from DeeLite, and got to hear Tommy Sunshine drop Knoly and Hoska's tracks....and the room went nuts! Who knew hipster punk rockers could dance?* Headed over to Crobar (got in free and avoided the mile-long line thanks to a friend with a Press Pass!) where Fatboy Slim rocked the joint for the last 2 hours of the night, despite sound problems and a last-minute venue change. So happy I got to hear him again... Fatboy is pretty much the reason I love house music. Thursday...* Sullivan Room Party @ Teasers. Lots of great music. Got to catch great sets by Groovefire, DJ Connie, and James Curd (Greenskeepers). Lots of Fun. Too many red bull n vodkas. So nice to meet female dj's who can RIS with the dirrrrrty tech-house.* Boycotted the snobfest of a line at the Playboy Party @ Mynt (which BTW was broken up when P Diddy or whatever the fuck his name is now showed up and wanted to get on the mic while Chris Fortier was spinning!)* Little Mountain Party @ Spin -- great space, tight sound, & amazing proggy beats by Sander K and Nic Fanculli (me and Jenny began arguing immediately over who gets to marry him). Highlight was a mix of "Mister Roboto" by Sander. So fuuny to watch hundreds of grown house-heads all attempting to do the Robot at the same time!Friday...* Recruited some peeps to go to the Fairwinds to catch Mazi, Tripwire, Ian Pooley, and Garth. Drank sangria and beer and ate hamburgers and hot dogs all day for $20. Can't beat that with a stick! Dope beats, 10+ cups of sangria, and a very fun crowd apparently had me dancing while eating a hot dog (??). Multi-tasking at its very best! I had a lot of fun drinking and dancing with BP and the Providence peeps. Got starstruck when I realized that Mark Farina and Moby were in the house. Spilled drinks all over my white skirt.* Changed and went to sushi at another joint where I had the best sushi and the worst service ever...prolly not helped by Flava'a drunken racial slurs to our waitress. * Porterhouse at State. So much fun! Unbelieveable party. Eli had the main floor going nuts and Joe Mama played the best set I have ever heard from him. Porter played "Bust a Move" as his encore, which really topped the night off right.* Drunken/Crackhead pool party late night at our hotel. Convinced everyone to put on swimsuits and bring whatever booze (and other stuff) they had down to our pool at like 6am. Stayed out there until maybe 9 or so, when the heat started getting to us and DJ Cookie's computer lost it juice so we had no more sik beats. Finally got a good sleep.Saturday...* Woke up in the afternoon and joined our poolside crew, who were mostly either hanging tough, or already so drunk they weren't noticing how hung over they were. * Went for a pina colada and a walk to the beach with BP.* Walked around and got a yummy meal at a cuban restaurant with BP, Phatty, Cookie, Stymie, NMN and a couple others. I had a beer, a salad, a huge, juicy steak, and a perfect Creme Brulee' for less than $30. * Changed and headed over to Tantra. Played a couple rekkids and hurried over to Bed to see if I could get in to hear Burridge. I was nervous b/c the pre-sale tix had sold out weeks before. Luckily, I got there around 11 and the line moved quick, because I was in and dancing within 15 minutes! Met Luke Fair's best friend from Toronto. Said hello to Desyn. Saw a bunch of Boston, NYC and DC heads, including Eli, TeamJ5, Sara and Flava, who were all in agreement that the party was amazing. I was so happy to be there...place was beautiful and Lee was killing it for 6 hours straight! Everybody standing, jumping on beds (awesome opportunity, btw!) and hollering. My feet were killing me but I couldn't help but stay till the end of his set. Highlight was a tecchy mix of Digital Underground's "Doowhatchalike"! What a way to end the week. What I Learned at WMC...* Over-Crowded clubs suck even worse in humid, 80 degree weather.* You can smuggle in liquor in a water bottle everywhere you go if you are a chick with a purse. (Fuck paying $15 for a dixie cup of vodka and red bull)* People still overdose.* I need to move to San Francisco.* People will use you for your hotel room (sleeping, changing, storing shit, etc...) and apparently unless you ask for it, they just don't think to offer you any money. Oh well.* I'm not the substance abuser I used to be... man did giving away a huge pile of, uhh, umm,... things... that we couldn't take home with us make me sad on Sunday morning!!* Snobs are over-prevalent in Miami. I hate that shit. UGH. It's like, don't make fun of me cause I'm dancing and smiling like a monkey and sweaty...that's what I came here to do!* It never ceases to amaze me how many people there are in this world that love house music. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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