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Category: dancing

01/31/17 11:40 - ID#60762

DJ Venom at Dnipro

Last Saturday (e:paul) and I checked out the Tea Party rave at Dnipro.

Not many showed up because of the snow but it was worth it. I don't think I've ever danced so hard in one hour. I also think it was the most sober I've been at a rave, (e:paul) and I split one skunky Polish beer.

Strangely enough, I was listening to DJ Venom's music on youtube today and came across his webshow. It turns out he's the brother of Kim, from Matt and Kim (also awesome).

The other djs' sets were awesome too. We ran into our crazy rave friend Lisa, who gave us a saucer and told us that "the night is going to get saucy"

DJ Venom's website:
His soundcloud:

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Category: dancing

08/25/16 03:37 - ID#60626

Honcho campout

Last Thursday we went down to the Honcho campout. It was essentially the Pittsburgh party times 10 on top of a mountain in West Virginia (e:joe,59525).

It took us about 5 hours to drive down not counting a stop at an Indian restaurant in PA called Cafe Dehli.

It was rural. Like, an hour driving up twisty single lane, half washed out mountain roads rural. Despite that the campground itself was glamping. A pool, bar, "barn". $16 buffet - I'm glad we brought our own food.

Butts and boy and fur.

The event itself was full of the friendliest furriest sweatiest gayest gays I've ever seen. Maybe it was because nobody knew each other but the judgement was almost non-existent. People danced for days. The pool was human soup. Everyone just wanted a hedonistic good time. People just came up and chatted. Cell phones were practially non-existent.

On one hand I wish (e:uchina) could have come because she would have loved it. On the otherhand a weekend of just million other gays is pretty fun. Even if we had to retreat to our mountain campsite to take a break from it sometimes. Maybe we can just sneak her in next year.

This is Bones. He lived with the owners in the house next to our site. He was the best cat I ever met.
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The mountainous overlook over the pool.
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Category: dancing

01/31/16 04:02 - ID#60407

Sole Rehab

Friday night we headed up to Rochester to go to our friend Tom's dj thing at this bar called Skylark lounge. We met up with Liz and (e:uchina) at her apartment.

The music was pretty good for house music but I think the best part about the bar was meeting and talking to all the Rochester gays. I think most of the bar was gay.
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They also had a "Lord of the Rings" pinball machine. Here's Masumi and (e:terry) getting balls right in the flaming eye hole.
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The night wrapped up at Tom and Derrick's awesome house a short walk away from (e:uchina)'s aparment. We frolicked around until 6 am with all sorts of drunken craziness.
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Category: dancing

12/19/15 02:01 - ID#60363

Frosty Tones Rave

At Dnipro sounded awesome - three rooms, 9 hours of music. A lot of it was - we ran into Seth and Pierce, we danced a lot, and there were always options for music.

However in the drum and bass room there was a stupid hypeman who kept shutting off the music. Who wants to sing the Bills shout song in the middle of a rave? Not me.

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Category: dancing

08/10/15 12:43 - ID#60157

Bass Mountain

I did the best I could documenting it given the conditions ;O

We rolled into West Valley to this backwoods hippy compound. We immediately put the car into a ditch on arrival, until a dude bei helped is push it out. Then we settled in with (e:uchina) and Liz in our camping spot.
Later or Rochester friend Tom and his friends Tony meet up with us.

The tilted car.
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(e:uchina) and (e:terry) doing some redneck engineering to get us out
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The place was super hilly and forested. Which was fun for hiking, but dancing was a little tilted. Here's the main stage which was built out of branches. The first day of music was not much to talk about so I'll mostly skip that.

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In between dancey time was a constant craft circle and days old car chicken. I think that's how the original pioneers of Western New York handled themselves.
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Day 2 had much better music. A lot of it was very bass heavy. Here's a shadowy video of Paul in the sweaty masses.

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Our new screaming-friend Lillie. Her spirit animal is a bee and she's a serious hooper.
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(e:terry) and his glowing face paint
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Twist was an awesome DJ - I'm not one for house but this was really good. He apparently played at the 24 at some point.
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Category: dancing

03/22/15 01:11 - ID#59920

Dirty dancing

We went to the Igloo warehouse rave with (e:uchina). Thankfully there was no starer this time.

It was still fun but definitely not as crazy as the last one. House music isn't really my thing - no drum and bass second story like before. I still got a ton of dancing in, just more work.

Maybe we should have gone crazier because this time we saw how disgusting the warehouse was. From the Union Carbide barrels warning of formladehyde ((e:paul,59916)) to the mysterious floor goop, to the chain-smokestacks I felt like we were going to end up with black lung.

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Someone gave up on the HEPA vacuum filter.
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Scraping the floor goop
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Category: dancing

01/18/15 07:35 - ID#59759

Dawn of the Plurbotz

We went out to a rave in Rochester called "Dawn of the Plurbotz" with (e:uchina) and (e:yesthatcasey).

(e:paul) and I went full on 90's with his self-made furry track pants, and me wearing his 1991 Kikwear pants. I could have smuggled several people in with the giant legs.
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We stopped at Masumi's before the rave. (e:uchina) has upgraded her life in so many ways. Music was played with non-mechanical media!! CRT's had disappeared! There was a laptop! I was excited for her.

The rave was at Tilt, a gay nightclub outside of downtown. While the rave happened in the outdoor courtyard and sideroom, Marcella's style gay club was going on in the main room. It was kind of funny to see the primped up gay dudes walk into rave full of candy clad nerds. Dancing outside put me a little on edge because these massive electric heaters blasted us - what a waste of energy. I have to say I loved the last rave in Rochester but this location was not the best - not enough dancing room. Give me dive-y mexican restaurant any day (e:joe,59583). The difference in intoxication may have been a factor too.

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Casey in his happy place - inside a bear

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Making moves with the bot
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Paul's friend Greg always raves with a CRT on his head. That's a real 90's throwback.

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I kind of love the Rochester people that attend these raves. Not just because there are a few cute boys.
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Category: dancing

01/04/15 12:44 - ID#59717

Reanimate: New Year's Rave

New Year's we headed with (e:uchina) and (e:yesthatcasey) along with Liz to the Igloo New Year's rave. It took place in this warehouse on Adams Street, east of Jefferson. It was the kind where the location was announced the day of via a secret phone number. Apparently in the days of facebook events this is very retro.

We all got a little bit ridiculous, and so did the music. The lower level had house music and the upper had more jungle, some DnB and sadly some trap. We danced for hours - after getting there after 12, we didn't leave until almost 7 am. I did some of my best dancing ever according to (e:paul).

At one point (e:terry) and I panicked a bit because we needed to pee, but we couldn't wait in an hour line for the 5 port-a-potties. For $10 reentry, we had the privilege of peeing outside - I guess that's the going rate these days. Our night greatly improved after that. You can buy happiness.

I was so exhausted by the end. Our coats and clothes were caked with mysterious floor mud and I'm pretty sure I had black lung. But it definitely was one of the best raves I've been to yet.

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Paul in a mask - reliving his vegan power days. If only his vegan self could meet him now.

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(e:keith) tearing it up

The end of the night lead to the most awkward night of my life. Maybe I'll post about it one day. Moral of the story - if anyone ever gives you this stare, run:

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Category: dancing

12/29/14 12:22 - ID#59698

Terrying up the dance floor

Funky Monkey was pretty blah until (e:terry) busted out his moves for "Turn Down for What". Booties were shaking.

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The rest of the night we had a good time hanging out with Jeremy, (e:Robert), Mickey and Mark. here is Robert lost in (e:Paul)'s VR world.
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Category: dancing

12/07/14 04:49 - ID#59645

Total Request Rave in Toronto

Was awesome. I drove up to Toronto in the second fastest drive of my life. It was terrifying. But we made it just in time to get half of Keith, (e:terry)'s old high school pal's set.

The whole night was happy hardcore. We were completely sober but I had so much fun dancing with the people there and the music. (e:casey) said it's because Canadians are polite and awesome enough for that.

The next day (e:terry) wasn't feeling well, so we had breakfast in the gayborhood and went home. Still a very fun weekend.

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