01/31/17 11:40 - ID#60762
DJ Venom 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:
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08/25/16 03:37 - ID#60626
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.
The mountainous overlook over the pool.
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01/31/16 04:02 - ID#60407
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.
They also had a "Lord of the Rings" pinball machine. Here's Masumi and (e:terry) getting balls right in the flaming eye hole.
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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12/19/15 02:01 - ID#60363
Frosty Tones Rave
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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08/10/15 12:43 - ID#60157
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.
(e:uchina) and (e:terry) doing some redneck engineering to get us out
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.
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.
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.
Our new screaming-friend Lillie. Her spirit animal is a bee and she's a serious hooper.
(e:terry) and his glowing face paint
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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03/22/15 01:11 - ID#59920
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.
Someone gave up on the HEPA vacuum filter.
Scraping the floor goop
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01/30/15 07:17 - ID#59804
Datsik at Town Ballroom
These babies were here to wish me goodbye from 901 when I left work.
The concert opened up with a DJ that I initally thought was Datsik. He played a mix of dubstep/drum and bass prefaced by either a top 40, Bon Jovi, or mariachi song with no transition. It was so strange to see all these 19 year old bros screaming to a remix of "Living on a Prayer".
Next Datsik came on. I'm didn't think I was into dubstep but this was absoutely ridiculous. Town Ballroom felt like what I imagine a crazy big city club to be like because it was so packed. It's really weird how quickly dubstep/electronic music went from something nerdy when I was in college to big trendy shows like this now. There were people trying to mosh and crowd surf, but the best dancing was in the back where we had tons of room.
Speaking of the crowd, they were ridiculous and so young. All these guys who were rolling so bad really wanted us to come to Bambino for some show after. It was a work night so Paul and I went to underground instead. I haven't been there in a while and it's very run down, but I think I prefer it over Cathode. The dance area is way cooler. Some drunk old man started yelling at us about peanut butter and jelly.
This sounds like it'd be one of those classy underground nights
The night ended with Jim Steakout and some greasy veggie tacos.
On the way home, we saw this pile of asphalt just dumped all over the snow on the sidewalk. Who thought this was a solution to anything?
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01/18/15 07:35 - ID#59759
Dawn of the Plurbotz
(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.
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.
Casey in his happy place - inside a bear
Making moves with the bot
Paul's friend Greg always raves with a CRT on his head. That's a real 90's throwback.
I kind of love the Rochester people that attend these raves. Not just because there are a few cute boys.
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01/04/15 12:44 - ID#59717
Reanimate: New Year's Rave
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.
Paul in a mask - reliving his vegan power days. If only his vegan self could meet him now.
(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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12/29/14 12:22 - ID#59698
Terrying up the dance floor
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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- going out