Ever since Monster Massive
raving has suddenly once again become the SHIT!! Happy Go Lucky
by ROAM proved just that.
After a good days work the sun finally falls, and a night of
raving begins. The crew meets up at RD Studios and off we go
to LA. After about an hour and a half of high speed driving we
arrive at the venue, Club Orion. The line was a bit lengthy but
HGL would prove to be worth the wait. As usual my body got the
best of me, and I almost ran off before the photographer and
his camera got in, but of course Ted grabed me by the shoulders
before I got away. Damn it! So AFTER, the photographer gets in,
The main room was filled trance when I first walked in, so I
didnt get too excited. The DJ seemed to please the crowd,
but Trance is not something that got my body moving. I went upstairs
to see if the Jungle room was up there like the last time I was
at this venue, but it wasnt, it was Happy Hardcore. Bleh!!!
So after I run down the stairs to escape the happiness, I run
into the photographer who informs me that the jungle room was
downstairs in the basement! (which was not open last time) Into
the darkness I went as that oh so familiar jungle snare slowly
grew louder and louder. The Jungle room was evil. No lights,
no lasers, just a dj and a sound system, the ultimate Jungle
setup. On the decks were mostly local Djs until around
1 or 2 when Jo-S spun. After calming myself with a little herbal
refreshment, I ran into some friends of mine and was informed
that someone had L.
Oh no! Are you serious????? I said with an evil
grin on my face.
Oh yes, but should we do it???
So I down a couple pieces
of green construction paper, and back up to the main room I went.
When I reached the top of the stairs, I heard one of my favorite
noises ever: the House Kicker! Finally, the main room turned
from Trance to House, and non other than Reza from Go, was on
the decks. Usually I am not that into Rezas sets, but that
night he was really on! I positioned myself in an open area on
the dance floor for easier maneuvering. The past few parties
I have either been way too tired to dance, or not moved
enough to dance, so I was ready to get my groove on. To get the
crowd going, Reza spun the house remix of Billie Jean
by Michael Jackson. Even though I had heard that track a million
times before, and would probably hear it played just the same
at this party, I still really liked it. Slowly the sid
began to kick in, and now my dance moves were getting better.
I started to feel a connection to the music that I dont
normally get. My body started to move all on its own. Things
couldnt have gotten any better at that point, until Charles
Feelgood stepped up!!
I had really only seen this guy a few times before, but when
that first track came in I knew I was in for a treat. I relocated,
closer to the front of course, so I could hear the music better.
After the first couple of tracks I noticed that pretty much everyone
in the main room was getting off on Feelgood. Every fucking record
was getting better and better. My body felt clean, and everything
was precision. I literally felt like I was a puppet to the music
being moved by its power. At this point I couldnt stop
dancing. A few people around me caught on to my vibe and we all
danced like mad!
I truely enjoy dancing with people to house for several reasons.
For one, it is just really fun to dance to, but also its easy
to pick up on peoples styles and fully battle with them and shit.
I dont know maybe I am weird, but that was really fun!
Anyway, Feelgood closed up his set after playing for almost an
hour beyond what he was schedualed. I think that Donald was late
or something. None the less, the crowd caught on when he walked
on stage, and all I could hear was, Don-ald!! Don-ald!!
The set started in typical Donald style, a really techy-hard
kinda house to get the crowd jumpin! After about 45 minutes of
dancing to Donald, I started to feel fatigued, so I went to grab
some OJ. I walked out to the side alley where everyone was smoking,
and had a cigarette. It was 4:18am according to the raver next
to me, and I realized I had been dancing for nearly three and
a half hours straight, plus it was almost 4:20! After a sesh
with some people next to me, the guy with L walks
by me and offers a few more, so I gladly accepted. I went back
into the main room to find Ted, cuz I had an extra hit of sid
for his head. We continued to listen to Donalds set, and
my friends were all hot on this one gurl. She liked the way I
danced better anyway.....
Glaudes set was over, and Thee-o started spinning. We had
little trouble finding the guy the photographer had loaned his
camera to, but we found him after a while. At that point I was
really tired, but my heart was still pounding and I wanted more.
The party turned out to be really cool. Something I needed very
badly. Big up to ROAM for a tight party!!