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Ok, so I like electronic dance music, more specifically Trance. When I started in the 1990's, the US was a bit behind in that department.
Still, with San Francisco and San Jose nearby, I've had some opportunities to see some great EDM/Trance DJs. Back in the early 2000's, they sadly played club music in the US that was nowhere close to the hits they had composed and were known for, but over the years, as Trance started becoming more popular, those DJs finally started playing their good tunes in the US too, and maybe from 2004 on, it's only been getting better.
Popsicle Halloween 2004 was really the beginning of great music parties in the San Francisco Area, and thankfully things have gotten even better since then

As a matter of fact, after another 10 years (2015 and beyond) the good news is that Trance has grown quite a following in the US, and places like the SF Bay Area, and while Trance has been declared dead a few times in the last 10 years, it's still going strong here.
Trance Family SF is definitely strong in the area, we've been getting more big trance parties every year, including many top DJs that come visit us what feels like every other week now (as of 2018-2019), and through those events, I made many friends in Trance Family SF. Thanks to you all.

Over those years, I got the chance to meet a few of my favourite DJs, including Armin more than once, and my last hobby has been to work on lights for my shirt and pants (version 3) and (version 4)



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2009/11/21 DJ Tiësto @ Cow Palace
π 2009-11-21 01:01 in Clubbing
It had been a little while since I saw Tijs. He was back for a his US Kaleidoscope tour. I didn't have a good reason not to go check it out :)

In a nutshell, it was not to the level of his former "Tiësto in concert" tours. It was not bad presentation-wise, but replacing live lyric singers doing their tunes live by a video screen with somewhat poor resolution.
Ok, that and the fact that most of the tunes he played, weren't so good or to my liking, but eh, it was still a good evening :)

kaleidoscope tour/the intro video was nice
kaleidoscope tour/the intro video was nice


the video screens were nice-ish, but the resolution quite poor and the rendering not so good
the video screens were nice-ish, but the resolution quite poor and the rendering not so good

looks like old 200 lines interlaced CRTs we used to have :)
looks like old 200 lines interlaced CRTs we used to have :)


it was nice to see the singers during their song, but as nice as live appearances
it was nice to see the singers during their song, but as nice as live appearances

yes, he thinks he looks cool in big. I suppose that's somewhat true :)
yes, he thinks he looks cool in big. I suppose that's somewhat true :)











Tiësto finished with his signature tune, Adagio for Strings:




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