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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)



You can find all the pictures here

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2020/09/11 TFSF Our Journey Release Party ft Christopher Lawrence
π 2020-09-11 01:01 in Clubbing
We're back!


It has been so long since the last show, 7 months for most of us. We now have so many talented TFSF menbers who took the decks one after another, before Christopher. The full lineup was:

  • Kailey Grace
  • Jonny Atom B2B Shane Alexander
  • Blurr B2B Taj [Vinyl Classics]
  • Christopher Lawrence
  • Unfortunately that day was one of the worst air days in the bay area with all the fires around us:

    drive to SF was quite hazy
    drive to SF was quite hazy

    my tesla model 3 was able to keep the air clean enough with full recirculating
    my tesla model 3 was able to keep the air clean enough with full recirculating

    but outside was terrible
    but outside was terrible

    I was prepared, though :)
    I was prepared, though :)

    The midway did a great job setting up socially distanced areas for groups of 4:






    Nice running into my friends I hadn't seen in person for so long:


    hi shane
    hi shane


    Afik, Alvin and Benjamin came to join me for our VIP table:




    haha, my dinky lights looked like crap when it wasn't dark enough yet
    haha, my dinky lights looked like crap when it wasn't dark enough yet

    Kelly was at the decks at 16:00, that was my first time seeing her play live and she did a fantastic job:




    + Shane Alexander and Jonny Atom were next, and did a quite enjoyable B2B set:


    Blurr and Taj were next, another great B2B set, with fantastic vinyl tracks:



    live on twitch for those who couldn't join
    live on twitch for those who couldn't join

    Christopher Lawrence was last. I'll admit that when I last saw him 10+ years ago at burning man, I didn't care much for what he played then. I much preferred his set this time, slightly unusual (for me) psytrance. It was a good way to end the evening:



    And eventually it was time to go home after a fun 5H (likely a 21:00 sound curfew):


    Yes, yes, it was just a few tables in the middle of a street outside in an industrial part of SF, in quite frankly unbreathable unsafe air, yes, we weren't really supposed to dance much and leave our respective little table area (there was some leeway), but no one cared. We all had a great time, and damn, it felt so good after 7+ months cooped up at home.
    Thank you Ulrich, thank you Midway, thank you all the DJs who played for us. Can't wait until the next time.

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