Marc's Public Blog - Clubbing and Trance
Ok, so I like electronic dance music, more specifically Trance. Unfortunately, the US, it's let's just say... a bit behind in that department. If you ever hear such music on the radio, or even in the street, let me know (for instance, in Australia, I heard great Trance in even a waterslide park of all places, and in Europe you can easily get EDM/Trance on broadcast radio).
Since 2004 (it's not 2016), 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, and we're lucky to have at least one or two big Trance parties per year, so yeah!
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.
Over time, I've seen many of my favorite DJs across the world, whether it was locally, in New York City, Canada, Australia, and of course Ibiza, and at Halloween 2004, I finally attended some great local parties that proved that you could get the good stuff locally too (even if all the artists came from other countries .
Over the years, I also got the chance to meet a few of my favourite DJs, including Armin more than once:
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Armin Van Buuren @ Ruby Skye
Ruby Skye is having its anniversary in style by first having Armin, and then Above and Beyond a few days later. It was hard to miss :)
Armin overperformed as usual: he started his set 30mn early and finished 30mn late for a 4H set, and it was a good set: I never had to wait for the next interesting tune, it was just good stuff all around.|
Armin also definitely gets credit for not having let his fame get the best of him like some other DJs which I won't name: he still looks like he's really enjoying this after all these years, and does his best to please his fans and not disappoint them, which can be hard in his position at the top, especially when fans get a bit crazy and start removing their shirts or shoes to get them signed :)
In a nutshell, it was a great evening and Armin definitely didn't disappoint. That was a great warmup for the upcoming ASOT 400.
Ruby Skye had its usual nice decors and dancers
Reading messages :)
Love ya guys
he still does his best to sign autographs and shake hands
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