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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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2009/04/07 Armin Van Buuren @ Ruby Skye
π 2009-04-07 01:01 in Clubbing
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
Ruby Skye had its usual nice decors and dancers



Reading messages :)
Reading messages :)

Love ya guys
Love ya guys




he still does his best to sign autographs and shake hands
he still does his best to sign autographs and shake hands


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