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).
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.
Since 2004 (it's now 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! Trance Family SF is definitely strong in the area, I'm thankful of the friends I made there.
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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DJ Tiësto @ Cow Palace
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
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 :)
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 :)
Tiësto finished with his signature tune, Adagio for Strings:
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