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)
Paul Van Dyk at a club 10mn away from my house? Abolutely, sign me up :)
It had been a while since I went to Pure in Sunnyvale, given the ridiculous search they put me through last time, and the attitude of their bouncers that really pissed me off (never mind how pointless the search was anyway).
This time again, they did a weird search going into my camera pouches and looking at weird things while skipping the entire contents of my pockets which they clearly felt were no empty (I even had an umbrella in there).
I really don't get their logic... On the plus side, they didn't card me to ensure I was indeed more than 21...
Anyway, once in, the opening DJ was ok-ish but totally not playing the same kind of music, and around midnight PvD arrived and layed a decent set: