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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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2019/10/17 ASOT 936: 8H ADE Special in the Armada Studio
π 2019-10-17 01:01 in Clubbing
OMG, where do I begin? This was not supposed to happen, but it did last minute due to a friend I now owe a huge favour to :) I missed the first 2H because I was 1.5H away when I got my ticket, but given that it was 8H long, there was still plenty to enjoy. After some train issues and stopping by my hotel to pick up my LED outfit, just in case (and turns out it was a good call), I biked the 22mn to the studio, which is somewhat out of town:





finally, the studio!
finally, the studio!



Obviously, I couldn't resist a few pictures:




Lots of DJs came by:








Halyene even dropped by to sing live
Halyene even dropped by to sing live



Initially, I just wore a regular shirt, as I was a bit self conscious about the LED shirt in the studio, and it being a bit too 'flashy' on he live stream. Eventually, though I asked Armin what he thought, and his answer was "sure, that would be fun, go ahead", so I did :)


Andrew Rayel seemed delighted :)
Andrew Rayel seemed delighted :)

people on the live stream were apparently quite amused to see my outfit
people on the live stream were apparently quite amused to see my outfit

Here's a quick video summary I took from inside the studio:

Of course, there is the official broadcast:

Saying how awesome this experience was, is hard to put in words, especially for an episode that lasted so long. I definitely owe a huge debt of gratitude for this one, thank you!


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