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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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2022/08/30 More Burning Man Sound Camps: Opulent Temple, Crystal Method at Illuminaughty, Carl Cox + Charlotte de Witte at Playground, Aphexcx at Shackleton and Future turtles, John Connor at Badlands Bordello, and Trance Night at Duck Pond
π 2022-08-30 01:01 in Bm, Clubbing
Lots of music this year, so much music that it was hard to see it all, but I went to see a fair amount:

Monday Night at Opulent Temple, Playing with Fire and Lights


my friend knew one of the pyro guys, it sure was fun to play with all the buttons :)
my friend knew one of the pyro guys, it sure was fun to play with all the buttons :)

great outfit, Syd
great outfit, Syd

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Trancesend on Tuesday


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Crystal Method Illuminaughty Tuesday

Crystal Method was supposed to come at the LED party in 2019, but didn't make it due to a flight issue. He did this year, nad we sure had fun :)





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Carl Cox at Playground Tuesday

The night continued with techno night at Playground with Carl Cox:



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Tuesday Night Psytrance at Opulent Temple

Tuesday Night still had more with some delicious Psytrance at Opulent Temple:






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Charlotte de Witte at Playground Tuesday

The night was still not over with more techno Playground with Charlotte de Witte B2B:




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and then the night was finally over, that was a lot of music, especially for a tuesday

Aphexcx at Shackleton on Wednesday

Doing a party in a fridge truck in the middle of the day? Genius idea... Inviting Afik to play trance in it? Even smarter :) Great to run into my friends Natalie and Tom there.





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Psytrance with John Connor at Badlands Bordello on Wednesday

More day trance to be enjoyed, with my other friend John Connor, psytrance this time. Nice!





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Trance Night on BAAAHS Wednesday Night

This night was so good that I wrote a full page for Trance Night on BAAAHS Art Car with Alvin Ko/Parzival, Karin Bash - Dave Dresden - Afik Cohen/Aphexcx


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Thursday Trance with Aphexcx at Future turtles

More trance? Yes please :)



Future Turtles had an impressive LED setup synced to the music:



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Thursday Trance Night at Duck Pond

When Afik was done, we went to Duck Pond nearby for their trance night, lots of oldies, nice.




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Anjunabeats Trance Night at Opulent Temple with Spencer Brown, Paavo from Above and Beyond, and Dave Dresden

That night was also so good that I wrote a full page for Anjunabeats Trance Night With Spencer Brown, Paavo from Above and Beyond, and Dave Dresden


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