One Hundred Sixty-Eight.
Thursday, 2013.06.27, 10:02 AM CST.
+ details: 80s Prom and Throwback Thursday!
Current Mood: A bit tired but optimistic.
Current Scent: Higher by Christian Dior.
been a while! Sorry about that.
back in March and April, l was honoured to participate in two different
retro events: Throwback Thursdays and 80s Prom. I'm glad
to report that things went very well with both performances.
The setlists are available here:
Thursday was terrific! I got to DJ alongside DJ Parasight and
(taking the place of the previously-scheduled DJ Neuro) DJ SPEEDBUMP!
Both of them were great to work with. I had known Parasight for
years, but I had only briefly chatted with Speedbump at one of Tulsa's
monthly "Purple Pop" events before this night. Man,
what a cool guy. I'd love to work with him again in the future.
My sets went well. I broke out some pretty rare mixes and threw
in some major surprises, like Army of Lovers' "Crucified"
and "A Juicy Red Apple" by Skin Up. I really enjoyed
within the next few weeks, Throwback Thursdays were discontinued.
:( They were fun while they lasted.
image I never would have imagined in the past: Robbo,
Sea, and I together in the back, with Lynn K
and her friend Jenni in the front. This photo was
taken by the incredible Camera Tamera (cameratamera.com).
(Despite the look on his face, Robbo was actually in a
pretty good mood!)
Prom was a BLAST! I had never been to 80s Prom before, and it
was an amazing experience. Three clubs were going at once, and
I was honoured to perform on the main stage alongside one of Tulsa's
most legendary DJs, Sean Kibble aka DJ Sea!
those who haven't read it before: DJ Sea was the DJ at the Beat
Club the very first time I ever went clubbing back in the late
1980s. I was rather intimidated to work with such a local club
legend, but to my surprise he was extremely nice and awesome
to work with.
and Lynn K, the founders of 80s Prom, were also wonderful - very kind
performed as the opening DJ, working twenty-one songs into my first
set. Sea took over for a while, and then I came back for a short
set of six songs before he closed out the evening. I think the
biggest "surprises" I threw in were "Centerfold"
by the J. Geils Band in my first set and Maurice's classic club track
"This Is Acid" in my second set.
crowd was wild, and huge - the biggest crowd to whom I'd performed
in about fifteen years! Plus, I received "props" for
actually using real vinyl. That was pretty awesome.
really enjoyed performing at both of these events; they made me glad
to still be a DJ. I look forward to more events in the future...
like That 90s Party, which is (ack!) TOMORROW NIGHT!!!