Monday, April 03, 2006

Saturday's Dorkwave anniversary was nothing short of amazing. Despite there being very impressive rock and techno shows the same night, it was great to see all our friends choose to come out to share this special evening with us. Extra special thanks to Sarah Vidosh and Bethany for the custom Dorkwave couture, Keith Kemp for the stencilled balloons, Allen and Eric for the ridiculous and amazing light-up sign, and Ryan Elliott and Matthew Dear for the impromptu guest DJing. We somehow managed to squeeze about 1,000 people into a venue that holds about 200 (+ a Studio 54 style line around the block,) and everybody was dancing like it was the end of the world as we know it... literally - thanks Servito for that choice selection. The first batch of photos here - more tomorrow.

Also, the full set was recorded. We'll make available on the site as soon as we can.

For those interested, here is what I played:
Psyche - Goodbye Horses
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul
The Hacker vs. Vitalic - Shari Vari
GD Luxxe - Don't Wanna Know If You are Lonely
One French Word One English Word - Geological Lust
Bomb Boutique - Yu Gunged
Passion Boys - Passion Boys are Firemans
TDR - Thorax
Vitalic - Newman

(there were so many more on my list, but alas we wrapped things up at 5am.)

The afterparty [24 hours later] was much more chilled out, but still a ton of fun. Nathan Rapport played an absolutely superb set, and it was somewhat surreal dancing to Joy Division and Blur played by the former bass player of The Smiths on a Sunday night. Well worth dragging ourselves out of bed for.

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