The day started out by calling in sick for work right when I
got up at about 10 am. I couldnt waste time getting things
done. About 30 minutes later a friend stops by to pick me up.
We headed down to Mariners Point for a little all jungle
get together before How Sweet. It was a perfect day. Not a cloud
in the sky, temperature was perfect, nothing could go wrong on
a day like that. It came around 7 pm, and we headed back to Ravers
Digest Studios for the meet up. Practically the whole staff and
some were there. When I saw all the people I got even more anxious
to get to the party. Driving from San Diego, we got to the Ramona
Expressway exit at 10:15pm. Traffic was horrible. Cars could
be seen for miles down the highway and my hopes began to fall.
We finally got inside the venue at 12:30pm. My friends went off
to do their own thing so I was going solo. My first stop was
the main house room.
It was inside of a big circus tent, the ground was dirt, poorly
covered by blue tarps. Definitely not suitable dancing surface.
The room was crowded, and lights filled the top of the tent shooting
every which way. My first impression of the room was that it
was weird. I have been to plenty of parties and I will tell you
that something just wasn't right. The room was constant confusion.
There were more people coming in and out of the tent than there
was inside dancing. The S Man, Roger Sanchez was
spinning some crazy hard groovy house -not something you normally
hear. The music added to how weird it was in there. I tried to
dance, but I just couldnt hang. I decided to see what the
Trance room was all about.
Getting there was easy, it was located in the center of a giant
dirt speedway. The dirt was hard, but still rough terrain. This
room had the most people in it. At first glance you wouldnt
think that 7000 people were all standing there, but there were.
I didnt waste time trying to navigate my way through the
maze of e-tards. One thing I will give that room is that the
sound was booming, I mean loud! The stage setup was cool as well.
It made it look as if all the people were worshiping the DJ on
stage. Next stop was the Jungle room.
I took a shortcut around the bleachers of the trance room and
down a hill, on the left I could see the Jungle room. I listened
closer and heard a full on house beat! This excited me, so I
ran all the way there. When I got to the room, which was also
underneath a big tent, it was the Jungle Brothers, performing
a "Ill House You. It was way sick. The room
was actually a lot smaller than the other tents, but there were
still tons of people sitting, standing, dancing, and walking
through it and it got really hot in there. I didnt smell
as much chronic as usual, and this Jungle room was filled with
e-tards. It was disappointing to see e-tards slowly working
there way into the Jungle scene. Cmon junglists, thats
wrong, we have to stop this! Anyway, I watched, not danced, to
the rest of the JBs set. I saw one of my friends and he
told me there was a tech house room in the back of the party
that I hadnt been to yet, so I was off once again. Walking
to the complete other side of the party I got distracted when
my fellow house cat and I had a run in with Kande Junglist Sterling
Clark. He ran off with her, so I was solo once again. On the
way I noticed it was really bright, and it bothered me.
I finally get to the Tech House room, which was just as packed
as the other house room. It didnt really matter to me though,
cuz DJ Dan was spinning. This room had a more comforting vibe,
mostly because everyone in there wanted to see DJ Dan, LaFleche,
and Dave Angel. I stayed there for an hour and a half before
I started gasping for fresh air. It seamed that no matter where
I went I couldnt get into it enough to enjoy myself. It
was 3 am and my friend offered me a pill so I said "What
I made one last trip to the House room before I went back to
find my friends. I went into the main room and found the best
spot to dance in that I could. DJ Sneak was spinning, and it
was exactly what I wanted. So was the girl standing in front
of me. What was that, did she just wink at me? It was on from
there. This chick was all over me, and I was starting to feel
really good. I was in heaven, when her friend came from behind
me and started macking too. This was definitely the highlight
of my night.
After leaving the girls, still making out with each other, I
went back to the Jungle room. My friends were chillen, so I stayed
and watched the rest of Aphrodite and Lord Vishnu. I was happy
and unconcerned about how dirty I was as the sun slowly began
to rise. It didnt matter to me that party was coming to
an end. The sun was now fully out from under the horizon, and
it was time to trek back to the car. The whole way there I just
kept thinking about how weird it was.