Monday, December 18, 2017

Concert Report: Katy Perry (Amway Center)

Because of the late finish of last night's Katy Perry (USA) concert at Amway Center and my having to work today, the concert Blog article will not post until 7PM this evening.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Club Reports: Topgolf, Independent Bar, Bar B, Eve Nightclub

Back from the great white north, I found out the Dillon Francis (USA) concert at House of Blues was cancelled. So since I was already on International Drive, I began my night at Topgolf.
This is not your father's driving range. Each group gets its own station where you dine and play from.
With computerized scoring coming from accuracy in landing your ball in the targets!
Although Topgolf is not a club, there is music playing throughout the 3-story complex and last night it featured DJ Netiↄs (USA). I first met him in 2011 at CityWalk's Techno Night.
It's a large area and people were dancing!
The music Top 40 hits. This is definitely a fun place to spend a few hours!
You know by now if it's at all possible on a Saturday night, I'm going to drop by I-Bar!
DJ Kimball Collins & DJ Rob joining resident DJ Indie John (all USA) in the booth during my visit.
Good crowd in the club!
The Saturday night format is early-to-mid 80's New Wave!
Spotted in the booth: DJ The Reverend (USA) with friend.

Needing some House music, next stop was Bar B.
DJ Castillo (USA) in the booth when I first got there!
Big crowd in the bar at this early hour!
With DJ Fobia (USA) coming on close to midnight!
This place is catching on!
Dance floor finally getting some activity!
DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) coming on late!
House music all night long!
Final stop, Eve Nightclub.
DJ Angelz (USA) on the decks when I got there.
Dance floor was packed!
House music all night long here too!
Angelz had been playing with DJ's Bijou (USA) and Ciszak (BR) on the so-called ABC Tour!
Eve has gone back to House every Saturday night and they've been drawing great crowds!
A good time was had by all!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Club Reports: The Guvernment, Rebel, Crocodile Rock, Uniun (Toronto)

Armed with a $69rt ticket on Frontier, I was off on another journey yesterday, this time to Buffalo.
Wasn't staying in Buffalo though. After obtaining my rental car, I was quickly crossing the Niagara River via the Peace Bridge to Canada!
And then following the QEW to Toronto.
Where I arrived to icy roads under a low ceiling!
Canada's only contribution to DJ Mag's Top 100 clubs of the world was called The Guvernment and it was located across the street from Lake Ontario. I had seen DJ David Guetta (F) play there in 2011.  Link.  Sadly, it closed in early 2015 for the real estate development pictured here.
This massive venue is now called Rebel and it's located on a pier sticking out into Toronto's harbour. When I saw Above & Beyond (GB) here in 2014, the club was called Sound AcademyLink.
Located in Toronto's Entertainment District (TED), first visit ever last night to Crocodile Rock.
Wasn't sure what to expect but walked-in to a jammed venue which is more of a restaurant earlier and then turns into a club!
DJ Tan (CDN) in the booth playing mostly EDM during my visit! He's been the resident DJ here for ten years!
The DJ booth is upstairs overlooking the dance floor below!
I had expected the place to be mostly tourists but it did seem to be populated by locals.
Definitely want to spend more time in here next visit!
When The Guvernment closed, seems like many of the DJ shows migrated here to Uniun.
Last night Canadian DJ duo Manzone & Strong would be providing the beats.
Made up of DJ Fab Strong (CDN).
Tag-teaming with DJ Joe Manzone (CDN).
And the dance floor got packed!
Plenty of VIP booths flank the club.
Music started out more on the EDM hit side.
And then moved into more traditional House as the night went on.

 Second time seeing Manzone & Strong as they had opened for David Guetta in that link previously provided above.

 You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!

A good time was had by all!  (But June in Canada is better than December.)