Saturday, October 31, 2015

DS Update: In-N-Out

More than two years ago the Blog published a rumor about California-based burger chain In-N-Out possibly coming to Disney Springs.  Perhaps it was someone's wishful thinking but it was one of those rumors that was never heard from again.
Located only in western states plus Texas, it would be quite a coup for Disney to land a location here in Florida.  But it seems very unlikely.  Not only has the rumor never surfaced again, but that logo board we published in March, 2013 had Shake Shack on it, but not In-N-Out.
So probably no Double-Doubles around here anytime soon!

Friday, October 30, 2015

DS Update: New Advertising Campaign?

New Disney Springs advertisement spotted in Baggage Claim at Orlando International Airport earlier today.  Apparently Disney Springs is your new friend's "double-foam hangout".  Disney has gotten so hip, not even the Urban Dictionary could tell me what that means.

Club Reports: Omnia Terrace, Hakkasan (Las Vegas)

The new mega-club Omnia at Ceaser's Palace is dark on Thursday nights so instead I headed up to the adjacent Omnia Terrace.
And who did we find in the booth other than Blog favorite DJ Mondo (USA)!
A little chilly outside last night here in Las Vegas but the dance floor was packed!
Getting down, Vegas style!
Music was a mix of EDM hits plus some classic old skool Hip Hop tunes from the early 00's!
Of course we know DJ Mondo from his residency at Amphitheatre in Tampa as well as his guest appearances at The Groove at Universal Citywalk in Orlando!
The Omnia Terrace has an incredible view overlooking Las Vegas Blvd. aka the Strip!
Thursday nights are more Open Format while weekend nights are EDM!  DJ Afrojack (NL) plays tonight in Omnia.
The heaters were turned on but the music, dancing & alcohol kept everyone warm!
Thank you DJ Mondo for your courtesies and hope to return very soon!
Also dropped by the now famous club Hakkasan, located in the MGM Grand Hotel complex!  My special wristband got me in without waiting in the long lines.  Life is good!
Arrived to find resident DJ Zaxx playing.
Dance floor was jammed!
No Hip Hop in here; it was all House early followed by EDM/Dance!
Beautiful club with lots of spot lights and lasers!
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Club was packed for the headliner though!
And OMG, there he was!  DJ Tiësto (NL)
Tiësto headlines next Friday night at Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando!
After getting a drink, somehow made it up to the front row again!
Because really, the dance floor was impassable at this point!
The music, all EDM / Dance / Commercial House!
But that's what the peeps wanted and it really was great stuff!
Tiësto was famous for Trance and Pure House back in the day be he knows that the money is in EDM so that's what he's delivering!
People dancing all over the place!
A good time was had by all!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Club Report: Surrender (Las Vegas)

With a $42rt airfare from Orlando to Las Vegas, there was no reason to stay home!  First time visit to Surrender Nightclub located at Encore.
The early crowd shortly before midnight.  Long line outside waiting to get in but of course the velvet rope was lifted for me and I was ushered right in!  The DJ booth is located here in the main room.
There is this semi-outdoor tented area adjoining it, filled completely with VIP booths but nowhere near the dance floor.
And on either side of the tented area, these day club pools with two floors of "cabanas"!
They had a couple resident DJ's playing.  DJ Snake (F) was supposed to play but he was in a car accident yesterday with DJ Tchami (F) and both were injured and their tours cancelled!  DJ Snake apparently won't be playing at EDC-Orlando next weekend.
With clubbers streaming in, the place got packed fast!
The music was like a night at The Groove with classic hits like "Jump", "This Is How We Do It" and "Shake It Like A Salt Shaker", lol.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
He was also mixing in segments of EDM hits.
Outside, congregating for the evening's Halloween costume contest.
This storm trooper was popular with the crowd.
My favorite was this mild-mannered business man who holds a secret.
But you only learned what it was when he walked away!
The sexiest Pokémon character ever!
Another one popular with the patrons!
Back in the club, people danced on.  Disappointed to not get to see DJ Snake but overall, a good time was had by all!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This Weekend In Techno Town

DJ Duke Dumont (GB) doing a live show tonight at Venue 578 with drummer & keyboardist!
Gilt Nightclub has DJ duo Firebeatz (NL) in the club tomorrow night for a night of EDM / Dance / Electrohouse / Commercial House or whatever you want to call it!
One of the masters of Breakbeats, a rare Orlando appearance from DJ Kraftykuts (USA) tomorrow night at Native Social Bar!
Final "Lost In Trancelation" of the year with DJ Talla2XLC (D) at Bikkuri Lounge.  Trance.
In Daytona the 2050 Convention has a big afterparty at 509 Lounge featuring Jesse Slayter, Nelson Flux, Geebo and many more!
Avoid downtown, put on your 70's outfits and head over to Lil' Indies for a night of 70's Disco at "Discoween" from DJ Smilin' Dan. CANCELLED
Venue 578 has Milo & Otis (USA) in the club on Halloween night. Electrohouse / Dance.
Back in Daytona, Blog favorite DJ Elliot from WDW will be spinning Top 40 / Dance at the bandshell at Ocean Walk Shoppes.  Free family event!
And the 2050 Convention's megaparty is a DO NOT MISS event at Axess Event Center, formerly club Coliseum.  Trentino, Ryan Nicholas Berretta, Lee Combs and many more! Click here for convention and party details!