Monday, May 30, 2016

Concert Report: Summer Of Love (Independent Bar)

Kicking of the summer of 2016 at I-Bar by reliving the summers of 1989 through 1991, AAHZ-style!
Arrived shortly after 10PM to find AAHZ original DJ's Dave Cannalte (USA) & Chris Fortier (USA) taking turns playing groovy House tunes from back in the day!
At this hour the dance floor was just beginning to see some action.
But it quickly filled up!
The music all non-vocal up to this juncture!

Of course we will always remember Dave Cannalte as the Thursday night resident DJ at Mannequins on Pleasure Island!  PHOTO CREDIT: TRACY LULU BROWN
Coming on next to deliver a 2+ hour set, DJ Kimball Collins (T).
And Kimball would mix numerous Classic Dance songs into his selections!
Dance floor stayed busy!
Spotted in the booth: Independent Bar resident Lighting Tech Ernie
Spotted on the dance floor: AAHZ original Stace Bass
Spotted on the dance floor: Lanie & Heath
Spotted in VIP: DJ Smilin' Dan, smokin' hot Dana, DJ Jerry the Reverend with green hair, DJ Indie John
Spotted on the dance floor: Tracy
Spotted on the dance floor: Natasa
Spotted on stage: Official Photographer Brian Miller
Spotted on the dance floor: Myndi & Dana
Spotted by the bar: Stacey & DJ Def Jeff
Spotted on the dance floor: East Side Angie
Spotted watching Kimball blow the place up: DJ's Chris Fortier & Dave Cannalte
Spotted socializing: DJ Icey (USA)
Spotted taking a selfie: Krys Marie
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Geebo
Spotted in VIP: DJ Leony (USA)
Spotted looking super cute as always: Lady V
Spotted on stage harassing Kimball: DJ Parry
I've been to all but one AAHZ Reunion event since they began having them but they've all been in the far-larger Beacham Theater. This far more intimate setting, where the DJ's are right there instead of up on a stage, created such a great vibe that's hard to replicate.
The crowd would agree!
Although everyone's hoping for a full-sized AAHZ Reunion event for maybe Thanksgiving weekend! Huh Kimball, can we, can we?

That euphoric look you get from House music!
Another event for the ages! Wow!
A good time was had by all!

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