Monday, July 31, 2017

Blog Mission Statement And Disclaimer

The original goal of the Save Pleasure Island Blog was to rally support to reverse the decision to close Pleasure Island. There were Save Pleasure Island and Save The Adventurers Club petitions and letter/e-mail campaigns. Unfortunately, all that fell on deaf Mouse ears.

The current mission is to keep you informed about what is happening with our beloved Island as it is converted to Disney Springs. Factual information is provided when available but most of what is printed on here is rumor-based. Please understand that rumors by their very nature are very unreliable. Even if a rumor was true at one time, it's possible that things change and it never becomes true. Thus, readers should consider the information on this Blog to be fiction and opinion and not rely on any of it in any way. Do you have any inside information? Please email me at: king bob of the north at gmail dot com.  Thanks so much to those of you that have been doing that all these years.

With PI closing, so many people kept asking me where I would be hanging out. Thus, this Blog also evolved into reporting on nightclub alternatives and DJ concerts playing various forms of Electronic Dance Music. Only the Save Pleasure Island Blog covers the clubs, the clubbers and the DJ's!

In conjunction with Federal Trade Commission Rule 16 CFR Part 255, all opinions are my own and I accept no consideration for any endorsements made.  In conjunction with European Union regulations and for our EU readers, please be aware that Blogger and Google use cookies on this website.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Club Reports: Independent Bar, Bar B, Native Social Bar, Vinyl Arts Bar

Saturday night began with this long line to get into Independent Bar!
DJ KC (USA) was in the booth spinning 80's New Wave.
The dance floor was absolutely packed!
You know if it's at all possible, I'm going to spend part of my Saturday night at I-Bar!
The crowd is made up of all ages, all races, all persuasions. The vibe is amazing and it doesn't get much better than this!
Bar B is an up-and-coming venue located adjacent Wall Street Plaza but accessed via Central.
DJ's Castillo (USA) and Fobia (USA) were in the booth delivering great House music!
During my visit the bar was busy.....
While the dance floor only had occasional visitors. But we've seen this floor busy too as Bar B continues to gain a following.
Next stop Native Social Bar.
DJ Circle K with MC Collaborator (both USA) in the booth when I arrived at this special Saturday night edition of Torque: Drum and Bass.  First time seeing them since EDC - Orlando last Fall.
MC Collaborator rapping to the music; I don't know how he does it but he's never at a loss for words!
Just a small crowd gathered in the club.
DJ Funkbaby (USA) up next generating some more fast-paced D&B.
While a few more came in from outside.
Spotted on the patio: Jasmin & Dawn
Spotted in the booth: DJ's Funkbaby & Matrix with MC Marybeth.
Vinyl Arts Bar has arrived on the Orlando dance scene seemingly out of nowhere to become a top venue for international DJ's.
Had never seen this guy before but some amazing House music was being delivered from DJ Raul Boesel (BR).
VAB looks like it was built in an old home and the DJ booth and dance floor is in the living room!
Dance floor getting active as it got later!
About 1:15AM, DJ Archila (CO/USA) taking over!
People then came out of "kitchen" and "bedrooms" into the "living room".
And it suddenly got quite crowded!
Archila is a resident DJ at Heart Nightclub in Miami!
Great music had everyone moving!
And a good time was had by all!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Club Reports: The Silly Grape, Sandwich Bar, Peek Downtown

The Silly Grape is located on Keller Road in Maitland and since it's near where I work, it serves as the de facto Happy Hour venue for those in my office.
Close to 4:30PM, the crowd is already building.
Including at my table! Left front to rear: Jessica, Sloan, Kaitlyn & Juliet. Right front to rear: Nicole, Chase, Mary & Emily.
Sandwich Bar is located in Orlando's "Milk District" across from the T.G. Lee Dairy.
DJ Sandra Collins (USA) already on when I arrived!
There was a good crowd on the dance floor!
House music all night long!
First time seeing her since Primary Nightclub in Chicago this past April.
Spotted outside: Famed club, fashion & booty photographer Patrick Scott Barnes.
Spotted on the dance floor: World Famous Shawn Fenn
Nowadays, everybody's a photographer!
Hard to take pics in Sandwich Bar due to the haze but the music had everyone moving!
Peek Downtown is Orlando's home of Breaks!
DJ Navitas (USA) was in the booth when I arrived.
The crowd was building but not too much dancing going on at this point.
DJ Beni Hill (USA) took over next. (Sorry kind of blurry!)
Things started to pick up on the floor!
These are the Breaks!
Spotted on the dance floor: Marybeth & Mandie
Spotted by the bar: Laurie, DJ Mafia Kiss, Jen, Mark, Ira & Anthony
Spotted horsing around in VIP: CJ, Jen & Athena
DJ Eddie Light (USA) took the controls next!
The beats were infectious!
And a little after 1AM, DJ Mafia Kiss (GB) took over!
Breakbeats all night long!
An all female DJ lineup called "Pretty In Peek" happens here on September 9th featuring DJ Bella plus Funkbaby, Sandra Cruz & Navitas. Can't hardly wait!
Athena spinning!
A good time was had by all!