Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Club Report: Stargazers Bar

When it comes to drinking establishments at Disney Springs, we don't often hear mention of Stargazers Bar.
It occupies this outdoor niche on the north side of the Planet Hollywood Observatory building facing the No. 4 Bridge. The name fits right in with the building's theme of being an observatory.
During our visit we got to see singer-songwriter Calling Crystal (USA) on stage on this chilly night.
The venue is relatively small but there are sufficient tables to enjoy her singing from plus a long bar watch sports from.
The music is light Pop and Folk.
Come check out this relatively hidden venue.  A good time was had by all.

Monday, January 21, 2019

DS Update: Jaleo Is Late

Jaleo sign last month: "Coming In 2018"
Jaleo sign this month:  "Coming This Winter". LOL.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Club Reports: Vinyl Arts Bar, Gilt Nightclub

Vinyl Arts Bar was celebrating their 3rd Anniversary last night!
DJ Saeed Younan (IRQ/USA) was putting out the House during my visit!
The main room was jammed!
House music all night long!
I first heard Saeed Younan play in the Boombox Art Car at EDC-Orlando here.
Spotted by the booth: East Side Angie and Christa
Spotted on the dance floor: Claudia
Spotted on the dance floor: Aaron
Spotted by the vinyl wall: Club Photographer Justin Pile.
He then went vocal House on us! WOW!
Vinyl Arts Bar is such a great, intimate venue!
He had everyone bouncing and it was really difficult to leave.
To get over to Gilt Nightclub.
DJ Miss Bhayve (USA) was still delivering a great EDM set when I first arrived.
As the dance floor filled-up.
View from the club's Green Room where I was an invited guest.
The room is anything but green. Borgeous pre-party taking place!
With Daddy Borgeous and Grandma Borgeous hosting the event!
With Grandma trying on a new pair of Borgeous socks!
Spotted in the Green Room: Beverly & Mommy Borgeous Suzanne
Back on the floor and looking rearward towards VIP.

 Caught the tail-end of a mostly Heavy Bass set from DJ AJ Wolfe Salvatore (USA).

And then there he was, the reason everyone was here! DJ Borgeous (USA).
Confetti explosion!
The crowd went crazy!
Packed to the rafters!
Party in VIP!
A Winter Springs High School grad, Borgeous became famous with his collaboration with DVBBS (CDN) on "Tsunami" but has had numerous EDM hits since then such as "Wildfire", "Invincible", "Zero Gravity" and current hit "Make Me Yours".
Bouncing to his set!
Borgeous is now based in Las Vegas where he has a residency at Hakkasan at MGM Grand.
Proud father!
A good time was had by all!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Club Reports: Aero, The Patio, Jungle Room, Celine, Vinyl Arts Bar

After a couple weeks of laying around on a cruise ship, it was great to be back in downtown Orlando! Began Friday night at Aero.
With DJ duo Cliff T (USA) & Robin (USA).
A chilly but comfortable night and just a few on the dance floor when I arrived.
But things would steadily pick up as people streamed in.
Being a rooftop bar, you're literally dancing with the stars at Aero!
The music all Electro House / EDM.
Spotted in VIP: Stephanie
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
They will soon be announcing a new Thursday night format that we were excited to hear about but  also sworn to secrecy for the moment!
Down below Aero is The Patio, where they claim that "there's always a party." The Blog is required to verify this quarterly.  But rather than wait for the third month of the quarter to do so, we showed up unexpectedly last night just to catch them off-guard!
DJ Dan-e Crane (USA) in the booth delivering Top 40 & Classic Hip Hop hits.
I thought for sure that things would be slow given the chilly temps.
But it was actually crowded.
"The Wobble" taking place on the stairs from Aero, lol.
DJ Parry (USA) taking over after midnight.
And it got even more crowded!
Foiled again.  There really is always a party at The Patio!
Group Photo: DJ Dan-e Crane, DJ Parry & Smile For Camera photographer Michael Khan.
Located aft inside The Patio, there is another club called Jungle Room.
DJ Rock Johnson (USA) runs the show back here!
Because the format is 100% Hip Hop, we don't often venture back here.
And it's tiny and it's packed!
OK, now on to Celine Orlando.
Arriving late, headliner DJ J. Phlip (USA) was already on.
First time seeing her live.
Really young crowd on-hand but the peeps want House music!
Free admission always brings out the crowd too.
Dance floor was jammed!
J. Phlip is originally from Champaign-Urbana, home of my alma mater, the University of Illinois!
She's now part of the Dirtybird movement!
House music all night long!
Spotted on the dance floor: Donna & Erick
Really good vibe in here!
New sign in front of Vinyl Arts Bar as they've been doing some serious renovations to the place.
Arrived to find DJ duo Jose M. & Tacoman (CO) in the booth.
But just a few on the new dance floor.
The room that previously served as their package beer store has been opened-up and flows right onto the main room dance floor.
And the back rooms flow through the bar area as well.
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ's Castillo and Fobia (both USA); they had played earlier.
Spotted at the bar: First time seeing DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) since he headlined at Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando back in November. Link.

 House music all night long.
A string of great songs brought everyone onto the floor! Should be really crowded tonight as VAB celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with DJ Saeed Younan (IRQ/USA).
 Everywhere I went last night, a good time was had by all.