Wednesday, June 7, 2023

This Weekend In Techno Town

Two big music festivals in town this weekend plus an assortment of other events:

THU   08JUN     CAMPINN PREPARTY     DJ Green Velvet (USA) 

THU   08JUN     CELINE     DJ Boogie T (USA)

FRI     09JUN     BIKKURI     DJ Ben Gold (GB) & DJ Suzy Solar (USA)

FRI     09JUN     BARBARELLA     Memento Mori: DJ Lavidicus (USA)

SAT    10JUN     MONKEY BAR     DJ Manny Ocasio (USA)

SAT   10JUN     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Oscar G (USA)

SUN  11JUN     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Ms. Mada (USA)

Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival FRI/SAT at Central Florida Fairgrounds

Dirtybird CampInn FRI/SAT/SUN at Wyndham Resort

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

DS Update: Entertainment Staff

One of the companies with an apparent DJ entertainment contract with Disney for Disney Springs is Event Concepts.

The company is headed by DJ Steve Dunlap (USA) as seen here in this Blog archive photo from June, 2013. This company apparently also has the contract for Atlantic Dance Hall.

Monday, June 5, 2023

ADH Update: NYE @ ADH

Atlantic Dance Hall is always a popular place on New Years Eve and since we visited this past Saturday night, it got me thinking about my very first visit there. I thought for sure that my first visit was the first New Years Eve immediately following the closure of  Pleasure Island clubs in 2008. But in looking back at Blog history, I was mistaken. This is our January 1, 2009 entry:  
Had planned to spend New Year's Eve at Atlantic Dance Hall. Unfortunately, tickets sold out early and I couldn't even get near the place as Disney Security directed those without tickets to the already full overflow lot. That left few last-minute choices so I headed over to Pleasure Island to see what was happening there. Surely the rumors were true that they'd reopen up at least one venue to handle the masses. Not!
So apparently it was the following NYE when I made sure to get in the queue early for those coveted Atlantic Dance Hall NYE tickets.   PHOTO: DJ Talie (USA) at club Motion

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Club Reports: Electronic Downtown Bar Crawl, Atlantic Dance Hall

First a downtown bar crawl followed by DJ Michael Wycoff (USA) at Atlantic Dance Hall. What a great Saturday night and you'll find the pictures on sister website Orlando Entertainment News here.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

Club Reports: Kala Rooftop Lounge, Red Coconut Club, Iron Cow

The Red Coconut Club is operational again, at least for the summer. Our sister website Orlando Entertainment News was there last night to see Friday night resident DJ Chino (USA). The pics can be found here.


Thursday, June 1, 2023

PI Update: They Were Still There!

June, 2013 was 10 years ago this month and nearly 5 years after the clubs closed. Yet Pleasure Island was still there!

The Pleasure Island clubs sign was still there.

The old tickets booths were still there.
Sosa Cigars was still there.

PI Live Bar was still there.

Curl by Sammy Duval was still there.

8TRAX was still there.

And last, but never least, Mannequins was still there!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

This Weekend In Techno Town

Is it June already this weekend?

FRI     02JUN     VANGUARD     DJ San Holo (NL)

FRI     02JUN     IRON COW     DJ Miguel Migs (USA)

SAT    03JUN     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Kyle Walker (USA)

SAT    03JUN     VANGUARD     DJ Troyboi (USA)

SAT    03JUN     ATLANTIC DANCE HALL     DJ Michael Wycoff (USA)

SUN   04JUN     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Jesse Calosso (USA)

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

PI Update: BET Don't Get No Love

 In the history of the Save Pleasure Island Blog, the club BET Soundstage never got a lot of love. In the late 90's when I lived in Gainesville I visited PI one Saturday night as a first visit ever. Mannequins fascinated me but I didn't know the difference the music they were playing and what BET Soundstage was playing but I really liked Mannequins. But because all the top hits at the time were Hip Hop, more time was spent in Soundstage because the music was familiar. The club was packed from the top level bar down to the dance floor on the lower level. Even the stairs were packed with patrons and there didn't seem to be an prohibition to remaining on the stairs and watching from there. In the later years of Pleasure Island the club Motion had opened and a lot of the same Hip Hop got played over there and the crowd migrated to it. BET Soundstage would often be pretty empty.
In the end, Black Entertainment Television dropped the sponsorship and BET was removed from the building and it was just called Soundstage Club.

Curiously, following the so called "Pleasure Island Putsch" in 2010 where all the remaining club names signs were removed from all the buildings, the Soundstage Club was not removed for unknown reasons and it would remain there until the building was demolished during the conversion from Downtown Disney to the Disney Springs name.  

Monday, May 29, 2023

Sunset Music Festival (Tampa) - Day 2

Pictures from Day 2 of Sunset Music Festival in Tampa have now been uploaded to our sister website Orlando Entertainment News. You can find the article here.


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunset Music Festival (Tampa) - Day 1

Day 1 of Sunset Music Festival in Tampa is a wrap and a good time was had by all. Pictures have been posted to sister website Orlando Entertainment News here.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Club Reports: Elixir Bar, Bndidos @ Celine

DJ Ida Engberg (S) was just one of the many great DJ's we saw last night at Elixir Bar and Celine Nightclub. All the Friday night pictures are on Orlando Entertainment News here.


Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday Funny

Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.hotel which is closing after less than two years of operation will be converted into a Spirit Halloween Store. We read this on the internet so it must be true.


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Trip Report: Tags Of Countries Visited

These are the vehicle tags of the countries visited on last week's cruise. GREECE (GR)





Wednesday, May 24, 2023

This Weekend In Techno Town

Memorial Day Weekend is here!

THU   25MAY     RED ROOM @ PARLAY     DJ Pantoja (USA) 

THU   25MAY     TACO CAT     DJ Derek Fereal (USA) & DJ Duke (USA)

FRI     26MAY     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Ida Engberg (S)

FRI     26MAY     CELINE     DJ Rafa Barrios (E) & DJ Technasia (HK/NL)

FRI     26MAY     PROPER     DJ Rich Medina (USA)    

SAT    27MAY     VANGUARD     DJ Dom Dolla (AUS) 

SUN    28MAY     PROPER     DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA)

SUN    28MAY     BARBARELLA     Memento Mori: DJ Lavidicus (USA)

SUN    28MAY    ELIXIR BAR     DJ duo Cocodrills (USA)

Also, Sunset Music Festival is happening in Tampa on Saturday & Sunday!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Trip Report: Placeholder For Holyland Cruise

Within the next day or two we will get posted pictures from last week's cruise on Norwegian Jade to Turkey, Greece, Israel and Cyprus.


Monday, May 22, 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Club Report: Spinnaker Lounge (Norwegian Jade)

DJ Maff (WV) is a radio and club DJ back in his home of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. He also led the dance parties in the club aboard Norwegian Jade. Pics from the first couple days aboard have been loaded to sister website Orlando Entertainment News here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

This Weekend In Techno Town

With me out-of-town again this weekend, gonna miss all these great events!

FRI     19MAY     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Chloe Caillet (F)

FRI     19MAY     VANGUARD     DJ John Digweed (GB)

FRI     19MAY     IRON COW     Italo-Disco Night

SAT    20MAY     VANGUARD     DJ Space Motion (SRB)

SUN    21MAY     ELIXIR BAR     DJ Jeremy Olander (S)