Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ultra Music Festival

Back in the day..oh say 15-20 years ago Ginger (my sister) and I were very serious about our partying, clubbing and the music we listened to. The only thing thats changed since then is we dont go out EVERY weekend. BUT we are still serious about our music. ;) Back then it was all about the Raves and clubs that played House, Techno and Trance music. I still LOVE it all and my iPod is splattered with old favorites.

I'm sure if you've read this blog for any length of time and seen any of my Twofer Tuesday post, you know my taste in music is extremely varied so maybe this isnt so shocking.

This weekend in Mi-jami is the Ultra Music Festival.

And per wikipedia:
Ultra Music Festival is an outdoor electronic music event held annually in Miami, Florida during the Winter Music Conference which occurs during the month of March. It is a 2-day event that takes place across 12 different stages featuring over 200 artists, DJs, producers and promoters.

Heres the official website: Ultra Music Festival

Please read this next line with a whiny voice...

But Gingers out of town, my buddy Mikey from work went every year but he moved to Salt Lake City and I really dont have the $300 for a ticket. pffffffffft.

So I'll spend my weekend reading updates about the artist, stalking YouTube for uploads from the shows and wishing I was there.

These are just a few of my favorite Artist from back in the day.
Paul Oakenfold is the GOD of all DJ's and he'll be there this weekend..
His early stuff was very trance(y). His new stuff not so much. But I love this song and in case you didnt know, Brittany Murphy was a singer as well. (RIP)

DJ Tiesto. OMG. He's hawt, and my goodness he can mix. I love him above all others. He's trancy with a little house thrown in. He actually remixes a lot of DJ Oakenfolds songs.
Traffic Live

Take a few minutes and watch this video. This song starts to take off right around 1:20 and if you've never been to a club and heard it or seen DJ Tiesto live I'm not sure how to explain it but the music MOVES your soul. You feel it in your body, your brain, your heart. You cant help but dance. I've been in a crowd like this, hearing this and its indescribable. WATCH the crowd....they are groooooooovin! And btw...this was at Disneyland Paris.

Our friends Passion Pit will be there. I posted about them awhile back here.

And Raves....they're held in different places; wharehouses, old clubs, on the beach. They dont start until 1am and go until noon the next day.

So I guess thats it. I'll have to wait until next year and try to get there then. Someday I'll make it. I may be 50 by the time I do but thats ok, I'll still groove.

I also had a thought...can you imagine what the music is gonna be like in nursing homes in 30, 40 years from now?? lol I hope they have an occasional Rave out on the bocce ball lawn once in awhile. ;)

HEY!! I just realized this was my 200th post! Yay me. :)


Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
As usual, I learn New music from your posts. Never went to a rave. I do remember crazy disco nights, though. And they were. Crazy, I mean.

Congratulations on your TWO HUNDREDTH post! Blogging is a good thing, and so are milestones. And I feel fortunate to have been here for the last fifty or so of them!

Ann T.

peedee said...

I did a lot more of the club scene Ann than the Rave scene. They were kinda like, ok, been there done that.
And the 200th snuck up on me even though I prolly hit it a couple of weeks ago really. I had to delete a good 10 post about the kid and her Navy stuff. But its cool! I'm glad your here!

Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
Yeah, and I think That particular experience was a kick in the neck. Talk about a complex set of feelings. But you're good. Everybody knows it.

Glad to be here too,
Ann T.

meleah rebeccah said...

Sorry you weren't able to attend the Ultra Music Festival. I take my music very seriously too!

Congratulations on your TWO HUNDREDTH post!!! Thats awesomeness!!

peedee said...

Thanks Meleah! Maybe next year. ::sigh::