so long SPEC

last SPEC party
there’s so much to say about SPEC that i feel like i could write a book on it. there would be different chapters with titles that read like “the underground was shaken upside down and look what came out,” “why didn’t he book me?” “this is an awesome place for photography,” “woah he booked me,” “creating a culture,” “understanding the groove,” and many more.
jimi fritz put together over 20 parties in a day and age when such things were considered to be impossible. how did he do it? there would be a chapter on that as well.. the logistics are not that interesting. it is the subtleties that made it work — from the special cards, to the email list, sparklers, SPEC interpretation, word of mouth, rave at a church, and not getting busted!
so this was it. 2.5 years and the secret society was to breath its last breaths on saturday.
this party was amazing. i don’t know how many people were there. i think about 500 would be accurate. a lot of happy people, enjoying the moment and celebrating what has been. 10 hours, 10 DJ’s, each playing an hour. somehow i predicted i would arrive during yoseff’s set during the ch00n “fixation,” which i did. 3:20 AM ish.
it was extra special being the last spec DJ. i played from 6 – 8 AM, double of what i was expecting to play.. an hour set would’ve been too short. i think probably my fav. part of that was playing the Junkie XL produced mashup of Underworld’s “Cowgirl” and Sasha’s “Xpander” .. there’s something about yelling out “I’M INVISIBLE!!” and then dancing like the mad nutter that you are with a bunch of your good friends.
well then, here are some pictures of the show. this may take a while to load.. there’s about 30 pictures in here. i will be posting a gallery of all the SPEC shots together in the future called retroSPECt or something silly like that. enjoy the shots! what a fabulous night.


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18 thoughts on “so long SPEC”

  1. Wow, looks like it was a great last party, I’m sad I wasn’t able to be there. I had the most fantastic time at all the SPEC events I attended (including the one at the church). :)
    The SPEC is dead; long live the SPEC!!

  2. Great pictures Davin! Your set was awesome, as always.
    Krishen, Devon: 700 photos from various parties were projected onto a screen all night long. I submitted photos of both of you for this special project, so you were definitely there in spirit. The Church of Rave was a stinking great party! Haha!

  3. gosh!! i wish i made it over! looks like it was one amazing night!! props guys!!!
    now you guys have to come over and party at Apex Project this year :)
    bring that wicked vibe!! *warm fuzzies*

  4. Sorry I missed this one — I’ll explain later (good reason). Jim is to be commended for all his selfless work — a rare breed in this day and age. SPEC will be missed!

  5. Hehehe…that was definately one of the best times of my life….
    I hope that that really isn’t the last one…you just never know ;). :-)
    Leah

  6. I wanted to go soooo baaaaad. School time crunch said no though.
    Looked like an amazing party with even more amazing poeple attending.
    Love you SPEC.

  7. my heart is broken… the only spec party that i have been treeplanting for. i will for surely miss the love and feeling from these partys. thanks every one. but does this mean no more “random raves” at the point??

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