The Sasha show last night was just huge. The Commodore Ballroom was a great venue. Lights and sounds were great and provided an intense atmosphere for the show.
Sean Cusick was .. sick. Very nice, not as good as Jimmy Van M, but still quite good.
Sasha arrived thirty minutes after he was supposed to go on the decks. He waited a few more minutes on stage before going on to play, which gave me a chance to give him a CDR of five of my music productions. I have my doubts about whether he’ll listen to it, but it is his job.. and the cover for the CDR is quite neat and nice looking. So maybe he will.
As usual, Sasha started at a moderate pace. . by the time he had been playing two and a half hours, it was full on pounding trance. And then all of a sudden, it was over!
I looked at my watch: 2:30 a.m.
Time for an encore, since this thing was supposedly going until 3:00 a.m. He put on his latest mashup — his own “Xpander” combined with Underworld’s classic “Cowgirl.” He played another encore track (sounded like some new Andy Page production, a massive trancey breakbeat track) and that was it.
3 hours went by really quickly. It was supposed to be a 4 hour set .. so I was kind of confused by this “ending early” business. The music was great but it had little or nothing to do with what was on the album Airdrawndagger. Not a single song from the new album was played — I was disappointed by that.
After that, about fifteen of us went to our pal Denny’s where I had a B.T.C.F.S. (a prize for whomever knows what that is) and everyone else ate as well. Then it was to the ferries to catch the 7 a.m. sailing.
I fell asleep for most of the journey back.