Archives for March 2006

in search of tiesto


Tiesto Pit Party tickets

See you there.

Added March 13:
T’was Spongefox who got us the pre-sale tickets; I think he bought 17? But only 9 of us including me that I know are going anyway.

I started trance with Chicane, Digweed and Paul Van Dyk back in 2001 and Janice introduced house music to me and I was happy. Then one day while exploring the virtues of Napster, I came across a tune by a certain DJ Tiesto. It was ‘Honey’ and a Chicane mix, and I was hooked ever since.

In early 2004, Tiesto made his first appearance in Malaysia at the newly-ish opened Zouk. We did not manage to get tickets beforehand, thought of trying our luck at the arena but when we drove past it, it was CRAZY. There was no way we could get tickets and we (me, Janice and Jaime) adjourned to Bliss@12SI. I was sorely disappointed, but what to do? Later we found out that even those who bought tickets earlier had difficulties getting into the premise, let alone those trying to buy tickets there and then.

Meanwhile the love for commercial trance tracks grows. Though these days I am more apt to listening to the likes of Ben Sowton (it’s the aging thing) but it’s something else to be blasting DOP DOP DOP DOP DOP DOP out loud on my excellent speakers — very therapeutic. And not drinking nor on drugs, mind you πŸ™‚

Even better if the flow of the track leads to a beautiful build up. Like my all time favourite, ‘A Tear in the Open’. It’s not the usual JENG JENG JENG JENG JENG, rather mild compared to other Tiesto tracks, but there is a subtle hint of release. Like letting it all out in the open, holding back the unleashing of hell, but point made. Something like that πŸ™‚ If you’d never heard of it before, well there’s nothing much I could do to aid you in your imagination.

I think ultimately, that’s what trance music is, at least to me. A beautiful orchestra of excellent synthesizers that I can relate to. Something about escorting your mind to a different plane with each song setting a different mood for… wherever you want to go. Allow me to stress again that all this is accomplished without illegal substance, despite the notion of some people that trance are only for pill poppers.

In short, I enjoy the music. If you are going to be there, let me know and we might just meet up πŸ˜‰

Hi Reuben.

not another post on carnegies

… but there are some photos, so might as well πŸ˜›

It was all David Tall’s fault. He told us here that they have some ladies night thing going on every Wednesdays, so off we went yesterday in search of barely-drinkable-but-wallet-friendly alcohol.

The ladies night thing starts at 9 p.m. Because we arrived early, we had a couple of Tiger and Hoegaarden. By bottle not tap because they were out of stock, WTF?!?!?!?!

Fireangel loves Hoegaarden

KY had a dinner of very healthy grilled prawns on a bed of tossed salad, which was a lot nicer than what we had the other day.

KY's prawns

One thing didn’t change though — the service was excruciatingly s-l-0-w. I suppose they are constantly understaffed… shouldn’t the management be doing something about this? At one point we waited 45 mins for our drinks to arrive, and any beer drinker can tell you that this is BAD.

It was so bad that the next round, Paul decided to order three whiskey coke at one go.

Paul's best friends

Then later Jaime arrived. She waited a bloody long time for her first drink as well, and half an hour later it was officially ladies night so every girl was handed 4 coupons to be redeemed at the bar for small portions of house cocktails and beer.

Carnegies KL - KY and Jaime

Oh yeah, Encik David Tall was there as well but he ignored us most of the time… hmphhhh πŸ˜›

Anyway the ladies night serving of Long Island Tea, according to Fireangel tasted like mosquito repellent. I liked it.

Suanie not drunk

It was quite fun, except for the waiting. KY and Paul got bored with the girls dancing and went outside to chat… but we went home relatively early πŸ˜€

As a parting shot, here’s a photo of Fireangel that is bound to increase my hits and comments, as always.

Fireangel is a lady

Though I just noticed that it’s a little scary, only the whites of her eyes are showing, OMG FIREGHOSTTTT!!!!!!!!11111oneoneone