The past 2 weeks have been non-stop promoting, rehearsing and preparations for parties and shows. Last Thursday was the 1-year anniversary of our Thursday residency URBAN’S HOUSE at Betty’s and earlier that day myself and Rees went to the club to decorate it with tons of neon-colored circles, making the room look like a giant skittles-twister-like creation.
Early evening all my dancers convened at my place in preparation for the dance show later that night, and by the time we got to the club some of them had already had too much to drink.
That night we had guest DJs Mike Dunn, Nick Gunz from Minneapolis and resident Rees Urban, and what a fantastic night it was! It started off a little quiet, and we had MAJOR DRAMA with the sound system cutting in and out…man that was stressful. But in the end everything turned out wonderful! The show went great, the DJs played their asses off and everybody and their mama showed up! Little Louis and Peven Everett even came through which was a very pleasant surprise =)
Friday night was the relaunch of Jack Fridays at Fuel Lounge, where Rees was a guest DJ and I the guest host. The Friday Zentra crew has now relocated to this lovely Wicker Park spot, and it was great to see all our old friends again. (p.s. That snatch bartender really needs to be fired. I will make her life miserable until then.)
Saturday we head over to the Mexican neighborhood of Pilsen for their 4-day celebration called Fiesta del Sol. House of Sol had the House stage filled with lots of talented local DJs. Everybody was drunk as a skunk, but because I had a long day ahead of me, I remained the good girl that I am and partied with sobriety while everyone around me was screaming and spitting in my ear. Fun!
Sunday was the big day, as me and my dance crew Fivestarboogie would be performing with 13 other dance companies at the enormous outdoor stage of Pritzker Pavilion at the Millenium Park. At 1pm we had a brief technical rehearsal so we could get our bearings onstage, and then we came back later for the 6:30pm show. It was interesting because we were the only non rhythmic/tap group. There were at least 5,000 people out there in the audience, and walking out to that many people seriously caused me to blank out for a few minutes. Luckily we all got it together and gave an awesome performance, and a lot of folks really enjoyed it so yay! =)
After the show, me and Rees head out to the last day of Fiesta del Sol to catch a tag-team set between Johnny Fiasco and Lego. There were 5 times as many people as the day before, and the dancefloor was packed! Old school was in effect, and the energy was absolutely infectious.
After that all wrapped up, we dragged our weary corpses over to Subterranean for the afterparty. With my tank running on negative-empty, I hoped the in-house grilled cheese sandwich would provide me some energy. Instead I could hear myself snoring while pretending to talk to people, so at 2am we jump into my coche, go home and sleep the sleep of the dead. Happy weekend.