I went to Taichung on the weekend, here are some of the photos I took. The D200 is feeling old, I can’t wait to get the D800 in a couple of months. Some of the shots turned out nice, others didn’t. Lots of shots of the aggro Russian go-go girls. The ones of Cookie Lai are my favorites.
When a friend mentioned that Erol Alkan was coming to town, I knew I had to go. I arrived at around midnight and found that the main room was almost already full. Rory Phillips was playing a sort of disco beat, and it wasn’t bad. I met up with some friends and we spent the night having fun.
The main event started at around 1:30AM and I was pretty amazed at Erol Alkan’s mixing skills. Electro is a good for tricks of all kind, and I wasn’t disappointed. He even played a remix of Metronomy. The place was packed. The event wasn’t cheap either, at $1,400NT (~$48 USD). The stage was set against one of the side walls. Ironically, it didn’t reduce the dancefloor’s capacity.
Renaissance Man’s style starkly contrasted with Erol Alkan’s, and he basically emptied the dancefloor. People just left and went home, which is what I did as well.
This was one of the events that I had bought tickets to ages ago. I knew that it would be fun and since the headliners weren’t going to be playing house, it would be different. There is a lot of house playing in Taipei. When I arrived at around 11:30PM, Ness was already playing in the main room. It was more experimental. Nobu was slated to start at around 1AM.
I met up with some friends and we had a good time. Nobu’s set was also experimental, so I found it a bit hard to dance to, but it was good to listen to anyway. The place was nicely packed, there weren’t too many people. The best set of the night belonged to Ness, and he started at around 3:30AM. It was hard techno and relentless, which I appreciated. Many DJs that I’ve heard tend to include lots of ups and downs. I can understand that, but I prefer something more continuous. The lasers in the main room were hypnotic. There were two machines and they definitely lit up the place.
Overall, I’m looking forward to the next Organik events.
An image in a series of designs that I made for my last version of horripilations.org. It was supposed to be an international version in English, but at that time, I chose to proceed with a career in finance.
I checked out my old domain name, horripilations.org, and found that someone was ripping my original designs for my old web sites. In fact, they just used the icons that I made and infringed my copyright. The domain is parked from Thailand.