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Dress up: Monster Fur Gala

Monster party!

Excited to be able to have some time to spend an evening dancing in Dallas with friend coming up for Pierre earlier. Monster Fur Gala was a themed party where we all were encouraged to wear fur and lights then dance to a a line up of straight up all-stars: Matt Urbanic, Ricky Simpson, Textasy, Ill Seventy Six, Convextion, Bon, and Albert Martinez.

Monster Fur Gala
One eye looking at all us

I scored major by being able to be part of Lotus Ranch camp for 2018 Burning Man. The camp a burner is a part of can make or break your burn. I joined this one since I’m friends with many of the folks involved and regularly spend time enjoying music with them. Best part? There is an awesome space where we can dance when were away from Black Rock City!

Lacy is the most talented DJ consistently blowing me away with his techno electro sets. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Back in December he played this set before. If you like techno and electro it’s heaven, if not then don’t listen. Enjoy:

Lacy is has been playing since the late 80s and I’ve bought records back when he owned Illimatic Records! Pick up some of music:

Awesome celebrating my favorite time of the year, Aquarius Season, with yet another birthday girl. This past year I’ve been lucky to have a solid group of friends to bounce ideas off and have an excellent support group. We been able to travel together, work through all the things and absolutely enjoy setting it off on our birthdays. Thankful that we could all link up and dance with our faux furs on.

The best part of joining Lotus Ranch was still being able to have the energy from the burn itself by living close to my camp mates! Our camp had folks from Mexico, Australia and other parts of the USA. Albert Martinez hooked my bike up on night with a blinking light and I thought someone stole my bike for a while hour before he told me he put it on. He is such a rad person!

The man, the myth: Albert Martinez
Silver Arrow, the most decorated burner EVER
Silver Arrow, the most decorated burner EVER

The most useful person to burn with, a veteran ranger. Vernon helped screen folks before they joined our camp then proceeded to teach everyone just going to the burn for the first time. By the end of the event he came back to camp with medals and trophies of all his burn excellence. I just met the man in the middle. Check out our alien cowboy in the background.

Leaving this wild party at like whatever time in the morning.

Lovely burner couple who really helped me learn as well as hosted fun get to know other DFW burners. Robert, Dina and me ready to go. Come on, I’ve been dancing around to the best music: my hair is allowed to fall flat. I know when I start look real bad it when I’m having the most fun. Dope sets by everyone and even though it was too warm to be fully covered in lit fur – it was an excellent evening.

Mad proper to Jose Camacho for taking photos tonight till morning. Check his nightlife photography out at: https://www.facebook.com/FlipFlopFotography/

He legit wears flip flops all the time if he is not going barefoot.

Burning Man Performer Series: Don Genrty

I have gone to various festivals, including regional burning, for about 20 years, yet none of them compared to my experience at Burning Man 2018. I was lucky to have many friends who are veterans and was able to join a camp through an art grant. One of the folks who helped me plan gear, mentally and psychically was Don Gentry. It was not an issue of what to pack (I have the best gear), what to wear (I dressed like I was at the beach during the day and in the Andes mountains at night), or what to eat (nutrient-dense meals since this was extremely physical)… what I have an issue with is how much I miss my life live on the playa. Once back I decided to be able to enjoy anything that was out there in this default world – so now you can dance to Don Gentry if you didn’t get a chance to.

This set was recording at the Celtric Chaos camp. I was listening to again this week and messaged Don how this still sounds as good as the first time I heard it. A dope set that really had everyone (READ: around 500 burners) dancing and this happened again at Project Ai a couple of weeks ago. Even the insane amount of lasers in that club just added to the wow level. I MEAN HOW MANY LASERS WE NEED? All. Of. Them.

facebook/ Greg Briggs

I’ve know him since I was a teenager when I started getting into the rave scene, before the RAVE act. Now he is STILL DJing bumping sets in warehouse, private parties and clubs. His sets always get a crowd going but there is really nothing as amazing as partying on the playa. It is a combination of an eccentric responsive crowd, timeless of the event and IT IS THE LARGEST PARTY ON EARTH!

facebook/ Mike Cocanower

Ever since the burn, I’ve done what I can to keep aspects of that experience in my daily life. One way fun way is to keep hearing the music from the playa till I come back in 2019. Don played a funky set at Project Ai, opening for Clyde P. On January 25, 2019, Don will open for GRECO – Rawsome, NYC Cover is $5, parking is free across the street and the staff is friendly. Even security is on point and will remove anyone who is disrespectful.

I had a blast the last time I heard his set at Project Ai, the lasers are insane and $4 wells till Midnight. That is the cheapest price for a club in Dallas, anything cheaper than that is you slipping a bag of booze between your titties. Just going to head out and experience that taste of what was the best week of my life in 2018.

facebook/ Kyle Kettrey‎
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