Dj Parade @ St. Peterburg, SP Ubilejniy, 14.10.2006


28 Oct 2006, 8:28

Now I want to write about my visitation of Dj Parade, which was held on October 14 this year.

My friend Nat and I had a VIP ticket, so we have been lucky not to wait in a long queue to the main entrance. So, we entered the Sport Palace Ubilejniy about eleven o'clock in the evening. A girl on the entrance put some strange bangles on our hands. The building is quite large and there hadn't been a lot of people on the VIP dance floor when we came, so we could easily find our friends including Kicha! Oh, she was looking glorious in her Twisted t-shirt. She told me about the line up and we went to the main dance floor to look what Dousk is like. It was about 3 hours till Simon Posford.

On our way to the main dance floor, we passed two guardians and realized what our pink bangles are needed for. They are showing that we had been a VIP :)

Dousk was OK. His music was quite light and minimalistic. With some funny and attractive samples. We danced upon his set for some minutes and then returned to our VIP sector. DJ Natasha Pritz was playing there. And she burned our minds with some tasty acid sounds. We decided not to leave this dance floor for some time. After her DJ-set, we drunk some tekilla, and went to the main floor again. And there were some unknown russian DJs. Nataly and I took a look on the other dance floors. Of D&B Techno and of house. All of them were crowded with some inadequate people. So I returned to the VIP sector again.

There were DJ Cosinus & DJ Sladkiy playing. It was a nice psychedelic set. I called Kicha by SMS and we danced till 2.30. It was the time when Simon had been expected to start his Hallucinogen set.

Another glass of tekilla and we were on the main dance floor. Waiting for Simon to start. And finally, he started!

For the first time I was standing so close to the stage and seeing all that was happening on it. Simon started his live Hallucinogen set with some tracks which are unknown to me. And later he played hits. Shamanix, Gamma Goblins. Unfortunately, there were no my favourite Jiggle of the Sphinx. But anyway, we were dancing, taking photos of Mr. Simon and looking on his nice and funny grimaces.

He he. In my hand I had a pocket flashlight with white semi-conductor diodes. I was using it to make some interesting optical disc effects during my dance. One or two times Simon waved his hand in our direction. I do not know was it connected somehow with the fact that I was flashing with my mini-light into the Simon but it was absolutely great. Kicha was perfectly happy after those waves. And me too, of course.

Some people were coming near the stage to show some texts written on large pieces of paper to Simon. He read and smiled. And it was nice to see that people really adore and respect this great man.

Simon was very funny, genius and sometimes very serious. Anyway, he seemed to be just happy. And a lot of people near me seemed so too.

Then time for a Shpongle set approached. Simon changed his disposition and came upon the upper dj stand. Soon the first sounds of Outer Shpongolia could be heard. Yeah. Again and even more exciting than in April. A very calm and simultaneously uptaking atmosphere. You know, I never listen to Outer Shpongolia just as a track. It is a prelude to Levitation Nation. “Oh!!! Meu Brasil! Overdose de amor nos traz. Se espelha na famэlia Beija-flor. Lutando eternamente pela Paz!” – Kicha sang. And we were totally glad to sing these words all together. And then were Dorset Perception (Lo-Steps Balearic Breaks Re-edit). This variant of Dorset Perception is more danceable. So Simon was right to play exactly this re-edit of his wonderful track.

So, of course I can write about all the tracks that were played by Simon but it obviously will not give the whole information about the atmosphere of his magical Shpongle set. BTW: there were some new tracks ;)

The final track was played after Simon had embraced the next DJ. (It was a man from Hybrid, if I’m not mistaken.) This track of course was Vapour Rumours. This by some reasons is called DMT. Anyway, it was great, mystic and fabulous. A great final of a great performance by the greatest man.

After Simons set, we had been flat-out. We could not dance anymore, so we went to the VIP sector to sit down & wait while the subway would open. The party was over. However, it is not the last party, right?


  • TeaDaze

    i've been there too kicha looked great =) finally i've got the Twisted T-shirt too

    29 Oct 2006, 21:29
  • installero

    Oh, my congratulations! :)

    30 Oct 2006, 8:24
  • End_of_Eternity

    I saw Simon Posford when he came to Moscow during the summer. He played a few Shpongle songs, though they were mostly dance mixes. That's one of the few thing I miss about Moscow, psychedelic shows/festivals.

    2 Nov 2006, 21:52
  • installero

    Yeah. I've noticed that psy parties are quite often in Moscow. BTW: Heading for 1200 micrograms tomorrow :)

    3 Nov 2006, 11:45
  • End_of_Eternity

    Yeah 1200 mics kick ass. I also saw them live in Moscow (in the sport complex near to Lokomotiv stadium). Sadly I missed part of the concert. They decoration on that concert where kick ass, and a there where a lot of people...

    10 Nov 2006, 2:04
  • installero

    I'll right about the Helloween party later, when i have some photos.

    11 Nov 2006, 14:29
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