I hear that all the time. But you know what Mark, I never knew how powerful and beautiful this music was because I never knew it was out there. I grew up in South Texas and we(Mexicans) love to dance and party it up all night, but I never knew what real house music was. Yeah, we have international dance music, but now that I look back at it...it's a little cheesy, but fun though.
And when I hear people say that they didn't like the crowd, that kinda bothers me. I wouldn't care if it was held in cardboard box! Well maybe I would... :)! But I guess what I'm getting at is that a BIG part of the reason I didn't go back home after I got out of the Marine Corps was because the love I have for this music. Some people might read this and think I'm bullsh*ting, but the people that really KNOW me, know how much I love this sh*t!!!! Yeah, this place(D.C. Metro Area) has a few more job oppurtunites that back home doesn't, but I have no education other than what the Corps taught me and a High School diploma. I knew I wasn't going to make any big money or have my dream job without a degree. I just couldn't see myself leaving behind something I loved so much. Yeah, I would buy the CDs online, but it's not that same. I just wish I could bring all my friends and family up here, but I guess you can't have your cake and eat it too.
And to be honest with you, a lot of the heads that I saw in the "house room" were not all that "ravey". Well, maybe I just didn't pay too much attention because I was on the dancefloor from Ed-E's set to Oji&Pope's. Dancing my culo off! 4+ hours!
Please don't take this as an attack because it's not. Actually, I hope to see and meet you there. I have a few questions for you on what it was like growing up in Chi-town.