Our LA-based friend AJ had driven a mini van up from Los Angeles with 8 friends in tow.
They seemed to work a treat.
The following morning we returned our rental car, and flew on United to San Franciso, drinking bloody marys perhaps a little too early in the day.
This wasnât any ordinary Wednesday night- it was the eve of Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the US calendar.
Later, I asked her if she knew that making these kind of threats is an actual crime, she asked nervously if I had recorded.Many retailers open extremely early, often at 5AM or even earlier.Whereas the other reunions close their doors and send people packing on the Sunday afternoon, the BCM version stays open an extra day until Monday.It was ok for me, as I could recline and sleep, but my driver Pete (behind his calm exterior) must have been suffering from Tarmac intolerance.Iâve played a lot more infrequently in Exeter, so it was encouraging playing such a rammed gig on an off-peak night of the week.As part of their awareness-raising exercise, leading underwater photographer Candice has photographed a number of people in the public eye underwater, including Kiera Knightley, Lily Cole, Sophie Anderton and (far more unattractively).Alongside a table of 12 Los Angeles-based friends we booked a table at Fogo de Chao Brazilian churrascaria, which offers continuous tableside service of 15 different types of Brazilian barbequed meat.Before my set we were given a venue tour, and itâs an awesome clubbing corpus escort location.The planners must have taken some kind of perverse pleasure in making the road as winding and uncomfortable as possible.I wonât go into too much detail, as Iâve covered Skeggy already.
Travelling with our friend Jon from San Diego and a mountain of luggage, there was barely enough room in Benâs Prius.
In most major UK towns and cities, midweek clubbing is largely student-dominated, and with Exeter University just up the road there was a large captive market.
It was already packed solid, and we bagged some fantastic bargains in Macyâs and the Custo Store.
Over the course of my dj career, travelling the length and breadth of the UK, Iâve seen vast improvements to the British road network.
The first was in the bar area, my only house set post-Ibiza.ÂGive Thanksâ was an all-ages event.OK, things I left out of the first post, mainly due to the general confusion of the situation and trying to recall all the stuff that happened; - She refused to take the home early pregnancy detection test, citing disrespect on my part (I was.Next up came my regular monthly session in the Ministryâs main room, an internationally renowned temple of dancemusic.San Diego is Americaâs eighth largest city, and houses a huge naval base, home to the US Navyâs pacific fleet.I recorded my set, which has been posted on the site as the (fully downloadable) âDec mixâ.At the Prestatyn event I had a bit of a set-to with the sound technician.For the benefit of non-UK readers, these are organised by the big holiday companies as weekend long events rekindling the spirit and memories of Mediterranean summer holidays.