Movement 2010: Saturday

Alex Calhoun —  May 30, 2010 — Leave a comment

I always look forward to the first day of Movement, everythings all fresh and clean, not yet defiled by a constant stream of ravers, freaks, tech-heads, and all around partiers. The weather was great yesterday, almost too hot. When we got Downtown, to my horrific surprise, the lot on top of Cobo was closed and we had to seek alternate parking. We usually park here because of its the only lot where you can truly tailgate and enjoy some pre-festival refreshments. Anyway, parked, found the ticket-for-wristband exchange quite quick and hassle free, and no line to even wait in to enter, a definite plus. Grabbed a cold beer, and found a shady spot over at the Beatport stage to catch part of Ida Engberg’s set, bangin’ techno that had people all hyped up. It seemed to be getting hotter, so next we headed over to the Real Detroit/underground stage for some shade. Got to catch some of Nico Marks set, house and techno, with lots of people dancing, and a good overall vibe. After just kinda wandering around for awhile, met up with some friends, and went over too see Paco Osuna bang it the fuck out. Now one thing that seemed really fucked up last night was the drink situation. Two friends of mine had the same situation; wait in a long ass line for a mixed drink, only to find out that they only have Triple Sec, and they can’t sell it. Then wait in a beer ine to be told they dont have any cold beer. For real, it’s only the first day, lets get this shit locked down for the rest of the weekend. Later in the evening, made it down to the Real Detroit stage to catch Rick Wilhite and Theo Parrish’s sets. Rick Wilhite brought some jumpin’ house that had the crowd dancing the hold time and asking for more. Theo Parrish brought some really downtempo, funky, house with the BPM’s floating around at 100 it seemed. We then headed over too hear the end of Josh Winks set; really not that impressive, and his computer ended up totally glitching out at one point. Plastikman was awesome, definetly one of the better Ritchie performances I have seen in some years. The visuals were crazy, and he brought that old school Plastikman sound with 909 drums and drippy, acid lines, all accented with lots of delay and echo. Only thing that sucked was the fuckin crowd. That shit was unbearable with all the shoving. Didn’t end up after-partying, but looking forward to a full day today. Peace.
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Alex Calhoun


Alex Calhoun is a writer, vinyl collector, and lover of all things odd and electronic. He currently lives in the Detroit Metro area.
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