Monday, March 03, 2008

Party Ben Visits Bootie LA!

Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo

DJs Mysterious D, Adrian and Paul V brought Bootie LA back to The Echo. This time Party Ben came along from San Francisco to do a special midnight set of mash-ups that turned the crowd inside out! I took over 60 pictures, which you can check out by clicking here.

Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo

Two crowd-favorites were "Don't Stop Believin' In Planet Rock" (Journey vs. Afrika Bambaataa) by A Plus D and "Paid For My Doorbell" (Eric B. & Rakim vs. White Stripes) by Party Ben. I might be biased, since these happen to be my favorites too, and I am listening to them even as I type this.

Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo

The line was so super long there was a 30 minute wait starting at midnight! Luckily, my friend Chandler, (aka Tauren from Luck Legendary) was already inside and got DJ Adrian and Mysterious D to intervene on my behalf. Next month they're moving it downstairs to The Echoplex which is much larger.

See all the photos on Flickr!

Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo
Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo Bootie LA, March '08 at The Echo

There were a lot more people in costume this time around. Not a requirement, but it sure makes things a lot more fun. So if you come next time, at least wear a bandanna. That last photograph, was one of my favorite moments, Chandler's friend, Manders, singing along to "Don't Stop Believing." She really is holding on to that feeling!

4 comments:

rahulmitra said...

mmmm.. couple of cuties with ya there, aman! :)

Ivan Chan Studio said...

Fab. You. Luscious.

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e said...

You are officially the party king!

LosAngelesLate20's said...

From the girl in the pink and red prom dress- thanks for catching us at our sloppy/sweaty/blissed out best!