Sunday, May 3, 2009
Orlando Becomes Center of the Techno Universe
Well we're not Ibiza or South Beach just yet, but beginning Memorial Day Weekend the Orlando area will be the center of the techno music universe as a parade of big name DJ events roll into town. What follows is a brief summary of some of the events. Be sure to visit the listed websites if you want full and accurate details including links to order tickets.
WORLD VIBE ORLANDO (Friday May 22nd - Monday May 25th)
This is a new event for Orlando and it remains to be seen how this can be a financial success given the large number of big name DJ's that are taking part. Originally you had to purchase a hotel package to attend but this is no longer the case. Boris was originally advertised as taking place at Motion on PI but was moved to Rix for unknown reasons. Some of the Events:
FRI MAY 22 DJ BORIS (Pacha NYC) at Rix Lounge, Coronado Springs Resort. 9pm-3am $20
SAT MAY 23 JUICY BEACH PARTY at Typhoon Lagoon featuring DJ Robbie Rivera and Starkillers. 7pm-1am $45
NONSTOP NYC TO MIAMI at Mirage Night Club, Arabian Nights featuring DJ Jonathan Peters and DJ Oscar G. 11pm-7am $35
SUN MAY 24 DELIRIUM at Hard Rock Live/Universal feat. DJ's Roger Sanchez, Armand Pena and DJ Jimmy Joslin $45
UPDATE ON 5/16/09: Someone on Disboards.com has posted that all Orlando Vibe events have been cancelled. The OV website makes no mention of this. Stay tuned!
UPDATE ON 5/17/09: DJ Leony from Latin Quarter reports that DJ Robbie Rivera has confirmed that World Vibe Orlando is cancelled. The official website still makes no mention of the cancellation. The Hard Rock Live site still mentions next Sunday's concert with DJ Roger Sanchez.
GAY DAYS 2009 (Tuesday June 2 - Monday June 8)
Notable is the complete lack of use of Disney facilities since they apparently don't want that sort of thing on Disney property anymore. Days will continue to consist of time spent in the theme parks or pool parties; nights consist of comedy shows, a film fest and more parties. The only DJ I recognize (from Sirius/XM) is listed below but there are many more so visit the website.
SAT JUN 6 DJ Joe Bermudez at Hotel Royal Plaza poolside 6pm-10pm $10
ONE MIGHTY WEEKEND (Thursday June 4 - Monday June 8)
Always a part of Gay Days' final weekend, this one is also notable for not having any of the parties take place on Disney property, except for the pool parties. There are a lot of events but I'm only listing those that I think are notable:
THU JUN 4 DJ EDDIE BAEZ at House of Blues. Opening Party. 8pm-2:30am
SAT JUN 6 ONE MIGHTY PARTY/CITY AFTER DARK at Gaylord Palms Hotel 8pm-2:30am
SUN JUN 7 MAGIC JOURNEYS at Mirage Night Club at Arabian Nights featuring DJ Offer Nissim 1am-8am