Future Sounds of Egypt in San Jose Review

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Blurr is a San Francisco trance DJ and a Phoria team-member

By David Lewis (aka Blurr)

Some of you have been wondering what I was going to say about last weekend. Only one word could describe it: EPIC.

Its been forever since I wanted to write a review, and thought last weekend would be fitting. Also had to download all the photos and videos from my phone took a while =)

The amount of awesomeness started on Friday, and ended on Sunday morning. I had known Thrillseekers would be in town, but didn’t know he would have the chance to hang out with us for the entire FSOE show. It was good to hang out with him both the night before, and then the night after with all of us attending. Starting off with Roger Shah and Thrillseekers at Phoria was a great idea.

I had never attended an event here at the San Jose Civic and was very pleased. Accommodations, FREE water in the smoking areas, Full Bar, Lots of space to move, mingle and walk around, and full A/C for the venue. The seats in this place were not crappy plastic, but plush foam. Way different than other venues with stadium seating. Aside from parking in a garage so my car would be safe, there was parking all around the venue.

For once, some of us who were hungry got to eat without breaking the bank. I think the price of a hot dog, drink and some nachos cost a total of like 12 bucks.

The Stage array was spectacular with a full on Triangle with Lasers, smoke, fog and HUGE LED screen. Some attendees were saying there was not enough sound, while others say there was too much. Those who were directly in the middle of the room for the night probably got to hear the best sound, I stayed out there for a few hours before slipping backstage to hang out for the rest of the evening.

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Giuseppe Ottaviani & Solarstone (Pure NRG)

Backstage was pretty dope. Got to hang out with Djs and Producers I have not seen in ages that we had booked in the past and are now superstars in their own rights. Bjorn Akkeson, John O’callaghan, Sied Van Riel, Jordan Suckley, Giuseppe Ottaviani, John O’Callaghan, Artic Moon, and of course, Aly & Fila.  I also got to catch up with Trancefamily LA co-founder Jeff Su. I met Jeff in the past but like all my past adventures cant put my finger on where. Either way we got some time to chat and experience the event together =)

John O'callaghan signing the banner
John O’callaghan signing the banner
Giuseppe Ottaviani & Solarstone signing the Banner
Giuseppe Ottaviani & Solarstone signing the Banner
Justin Duke (Mitka) signing the FSOE Banner
Justin Duke (Mitka) signing the FSOE Banner

Hats off to Niko Zografos and Justin Duke (Mitka). It took us some time to get into the venue, but it was worth the wait. I am really glad I came early to capture you guys, and there are videos and photos I’ll upload, a lot of them here in this post.

Niko Zografos & Justin Duke (Mitka)
Niko Zografos & Justin Duke (Mitka)

HUGE thank you to Midnight events, Benjamin Rosenberg and FSOE. Thank you for your hospitality and for throwing such an awesome event for all of us to experience. I look forward to the next one and was pretty happy it was only 15 minutes away from my house for a change.

Aside from the Talking Voices, The MUSIC still connects us. It was really GREAT to hangout, see you, and be a part of the weekend with all of ya. Its a Blast to call all of ya my friends =)  Videos will be posted soon as well, stay tuned.

See all of you for Bryan Kearny, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Photographer, me & Emerge on August 14th!

❤ Blurr

 

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Last Minute Chances to Meet Phoria Guest DJs This Weekend

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This weekend Phoria will not only be hosting one, or two, or three, but FOUR DJs for our anniversary celebration. Luckily you can check out on this post for both of the contest for a chance to either win special VIP tickets or a meet & greet. All you gotta do is share on Twitter, like on Facebook, invite your  friends or spam some randoms, and . . . well you’ll see when you click on the link.

Win a Mental Asylum VIP Backstage Package

To celebrate Phoria’s one-year anniversary on the first night, TWO winners will receive:

– Backstage Wristbands for You and a Friend for Mental Asylum at Ruby Skye
– Meet & Greet with THREE DJS: Indecent Noise, Mark Sherry and James Dymond
– Free Mental Asylum Merchandise

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Tickets: http://bit.ly/MentalAsylum-RubySkye

Meet & Greet with Ferry Corsten at Ruby Skye

For the second night of Phoria’s one year anniversary, the legendary Ferry Corsten will be taking the stage with two of SF stars, John Beaver and our very own Niko Zografos. TranceFamily SF has provided at special meet and greet for one half of big room trance sensation New World Punx.
With a little more than 24 hours left to enter, there are 13 ways to enter. So make sure you do ’em all.
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