but whatever it is, I still like it.

Armin was relentless. But after we demanded a few encores I finally heard one of the songs I had been waiting for... Satellite, his very last song of the night (i think). We did the coat check fiasco for another 30 minutes, then went outside to try to figure out where Janette might have gone.

I remember someone handing me a phone, and all of a sudden it was decided that I was nominated to call someone's voice mail (maybe mine?), this was after 1)arguing with the bouncers about trying to get Janette's coat (which we later found out she had on her) b/c we were convinced she was passed out and freezing in an alley somewhere with no coat, and 2) walking for several blocks in both directions and checking in 24-hour diners for signs of her. The message said she was ok, and was at someone's house in NY. she said peter and I thought BusyChild, and was CRAZY confused b/c I could have sworn I had just seen/talked to busy. when we established that she was definitely OK, we walked about 80 miles to Ruben's car and he was our lifesaver by giving us a ride to the train station. Thanks again for the Groovanauts shirt.. I'm really excited about it!

Sat at the train station for what seemed like 45 hours, and finally a train came. Danny and Joanna passed out instantly on either side of me, but I sat there exhausted, yet wide awake, and stared back at 2 people who were staring at US for what seemed like 45 MORE hours on the train. We voted to catch a cab and listened to some French radio station that made me literally want to kill myself. I wouldn't have minded hearing some good music right then, or even good old-fashioned silence, but that f'ing French station was torture. Peeling my white patent-leather shirt off my body was maybe the second best feeling in the world next to the almost-hot shower I took at Jerzy's. me and Danny are still here... he's got more than his share of sleep and I've just listened to 8 hours of creaking floorboards and this huge dog, I swear to God, TALKING all morning. I never heard a dog talk before. Joanna is NOT here, at her house. Janette *finally* called me and we got all those mysteries uncovered. And I was remembering only vaguely calling the missed-call number back on my cell phone around 8, thinking it would be the person who was holding Janette captive, and I swear I had a good 5-10 minute conversation with this person, only to realize way too late into it that I was ACTUALLY talking to Ruben. So Ruben if/when you read this, I'm sorry if I woke you up and confused the living hell out of you this morning. I wasn't in my right mind. I apologize. I thought I was talking to Janette's Austrian-accented friend. wow.. my brain is officially being SHUTDOWN for the day.

Well anyway, this review has gone WAY off track. I could have summed the whole thing in saying that it wasn't the melodic set I was expecting from Armin, but I wasn't disappointed with, I guess you could call it -- a set designed to rock the New York crowd. I definitely had a blast every second of being there and I just wish *some* of you could have been there. You definitely missed a good night.

Now its off to start another sleepless day and back to living in anticipation of new Glow opening. " />
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Armin van Buuren @ Roxy, NYC
by glittergirl: 04-09-2004


I still haven't slept. I can still hear and feel Armin's hard-hitting tracks playing through my heavy head. But all I can do is move my feet. Sleep is not an option right now.

The NYC trip started out in 2 vehicles... my car and sky's. We drove to JerzyGirl's house in NJ and exchanged birthday gifts (happy birthday us!! its not every year that you get Armin for your birthday) We took the train into NY and met up with peter... (whose name I now know, after much confusion) someone that sky met at Avalon 2 weeks ago. Together we all took a cab to Roxy. We weren't wasting any time walking on this trip.

Only had to stand in will-call for 5 minutes. Props to Roxy for this... b/c the first time I ever went there for pvd, last year, we stood in line and froze for 2 hours.... and almost never went back. But they've gotten much better with that. We got right in, and they didn't confiscate my lip-gloss this time, which made me really happy.

From the looks of only a half-packed house inside, we thought it wouldn't be all that hard to find dancing/walking room. That would all change by about 1 or 2 a.m. when it was packed, wall-to-wall. We got inside close to midnight , and hoped that maybe he was going on at 12 and doing a 6-hour set. No Armin at 12, but Luke Fair was really good! my first time seeing him. not the kind of opener you would expect for Armin -- his style is very dark and hard, but I wasn't expecting Armin to throw down such a hard set either. So I guess it worked. At 1, we were practically dying to see him and still no Armin. Luke was getting better and building up the excitement nicely. Sometime around 2, we saw Armin head up to the stage from our spot near the side of the stage. Wow, did that crowd ever welcome him. Armin, of course, in his typical cute Armin style, never stopped smiling.

Less than an hour into his set, I never saw sky and peter again. Me and Joanna did some dancing and went on a few of our usual missions to cause trouble and meet new people. Ran into Brian, Rachel, Ian, Gerald, Kasper, & everyone they were with. Around this time I lost Danny in the crowd too..... but I am pretty sure he was having a great time cuz he told me earlier that he could dance for 6 hours to proggy house, but not to trance.... and right now he's beyond passed out, cuz he danced A LOT. I'll have to remind him about that later.

I also ran into BusyChild and translucent. Busy, of course, I danced with for an entire 6 seconds and then we didn't see him again till the end of the night, in keeping with tradition. Ruben I was pretty much with for the rest of the night, and me being seen with the same person for longer than 5 minutes till I do my disappearing act is almost unheard of. But nonetheless, he immediately became my dancing/chatting/walking laps partner. We saw Joanna and some random guy come and go every now and then. we found Danny and went into the couch room to chill for awhile. It's really fun to watch the people in there. I can't remember any good stories to tell but they were amusing to watch at that time. When we (someone) heard Burned With Desire come on, we all got up and went back into the main room to listen to it. There's something magical about that song when you hear it in a club. I don't know what it is.

It was around this time that we found out Janette had been kicked out of the club. Details of that are also fuzzy. Just remember someone saying they kicked her out for falling asleep on the bathroom floor, which I later found out wasn't [completely] true. We spent pretty much the rest of the night trying to figure out where she would have gone, and where the guy with the accent (whose name I learned was peter, and this solved a lot of mysteries and confusions with me thinking she was with BusyChild peter. Oh and btw Janette, Danny says his accent is Austrian, not English but whatever it is, I still like it.

Armin was relentless. But after we demanded a few encores I finally heard one of the songs I had been waiting for... Satellite, his very last song of the night (i think). We did the coat check fiasco for another 30 minutes, then went outside to try to figure out where Janette might have gone.

I remember someone handing me a phone, and all of a sudden it was decided that I was nominated to call someone's voice mail (maybe mine?), this was after 1)arguing with the bouncers about trying to get Janette's coat (which we later found out she had on her) b/c we were convinced she was passed out and freezing in an alley somewhere with no coat, and 2) walking for several blocks in both directions and checking in 24-hour diners for signs of her. The message said she was ok, and was at someone's house in NY. she said peter and I thought BusyChild, and was CRAZY confused b/c I could have sworn I had just seen/talked to busy. when we established that she was definitely OK, we walked about 80 miles to Ruben's car and he was our lifesaver by giving us a ride to the train station. Thanks again for the Groovanauts shirt.. I'm really excited about it!

Sat at the train station for what seemed like 45 hours, and finally a train came. Danny and Joanna passed out instantly on either side of me, but I sat there exhausted, yet wide awake, and stared back at 2 people who were staring at US for what seemed like 45 MORE hours on the train. We voted to catch a cab and listened to some French radio station that made me literally want to kill myself. I wouldn't have minded hearing some good music right then, or even good old-fashioned silence, but that f'ing French station was torture. Peeling my white patent-leather shirt off my body was maybe the second best feeling in the world next to the almost-hot shower I took at Jerzy's. me and Danny are still here... he's got more than his share of sleep and I've just listened to 8 hours of creaking floorboards and this huge dog, I swear to God, TALKING all morning. I never heard a dog talk before. Joanna is NOT here, at her house. Janette *finally* called me and we got all those mysteries uncovered. And I was remembering only vaguely calling the missed-call number back on my cell phone around 8, thinking it would be the person who was holding Janette captive, and I swear I had a good 5-10 minute conversation with this person, only to realize way too late into it that I was ACTUALLY talking to Ruben. So Ruben if/when you read this, I'm sorry if I woke you up and confused the living hell out of you this morning. I wasn't in my right mind. I apologize. I thought I was talking to Janette's Austrian-accented friend. wow.. my brain is officially being SHUTDOWN for the day.

Well anyway, this review has gone WAY off track. I could have summed the whole thing in saying that it wasn't the melodic set I was expecting from Armin, but I wasn't disappointed with, I guess you could call it -- a set designed to rock the New York crowd. I definitely had a blast every second of being there and I just wish *some* of you could have been there. You definitely missed a good night.

Now its off to start another sleepless day and back to living in anticipation of new Glow opening.

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