Get Yer Hands Dirty… and Your Ears Blown Out
Friday Oct. 12 at Santa Ana’s Proof Bar, the monthly Get Yer Hands Dirty night went off with several bangs. But the indoor/outdoor party suffered a setback when police pulled the plug on the back patio outdoor stage due to a neighbor’s noise complaint. (I too had a noise complaint, more of which later.)
Nevertheless, the revelry continued inside (and folks continued to socialize and smoke outside with a passion that must’ve pleased the Camel reps peddling their vile product) with New York’s Charles "Chaz" Requina, L.A.’s Gina Turner and Louisahhh and others unveiling A-list tracks guaranteed to hype crowds. Federico Franchi’s “Cream” (anthem of 2007—sorry Justice) made its expected appearance, proving that it never fails to elevate moods and increase dance-floor activity. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it [see/hear the amazingly inventive video below].
Peak-time bangers (including much Daft Punk) prevailed, with frequent air-horn blasts. Note to DJs: air horns won’t overcompensate for mediocre selections and said toy should be used sparingly; diminishing returns, etc. Something’s wrong when I remember your air horn’s annoying eeee-waaaaaah more than your cuts. Still, as a soundtrack for mad dancing, excessive drinking and snorting, and blacking out in strange beds, Get Yer Hands Dirty was a smashing success.
However, the night had some more sour notes, as someone walked off with promoter/DJ Dan Sena’s Technics headphones and I spilled a full bottle of beer (not mine; sorry!) on myself. The eau de Corona on my person did not help me in the strange bed department, I’m sorry to report.
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