On October 27, 2012, the original HappyPuppy crew (our earliest entrance into EDM parties circa 2005) got back together to throw a fun & sexy Halloween party at Sazerac Lounge AKA Loft 782. Our theme for the night was “Pin-Up Girls & Rat-Pack Boys” and the amazing space got filled with done-up lovelies. It was an excellent night: warm & friendly, a venue that is carved out of an old 1900’s factory, complete with original exposed brick walls and wooden floors, beautifully re-done and fits about 100, supported by an excellent, clear and warm sound delivered from eight wall-mounted speaker units, and a DJ booth that is equipped with all the toys.
We included three complimentary drinks with each ticket, and the night was off to a great start. On the decks, Marc-Paul Gauthier, Sadeq and Takin simply made it happen. Emma, Eric and Borzoo behind the bar kept shaking those martinis, Hadi saved the day giving friendly and courteous service at the door, and your truly roamed around and hosted… whatever that means.
The room was full and the music was fantastic. At around 1am, when everyone’s lubed well enough we pulled our yell-to-win costume competition, above holding the beer is Maria, one of the winners. Congrats!
After closing up we headed to BreakEnter’s Halloween bash with Move D, Mike Gibbs and Martin Fazekas, that took place in the Polish Combatant Hall. Yup. It’s an old-school place that gets pretty warm and sweaty. The security advised us to use the coat check, and we did, catching the end of Move D’s vinyl techno set, played on a rave-battle-scarred amped system. That was cool. Walked behind the Dj booth (I always do) and the first thing Gibbs said to me was “Hey man, heard your music was really good!”. Well if it comes from Gibbs I can sleep well at night. And so we did.