Sunday afternoon and one of the most excellent weekends I can ever remember having is wrapping up. I was booked by Carlberg (a beer company) a few weeks ago to play in Xi’an on Friday and Saturday. I hadn’t ever been there, but the city is famous as the home of the terracotta warriors and is one of the only remaining cities in China with an ancient 30-foot high wall surrounding the city and still intact. Played two of the best gigs I’ve ever had, Friday at a club called Kualala and Saturday at Top One. I went with Tony, a middle aged British VJ also hired by Carlberg, who happens to live in Chengdu also.
All around a classy trip. First class flight, limo to the hotel, Friday afternoon nap and sound check, and a great crowd. Played hip hop from 11:30-12:30 in the back room and mostly techno from 1:00-2:00 in the main room. When I thought it couldn’t get any better, Saturday night came up, and the club was twice as big. I didn’t even know that China had clubs this big – I never saw any in Shanghai or Hong Kong that were like this. One room, over 1,000 people. So packed that walked from one end of the room to the other takes 20 minutes. I think it would be impossible to have that place any more bumping than it was on Saturday night. Full throttle hands in the air dancing-frenzy shit for¬†120 minutes. Tony and I both took photos, but I haven’t checked them out yet. I was trying to get a good one of me in front of the huge crowd with everyones hands in the air, so I told Tony to time the shot to coincide with the tune that was playing at the time. We’ll see..