RECAP- June 3
Summer has arrived in Chicago! The lakefront is full of sexy volleyball players and runners, outdoor seating at restaurants is at a premium and the bars and clubs are bursting with the finest in the Midwest. Since Memorial Day is such a massive party weekend here, this past week was all about wrapping up details from having 15,000 leather enthusiasts in town, then regrouping and planning for the flood of Chicago street festivals and gay pride. My team and I are working diligently on “REVOLUTION”, our new series of large scale dance parties kicking off Gay Pride Friday, June 24 at Chicago’s House Of Blues. DJ Brett Henrichsen is coming to town and Circuit MOM hits the stage with a massive show. Also, we are designing and producing 3 corporate parade floats for the Pride parade two days later, so Home Depot is our second home the next couple weeks. My promoter life is very “hands on” because I like stay involved with my clients on a personal level. Between DJing, producing, designing, building and executing the ideas, you can always find me in the middle of every project. If you have never been to Chicago, summer is intense with energy and endless opportunities to have parties and events that take you on a wild ride. What are you waiting for? Get over here, already!
June 9 - LOOKING AHEAD:
Auditioning stilt walkers, computer generating a rainstorm for a custom built LED wall, accepting a delivery of costuming boxes from Disney World large enough to hold 6 washing machines and 10 rolls of white gaffers tape in my shoulder bag. Yep, must me a new week at my house. Chicago’s world famous Shedd Aquarium happens this Saturday, June 11, 2011 and my team was chosen over three other event companies to produce the live visuals, costuming and dance party portion for the 950 + guests representing the best of Chicago’s elite social scene. This mostly straight gala, in it’s sixteenth year, is the toughest ticket in town to score, so the pressure is on us to make the event memorable with our installations, production numbers and high tech light show. “The Sea Jelly Soiree” will take over the entire aquarium campus with the most amazing views of the city skyline and a custom built white party tent for a dance party like no other. We’ve commissioned a custom designed 8’ by 24’ LED wall for our stage backdrop and designed 7’ tall jelly fish costumes for our dancers which will magically lift off during the production number to become the floating decorations for the dance party. It all works in my head and on paper, lets hope technical rehearsals go well and we actually pull it off during the show!
DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX TOP TEN LIST
1. John LePage f. Debby Holiday” Catch a Fire” – Joe Gauthreaux club mix
2. RLP & Barbara Tucker “RESPECT” – Antoine Clamaran mix
3. Ricky Martin “Mas” – Ralphi Rosario Dub
4. Alex Barattini “The Cha Cha” – Alex Acosta Mix
5. Ranny f. Jessica Wild “You Like It Wild” – Joe Gauthreaux Private Dub
6. Laura LaRue “San Francisco is My Disco” – DJ Chus & Abel Ramos Mix
7. Hardsoul “NRG” – David Penn Remix
8. Room 24” Round N Round” – Chris Reece & Josh Green Session Remix
9. Tiesto & Mark Knight “Beautiful World” – Original Club Mix
10. Adele “Rolling In the Deep” – Joe G VS Alex Cohen Remix