“r u mooiness from youtube?” – the text message typed out and shown to me by a stranger with his phone because it was too hard to talk inside the loud club
Thanks to my Youtube videos and to a certain extent, my Vimeo videos, I have been recognised on many occasions by random clubbers in the Perth scene. Some are friends of friends, and the surprised reactions from these people (He’s your friend?!) and from my friends who have never seen the videos (How do they know you?!) are quite amusing.
These kind strangers sometimes thank me for putting up the videos because they helped them remember a great night out. Some say I rock and I’m awesome. And I’d always end up having at least a few minutes of great conversation with them.
All of which are really gratifying to me. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I get that tap on my shoulder or a look of recognition. Even more so after I have decided to take a break from the photo-taking and video-capturing of the dance events that I go to. It’s been 7 months since my last proper video/photo-blogging of one of these things at Daft Punk on the Esplanade, December of last year.
I’m tempted to start doing it again, but as I’ve said to all of these strangers – it’s hard to have fun when you are busy figuring out what to shoot and where’s the best spot to do it from.
But to you randoms who recognise me and liked my videos, you guys rock too! Here are the three events that I enjoyed most during 2006-2007, with their Youtube clips and corresponding blog posts. Party on!