Chinese New Year of the Dragon

by Tara on February 8, 2012

The Chinese calendar indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year, thus Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”. This event is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar; the origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone. It’s also supposed to mark the end of the winter season. Man, I hope that’s a lie because there is essentially no snow in Tahoe right now. Is everyone else feeling the suffering that is this winter, damnit? That means I am out of here on a journey to the incredible Chinese New Year of the Dragon Celebration!

This Friday, February 10th, Raindance and An-Ten-Nae are throwing an event of EPIC proportions in San Francisco. Of course, I am most looking forward to the top-notch music lineup that will bless our eardrums all night long. We’ve got a solo ediT set; this in itself is enough to make me want to go. If anyone, this guy is THE pioneer of bass. Perhaps overshadowed by his fellow Glitch Mobbers, the extremely talented Ed sometimes goes underrated. What a privilege to get to see him solo – can’t wait for that one! Another set I just can’t wait for is Nasty Ways, comprised of EPROM and Boreta from The Glitch Mob. These are two of the most talented producers/DJs joining forces… yes please! I experienced their live debut at a SnowGlobe afterparty and it was mind-blowing – definitely the highlight of the weekend for me. The rest of the bill is just as exciting, featuring four rooms of first-rate DJs including Loefah, Govinda, JPOD (also caught him live recently and was amazed), Lowriderz, Ana Sia, Wick-It, Mochipet, David Satori, NANDA (killed it in the wee morning hours of Freaker’s Ball), Little John, & El Papa Chango. Not only are they bringing in an insane lineup, but they’re also providing entertainment in the form of a parade, dragon dance, stilt circus, dancers, dragon mask making, instillations, tea, and rad visuals. I can’t wait to see 1015 Folsom transformed into an eclectic environment with some of the most marvelous talent! Anyone who can make it should get their ass to Raindance & An-Ten-Nae’s Chinese New Year Celebration!


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