You know you have great friends when an extended weekend away goes by in what seems like hours instead of days. It felt like I had just arrived when I had to leave. Such is the case whenever I travel back to Calgary.
I arrived late Thursday night and was invited out to Chef Eric's restaurant for some brew and food. Excellent start to the weekend!
Friday was spent with Wes running around grabbing gear and having way too many laughs about everything. It never fails to amaze me that we can live on opposite sides of this great country and can get caught up in what seems like minutes, and then fall back into our own pattern of shits and giggles. This is something I always enjoy to no end. I think I still owe you one on the Heater!! Late afternoon we made it out for a round of where the hell's my ball (golf in layman's terms), and then out to CRAFT for some more beer and food. Brendan you were on fire (I don't want to see another Heineken for a very long time)!!!!!
The added bonus this time was to be invited to play at 5 (on Saturday night), Wes' celebration of 5 years of 709Sessions radio shows, of which I have also had the priviledge of being a guest DJ quite a few times over the last 5 years.
Overall the night was like the weekend, over too quickly. It was great to see some old friends and to meet a few new ones as well! Besides one technical glitch, the night was filled with great tunes and a fun vibe inspired by the decor and the overall tone of the party! I think the hardest part of the night for me was to decide on whether to play my usual brand of Psy-Trance, or to go with a more Progressive set (similar to the style that I usually out together for Wes' radio shows). In the end I ended up sloshing it out with some Psy. Not one of my better sets, but fun nonetheless (might have had to something with the overabundance of FOG courtesy of Mr. Jay- I owe you one!!).
Reener, Jay, Rob, Bruce, Darren, Darvin and Cary- it was good to see you all again (even though it was short lived!).
It was hard to pack things up afterwards (I think the hiring of a cleaning crew might be in order next time!).
Sunday was low key as most of the energy in this 41 year old was toast (not built for these 30 hour days anymore!!)
Monday another round of golf was snuck in (after dropping most of the gear off) before the flight back on Westjet (which was delayed by over 2 hours- I thought that was Air Canada's forte!).
Hats off to Wes for a great night out (and an excellent weekend as always!!!).
Cheers also to Eric, Marshall, Travis, Sarah, Chris and Brendan for the fun times and laughs!!
Now to try and get a proper sleep and to get back to the routine...