Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Flashback: Richie Hawtin, Detroit, early 1990s

So. Facebook is killing me right now. More specifically, a very old and dear friend, Adriel Thorton, is the one blowing my mind. He's started a new Facebook group that revolves around the Detroit party scene of the early '90s.

I was as front and center as humanly possible. I went to every party, checked out every DJ, and pretty much indulged in the scene to a degree that crossed over into unhealthy.

This photo of Rich at St. Andrews Hall (found on said Facebook page) just brought it all rushing back—the thrill involved in making your way to the right place, at the right time, and experiencing something you'll never, ever forget.

Richie Hawtin was often the catalyst of such events in and around Detroit back in the day. The guy just had a knack for a good time. From the music to the setting to, well, you know the rest—it was always something more than just a party. It all seems even more surreal now than it did then...