FlashDance 25 & 26: Hmmmm???

Does anyone have any good pix from either of the last 2 FlashDances? I’d love to see them & use some for this post!

So another two months, another two good FlashDances. Both of these were a little smaller than I would like to be honest, but I still had plenty of fun. There were extenuating circumstances in each case, but still I can’t help but wonder if people still love ’em as much as I do… I guess we’ll just see how it goes for the next few…

FlashDance 25 was two months ago, at 24th St BART & was the first FlashDance of the season. I was expecting a little bigger turnout (it was maybe 100 people at the biggest) but was short notice (I only got the first email out on Thursday)… but it was a lovely medium sized FlashDance & the cops who showed up were reasonably cool (props!). The playlist is below.

FlashDance 26 was this past Sunday night. It was supposed to be Saturday night and had all the signs of being another epic Ferry Plaza FlashDance – but FATE intervened for the worse: My sound system died the Friday night before & I spent all day Saturday trying to revive it. For such a relatively simple system, it seems like it would have been easy to pinpoint the problem, but alas that wsn’t the case. It took a lot of experimenting and guesswork, with multiple hopeful fixes & crushing failures and consulting with more electrically inclined friends (thanks Eric Arons) to get a handle on it & by the time I did, I was 30 minutes late for FlashDance. And then, after all that struggle seemed past, I blew out the system in my haste to set it all up. Grr. I had to cancel & reschedule & hope I’d be able to fix things the next day. I was devastated. I also understand that there were a lot of people that night who were at Ferry Plaza or had really planned on being there later. UGH. I’m so sorry folks!

It turns out I had blown a bunch of easily replaced fuses & the next day, Sunday, we were back in business. So we headed back to ferry Plaza on a GORGEOUS Sunday night (three day weekend!) and rocked it out. Again I was hoping for bigger turnout, but given the reschedule & the fact that it had been Carnavale that day, & that many people are out of town, I think the 80 people or so (at the biggest) acquitted themselves quite well. The playlist is below.

Anyway – like I said, we’ll see how FD 27 goes. That one will be the Michael Jackson Memorial FlashDance in late June – it will be interesting to see what that is like – one year out from the best FlashDance ever! Check the videos of last year’s mega-awesome after the jump…

Last Year’s MJ Flashdance:

The 4 Days After MJ Died (2009)

Here is the playlist for FlashDance 25 (4/10/2010) at the 24th St BART Station.

  1. Flash – Queen
  2. Yo Vivir̩ РCelia Cruz
  3. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  4. O.P.P. – Ultimix Mix – Naughty By Nature
  5. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase & Puff Daddy
  6. You’re The One I Want In The Next Episode – Grease Vs Dr Dre & Snoop Dog
  7. Bang Bang (feat. Adam Levine) – K’naan
  8. Track 12 –
  9. Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
  10. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) – The Jacksons
  11. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  12. Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
  13. Yo Vivir̩ РCelia Cruz
  14. Track 12 –
  15. Telephone РLady GaGa & Beyonc̩
  16. The Real Funk (Original Mix) – Infekto [Money Shot]
  17. (Keep Feeling) Fascination – The Human League
  18. Touch My Girlfriend (Mariah Carey Vs. Avril Lavigne) – Titus Jones
  19. Superstition (fade) – Stevie Wonder
  20. Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La, La, La) – Kool & The Gang
  21. Hombre is in the groove (Deelite vs M.I.A.) – DJ Prince mashup
  22. Track 15 –
  23. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  24. The Love You Save – The Jackson 5
  25. Om Mangalam – www.Songs.PK
  26. Hot Hot Hot – Bend It Like Beckham
  27. M.I.A.’s Lips Ain’t Sealed – DJ not-I
  28. Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
  29. Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  30. Track 08 –

Here is the playlist for FlashDance 26 (5/30/2010) at Ferry Plaza:
(Note: We started with “Bohemian Rhapsody” rather than the traditional “Flash” for my late great friend, Bob Seymour…)

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
  3. Hung Up – Madonna
  4. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) – Janelle Monáe
  5. Another One Bites Da Funk – Party Ben
  6. Freedom 90 – George Michael
  7. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase & Puff Daddy
  8. Bachna Ae Haseeno Revisited – Vishal-Shekhar, Sumeet Kumar, Vishal Dadlani & Kishore Kumar
  9. Telephone РLady GaGa & Beyonc̩
  10. Hombre is in the groove (Deelite vs M.I.A.) – DJ Prince mashup
  11. Hot Hot Hot – Bend It Like Beckham
  12. Yo Vivir̩ РCelia Cruz
  13. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – Hall & Oates
  14. Flash Light – Parliament
  15. Believe In Sexual Eruption (Snoop Dogg Vs. Cher) – A Plus D
  16. Bulletproof – La Roux
  17. Boyz – M.I.A.
  18. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  19. Baby I’m A Star – Prince
  20. Mundeya De Dil Hil Gaye – Kais Feat. D.S.I.
  21. Sajanji Vaari Vaari – Sunidhi Chauhan & Shekhar Ravjiani
  22. Break It Down Again – Tears For Fears
  23. You’re The One I Want In The Next Episode – Grease Vs Dr Dre & Snoop Dog
  24. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) – Janelle Monáe
  25. Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – MIKA
  26. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
  27. Lovely One – The Jacksons
  28. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen