Photo Post – World of Color

Some creative cropping and what were fairly mediocre shots during World of Color are now slightly more interesting.

I took my tripod wanting to get some longer exposures, but we got a spot that didn’t really offer a good frame (that lighting stand is the bane of my existence). Plus the people in front of me were idiots (sorry its the truth, even in Disneyland you run into people who just don’t give a damn). So instead of risking my camera getting introduced to the cement I opted to just hold it.

I need more practice reducing handheld shake as much as possible anyway.

Welcome to the Grid – Nerding it up at Disney’s ElecTRONica

So, I apologize for the long absence. More so to myself as I had intended to keep this updated regularly to keep me on track. Alas, life gets in the way and since I can’t make money sitting on the computer I must endure the holiday hours at my retail job.

All that aside I’m pretty sure you can guess what this post is about.

ElecTRONica.

My boyfriend and I had a great time at Disneyland but the highlight of the day was walking into California Adventure and seeing that crowd gathered around the small pre-show stage. Before I knew it the Portal was open.

It was time to step into the Grid.

Right about now my inner nerd is going “FFFFFEJKKBSRBJSR”. Then we rounded the corner and walked under the Recognizer, and my outer nerd went “FFFFESKLNRJSNSOMG”.

The entire atmosphere was just… simply amazing. The decorations, the lights, the music. Oh dear god the music! DJ Michael Paul was spinning everything from happycore  and hardstyle to Daft Punk (a fitting touch since they did an AMAZING job on the soundtrack). Later in the evening he even mixed ATC’s “Around the World” and Darude’s “Sandstorm“. I would pay good money for those mixes if Disney would sell them! I’d pay a decent amount for the whole set, it was that damn good.

Though the very first thing we did was hop in line for the exclusive 3D preview of the movie, which took place in the theatre that normally hosts the Muppets 3D Show.

After that epic dose of awesome my nerdism was in full throttle as we wandered around the rest of the party. One of my favorite parts of ElecTRONica was the End of Line Club. How can you not love that couch!

I think it goes without saying that I will have that couch in my house someday.

This is pretty much every nerd’s dream, to hang out at Flynn’s Arcade. Though on a Saturday night it was a little too packed for my tastes. I didn’t want to wait around forever just to play Galaga for 5 minutes. We did get a chance to race some Lightcycles on a Wii just outside though. I totally whooped my boyfriend’s ass at Lightcycles =D

Now that’s modern art.

If you’d like to see even more pictures, visit my Flickr.

Though I think one of the biggest highlights of the night was the show put on by Laserman. Seriously this guys is wicked. A video can do no justice to how amazing this show looks in person. I’d go back just to see it again.

Hell who am I kidding, ElecTRONica alone is worth the price of the tickets. I want to go back so bad! Plus Poreotics is back performing until the 30th, and the event is every night now instead of just on the weekends.

I’m seriously considering using my next check to go back! (>∇<)This was one of the best Disney events I’ve ever been to. Music, light shows, Tron, dancing… all within Disneyland? Yeah that’s pretty much all I wanted for X-mas.