Sunday Sessions at Grand Park - A very wonderful homecoming
Wow. What a homecoming. Although I did come back to California for Slinky in May, I wouldn’t call that coming back and playing in my hometown. I received a call from Jia at 6AM Group in late May. He asked how I was doing, and I replied that I was “Doing good, but very homesick”. His reply was, “well, home is calling and wants you back”. I have known JIA a long time and having him call me to come back home for the Grand Park party series “Sunday Sessions” was just the kind of homecoming I wanted. He told me the concept of having DJs that represent the history of the Los Angeles underground scene and I have to say I was honored to be thought to be a part of this event.
I knew for a while before the info dropped in mid-July about the show. It was hard to keep my mouth shut. I just wanted to get it out there, but I just waited and kept myself busy with other things. Like leaving my job in Hawaii and after taking a job in Oregon. This opportunity would help things for my little tour of LA. Since I can work remote it allowed me the chance to fly into LA and stay a while. So instead of a 5 day drip it is now a 4-week trip that I am currently in the middle of. I have to say it is great to be back home.
When I got to the park on Sunday the vibe was just off the charts. The love was in the air, the weather was perfect and friends I haven’t seen in months were front and present. It was a beautiful day. I loved every moment. Dela Moon was dropping a great Melodic Techno set. I started at 4PM and it was electric. I honestly never wanted it to end. The crowd was just feeling it and so was I. After my set I was overwhelmed. There was so much love in the air. Hugs, Pictures, Videos and Conversations were captured and shared. It made me realize so quickly that I need this back in my life.
While I have been DJing in Hawaii and it is a great scene, it isn’t home for me. I do love Hawaii, but it has been hard to be away from the community that I have been a part of for over half of my life. I really do need to come back to where I belong. Being away hasn’t been all bad. I think sometimes you need to step away from what you must fully realize what you really need. Also, I think some separation is good. As I was told, “How can anyone miss you, if you never leave?”. I know I have missed LA, but I also felt on Sunday that LA has missed me. So, when I return to Hawaii on 09/15, I know the next time I come back to LA in 2020, it won’t be just for a visit. I’m coming home.