pink Cadillac out of storage and take a ride on down the Freeway of Love
on Friday, May 4th to Detroits signature circuit weekend, MotorBall.
Having been born and raised in the Detroit suburbs, I admit I initially
had my doubts about the citys ability to support a full-fledged circuit
event. Eight years later, however, I am proud to report that MotorBall is
thriving, and clearly on its way to becoming a world-class circuit extravaganza.
This years tremendously talented line-up and percolating palette of
parties is a definite testament to how much nightlife has improved in the
Motor City over the past several years.
for Life is the name of the group of volunteers responsible for this most
important fundraiser. Like many similar organizations across the country,
Geared for Life was formed by a cluster of altruistic friends who were looking
for a way to raise much-needed money and awareness for their friends and
family in the Detroit area who were affected by HIV/AIDS. This years
beneficiaries include AIDS Partnership Michigan, Childrens Immune
Disorder, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, and Wellness House of Michigan.
More information about these organizations and their life-saving work can
be found by visiting www.Geared4Life.org.
Drop the Pedal and Go
got some places to see, so jump right in and experience MotorBalls
Opening Party on Friday night at Cobalt Nightclub. Conveniently located
in fashionable Ferndale, this event, hosted by local club personality Chuchie,
features Cobalts Saturday night resident DJ Bill Bennett. Inside sources
reveal that this local boy has the talent and ambition to become the next
circuit sensation. The venue is also perfect to get the ball rolling (as
it were) with two luxurious levels for your drinking and dancing pleasure.
Dance1 will also be on hand tonight and throughout the weekend videotaping
the festivities. Please pay a special visit to my good friend and bartender
extraordinaire, Tony, who will be serving you with a smile from the first
floor main bar.
moving way to slow? Well then make a pit stop at the historic St. Andrews
Hall on Saturday night for MotorBalls Main Event. Torontos Sylvain
Girard shifts the party into high gear by revving up the main floor while
DJ Jason Kendig from Detroit performs mood-enhancing tune-ups from the lower
level turntables. Miamis Power Infinity will guide you through the
dance floors delicate hairpin turns as host of the party, and superstar
dance diva Kim English (Unspeakable Joy and Higher Things)
and the Mighty Miss Lena Love from Toronto will work the crowd for an action-packed
evening of high-octane entertainment.
sometimes easy to forget to eat during a circuit weekend, but the Geared
For Life gang has you covered with a special gospel and chorus
brunch at noon on Sunday. The scrumptious spread awaits you at Detroits
premier nightclub/restaurant, The Temple, in Ferndale. With the DJ playing
your song, youll keep rolling on right into MotorBalls Tea Dance
immediately following refueling. Power Infinity once again heads up the
pit crew while DJ Steve Dearborn takes revelers on a musical joyride with
a lighter selection of circuit favorites.
quit till you get through Sunday night, so dont even think about missing
MotorBalls Closing Party at the Royal Oak Music Theater. DJ Alex Lauterstein,
who recently mixed Centaurs latest Global Groove CD, Feel My Drums,
brings his energetic future house sound straight from New York
City to Motown for an exciting evening of deep underground vibes and uplifting
modern house. Power Infinity and the Mighty Miss Lena Love team up to cautiously
monitor the crowd watching for speed violations, dance floor pile-ups,
and other assorted hazards. The Royal Oak Music Theater was voted Best Closing
Venue of 2000 by Dance1, so dont take any detours before making your
victory lap at this final party of the weekend.
Dancers from PSMale.com will provide erotic visual entertainment
throughout the weekend while Dance1 captures it all on tape.
Detrix.com will also provide a live simulcast on the internet
for your listening pleasure. For more information on MotorBall
and event tickets and passes, please visit www.Geared4Life.org.