What follows are some excerpts from some fieldnotes that I have already written about techno and house in Detroit:
Electrifying Mojo Tribute
Bert’s Motown Room, Eastern Market
The Butcher, S.G. Detroit,
The party was in the Eastern Market – I have not been there during the day, but it’s supposedly a very large, year round, farmer’s market. Definitely deserted at night. Eastern portion of metro
Another DJ, S.G. Detroit, played Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Rose Royce “Car Wash,” James Brown “Body Heat,” some “Sunshine” song, but I don’t know who it was, maybe Earth, Wind, and Fire (?), Kraftwerk “Robots." For most of the night, the crowd was largely African American. By there were about 5 white people there. Some of the crowd before seemed like they usually hang out in that club on the weekends and they just happened to be there during this party. I am assuming this because many of them left relatively early in the evening, like before 1 or 2 am. White and Black people, I’m talking about.
Alright now, how was that? I'm heading out again this weekend after a break last weekend - I'll post again soon.