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DJ Garth - Live Set at Come-Unity Gathering - June 1999 - San Francisco, CA, USA

DJ Garth - Live Set at Come-Unity Gathering - June 1999 - San Francisco, CA, USA

Playing tracks by

Kidz On Christian Street and Rob Mello.

Equipped with nothing more than water, blankets, and smokes, we stood at cliffs edge at Bonny Doon, gazing down at the swirling masses of people on the beach. We were buzzing with anticipation as we raced down the sand cliffs, guided only by the white light of the moon and a few raging bonfires. Boom. Boom. Boom. Like magic, the sound system kicked in, and everyone on the beach simultaneously jumped to their feet. At last, the house music ceremony could begin.

It was, all in all, a typically wild full moon night. Dancers and drummers pounded the sand flat as cement around the makeshift DJ booth for Garth, Simon & Jeno.

Naked people dipped into the ocean, and groups of friends and strangers gathered by fires and tents, all united by this new, euphorically pagan experience. We felt acutely alive. People held hands and shared water, cigarettes, jackets, blankets – whatever was needed, someone would surely provide. We were so conscious of being in this moment together.

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DJ Jon Bates

Not *one* of the all-time greats... Garth showed us all that how he did it was how it was meant to be done, and the Gathering was where it will never happen again. Four decks, 2 Rane analog mixers and a hamster switch built from scrap by Jeno & the rest.