Market Days heats up with 'Volcanic Revolution'
Thu. July 31, 2014 10:45 AM by Anthony Morgano
"After taking a seven year break, this will be our fourth year to produce a Saturday night party for Market Days and we are ready to erupt with excitement!" Matthew Harvat, a.k.a. Circuit MOM, told ChicagoPride.com. "Tons of sexy tourists from around the country mixed in with our amazing Chicago supporters in a packed House of Blues makes this our biggest event of the year with over-the-top energy...We plan to transform the space into a Polynesian wonderland complete with an active volcano, of course."
You heard that right -- an active volcano.
Partygoers have themselves to thank for this scorcher -- for the first time ever Harvat held a contest allowing Facebook fans to choose the Market Days party theme. Circuit MOM Productions gives away tickets and other prizes throughout the year, but the party-naming contest saw a wild ride of posts and votes coming in at a rapid-fire speed. "Casino" was a close second-place contender, and lost by a very slim margin to "Volcanic Revolution."
"This particular theme required more lighting than we have ever done in the past, plus the set will extend out into the house and surround the dance floor, so get on your grass skirts and be ready to erupt with energy from the moment you hit the top of the stairs," Harvat said.
Providing dancetracks as sultry as the theme will be returning DJs Joe Gautreaux and David Picard. Legendary DJ/Remixer/Producer Joe Gauthreaux is a Revolution resident, most recently headlining Harvat's one-of-a-kind "Love Revolution" post-Pride Parade party at the Chicago History Museum. Now he's back in Chicago after spinning the final, last night ever of Arabian Knights, a popular party at Gay Days in Orlando, which ended this year when the venue was sold. Toronto's DJ David Picard has similarly had an amazing couple of years on the scene, including his Circuit MOM debut this past IML at the Black & Blue Ball.
"He simply blew everyone away with his eclectic style of layered vocals, hot sample dubs and deep tribal house beats," Harvat said. "People have not stopped talking about that night yet, so it only made sense to bring him back for more...The pairing of these two mega-talented DJ's will be an epic night of bass and beats for sure. A little darker, a little dirtier and a lot hotter...like lava hot."
"Volcanic Revolution" is Market Days Saturday, August 9, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. A very limited number of $40 advanced tickets are available at Cram Fashion, 3331 N. Broadway, or through Harvat personally, and when those are gone tickets for $50 are available online. Don't miss your chance to see the House of Blues transformed into a lush, tropical mountaintop!
"The best part about Market Days for us is all of the Chicago guys and girls bringing their out-of-town friends to our event," Harvat said. "We try to do Chicago proud and show visitors that we can throw some amazing parties here. Add the spectacular Neverland guys doing their Friday night event 'Gravity' at Metro and the massive Alegria party on Sunday at Castle, and this Chicago weekend rivals any other city's lineup of dance parties! White Party, Winter Party, Black Party, Gay Disney...and, now, Market Days."
CircuitMOM Productions is also hard at work for this year's Halloween Revolution party! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 1, when the House of Blues will be transformed into "Haunted Hollywood." Grammy nominated producer/remixer DJ Tony Moran and Circuit MOM are teaming up for an amazing night that Harvat says will include some Revolution party "firsts."
"Plus, we will be celebrating my 50th birthday that night--so there better be cake," he joked. "Cake for everyone!"
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