Club Reports: Boo! Orlando (Day 1), Studio 27, Eden Lounge, Iron Cow

The name is now Vanguard but the triangular sign was previously filled with now-historic names such as Venue 578, Firestone Live and The Club at Firestone. And last night around back in their parking lot, Day 1 of music festival Boo! Orlando.
After making my way through the queues, arrived to find this!
DJ duo Atliens (USA) was on the stage when I arrived.
And the crowd looked like this!
Their Dubstep and Heavy Bass set had the heads banging!
Presented by Insomniac, the group that delivers us Electric Daisy Carnival during a normal year, the grounds had several spooky features.
This chick looked pretty real in the dark!
The ATL in their names comes from their home in Atlanta. The lighted goggles is reminiscent of DJ Rezz (CDN) who we saw at EDC – Orlando in 2017.
With our first real “cold” front having passed through Thursday night, the weather was absolutely amazing with a slight chill and no humidity!
There were numerous sanitation stations throughout the grounds and mask-wearing was mandatory.
There were also portable sinks.
There was only one food truck and it stayed busy.
Also one sushi stand.
There was a long tent full of bars.
But they probably lost out on repeat drink sales because the line was long.
At 8PM, DJ Saymyname (USA) took over.
He mixed the expected Heavy Bass with generous amounts of EDM so I liked his set much better than when I saw him on the circuitGROUNDS stage at EDC in 2018.
Didn’t hear any official attendance figures but I’d estimate around 4,000. And this was taking place while another music festival was taking place out at the Central Florida Fairgrounds!
For Saymyname and the others, this was a first performance after many months of sequestering and they all expressed excitement to be playing again. Right now Orlando is at the center of the nation’s DJ concert universe!
Peeps are far as the eye could see!
Lots of costumes too on this Halloween Eve.
At 9PM, DJ duo Loud Luxury (CDN). I last saw them play at Uniun in Toronto in 2018 but the first time was in 2017 at Gilt when they were relatively unknown and had opened for Borgeous (USA). Link.
Dressed in gold and premiering their new EDM single “Like Gold“.
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA) and DJ Evolv3 (USA).
The loudest roar from the crowd came when they played their biggest hit “Body (On My Innocence)“.
The concert ran from 6PM to 11PM and was thus fast-paced. At 10pm, the evening’s headliner, Carnage (USA)!
The heads were a-banging!
But while Carnage delivered the expected Dubstep & Heavy Bass, he was also much more mainstream than when I’ve seen him previously. Very cool. We last saw him in 2015 at EDC-Orlando. Link.
Boo! Orlando continues tonight with a lineup that includes Drezo (USA), Nitti Gritti (USA) and the so called Persian Godfather of House, DJ Valentino Khan (USA).
The new Friday night takes place at Studio 27 on Church Street!
Featuring DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA). Not sure how he got here so fast since I had just seen him at Boo! but here he was.
Already a decent crowd on hand around midnight.
It will take awhile for this new night to catch on but already at least double the number of patrons compared to last Friday.
The music is Breaks and Old Skool Breaks!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Losman (USA) and Dawn
Spotted in VIP.
Spotted in VIP.
OMG, spotted on the dance floor, the always-reclusive DJ duo Daft Punk (F).
Spotted on the mezzanine: DJ Evolv3, Jimmy Joslin, Tracy & Brian.
Come check out Studio 27, located where Native Social Bar used to be!
We walked by new club Eden Lounge which is where Bar B used to be. Did not stay but will report on it next weekend.
Last stop Iron Cow, located away from downtown in Orlando’s Milk District.
DJ Ediz (BG/USA) was on stage upon arrival.
His Techno set had everyone bouncing.
His “Eastern Block” brand has brought many DJ’s from Eastern Europe to Orlando.
At 1AM, the headliner: DJ Victor Calderone (USA).
Mixing up Techno and Tech House.
That look great Techno gives you!
We saw Victor Calderone at Elixir Bar in 2019 but he also played at EDC-Orlando in 2012.
Iron Cow has had some great DJ concerts lately with more coming!
Everywhere I went last night, a good time was had by all.