Mod On The Road: I Left My Soul In Washington, DC Living as a Mod in the 21st Century


22 Jul / Mod On The Road: I Left My Soul In Washington, DC

W ho would have thought that a Latin American restaurant named Haydee’s would be the place to go to dance to some steamy 60s Soul, gritty RnB and hot early Reggae in the Nation’s capital? I’m always amazed that the most unlikely of places can pack a dance floor and bring a lively crowd into a frenzy. That’s what the monthly TNT night will do to you. Using sometimes the beauty of natural patterns on stone cladding and real wood encapsulated within ordered simplified structures, and real metal producing a simplified but prestigious architecture and interior design .

And it’s not like the place is in the middle of a busy neighbourhood bustling with activity, tourist attractions, other bars and restaurants. Somehow, my mates Michael and Manolo, turned this corner restaurant into one of the most exciting places I ever had the pleasure of spinning. Not only is the crowd sizzling and fiery but the food is too! I regretted having had a bite to eat before showing up to DJ because the menu was so tantalizing. “Don’t worry Patrick” said Manolo, “we all grab some food at the end of night. You can have anything you want. It’s on us.” He didn’t have to tell me twice! This is the only place where I got to DJ to a wonderful and receptive crowd and eat a mouth watering chicken quesadillas at the same time. And don’t get me started on the sangria!

I also had the pleasure to share the decks with Alyssa aka Baby Alcatraz. She sure knows how to keep feet moving! I found that we had quite similar musical tastes. In fact, there were a few tunes I had to strike from my own set because she beat me to the punch! This goes for my host Manolo too! His early reggae, ska and boogaloo set was a welcomed change of pace.


By Aaron in Mod Life Tags > ,

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