Chocolate Puma Scrubbed the Ground 🙌🏾 damn can’t sleep…
Completely diff vibe tonight lots of puma fans at this show, the chatter in the crowd was relentless. Everyone was dishing on their fav tracks. It was as hot as an abandoned apartment rave in the 90s.
I’ll add more pics later to the post that suck less.
I can’t get over how wildly different the vibe is at raves & shows compared to Amsterdam. Everyone kinda just stands around over there ha!
I got sexually assaulted by a perv at the shows intro and a random lawyer girl from the bathroom rescued me from him when he followed me into the girls bathroom to try and push me into blowing him. Ugh.
I can’t say in my entire month in Amsterdam I ever ran into anyone even close to that level of aggressive that I’ve run into in the states or even at home in Canada. Over here its completely different. Not that this doesnt happen overseas as well. It certainly facinating to observe the different vibes in Amsterdam at raves and the whole environment in the bars & boiler roomesque clubs and parties. A lot of Street clothes. Then when I’m watching Chocolate Puma a lot of times they look like they’re partying harder than the crowd in Europe and mad respect… I can tell the vibe keeps them completely on point mixing and I love it.
I had a really engaging conversation with a friend earlier about the ability to control the level of consciousness and ego control of an individual and of entire groups of people through music, DJing & simply having talent.
It’s really interesting to watch people listen to music that they’re not really enjoying because they level down. I call it leveling up / leveling down in regards to consciousness, because it’s very much like in a video game where you attain a higher level of skills, proficiency and ability when you level up. Then when you level down, like in some Japanese games, you lose it. The more conscious you are the more of a rich experience you’re going to have, & the more detail you’re going to take in the more aware of your environment you’re going to be while experiencing everything with higher clarity. There is much less ego talk less self-consciousness so-and-so on when “leveled up”
What’s fantastic is there was barely anyone who knew who Chocolate Puma was or what they played at the first show in Tallahassee yesterday and it was absolutely incredible to watch the shift in consciousness enmass. Even without knowing the music, or the songs or the things that generally help people get into a set, still the vibe was completely elevated.
I saw multiple people who said they didn’t like house music getting down as fuck!
I know for a fact that there were way way less people on drugs at the first show in Tallahassee compared to the show tonight where pretty much everyone beside myself, but party on, was lazer beam saucer eyed. Yet the “more” soberish people in Tallahassee were dancing and partying just as hard if not even harder, not fueled by MDMA but simply because Chocolate Puma took them there.
This is why I am so naturally inclined to enjoy Chocolate Puma as Musicians and artists. They have the ability to control consciousness and emotions, namingly mine which in turn can help assist in making me into a better person simply by choosing to open myself up to experiencing their art.
Any time this happens I think it’s a beautiful experience and some people can do it live and it can’t be captured as they can’t reproduce the vibe and flow in sets or tracks otherwise as they play the show for that crowd at that time.
This is why it’s worth traveling across the country last minute to experience this type of artistic expression of such a high caliber. I’m not sure I’d call myself a fan girl but I have endless respect for those who have perfected a craft to the point puma has. I feel the same kind of respect for Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Aristotle and other masters of thier domain. And I am completely captivated and consumed when I am experiencing being witness to the education that I receive from their teachings. Education and personal development that helps me even be in a position mentally where I can experience music in the moment fully and totally.
I love watching and expecting partygoers having their mind completely blown but I also enjoyed seeing all those chocolate puma fans getting exactly what they were dying to see. Although, I think the attic could invest in about 10 more air-conditioning units, it’s just artist cruelty at that point when he gets that hot in a room. The show at the side bar was definitely more comfortable, and holy hell are the drinks strong.
On the flip side of total control, there are absolutely brilliant artists like Die Antwoord, who cannot pull it together live and it’s just not the same experience at all and it’s due to the nature of the tracks that they produce is just not possible to wrap as fast as Yolandi does and not be out of breath. The songs are written and produced in a way that makes them almost impossible to reproduce live effectively. They need them dolla billz.
The last time I remember being influenced deeply pre-puma at show was Claude von stroke, I literally felt like I was at a rave back in the day and everybody was having the best night of thier life. It was the same situation in Phx with Von Stroke & Puma in Tallahasse where there were not a lot of people who had listened to Detroit Techno, let alone fans of classic Techo… but they felt the stage presence the music and the sound so hard that thet were “Under the influence” of the vibe. At that moment it was like time slowed down and everyone was completely captivated by the experience, it was incredible.
Not that Claude doesn’t have some absolutely wicked tracks that I would drop in a minute, but his mixes live are simply awe inspiring.
I could probably go on about these topics at incredible length but instead I’ll pray for sleep before checkout. Ughfff…
Btw, puma! 🙀😻👍🏻🐑🐑🐑🐱🐱🐱🐯