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Mute Fridays comes to an end, Something new is to begin.

Something like this you don’t even know where to begin, Excuse me if I go on and on but 3 years is a lot to cover but I’ll try to shorten it up for you. This Friday will be our very last MUTE Fridays :(

Almost exactly 3 years ago is when we embarked on this little adventure we now call MUTE Fridays but 3 years ago we were a Bi-Monthly every other Thursday if some of you didn’t know this. When this all started, I asked myself, “am I really going to start up a club/night in Santa Ana in Orange County, Who parties in Santa Ana and what the hell is Proof Bar??” Ralph talked me into it and so we begun. Not to toot our own horn but Broadway and Santa Ana was a ghost town before we came into town, this of course was prior to The Crosby opening which really sealed the deal of Santa Ana becoming what it is today.

The Bi-Monthly Thursday MUTE lasted about 4 months and we were slammed every night. So we said to ourselves, lets start every Friday. This when it all really started to really become who we are today. As most of you probably could understand, running a weekly every week can take some toll on you, your relationships & people around you. I will admit in the beginning it was tough, not crowded every Friday, slow nights then some busy nights but right towards 1st year mark, we really got a great feel for what we were doing, getting really networked, meeting great people & building amazing relationships.

We have grown into something far bigger than I could of ever imagined. I really think the 1st thing that really put our night on the map was our 1st major indoor outdoor night called “Apples & Oranges” a party we did with our closest friends Grn Apple Tree. We had a outdoor stage, lazers, light show, extra sound system, wall to wall people, line around the block & really just a great effing vibe. I had friends from LA come up to me telling me, “wow I can’t believe you guys pulled this off in Orange County.”

Then it just got crazier from there on out, from booking VNDLSM now AutoErotique, Designer Drugs, Kid Cudi, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, DJ Revolution then led us to our bigger one off other events to booking Flosstradamus, The Bloody Beetroots, Klever, The Pharcyde..I think you understand where I am going with this.

It was amazing and difficult while it lasted, fought with friends, made new friends, ended friendships, built on relationships and even caught couples having sex in the bathroom. It was a tough decision to make but with a couple things beyond our control, some growing we were doing as a company & as individuals, it was really just time for us to end this great run. Now don’t forget, this isn’t the end of MUTE97 as a company, we are off to bigger and better things. I promise you you will be excited & impressed.

I’d just like to thank everyone who has supported us from day one and if I forget some of you, I’m sorry. Proof Bar(Joey & Justin), Pete my favorite Bartender and now friend, All the Proof bartenders, Grn Apple Tree, Jose aka Legit, Neil Sharum, Dim Mak crew, FakeRich, Arlo aka GOST, The Crosby, Bryan Linares, Frank Zamudio, Middle Class, Chris Santiago, Rockberry, Clifford Lidell, Steve Ryback, GMO, Colossal KNXN, Jon Ryan aka Still Life, Andy, Ben N, Dan Sena, The KW3R crew, DJ Metric, Japson, Ch!bi, Nicky Savage, Robbed By Robots, BPM, Deckstar, Them Jeans, Dan-Oh, Pase Rock, Keith & Dave from Auto-Erotique, Detroit Bar, Steven from Ave, The Heist Crew, Nick Lynn, Luv-Tek, Nytel, Gina Turner , Louisahhh!, Nate Day, fromElsewhere crew, YOOKS, Neoteric, Corey Biggs, Adam Salter, Danny Carbajal, Damager, Dmndays, Mr. Peaches, Sparrow Love Crew wher eever you are, J. Logic, 87 Stick Up Kids, DubFrequency, Franco Shade RIP & all the regulars who spend every Friday with us!!

Hope to see you all this Friday as we close the final chapter. I will leave you with a quote Mr. Ralph Milan sent me today.

“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.'” –

–Andy Warhol

Check out one of our early MUTE Flyers!!

Filed by Joseph Wilson at October 29th, 2009 under BLOG

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