At Disco Donnie Presents, we’ve been decking the [dance] halls with boughs of disco for 20 years now. Whether you’re a new Disco dancer or a veteran, we want to say thank you for raving out with us and spreading the disco cheer.
For our greeting card this holiday season, we asked everyone what they were doing many years ago when Donnie was throwing his legendary parties in New Orleans. And in the photo and messages below, you’ll see many stages of raving from the Disco team.
From our family to yours, we hope you have a very Disco holiday and may the good spirits of the season meet you with happiness, fill your hearts with peace, and pump your speakers with bass!
20 Years of Raving, A Disco Miracle!
Evan, head of the marketing, was going through an awkward phase in life. “22 and a real mess. John Lennon glasses and plenty of disco house. I still don’t have grey hair, so I think about a year or two away from meeting Donnie.”
Stu may be finding talent for our lineups now, but in his picture, he wasn’t even old enough to attend. “Hello, yes, is this Disco Donnie? Is your rave really 18+? ….what if I have a note from my mom saying it’s OK!?”
Our head of hospitality, Andrea has been raving with Disco almost since the beginning. “My picture is from a party at the State Palace Theater in New Orleans in 1998 – I’ve been trying to work for Donnie ever since!”
His current job sees him bringing talent to a city near you, but in Amin’s picture he’s clearly on some type of thug holiday. “I didn’t choose the Disco thug life – the Disco thug life chose me.”
Holding it down as president of the company, Michele is an original Disco gangster. “In 20 years, I may look a little different, but my love for the scene hasn’t changed a bit!”
Before he was leading the web team, Eric was part of the generation who wasn’t afraid to make a glowing statement. “Back in my day we didn’t have websites or the twitters. We had greasy fliers with sketchy info lines.”
As vice president of the company, Kevin sports a bald is beautiful look now. But in his picture, he’s on the blonde ambition tour, “Blondes do it better! I’m only 100,000 points away from Platinum status.”
Rob oversees our social media – which is perfect considering his picture is from an era where forums reigned supreme. “What do you mean I can’t meet Tiësto? I’m going to tell everyone on my message board about this!”
Next time you’re wowed by the production at one of our events, thank Allen – who, coincidentally, had a similar reaction when he went to his first show, “Oh my god… This is what a rave is? I’m gonna rave till I die! Perfecto and Global Underground foreverrrr!”
Currently lord of the box office, Leon has always had an affinity for travel, “It’s 2001 and I’m flying both cars and ravers at 4:00 AM in the dead of winter. Those were the best days of my Disco life – when PLUR was in our DNA!”
Our ticketing guru Kelly has been a diva for a long time, “Making raves fashionable since 1999!”
Chief of the medical and security department, Edwin knows how to keep calm under pressure, “I’ve got so much PLUR, I’ve gotta give you some!”
Making sure we don’t run around like chickens without heads, our executive assistant Natalie hasn’t noticed much change in her day-to-day tasks. “I used to hang out with people who wore diapers, now I change them.”
KellCobb can nail down anything on the production side of things these days, but he still gets nostalgic. “Those were the good old days, beepers, vinyl, dance floors and when Limelight wasn’t a David Barton Gym.”