April 15, 2012 - ElecTRONica_endofline.exe run at Disney California Adventure.
A year ago today the portal was closed and the Grid shut down in California Adventure. I’d be lying if I said I did not miss it to this day.
Last night at Mad T Party, a ton of ElecTRONica fans showed up. DJ Adam played all the old music and we all did the line dance. It was awesome.
dang, it’s really been a whole year? wow…
ElecTRONica: End Of Line - A Final Night Fanmix
The short time I attended ElecTRONica was the best time I have ever experienced, and being there on the final nights broke my heart. That is why I have created this fanmix.
Recognizer / Armory Played one after the other on a loop, these two songs built the suspense as the crowd waited for Eckert’s opening act, Power Surge, as he enticed the crowd first in the daytime to stick around until night fell, and later at duskto enter the Portal.
Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) The theme of Power Surge’s first act, featuring Users in 80’s fashion playing and dancing around the old Tron arcade game.
Aerodynamic/Superheroes/Crescendolls Eckert arrives, to one of three themes, to rile and rev up the crowd with his usual enthusiasm and flair. When I attended, it was usually Aerodynamic in the pre-show, Superheroes in the night show, and then Crescendolls as the crowd left to enter the portal.
Technologic Time to teach you Users a dance. This is the only song Eckert teaches you a dance to that isn’t also used at some other point in this tracklist. It wasn’t used on the Final Night, but I included it anyways. The other two songs to dance to are Around The World and One More Time.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Not technically used on the Final Night, but still an important song for Tron fans - it’s the song that plays when Sam discovers the laser lab in the basement.
Party Rock Anthem Eckert’s favourite song - only not really; he thinks shuffling is a dance for Users, not programs. It was played often enough to include it on this mix.
The remaining songs are what was played during the last night’s final half-hour/20 minutes. Cinema (Skrillex Remix), followed by Shotgun. There was a momentary break in the regular music for interactive dancing to Around The World. Then it was back into the music, with We Found Love, Levels (Skrillex Remix), and Starships (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix).
Amidst tears and sobbing and exuberant cries from the audience, screaming NO and ONE MORE SONG, Program DJ Michael Paul whipped up a special mix for One More Time. And Users and Programs danced together, one more time. And suddenly, the music began to warp. The screen on the wall began scrolling command lines, shutdown procedures. A countdown began, as the MCP’s booming voice counted down from ten. Everyone was distracted by the wall. I happened to glance back at the dais - all the programs had vanished, even the ones on the platforms! A great beam of white light, the Portal, was shooting up into the sky. With finality, the lights began to shut off, one by one.
End of Line, growled the MCP, and the Portal went dark.
Anyways. If you like this fanmix, try putting it together yourself and getting a taste of what the final night gave us.
Tron, Legacy, Eckert, ElecTRONica belong to Disney, the music belongs to the assorted artists, the photo is from Flickr and the crowd vector I used in the front cover is from All-Silhouettes.com.
NOTE: I tried to make this into an 8tracks playlist for everyone, but it wouldn’t let me save because there were too many Daft Punk songs. ;-; Sorry.
elecTRONica???? (pictures taken in Hong Kong Disneyland)
At the Tomorrowland – Party Zone, an array of music, dance, stage performances and interactive games bring Guests exciting entertainment options, including 4 nights of performances by the hot new pan-Asian girl band BLUSH, whose members come from five different countries in Asia. In addition, performances byDiablo – End of Line, TRON City Dance Crew, the ElecTRONica Program Dancersand the spectacular Laserman Show will light up the night.
Apparently, it’s apart of their Halloween thing…..
[[ECKERT WENT TO CHINA?!]]
This has been a long time coming. Been meaning to do it since Mad T Party first premiered.
As Eckert stated himself, Mally totally stole his hairstyle, which upset him quite a bit. Silly Dormouse, going around stealing great looks from fashionable programs who came before him. Also I feel like Eckert is the only one who could put Mally in his place. ;p
Strutting Eckert on Flickr.
walk walk fashion baby
Okay. You know the empty second floor of Starcade in Tomorrowland? Like, where the Star Wars model ships and spacecraft and stuff used to be? You can see it from the Space Mountain line. Anyway.
THEY SHOULD MOVE FLYNN’S ARCADE UP THERE. It’s a perfect space, and I know we were all devastated to see elecTRONica go. This would be the perfect place for it! Obviously not the entire thing, but they could probably still have sone of the elements up there other than Flynn’s arcade. Maybe one or two nights a week where they have the DJ? Or where they just play the same type of music at night? If we’re lucky, they may bring Eckert up there!
What do you think? Can we make this happen?
i’m really gonna miss elecTRONica at disney’s california adventure a lot.
it combined Disney and EDM, how can it get more perfect?
it was amazing, being in the neon blue glow, playing 80’s arcade games, then coming outside and hearing skrillex, deadmau5, zedd, daft punk, and tons of other producers’s music i love being blasted to the crowd. watching laserman preform to the glitch mob, and having the costumed characters stroll around the area, giving it an amazing atmosphere.
all of that inside the disney parks, where my heart feels the most free and at home.
i think it may have been my favorite disney memory ever.
it’s closing tonight, and i am going to miss it terribly. i was lucky enough to be able to go three times, but i still feel like it wasn’t enough.
thank you disney imagineers, for making my dreams come true. i’ll never forget elecTRONica.
end of line.
ElecTRonica ends tonight. All of my creys.
I gave a copy of this to Eckert last night as a goodbye gift, and Brooke got it on video. Working on that video right now.