Posted tagged ‘night life’

Photographing Downtown Orlando’s The Beacham

May 23, 2013

Last weekend, The Beacham hired me to photograph patrons.  An Orlando nightclub, The Beacham exists in the downtown area.

First, I searched for the cheapest parking.  Parking usually runs between five to ten dollars.  I found a five dollar spot.

downtown orlando

When you show them the receipt, The Beacham reimburses you for five dollar parking.

As you see by the sign, Fridays are Ladies Night. Women drink free all night.  Saturdays are free drinks before eleven.  Sunday is the Latin night’s all you can drink.

downtown orlando

Back in 2011, The Beacham was named Best Nightclub by the Orlando Sentinel.

best nightclub 2011 The Beacham

Just like with the first few, the following photos are taken by my cellphone.  I’ll post pro-photos at another time.

Fridays and Saturdays are predominately African-American.

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On stage, you see the DJ and two dancers.  Also, high on the walls are huge video screens.

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Richie Rich is the DJ.

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latina booty

For Latin night, I didn’t get the DJ’s name.  Yet, I did photograph the two Latin dancers onstage.

downtown orlando

Latin Club dancer

Because the place enjoyed my photos, The Beacham hired me again for the following weekend.

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A Second DJ Gig at Orlando’s Lil Indies

February 28, 2013

Last Friday, I performed a DJ gig at Lil Indies in Orlando, Florida.

a guy in a bar wearing a goatee

After performing here before, tonight was my second time.

What I didn’t mention last time was Lil Indies being non-smoking.

Fram on top of a pole

Advantages and disadvantages exist in that.  The advantage? Clean air and no second-hand smoke.   The disadvantage?  Almost everyone outside smoking as you play to an almost empty bar.  This didn’t happen all night.  Yet, it can be annoying.

Friends showed up.

Stephanie Porta: One of Orlando’s up and coming person to watch.  She’s the director of Organize Now, a progressive organization fighting against injustice.

a brown haired woman

Trevor Fraser: a long time friend and local poet.

guy wearing blue epcot t-shirt

Crystal Buchanan: He family owns Best Used Books in Longwood.

woman in purple shirt

Charlie, Tod and a guy who’s name I never got:  Charlie is Crystal’s brother.  With Jorge Dovales, he was in the band Vomit Pop.  Tod and his buddy are dudes I always see at Peacock Room, a joint down the street from Lil Indies.  Plus Tod always helped me with sound at Peacock Room.

Three dudes at a bar table drinking beer

For the most part, I enjoyed myself.  Unlike last time, I played more hip-hop.

Speaking of hip-hop, check out this bar sign.

chimay bar sign

 

Later on, Tod told me to come outside and check out some car.  When I went outside, I recognized it right away, a car with flashing lights I saw in Sanford.

flashing lights car

 

I was happy some of my friends showed.  Sometimes, that don’t happen.  I don’t know when or if I’ll be back at Lil Indies.  Still, I enjoyed the evening.