Now I know techno isnt quite embraced on this blog but some of you are well aware that I was, simply put, a raver...still am and will always have a connection to a pretty awesome part of history in the Midwest, where raves were born. Most people think of Chicago or Detroit when they think of the birth of techno as we know it today but our fair state of Wisconsin has hosted some of the biggest acts before they got big.
Case in point the world famous Daft Punk played in the US for the first time ever at Eagle Cave...the same Eagle Cave thats hosted the BBC for numerous years. This party has been almost folklore in the rave world and is still talked about today. The above vid shows some of the 3hr set Daft Punk played into the wee stormy hours of the morning back in 1996. Here you see a rare glimpse of Daft Punk in the flesh prior to their adornment of the robot suites they now wear...they never perform or go to events without those suits.
So next time were throwing back endless beers at the BBC, know that those are some hallowed grounds...some even consider that place magic.
A few more details here from party goers and the event organizers