MAY 13, 1995 VENICE BEACH, CA

Sunny Side Up Venice Beach May 1995 Free Daytime Rave

Sunny Side Up happened on May 13, 1995 at the Venice Beach Pavilion, in Venice Beach California. It was a Free event, the Permits were obtained at the Inglewood Courthouse to throw down from Noon-to 6PM. This was the first rave to start mid-day among spectators and police – Bad Ass!

Curated by Ricky Bonilla and Papillion/PussyCat | Promoter Jerry Beutner

Monetary donations ahead of the event were critical in making this a free event possible: Pasqual Rotella/ Insomniac Events(EDC), Moontribe, CPU101, Jhymn, Next-Step, TBC Production, VRG Records, Mission Control, Bassex Records, Rampant Records, Pam of Nectar, Dalmacio, Moe, Auro Michael, Jason Jay, Arleen, April, Millie

DJs JESSE BROOKS, ERIC DAVENPORT, ALISON, JOHN KELLEY, THOMAS MICHAEL

SOUND BY: JAMES

Sunny Side Up Venice Beach May 1995 Free Daytime Rave

SUNNY SIDE UP II, JUNE 01, 1996

Sunny Side Up II happened on June 1st, 1996, at the Venice Beach Pavilion, in Venice Beach California. This particular event flopped in comparison, no thanks to the Sound System provided for the day. They came unprepared for problems, which arose. It took several hours to sort it, and even after it was sorted, it was still pretty bad. Essentially, their generator could not handle what they were plugging into it, so they had to go rent another. The opening DJ never played and the first up after the fiasco was Eli Star, he promptly chewed me out Live on Stage for the crappy sound. Nothing memorable about this one (for me) other than the problems.

DJs ELI STAR, JESSE BROOKS & ERIC DAVENPORT

SUNNY SIDE UP III, JULY 19, 1997

Sunny Side Up III happened on July 19th, 1997, in Santa Clarita, California. This was badass, with a great lineup! Overlooking the 14/5FWY atop a mountain plateau. Dirt roads lead to the parking area and then another heading further up to the mountain plateau. There were two areas. We accepted donations for this party. The intention was to go from 12 pm-12 am since we assumed this private property meant authorities could not come in. However, Around 4 pm, several Sheriff’s cars drove right up to break it up. Rock-star in his own right, Sheriff Sherman Block lead the pack of Sheriffs up to the sound system and the thick crowd that surrounded it. I immediately walked up to them so they didn’t have to go looking for anyone. I think that move saved the night. I also told the DJ to stop the record. The area went quiet and all eyes were on the Sheriff’s surrounding me and people trying to hear the conversation. I told him the original plan and softened it by telling him i’d end it shortly after sundown, and i did. We wrapped it up around 7:30 or 8 pm.  This one-time unique location was obtained by Marc Wardle. Interesting little fact, Marc was an elementary classmate of Pasquale Rotella

Suuny Side Up 1997 created and produced by Ricky Bonilla and
Suuny Side Up 1997 created and produced by Ricky Bonilla and
Suuny Side Up 1997 created and produced by Ricky Bonilla and