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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.

The Game Has Changed/Fall opening of the second act, as the Users are replaced by the Programs, and a choreographed dance/disk battle takes place.

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.

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ElecTRONica - Sexy And I Know It

Probably the only video on my phone worth watching. Nice footage of Eckert, but the Program to the right steals the show.

ElecTRONica Head Canon: Ver 1

Here is the highly unofficial ElecTRONica head canon that we came up with over the course of the final week of the show (mostly about Eckert).  All of this is subject to change or be added upon. Most of it is super crack-y and random.  Reblog or leave notes with changes or additions (cause you know you wanna nerd out on this :P)

Here it is in no particular order rhyme or reason!

  • Eckert and Castor are not the same program
  • Eckert takes various forms that’s why he looks different from night to night
  • He uses a shake weight to stay in shape
  • He loves waffles and is a big fan of brunch
  • Eckert hates the dance move known as “shufflin’” but begrudgingly accepts it and allows it in his club because users are so fond of it
  • No outside food and drink are allowed at the End of Line Club (take your churros elsewhere)
  • Eckert’s cane’s name is Pearl; they are very much in love
  • He’s thinking of forming a band called “Eckert and the Programs” to entertain at the club and elsewhere on the grid
  • He’s had his tonsils removed twice
  • Eckert’s other job is running a bakery (with the best muffins on the Grid).  Baker by day, MC by night.  He keeps everyone happy
  • His favorite musical is Cabaret, his favorite movie is Moulin Rouge and his favorite musician is David Bowie (but only during the Ziggy Stardust days)
  • He never misses an episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Selena Gomez Nicki Minaj is his guilty pleasure
  • He’s omni-sexual, attracted to anything and anyone and he’s a huge flirt
  • Ada, Eckert and Castor are all the program equivalent of sibling (fraternal twins).  
  • Castor is the corrupted file from too many years living under Clu’s reign, the other two are still inherently good and were activated after the downfall of Clu (or were stored elsewhere or were just not jerks).
  • Eckert does miss his brother but also thinks he was an idiot and made his own bed.
  • ElecTRONica as a whole was an experiment to see if Users and Programs could live (or party) together in harmony.  (the whole thing was potentially Sam Flynn’s idea)
  • It was all under the guise of a theme park attraction as not to arouse suspicion and went remarkable well (aside from some users not being able to handle their libations).
Goodbye ElecTRONica, and damn the MCP

I would’ve written this last night, but when I got home I just utterly crashed.And just now, when I tried to post it, I screwed up the Read More AGAIN and lost it all. I hate that thing.

But yes, last night…the final night of ElecTRONica…and can I just say, from the start, that the money I spent getting an annual pass and upgrading it from Select to Normal SoCal, instead of just getting a 2-day pass for my birthday like I had originally planned, was the best decision I could ever have hoped to make. From the first time I stepped onto the Grid in March to the moment when the lights went out on Sunday, I have never not regretted anything more. The four nights I was privileged to attend made me wish desperately that I had known about ElecTRONica sooner, that I had gotten my pass sooner, that I had been inducted into the Tron fandom sooner. Everything should’ve been sooner!

*pauses to collect all her feels*

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Fic: Finite ElecTRONica

This fic idea came to me while I was driving home from the second-to-last night of ElecTRONica and it just ripped my heart out all over again. This is for Eckert, who gave us all so many wonderful nights on the Grid, and for Expo, Shiro and Dreamer, who I am so very glad I met and shared the last nights of ElecTRONica with.

Finite ElecTRONica
Tron/Disney RPF
The time has come, the portal closes. Eckert bids final adieu to the Disneyland Grid. (tissue warning may apply.)

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ElecTRONica - Opening Show

Glück und Schmerz

Dafür tun Körperteile weh, die wir gar nicht mehr haben

Gibt es etwas Schlimmeres als Schmerzen in einem Körperteil, den man gar nicht mehr hat? Phantomschmerzen sind virtuelle Schmerzen. Die Betroffenen verspüren in amputierten Gliedmaßen projizierte Schmerzen >>außerhalb des Körpers<<. Gespenstisch! Heute kann man sich dieses Phänomen zumindest ansatzweise erklären. Das Gehirn hat den Schmerz, der mit dem kranken Körperteil verbunden war, >>gelernt<<. Das Schmerzgedächtnis sorgt auch nach der Amputation weiterhin für peinigende Schmerzen. Das Hirn ist durch den Wegfall des amputierten Körperteils überfordert und muss sich erst wieder neu organisieren und den Schmerz >>vergessen<<. Das erinnert ein bisschen an die Situation nach der Trennung von einem Partner, den man auch erst einmal nicht vergessen kann. Der kann einem daher auch noch lange weh tun, gerade weil er nicht mehr da ist und fast physisch spürbar ein Loch, eine schmerzhafte Leere hinterlassen hat. Spürbar im Nacken oder der Magengrube oder je nach Trennungsgrund auch in ganz anderen Regionen.

Wir spüren lieber Schmerz als gar nix

Offenbar lieben wir Schmerz, der nachlässt, mehr als neutrale Gefühle. Unser Hirn braucht den Schmerz als Vergleich, damit wir wieder wissen was Glück ist …

Dr. Eckert von Hirschhausen - Glück kommt selten allein

Teen Solo Results

10th: Jade Bucci – Repentance (Danceology), Stella Markland – Don’t Shy Away (Independence)

9th: Anika Kojima – Sanshou (The Rock), Alex Andrada – Within Chaos (Danceology), Charlotte Foldes – The Altar (Bobbie’s School)

8th: Brooke Wixom – Vacant (Danceology), Emily Eckert – Purgatory (Southland Ballet Academy), Riley Parish – Kitri Variation (Classical Dance Academy)

7th: Caitlyn Guntle – Find Me (OCPAA), Jessica Phan – Arrival of the Spring (The Rock), Jenna Waller – Dark Hours (Danceology), Christina Crocker – Raymonda (Classical Dance Academy), Amber Perkins – Shadowy Figure Emerges From (Independence)

6th: Reyna Pine – Porcelain (Danceology), Sky Pasqual, Bridget – Free (SDA), Zack Sommer – Hailing from the Edge (Danceology), Jessica Wicke – Fixation (Studio Fusion), Sophia Frilot – Cold Breath (Westside)

5th: Alexis Weldner – Against Time (Danceology), Taylor Nunez – Shutter (WCSA), Aaliyah Zolina – Familiar (Westside)

4th: Lucy Vallely – Agyness Deyn (Westside) & Michelle Siemienowski – Ash (Danceology)

3rd: Ryan Maw – Twisted (Danceology) & Keely Meyers – Heights of Shame (Westside)

2nd: Megan Goldstein – What Is This (Westside)

1st: Sarah Bamford – Cherokee (Danceology) & Emmy Cheung – Zenith (WCSA)

Adjudications under the cut!

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