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DonovanSF Producing over 500 events in the past 21 years, Donovan is highly regarded as one of the most prolif

Having produced over 500 events in the past 21 years, Donovan Presents is revered as the early pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan Parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous pe

Having produced over 500 events in the past 21 years, Donovan Presents is revered as the early pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan Parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous pe

Operating as usual

๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ค๐™™๐™—๐™ฎ๐™šโ€ฆ  I moved to San Francisco in 1998 to start a new life after suffering a series of...
09/29/2022

๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข
๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ค๐™™๐™—๐™ฎ๐™šโ€ฆ

I moved to San Francisco in 1998 to start a new life after suffering a series of traumatic events & tragic losses in my family. I fell in love with San Francisco for the artistic, eclectic, eccentric, free-spirited & nonjudgmental people it attracted. I felt like I finally found "my people". I fell in love with San Francisco for its foreign world of electronic music I never heard before. I fell in love with San Francisco for its one-of-a-kind nightlife with endless possibilities I never knew existed. The city was my oyster. And I had a young, voracious, unquenchable appetite to experience anything & everything this beautiful city had to offer. What was supposed to be a 6 month "escape from reality" for a suburban boy to temporarily โ€œlive the city lifeโ€ turned into 23 years. I think I lived San Francisco ten lifetimes worth. I milked this city for all itโ€™s worth and then some.

I lived through many city transformations, witnessing the ends of eras & the births of new ones. I lived the cityโ€™s rise & fall of the Dot Com in the late 90โ€™s. I rode the the storm of the cityโ€™s Great Recession in the late 00โ€™s. I witnessed the 2nd Tech Takeover of our city in the mid 10โ€™s, its gentrification of the Mission District, the explosion of city housing & living costs, and the mass exile of San Franciscoโ€™s artist community to Oakland. I watched our city become polarized in the late 10's by politics caused by sensationalism & rabble-rousing of the media (on both sides). And most recently, at the beginning of a new 20's decade, I suffered through the utter destruction & devastation of the cityโ€™s hospitality & entertainment industries by the government shutdowns in response to Covid.

I lived through the glory days of San Francisco deep house of the late 90โ€™s. I witnessed the rise of DJ AM & the โ€œMash Upโ€ scene in the mid 00โ€™s that torpedoed San Franciscoโ€™s predominant electronic music culture. I lived the commercial boom of EDM in the 10โ€™s where San Francisco house music DJs like Kaskade became world-famous and their music began playing on mainstream radio stations and in famous movies. I witnessed the explosion of electronic music festivals that catalyzed the skyrocketing costs of world-famous DJs, ultimately hurting our cityโ€™s nightlife because nightclubs could no longer afford to book them.

Back in the late 90โ€™s, I remember a very different city where dot-com millionaires hung out with struggling broke artists. People were not judged by their job title, the company they worked for, what kind of car they drove, how much money they made or what their net worth was. It was only about your personality, your character and whether you were fun to hang out with. There were no political talks or debates. Nobody asked who you voted for. Nobody cared if you were a Republican or Democrat.

The Marina Kids partied with the Underground Kids. The G**s partied with the Straights. The Whites partied with the Asians. Everyone partied โ€œTogetherโ€ as one big dysfunctional, melting-pot family. It was a beautiful time to live in San Francisco.

Like anything in life, things inevitably change. The city I fell in love with and I moved to over 20 years ago is no longer that city. Its transformation over the years reflect the changing interests & ideologies of new generations of transients that have come to San Francisco after me. Everyday throughout the city, you see one moving truck unloading a new transplant and another moving truck removing an old one. The DNA of this city was, is and will always be in constant flux.

After 22 years, I was long overdue for a new chapter and a new beginning. And what better place to continue my life adventure, express my creativity and grow my events business than in the entertainment capital of the world:

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ

Rebecca & I bought our dream home in Vegas last summer and we have been building our new life here.

For the past year, I have continued to work on projects in San Francisco & the Bay Area while working remotely from Las Vegas. I have every intention to continue producing events for San Francisco & Bay Area, Iโ€™m just expanding my business operations to the Las Vegas market (and already have several Vegas projects in the works). San Francisco is a hop, skip and a jump from Vegas. I make day trips to the Bay Area all the time. I call them "๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ"! While " ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ" are up the stairs to my new Las Vegas home office!

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ.

The famous Tony Bennett song โ€œ๐˜ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐโ€ and Journey song "๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด" have all new profound meaning to me because this City by the Bay will always own a piece of my heart.
Thank you San Francisco for 22 years of incredible memories. We had one hell of a run together.

๐ƒ๐Ž๐๐Ž๐•๐€๐

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜!!!๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ's "๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ" ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด....Rally your 'old school' friends and pu...
09/24/2022

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜!!!
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ's "๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ" ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด....
Rally your 'old school' friends and put on those dancing shoes "one last time" as DJ Donovan brings you down musical memory lane of the best party years of your life!
๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐——๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜!!!
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๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜!
At The Door Ticket Price: $40
Online Ticket Price: $30
Online Ticket Price ๐˜ธ/ $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ("4THELOVE"): $๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ
๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐——๐—ข ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—›! ๐——๐—ข๐—ก'๐—ง ๐—•๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜!
See you on the dancefloor TONIGHT!

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–.  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—•๐—˜.  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜.  ONE LAST TIME... ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค'๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ "๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข...
09/23/2022

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–. ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—•๐—˜. ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜. ONE LAST TIME... ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค'๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ "๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š" ๐™‹๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ...
The City's Official "End of Summer" Party of All Parties!
๐˜‹๐˜‘๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข & ๐˜›๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ
Round 4 tickets about to sell out!
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Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE

THE BUZZ OF THE BAY 'THIS WEEKEND' IS ABOUT "THE LOVE"!  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–.  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—•๐—˜.  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜.  ONE LAST...
09/22/2022
SUMMER LOVE:THE LAST DANCE (Reunion Party) w/ DJ Donovan & Frenchy le Freak

THE BUZZ OF THE BAY 'THIS WEEKEND' IS ABOUT "THE LOVE"!
๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–. ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—•๐—˜. ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜. ONE LAST TIME...
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค'๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ "๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š" ๐™‹๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ...
The City's Official "End of Summer" Party of All Parties!
๐˜‹๐˜‘๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข & ๐˜›๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ
Round 4 tickets selling fast! Don't be a Last Minute Lover! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE

Nothing can stop True Loveโ€ฆ THE LOVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO... ONE LAST TIME.

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——....๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ: ๐˜Œ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐—ง๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—จ๐—Ÿ Twin brothers ...
09/20/2022

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——....
๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ: ๐˜Œ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต
๐—ง๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—จ๐—Ÿ
Twin brothers DJs ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด and ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„ become TwinSoul on very special occasions that bring new "๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 2 ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ" meaning to a ๐—•๐Ÿฎ๐—• ๐——๐— ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜! TwinSoul have been at the nexus of the house music scene in the Bay Area since the early 90โ€™s and continue to play side by side some of the most influential deep house DJs & producers: ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™  ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–, ๐˜ฟ๐™… ๐™Ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™–๐™ , ๐˜ฟ๐™… ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง, ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™€๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™…๐™š๐™ฃ๐™คฬˆ, ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ, ๐™…๐™ ๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™™๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™ฏ, ๐™’๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ค, ๐™„๐™ฏ & ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ฏ, ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ, ๐™‚๐™ž๐™ค๐™ข, ๐˜ฟ๐™… ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. Today, TwinSoul remains at the forefront of San Francisco's underground house music scene. On the rare occasion when these two play together, what you get is something truly special, memorable and bumpinโ€™!

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๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—–๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ & ๐˜ (๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ฌ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ 2013)Has everyone got their summer dresses & tropical themed...
09/19/2022

๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—–๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ
๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ & ๐˜ (๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ฌ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ 2013)
Has everyone got their summer dresses & tropical themed outfits picked out for this Saturday?
๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™€๐™ญ๐™˜๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™‚๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ!
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09/18/2022

๐—•๐—˜๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—– / Episode 9
๐——๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ & ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ
Back in 2003, after a triumphant first "Summer Love" party at ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐˜†๐—ฒ. Over 1000 of my "Summer Love 1" CDs got handed out and many of these customers were now listening on their drive home to my mix that took months of hard work and creative energy to produce. It's now 3AM in the morning. Iโ€™m in bed exhausted beyond belief and my phone rings. I'm like "๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง*๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ?" I answer the phone and it's DJ Dimitris Mykonos who DJโ€™d with me that night. It's loud in the background, he's slurring & clearly at some afterparty, and he's shouting over the party into the phone with his drunk Greek accent: "๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ'๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜‹ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐™‚๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜‹?"

Dimitris was a notorious practical joker, so I was not going to fall for one of his pranks. I irritatedly reply "๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ข! ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด. ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ'๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ."

Dimitris shouts "๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ! ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด! ๐˜'๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜‹!"

I thought for sure this was Dimitris up to one of his pranks to get me out of bed and come party with him at some afterhours, which if you knew Dimitris, these were not your normal type of afterparties, if you know what I mean.

I drag myself out of bed, drove over to where he was to see the Summer Love 1 CD he had, carefully watch him put it in the CD player (๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ) and see if it really had rap music on it. Low and behold, Dimitris wasn't lying! To my horror, not only was there rap music on my Summer Love 1 CD, it was filled with cursing. I was mortified and sick to my stomach. I realized that the CD duplication house we hired in Oakland must have mixed up my order with another client order that turned out to be a local Oakland rapperโ€™s album! They accidentally placed this other client's audio tracks on my Summer Love CD! I was devastated. Over 1000 SUMMER LOVE guests were driving home to โ€œ๐—กโ€ฆ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€โ€ and โ€œ๐—กโ€ฆ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€ and โ€œ๐—•@๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†!โ€ Ultimately, it turned out only a hundred or so SUMMER LOVE guests received this "๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ" album, which is a now a rare collector's item! ๐Ÿคฃ

Itโ€™s a funny story to chuckle at now. But for weeks after this embarrassing incident, I was humiliated and traumatized. Maybe that was God keeping me humble and not letting me get too big of a head over my first 'sell out' event at the biggest, most famous nightclub in San Francisco voted โ€œBest Nightclub of the Yearโ€ by the International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference Miami!

P.S. ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜†๐—น! No CDJs! No MP3s! No Serrato! Just pure unadulterated vinyl! And my old school metal record case that weighed a ton! ๐Ÿ˜…

If you enjoyed reading this โ€œback in the dayโ€โ€™ story of the old-school San Francisco nightlife scene, check out ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—˜๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—– in the Comments below!

Next Saturday๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข'๐—ฆ '๐—˜๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ' ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฌ!!!๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ... ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ! ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ...
09/16/2022
SUMMER LOVE:THE LAST DANCE (Reunion Party) w/ DJ Donovan & Frenchy le Freak

Next Saturday
๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข'๐—ฆ '๐—˜๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ' ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฌ!!!
๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ... ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ! ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ!
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๐—•๐—˜๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ / Episode 8 / ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ / ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ

Back in 2001, when I began my DJ career, most nightclubs & party promoters still solely relied on "guerrilla-style" street promotion with teams of kids flyering parked cars near nightclubs. You would walk out of a party at the end of the night and get assaulted with flyers being handed to you by a gangs of street teams. Then you would walk up to your parked car bombed with party flyers tucked under your window wipers. At that time, thatโ€™s the only way party kids found out about upcoming events.

After working for 3 online-marketing start-ups during the "๐——๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ" of the Late 90โ€™s, I understood the tremendous marketing advantage of having a website, leveraging digital & email marketing, and building a mailing list of customers. When I was just beginning my DJ career, I was one of the first in San Francisco nightlife to build a website. At that time, there was no WIX or Squarespace "novice-friendly" website building platforms. At that time, there wasnโ€™t a โ€œdime a dozenโ€ freelance web designers. At that time, only big corporations had websites with big budgets and building a website was complicated, expensive and you needed someone who knew how to code in HTML. I didnโ€™t have the money to hire a web design firm. Instead, I bought a cheap, first-generation website-design software program called "Microsoft Frontpage" and bought a book from an old-fashioned Barnes & Noble "brick & mortar" store called โ€œ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐——๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€โ€ and I learned how to design a website myself! In December 2001, DonovanSF.com was born!

I was one of the first to adopt the email collection strategy of the โ€œ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐—ฃ๐— โ€ guest-list sign-up and quickly built a nightlife customer list and began mobilizing more and more people to the parties I was Dj'ing. Not only was my marketing consistently bringing people but my RSVP lists were filling the club earlier in the night, when it normally would be awkwardly dead and the bar not making money. The "Free Before 11" List also gave clubs and promoters a way to very clearly see which DJs or hosts were actually bringing customers and which ones werenโ€™t. This shined a bright light of truth on a lot of big talkers bragging about their previously unmeasurable pull. This ruffled A LOT of feathers to say the least!

I was clowned on by other local DJs upset that I was all of a sudden getting bookings over them because I could bring more people. They mocked me as a โ€œ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—โ€ and discounted me as โ€œ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—โ€. They were irritated that they had put in their dues and now some novice punk DJ who, in their opinion, sucked at spinning records, was playing all of San Franciscoโ€™s biggest parties, not because of his DJ talent, but because he brought larger crowds than them. And most importantly, he brought a lot of beautiful women (which is the gold currency of nightlife). My other DJ friends ๐——๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐— ๐˜†๐—ธ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜€ and ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐˜† ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ quickly followed suit and we all enjoyed an unprecedented rise to local San Francisco DJ stardom as we got booked to play some of the biggest and most famous clubs and parties the city had to offer.

Nightclubs and promoters quickly began to realize they could book these young, hungry DJs for $100 to $150 a gig and we would bring more people than big-name local DJs with major associations to famous parties that demanded a lot more money. Some would say this day in history, when promoters realized it made more business & financial sense to book a DJ who could bring a lot of people over booking a DJ based on their musical talent, was โ€œ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.โ€ A lot of local DJs losing bookings took it very personally. In my opinion, that was the turning point of the San Francisco party scene. A music scene that was all about unity & inclusivity and sharing a love for house music sadly became fragmented, tribal and cliquey. The once proudly proclaimed โ€œ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒโ€ became the โ€œ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€.

Camps began to form and I realized that all these โ€œ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒโ€ folks were shockingly preparing for war! It was intimidating and it was scary. It was disheartening. People I looked up to and admired were talking mad [email protected] about me. I was the New Kid on the Block and apparently I was a threat. Quickly, I had to find allies and Dimitris, Frenchy & I bonded together. What we quickly realized was by joining forces, โ€œ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟโ€ (๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ), we were ten times stronger and more powerful. And thatโ€™s how 3 lone musketeers became โ€œ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€. We became brothers of war. We went into to battle together. We fought the wars of San Francisco nightlife side by side in the trenches together. Life-long friendships were formed that last to this day. And thatโ€™s how this DJ fairytale beginsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hosting over 500 events in the past 18 years, Donovan has been the pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous people in Northern California". Donovan's website www.DonovanSF.com is one of the highest trafficked nightlife community websites in Northern California with over a 50,000 mailing list and enormous loyal following of the most upscale, A-List, jet-setting, fashion-forward crowd. When people think of upscale events and fashion-forward culture in Northern California, they immediately think DonovanSF.com. Donovan's promotional business generates millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco's local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, salons, retail stores, public transportation, and local government. Donovan events are hosted at San Francisco's most reputable and most prestigious venues: The Four Seasons, San Francisco City Hall, Bentley Reserve, U.S. Old Mint, Top of the Mark, the Fairmont Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Clift Hotel, the W Hotel, Julia Morgan Ballroom (Merchant Exchange Building), Regency Ballroom, Payne Mansion, Archbishop's Mansion, Sports Club LA (San Francisco), San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, Terra, Ozumo, Foreign Cinema, La Mar, Emporio Armani Caffรจ, 5a5 Steak Lounge, Orson, Park Chalet, Crystal Jade, Teatro Zinzanni, Ana Mandara, Yoshi's, Shangai 1930, Le Colonial, Sens, Jones, Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, Circolo, Monte Cristo, Sutra, Circa, Eastside West, Butterfly, Servino Ristorante (Tiburon), etc. Donovan works with world-famous fashion brands Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marciano, Macy's, Bebe, Kenneth Cole, Diesel, Ted Baker, Armani Exchange, Benetton, French Connection, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Shu Uemura, Vidal Sasson, Miss Sixty/Energie, and fashion magazines Vogue, GQ, Details, 7X7, San Francisco, SOMA, 944, Chic Metropolitan, and BAYFashion. Donovan is famous for producing the most elaborate annual theme party traditions in San Francisco such as The Masquerade Ball: A Venetian Carnival Affair, The Haunted Ball Halloween Party, The Mad Hatter's: Alice in Wonderland Party, Little Black Dress Party, Drink for Pink: Breast Cancer Fundraiser, White Sands Day Party, and his Grand New Years' Eve Black-Tie Gala. In 2008, Donovan launched Donovan Silicon Valley with the commitment to bring the class & sophistication of Donovanโ€™s San Francisco events to Silicon Valley. Donovan Silicon Valley was an overnight success and has become the leading upscale nightlife promotions company of Silicon Valley, producing cocktail attire events in only the most affluent neighborhoods, such as downtown Saratoga at 2011 Michelin Star restaurant The Plumed Horse, downtown Los Gatos at Silicon Valley's most chic Hotel Los Gatos, 2011 Michelin Star restaurant Trevese, Hult's Restaurant, Katsu, South Bay's most prestigious Fairmont Hotel San Jose, and Santana Row's hippest, most popular restaurants Sino & Straits. Donovan is also a major contributor to charity organizations such as Global Green, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Guardsmen, City of Dreams, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Destination Foundation and Little Kids Rock. Donovan provides promotional support to numerous other high profile San Francisco charity events such as Macy's "Passport", Global Green's "Gorgeous & Green", and The Junior League of San Francisco's Annual "Gala".

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Hey I left my car key at La Mar for your event. It was given to the gentleman at the front door who helped with the event. Can that gentleman contact me and let me know if he still has that key?
Hi there, I just wanted to reach out and send a hearty thank you for suggesting I attend "Imagine" this year. My group had an incredible time, and it was very magical for us. I've been seeing some of the negative reviews you've been dealing with, and wish people were more compassionate with how they provide feedback - an event of that proportion was bound to have things that go well and things that dont go as well. It's how event planning works. But it's important that you know you stunned us, and we can't wait for the next event.
Please come to Maui next year!!! I moved away from the Bay Area and I really miss your shows. Do a big show at the MACC! I'll help promote!
Are you guys doing the Haunted Dinner at Payne Mansion again this year?
Hello, I purchased 2 tickets for the 6/24 event, did not receive a confirmation email. Is there a way to request that confirmation email to be resent? I unable to locate contact info.

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