the gathering was conceived in 1991 with the goal of uniting the new but already fracturing rave scene in san francisco. four small parties called come-unity, eklypz, piesces, and destiny came together to do the first gathering at a disused church on harrison street. it was a mind blowing dance marathon that ended at 9am in the morning. a legend was born.
since that day, there have been over 55 gatherings in sf, sj, la, hawaii, seattle, amsterdam & ireland. the locations were always secretive and unique ranging from warehouse break ins, aircraft hangers, clubs & ranches, to national guard armories, race tracks, union halls & bowling alleys. no matter where the gatherings happened the result was always the same, a high energy positive event with great music and lots of smiling loving dancing people.... here is but a taste of ninety seven with classic farina at his best with tracks that will take you back to a time and a place that is indescribable to those who didn't experience it first hand.