yep. Looking back I don't think I'd ever seen a reaction like that before in the music world. I read so many obits from people from all over the place and I think it affected people in ways they couldn't quite grasp - felt like more than just losing a renegade pioneer everyone had grown up with. Some of the alfos diehards are a bit 'culty' about it all, which is not me at all, much as I admired him but I do get the emotion though. For me it was as much about the appeal of family, community, musical curiosity, so missing in the corporate dance world, that throwback to the old days, planning meet ups and reunions all over Europe. One of the more unexpected outcomes for me personally is that I made new friends in Spain with some of his hardcore fans and it really galvanised and inspired all these little scenes influenced by electro, darkwave, synth, dub, slo-mo, chuggy stuff and all the rest. We just booked tix to go to NOUS again this Sept near Biarritz, which was really good last year (they have Rodion and Ivan Smagghe playing) and the whole thing is loosely based on Convenanza whilst the actual Convenanza are confirming details soon, although I dunno if they should let it lie and try something new?