Frustrated by the lack of originality in the local electronica scene these days, promoter Brent Bruning received a dream one night in which a wizened old DJ (possibly A Guy Called Gerald) urged him to "Go wet, young man, go wet." Inspirato, like persperato, can be a liquid affair, and before you could say "Avast ye scurvy candyflippers!" Bruning had launched Aquatica, a floating celebration of electronic music and bad hors d'oeuvres that's now in its third incarnation. Renting city-owned pleasure boats and filling them full of tipsy ravers might seem like a risky proposition to some, but Bruning has pulled this off with style and panache, and even tagged it as a benefit for the Austin Clean Water Action Fund. A fourth Aquatica outing is planned for the fall, and Bruning's companion CD compilation is now Tower's No. 1 local seller.
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