Circuit parties still have a function. There is also a gay beach in Barcelona itself. Great weather, exceptional venues, and the money going to one of the oldest AIDS charities. The big parties are usually more mixed. The term "circuit" came from it being the "need to know circuit"—not only discos, but "in-in-the-know" places in the gay community that even included barbershops.
They lasted one evening only, and were held in various large venues in metropolitan areas with large gay populations.
San Francisco began developing its own clubs and nights, separate from New York. Latino Voices. Also, it is not uncommon to have your straight friends want to join you at a gay music festival. One of the early names for AIDS was "The Saint's Disease," because by the second season, it had already begun decimating the club's membership.
There, DJs like Roy Thode, who may have invented the EP by looping a song back and forth until it filled one entire side of an album, were experimenting with new ways to play records.