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Bluesky - Revolutionair *London*

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by outofcontrol, Jan 20, 2001.

  1. outofcontrol

    outofcontrol TRIBE Member

    Well first off I'm really surprised that knowone else has posted anything about last night yet.
    I have totally mixed feelings on the whole night. I was really looking forward to it and it really seemed to dissapoint.

    When I first arrived the music sounded great...but when I walked into the room everyone was just standing around!!!!
    The night really had a potential to be really good. The music kicked ass, the lighting was cool, but the VIDE JUST WASN'T THERE!
    at like 1:30-2:00am I started wondering why it was that knowone was dancing yet...even though i was sober I didn't think that it would take so long for peoples drugs to kick in, but I don't know what happened!!!!

    It almost seemed like either knowone new why they were there or had pumped themselves so full of stuff that they couldn't move....it was really a sad thing to see. and there was only a handfull of people that I met that were even remotley nice!!!! I thought i was at party, where people came to dance all night and listen to great music!!!!! It seems like the whole spirit and vibe of raving is dissolving!!!!!

    Everyone seemed to be complaining about the sound sytem too. it was really quiet....but at around 4:30 5:00am, someone just cranked it, and the place seemed to come alive again, even more than it had been all night!!!!!

    At this point I met a girl that was a photographer, which I later found out from my friends that she was there for Tribe....

    a very cute girl with a black Molson Canadian tuque, glassees and wearing all balck...she was the only person I met all night that seemed to be there for the music...she was really nice, which by this point seemed to be unheard off!!!!

    I just want to say thanks to her for ending my night on a good note with a smiling face and "party" attitude....it made me feel like I wasn't the only one there for the REAL REASON WE ALL RAVE!!!! Music, good people, and the vibe!!!!

    Peace
     
  2. JEMZ

    JEMZ TRIBE Member

    I don't know what to say, I just couldn't get into the night. I am a sound junkie and the system was so quiet that the crowd was docile. I met some really cool people but it felt like pulling teeth just to strike up a conversation at times.

    My hilight of the night was (as always) seeing Norm back in London, a pleasure indeed. Unfortunately security was so tight that my 420 celebration felt like a high tech bank job.

    I had a good time at this party, but that is because I forced myself not to get down about things. The way I saw it, I had a lot of good friiends there, I had a soundsystem to listen to beats on, and I had a space to shake my ass... everything else was gravy. I was supposed to work last night but I partied instead, that is always a good thing.
    All Revolutioned out
    Jamie [​IMG]

    Oh yeah the fact that the floor was the most solid slab of concrete I have ever danced on made for really sore legs real quickly, a possible other reason why people might not have been groovin' as much. I'll just wait for Booty Bits' review now.
     
  3. Dam That SnarkEE Kid

    Dam That SnarkEE Kid TRIBE Member

    This party was definitely interesting, and I admit I had alot of fun. But I wouldn't describe the party "fun" so much as more "funny."

    I liked the venue. It was definitely oldschool, in its raw warehouse style boxed simplicity. I wouldn't have minded some more seating, but the big square room was definitely nice. Kinda reminded me of LAUNCH last year, for some reason.

    I liked Chris Liberator, and the set before him. Liberator played an awesome techno set, and while I'm not fond of techno, I can appreciate a nice engaging set. Too bad the system was so incredibly quiet. I think the fact that the music didn't seem to overwhelm and wash over you could attribute to the party-apathy shown by most attendees.

    The venue was clean, the bathrooms were portapotties (eek) but the water was reasonable, and there was a sink to fill your bottle. These factors are usually the ones people complain about most, but I didn't seem to mind about them much.

    And the crowd filled the space well. Not packed, but definitely not empty. It seemed like a nice size.

    So why is it that everyone seemed so apathetic, and why was no one dancing whatsoever? There was definitely not a lack of partiers, of familiar faces, or even of E-induced "happiness"...

    So I can't explain why there was a lack of 'excitement' or a surplus of rave-apathy...As that old cliche goes, there was no "Vibe." I really can't understand or explain it.

    I definitely had fun, and I attribute it to the people I was with all night, and despite our "party elitism and attitude," I still think that it was an enjoyable and fun(ny) night. In retrospect, I'm almost glad the music was quiet so I didn't have to yell to talk to my friends.

    So, I can't rate this party because my rating would be based on factors unrelated to the party/dj/promoter work itself.

    I just want to know if anyone has any ideas why this party seemed more like a StandAround party than a DanceAbout party. So odd!

    .StEEvEEdEE.
    - Rave On! -

    PS: I think I'll stick to clubbing in London. :b
     
  4. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    okay here it goes:

    the reason that people chose to stand around all night was that the music was much quieter than normal. this meant that you could easily talk to the people around you and weren't always yelling just to be heard. also, when the music is as relentless as acid techno can be, the volume really helps. it makes you feel the music that much more.
    steeveedee, Eclipse(sp?) from London, not the board, played before liberator and i agree, he played a great set.
    Chris Liberator also played a fantastic set. he cranked the system up a little, and later on, at 6 AM the system was turned up even more, to a really good volume. many people didn't wait around for it, but the true heads were treated to it properly!
    i stayed until the party ended and i had a great time. all my initial party crew fizzled out by the end, but they were replaced by the smiling faces of that420guy and a whole crew of toronto people.
    the party was very calm and low on energy but it turned out to be really pleasant that way. i have never been so serene and relaxed at a party before and it felt really nice. i also got my dance fix with the London Massive Kru in the morning.
    at the beginning of the night, all we could do was notice how old school the party was. at first i thought there were no bathrooms but it turned out to be the best kept secret of the party. 2 fully functioning flushing toilets, sinks with paper towels, hand soap.....wow, it made my night so much better. i really don't like port-a-potties.
    the highlight was seeing so many friendly faces, new and old. some old friends who haven't been partying in months came out to this event. thats always a nice treat!

    big ups to Norm for keeping the London Massive Kru alive and well until the wee hours! (and also for being a most gracious house guest with his band of merry womyn!)

    had a great time, hope you all did too.

    Booty Bits

    p.s. LostintheEhole, don't write off the scene like this "It seems like the whole spirit and vibe of raving is dissolving!!!!!" just because you were at one low key party. only a few days ago you were PLURiffic about London and the scene here. remember, you gotta see the forest for the trees. just a thought.
     
  5. outofcontrol

    outofcontrol TRIBE Member

    You are totally right!!! I was just mad about a few things when i wrote it...I really wanted my friends to have a good time and they really didn't..I was the only osber one out of the bunch and they just couldn't dance.....I realized after i wrote that that I shouldn't have been like that....I was being very cranky.....

    i know that it was just a little strange and the sound sytem did have alot to do with it...I was there when they cranked it up at the end and that was killer for sure...

    Please all Excuse my harsh words

    Peace
     
  6. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    thats cool man.
    rave on man, rave on.
     
  7. that 420 guy

    that 420 guy TRIBE Member

    i could spend the time being all pissy about the obvious lack of volume from the speakers. i could spend time complaining about the ever so present high profile security (being sneaky walking around with their hoods up to 'blend in'). i could complain about the increased number of people standing around...but all that did not help create the vibe i was so looking forward to breathing in the forest city.

    the music volume increased as the evening continued, and i had ample space to dance on front of the speakers.

    i was very pleased to see that even without the intense volume we all crave so much, that the music still caused many of us to move our bodies without abandon. dance is an expression of self through movement, and there were many of us showing off our dancing 'vocabulary'.

    i got to see so many people i have not seen in london for a while, and that was great. i got to party with booty bits, cappaccina, patio-d, phat albert, jemz, even mercury. i enjoyed liberator's set (especially the crescendo of volume). he had me groovin in front of the speaker, and i had no worries about hitting anyone while i danced.

    the venue was very old school, a wharehouse with one room and porta potties. well ventilated and not too packed.

    yes there was a lack of vibe but my standing there complaining about it did not help create the vibe i wanted to breath. so with a smile on my face i danced like no one was watching, smiled at those who passed by me, and yelled "london massive kru" when i felt the urge.

    overall, this party was fun because of the people i chose to share the evening with. i realize that each time i return to the forest city i will recognize fewer and fewer people, but those who i do recognize always seem to bring a smile to my face.

    maaad props to booty bits for being such an angel and opening up her home to us travelling vagrants from toronto. your hospitality and kindness was much appreciated.

    daam that grrl love booty house. strictly booty for booty bits...no doubt.

    and thank god for dial-a-bottle. for the lazy day after, it's great to have food and beer brought to your front door [​IMG]

    thanks to the bluesky krew for their continued presence in the london scene. an interesting start to a revolution i must say. one room parties bring back so many memories.

    maybe i'll be back to the forest city in april...4/20/01 is just around the corner.

    pese and breakbeatz

    - that lmk guy [​IMG]
     
  8. DJ Doublecross

    DJ Doublecross TRIBE Member

    I had a good time, despite the aforementioned problems. They didn't bother me too much because I saw so many friends there, and heard some good music. I especially liked the Dirty Harry remix... I know it's like the biggest acid techno anthem, but for those of us who don't hear acid techno too often, it's always fun to hear.

    It was also fun trying to hobble/dance on my sprained ankle.... I guess you shouldn't attempt to do techno aerobics in your living room right before going to a party! [​IMG]

    Rob
     

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