on saturday february 10th, 2001, i attended a rave in the famous city of toronto.
it was one of the greatest raves i have ever attended, and i was very impressed with the organization and execution of the event.
this was my second time ever at the better living center. first and foremost, the efficiency of the lineup was great. everyone in line had to have a ticket. if you didn't have a ticket, you had to buy one from the ticket booth before entering the line. the same went for guestlist. you needed to pick up your guestlist ticket before you even got in line, not to mention that the guestlist was also supported by verification numbers. wow, that's organized. that eliminates the "do you know who i am? i know <insert name of promoter here>"
i must say i felt for all of the people who had to wait in that line on the coldest night of the year. daam, cold isn't even the word.
inside, i was pleased to see that the setup was drastically different from the last time i attended the blc for the liquid back 2 back party.
the main room was jungle, something i only get to appreciate when i attend syrous parties. and man was the system ever loud!
the house room thankfully did not overlap the sound of the jungle room as it did at liquid. it could have been a bit louder though.
i was glad to be at this party with friends who i went to university with. i haven't partied with some of these people in over three years. as soon as we got there, we planted ourselves right in front of the dj in the house room and began dancing. it's good to know some things never change. you'll always find the london krew right up in front of the dj *grin* london massive krew!
throughout the evening, i kept running into more london alumni, including a friend who just returned from a 2 year trip to australia. it was funny how each of us had not been to that many 'big' parties in the past year, yet we all chose to attend bittersweet. coincidence?
now onto the music. i spent most of the evening in the house room, mostly cause i was surrounded by such good friends. i was unbelievably impressed with dekoze's set. this guy has maad crazy skills, and he tore the roof off the place. glad to finally hear fat boy slim's 'what the fuck' on a real system.
up next came the blonde bombshell from the uk, miss anne savage. i've heard her spin many times before, and i have only been impressed by her performance at the better days bliss party, so she had a lot of impressing to do. and once again she did not. i must say she was in a better mood than the last time i saw her at the tribe 7 year, but she had too many build ups. not that i don't like build ups, but she used the m as a mixing tool. that i was not impressed with. overall, her set was decent. i was dancing with friends listening to a sexxxy blonde spin uplifting electronic music at a rave in the year 2001, so life wasn't so bad *grin*
i had to drag myself away from the house room to catch dj hype spinning dillinja's all aboard plate. on a phat loud system those steel drums sound incredible! the energy in the jungle room was great. so refreshing to see the main room playing jungle all night! awesome.
back to the house room for donalde glaude. this man is a crowd pleaser. he gets so into his music and the crowd that you can't help but groove your ass off.
^^^donalde glaude @ daybreaks 2 yr^^^
donalde glaude is a showman with the dj skills to back it up. the only thing that would have made donalde glaude's set better would have been some more volume. other than that, his set was perfection and the music highlight of the night.
^^^that guy and donalde glaude at dose connected '98^^^
police and security were on a rampage, but i guess it was necessary. city owned property and a death at a rave the week before is more than enough of a reason to have that many pdos and security. i had what i needed and was very careful about my 420 celebrations, so that aside at least i felt safe in that environment. sometimes da popo ain't so bad...sometimes.
^^^chillin wit da popo at dose connected '98^^^
sorry for all of the ol skewl pix, but they were from the other time i have attended a rave at exhibition place...the automotive building is a large venue as well. cause i didn't have a camera at this party, i thought i'd drum up some old pix to go along with my post.
come to think of it, i didn't bring anything to this party that i normally have with me. i had no camera, no backpack, no book, no pencil case...hell i didn't even wear any red. all i brought was myself and a positive attitude, and i had an incredible time.
props to my london krew and the tbk for reprazentin in tha year 2001!
maaaad props to my girl libragyal and aaron micks for the hook up...i'm glad i didn't have to wait in the kold
overall, one of the best raves i have ever attended. very well organized, the best people to celebrate with, and some slammin tunes. the people + the music = the vibe, and i was glad to share it with everyone at bittersweet.
9/10 gunshots fi di syrous krew!
- that glad to be raving in the year 2001 guy