End of an era
The Que Club
Saturday 7th September 2002
Well ever since mid June with the rumours building around the
Que clubs future in doubt well it was officially confirmed that
the Que club was to be no more and to be turned in luxury apartments.
The line-up on its own was amazing but this being the last ever
event at the Que was that touch little extra. What a better way
than to sail out, than to give the Que club a night to remember
with a flashback party.
The event has been sold out a week before the event and people
still turned up looking for tickets and people parting from £30
up to £130 for a ticket and to be part of the last ever
party at the Que club at any cost.
Arriving just after 9 the queue was already building up with the
anticipation of the night was it going to live to the hype?? Answer
YES!!! It did.
Walking into the main arena being decked out from top to bottom
with flashback throwing out all the stops to make this a party
to remember. The visual were incredible strobes, laser's the lighting
was top notch. The video screens panning the crowd and with the
PA tonight, the stage was equipped with keyboards and mic's, the
speaker stack's were huge and booming to full effect.
Up first was flashback's very own mistress mo playing a selection
from 91 getting the crowd going playing some incredible tunes
to get the party in full swing including the prodigy's pandemonium
also the Mary poppins a spoon full of sugar and rebel mc's tribal
base, mc Storm turned up about mid way through Mo's set she finished
the set with the jaws tune which I don't think I've heard since
the 3rd birthday back in 99.
Pilgrim was up next playing a more anthem set ranging from 92
to early 93 including SL2's ragga tip with just got the ravers
singing in unison, along with out of space, I feel this way, ganja
man the main arena was buzzing Storm was later accompanied by
MC Ribbz and Lenni. As Lenni arrived you could see the crowd go
mental as he himself knowing that this was going to be the last
night that he'll be performing at his home Que club.
I thought I'd have a check out of the other arena's and the Drum
and bass room with in full swing Mistress Mo was up along with
MC fearless this was the first time that they decided to introduce
mc's the Drum and bass room and Fearless did an amazing job. Mo
played the new remix of F.S.O.L Papa New Guinea. The room was
extremely hot but the vibes inside were tremendous, Mo ended the
set with messiah konflict. Nicky Blackmarket was up next starting
with the mo' fire tune featuring mc navigator.
As Nicky Blackmarket was a bit late I had unfortunately missed
Back to the main arena and Top buzz (aka Jason Kaye) Lenni was
on the mic the main arena was rammed to the rafters with tunes
such as dj's unite, music it take you with vocal mix from seal,
champion sound, helicopter it was mixed cross set 92-94.
Well the set that I was waiting for Dougal and Storm, Dougal
starting off with music then onto playing jimmy j's six days,
95 style (which is a tune!!!) triple j's have it all. It was amazing
to see the sea of hands in the air during Higher Love as this
crowd was very euphoric from the happy hardcore the 94-97 set
was good as it's my oldskool for I truly love and miss. Dougal
ended the set with a force and styles classic field of dreams!!
On with the show Mickey Finn and MC Lenni WOW!! That's all I
got to say Mickey Finn and Lenni one of my favourite DJ/MC combinations
starting of with the urban takeover Mickey Finn dub remix of Luniz
I got 5 onit, onto ready or not, bad ass, pulp fiction including
the classic ragga jungle tune from the congo natty crew champion
Dj and ended the set with dj's krust's warhead.
The penultimate set at the Que was from no other than Slipmatt
lime and jay j aka SL2 crew playing a regular SL2 set Expansions
move you body, wind it up, rabbit city's beyond control but it
was nice to hear alien eye found a café the tune with the
bomb scare riff, pvd vocal's from found a angel and ends with
café del mar energy 52.
Well the last hour had come to us with this set being a bit special
as if your on the mailing list you the raver had the option of
voting for the tunes to be played during this set with the votes
cast this set was bit special as it had the whole spectrum from
the oldskool hardcore raves scene, happy, oldskool and jungle.
Well what Dj could it be than no other than the scratch master
SY this was the last time to hear lighter, pulp fiction, shooting
star all at the Que club the last ever tune to be heard was liquid's
It was an emotional night knowing that the Que club would be
no more after this night. Well I've had a wicked 3 years at the
Que club it's going to be a shame to see this unique venue disappear
from my doorstep. As it makes a notch in the u.k's raving history.
With flashback now moving on to new pastures the sanctuary will
it live to the great expectations that the Que club has left behind?
Only one-way to find out flashback's 6th Birthday
Massive shouts to Mo and Jimmy for putting on a great party,
Also for all the other parties at the Que club for 3 years that
I've been at the Que club. Big up to the MC Lenni for putting
on an amazing show along with MC Storm, Sy, Dougal, Pilgrim, Fearless
Of course the party people Ed, Xlr-8, Wookie, Marcus, Trev, Jamie,
Karris, Astro, Scotty, Vicky, Chedda, Marky, Cris-e-Manic, Wildcard,
Nat, Zoe + Collete plus the raver's who I've forgotten but don't
know your names but for some reason you know mine.
Xtra-C saying a final farewell to the Que club See ya.
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'