7th April 02
What an amazing night this turned out to
Well this was supposedly an 8 o'clock we arrived at bletchly round
about 8'ish and joined the queue bout 8:45 we arrived and the
queue just start to let people in we didn't have to queue that
long only problem just the staffing for the queue seem to not
have a clue. Got searched and me cameras in as I boycotted the
sanctuary since September due to problem of last but no problems
tonight. Well I touched inside, brought a horn and off I raved.
Straight into the fast track arena and I think Billy bunter just
finished his set as I could hear Sharkey mcin whilst I was queuing
I've not heard him for such a long time. The décor in the
fast track was blinding inflatable lasers and lighting was amazing
through out the night but I didn't stay in there for too long
and headed straight to the drumnbass room and was caught by no
other than Dougal's dad and thought well might as well get an
interview cant wait for the video.
Anyway I caught Ray Keith one of my fave dj's and five alive was
on the mic, really not impressed by him. I had a wonder up stairs
to the oldskool room and caught mistress mo setting up, thought
i'd stay in here for a bit she played an oldskool housey set with
the classics thrown in for good measure.
Went back to the dnb room and fluid was
on his set well wasn't that impressive really dry the crowd also
couldn't really get into it as well and I headed straight back
upstairs and mo was finishing and druid was just about to start
he played the classic panic and Sharkey was mcin to some oldskool
happy classics. Man thought I was listening to some of my old
96 tapes. This was one of my fave sets of the night.
After druid finished I thought I best put my coat in as I was
boiling. Cloakroom was a bit weird as it was some sort of porter
cabin but was good. I had a look around whilst I was outside the
bungee looked really impressive but was far too expensive in my
opinion 15 quid I could have a got a tape pack or a ticket for
rave with that money the merchandise stall had some offers on
as well with some really old tape packs wish they had a cash point
nearby also glad they didn't or i'd be broke come 6.
Anyways back to the dnb room and it started to fill out got to
the front and seen most of the b'ham crew mashing it up all my
regulars were there that I know seemed like a mini flashback big
shouts and respect b'ham crew. Up now was Brockie but no Dett
instead with mc ic3 he was amazing.
IC3 nuff respect this bloke deserves shaking
ravers hands and giving out nuff shouts he was hyping up the crowd
like an mc should be, Shabba came half way through his set. I'm
not a big fan of Shabba anyways so we wont go there. Kenny ken
with Dett, ic3 and Shabba on the mic this was amazing as they
kept passing the mic to each I like mc's when they mc off each
Well this is what I've been waiting for, the PA the Shy FX was
blinding Di came on stage everybody was singing along to shake
it ladies love this tune believe the dancers were going mad on
stage. He mixed out of shake it straight into the remix of wolf
I was going mental shocking, brocking and mashing it up people
were getting scared but it was all fun. Whilst chilling I bumped
into mc storm had a quick natter with him whilst cooling off and
who did I see going stairs Slipmatt with out his legendary pony
tail. I was shocked the ponytail has been part of rave history
I caught a bit of Slipmatt's set.
Well time for the USH.net meet up and I met some new faces and
Nicky Blackmarket was about to start his set in the oldskool room
I couldn't afford to miss that.
As I walked upstairs I heard one of me old time favourite champion
Dj, along with trick of technology and the classic dark soldier.
Five alive was mcin but I wasn't really all impressed with his
Back to the main arena I got to the front and met loads of people
from b'ham and other ravers I know and Kaos was just finishing
his set and he played a good remix of the urban takeover classic
bad ass and Scott brown was up next. I went back to the dnb room
and ed rush was up playing techy stuff which was good something
different compared to shake it and the vocal mix of the terrible
LK bah I hate these tunes with fearless just killing the mic nuff
Well Nicky was starting his main set fearless was mcin half way
through and again five alive was finishing off. I headed upstairs
and the grand master of jump up Mickey Finn was up I caught him
playing I though set speed not too sure, room was well hot in
there but I stayed for a bit and chilled out. Yes I've been chilling
out most of the night but has been well hot.
I thought I best get me coat, as there was no queue there, I didn't
want to get hit with the rush like I did nearly 2 years ago. Well
one of my fave dj's were up next in the playing last sets Ramos,
Supreme and Marley in the oldskool room Sy in the hardcore room
and Mickey Finn finishing off in the dnb why do they do this too
I was torn between what sets to do. Well
I started off with the RSR crew really enjoyed what I heard then
into the hardcore said hello to storm cant remember what Sy was
playing back to the dnb room and with 15mins left I said my good
byes to my b'ham at front and back to the hardcore room Sy was
amazing along with storm he played power of love remix I got rewound
but never finished playing I don't know but it did. Sound engineer!!!!!
Well what an amazing night the dnb room was really were I spent
most of the night but I couldn't believe how many time LK was
played with shake it but tunes of the night probably the remix
of wolf, planet dust and Grimey that tune rocks it!!!!
Anyways big shouts to Wilson, 4-D, Dazz, Charly, Zoe + Collete,
Snow, Paul, Marcus, Wookie, Simon, Astro, Oldham Boys, Kev, Grob,
Doc-e plus many others from Ush.net that I've forgotten but well
Well another Slammin at the sanctuary and with a long wait till
the next one maybe in September or sooner who knows see ya soon.
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'