Imagine: several hours of overly loud music from the best era of dance music ever known? What could go wrong? Let's see:
- Stu Allen was great, he started off with 1991/2 era breaks and house and hardcore and also played a bunch of 1996-era happy hardcore as well
- N-trance however were shite, I mean, this woman comes on stage and starts singing over this weak euro house beat and I'm like, "bugger this, I'm going next door"
- Spent about an hour next door with a range of jungle and drum and bass, 1995-2000 ish I think. Ray Keith has a darker taste in d&b than I do but I very much enjoyed his DJing style.
- Went back to the other room when Slipmatt came on. I love this guy even though he's cut his hair and indeed gone bald now, haha. He played basically the same thing as he did when I saw him in 2002, old school anthems, new school breaks remixes of old school records, and the occasional house tune.
I knew nearly all the records I heard although I'm hopeless with names so I could probably only name about half of them. Such a variety of different styles of beats and even of tempos, too. I mean, there was old school hardcore, happy hardcore, jungle, drum and bass, new school breaks, house, all sorts. You go to things these days and they play one beat, one tempo. It's boring! Anyway maybe later if I can be bothered I'll post a list of names of records I can remember hearing. I won't get them all because it wasn't like I was standing there with a notebook, but, you know.
Also in a break from tradition I didn't have a hat on. In fact I was pretty nondescript, I mean I had a black t-shirt and navy blue trousers and that was it, no hat, no glow in the dark whistle. But for some reason a lot more people than usual talked to me. I don't know. Maybe it was nothing to do with that and I was just going round smiling a lot because of the music? Maybe the crowd at this type of event was friendlier than usual? Hell if I know.
Oh and also I hardly left the floor in like four hours and my legs didn't hurt much at all afterwards and certainly not when I woke up the next day, unlike the thing last month after which my back and legs hurt for a week.
So what went wrong? Get this: Nothing!