ever arranged an outdoor party?

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  1. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ill tell you this right now, parties look quite different from behind the scenes. were about to throw an outdoors rave today and im already spent. Weve driven cross land and kingdom to get the huge speakers, the generator, the mixer and amp. Next step is setting it up which is in like... an hour or so. Last step is getting all the gear back to where it belongs. By then i will have acheived clinical brain death. We will start the night with some new upbeat soulful drum and bass and around 2-3 in the morning its hard techno time.

    Wish me luck!
     
  2. klusta

    klusta Pulsar

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    Yeah setting up outdoor parties is a right mission.

    I've done 3 on a beach about 30 miles from where I live for two previous summers to this. Generators usually create problems. We didn't think bout the wind on beachs at night the first time we done one. At about 3-4am it really picked up and blew moist air and sand through the air filter, which fucked the genny temporarly. Music was only off for 10 mins though.

    I now try n refuse to setup beach parties unless its someone elses equipment, then I'll giv um a hand. Sand fucks equipment and records big time :thumbsd:

    Hope it all goes well though
     
  3. Ol Skee

    Ol Skee Original Kakalak Asshole

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    Yeah i had a party last year. I had good music, but shitty location and people to work with. The person that i did this party with was a total crock... She got the equipment the very last minute and just didnt organize it good at all.. IT was suppose to be my birthday party, but i ran around all nite making sure everything was running ok cause the dumb bitch was doing drugs and what not.

    Some key points for you. Although they seem pretty much common sense
    1)Do it all yourself. Dont rely on anybody.
    2)Book your djs and equipment early
    3)Have a proper venue/location
    4)Make sure you have enuff money for all expenses
    5)Have plenty of parking

    Basically have some common sense and keep it cool, and u will be ok. Its a lot of responsibilty. A lot more than people think. Good luck
     
  4. synertia

    synertia New Member

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    I had fun playing man, but I didn't have a very good time at the party no offense... haha, I know you didn't either. I enjoyed playing for you and I would any time :thumbsup:
     
  5. Ol Skee

    Ol Skee Original Kakalak Asshole

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    No doubt man.. A hard lesson learned.. Trust, the next one will be organized much better and with no bullshit and nothing but Drum and Bass.:afro:
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    yesterday was wicked and my brain is kaputt gegangen. thats about all i can manage to write as of right now.
     
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    I WANT TO PLAY AGAIN! :mad:
     
  8. Mulla

    Mulla Digital Future

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    ha ha! We went to the shittest outdoor free party last night, there was about 50 people there, and we had to wait around til about 4am just to play, and then when we did it turned out to be the shittest set-up ever!!! The decks were these crappy old Gemini's (proper antiques!) and to make matters worse, the decks were set up on the back of a lorry with the back down, but the whole thing was on a slant!!!!! I only mixed one tune and couldnt be arsed to carry on, far too frustrating! :mad:
     
  9. viper

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    Init, Mulla!!!!!!
    That free party was the shittest free party ive ever been too. Okay, it might of been better if i was fucked but never the less, it was painful just being there.

    To have a decent free party, there got to be a decent rig, a decent set of decks and shit loads of people.
    The party saturday was lacking all these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
     
  10. Mulla

    Mulla Digital Future

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    Yes mate, thats the problem with free parties - unless theres a decent atmosphere (like the Exodus, Darkstar etc parties) then you really need to be off your tits to enjoy it!!! And boring old me, having given up pretty much all chemicals, definately wasnt feelin this one!!! Big ups to the Viper tho, we smashed it for about 10 minutes!!!
     
  11. Rareform

    Rareform Formula Inc. Recs

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    did you hear about the one near newbury on saturday??? apparantly 15 sound systems... i didn't go but would love to know if it went off?

    mulla - did you go to lechlade in 1992? now THAT was a free party :)
     
  12. Mulla

    Mulla Digital Future

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    Nah I was about 10 then and living in Sarf London!!! Heard bare stories about it tho, reckon some people still havent recovered from it!!!
     
  13. Rareform

    Rareform Formula Inc. Recs

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    yup.. i know a few of them...

    fecking space cadets!

    i was 15 and we cycled over from carterton! haha