People who know me behind the scenes know there's some things that really wind me up, and after last night I have to get some stuff off my chest and explain a few things... Firstly people trying to nick bits of decor, as 'souvenirs'... This has happened plenty of times and stuff has been nicked. That's our time, effort, money and ideas and I'm not going let it walk out thru the door. (Effort put in, to put on what recognised as one of the best looking dnb events in the country). I take it very personally, the same as if someone was to walk into my house and try to walk out with any of the contents... I personally don't mind people taking next event posters or dj set time papers, those are souvenirs... But 5m x 2m backdrops, that's not a souvenir, neither are the hanging stencilled disks or the meshes that we hang when we do lasers. The best of which (which was handpainted in about 6 layers) got trashed by someone trying to pull it down as a 'souvenir'. (Of course I'm gonna defend what's ours...) Secondly is random people getting up on stage and the podiums and dancing... We've had plenty of equipment broken and damaged by people falling about on stage, bulbs broken in lights, lighting displays made inoperable by people trippingover cables (which might not be fixable during 'showtime'), lazers wrecked by coats being tucked beside them, backdrops pulled down, monitors speakers being knocked over, even that girl who fell on the decks a few months backs. Also we've had fireworks and effects set up which we've been unable to use cos of people on the stage. If we don't keep it strict, we get invaded, and that's not safe, not good for the dj, or for anyone else. It takes more work than most people would ever know to organise events every month, and decor / stuff getting stolen for 'souvenirs' and uninvited random people who don't respect the stage space seriously fuck me off! It costs us money too... Rant over. That's what makes me angry! a little bit of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.