a reply to: UpThenDown
Got enough of my own .
Went to Shelleys from 1990 til the close then went to Kinetic for a while. The Orbit up at Morley was a great place.
Prefer techno really. After the early rave days and everything splitting into different scenes like drum n bass, happy hardcore, gabba etc.
The Orbit had a nice blend of "proper" trance and harder but more intelligent techno .
Got my first pair of decks in early 91 and played at various diy parties of our own and was on a residents rota at a university night. Did a few
clubs, too, but nothing major.
I have seen a few old videos of people I knew or saw around but generally avoided getting filmed myself. You could always see the guy doing the videos
at Shelleys because the camera had a white light on it.
Saw Shades of Rhythm a few times and N-joi, Altern8, Shamen, Orbital, Sub Sub, got various tapes with shout outs for me on.
Best night was Universe Tribal Gathering in the techno tent with Sven Vath, CJ Bolland, Laurent Garnier, Tanith, Dave Angel, Daz Saund etc....
Still got most of those on disc copied from the original tapes.
Also went to the infamous new years eve all nighter at Littlecote House , Fantazia. It wasn't as bad as some said .
Festival raves were always pretty messy. Notable and memorable being the Avon Free Festival with the hippy fire engine and massive searchlight and the
Treworgy Tree Festival which was utterly chaotic but marvellous fun.
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