Unity (NYE make up party)

Saturday, 8 January 1994

Production: Tribal productions and DNA 23

Venue: Metropolis, 99 Walker St North Sydney

DJs:

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/2vilf

Description:

 

 

 

 
Mulch Munch

Saturday, 8 January 1994

Production: Vegetable Matter

Venue: Warehouse on Cunningham St near Central Station

DJs: Sub Bass Snarl, Ding, Squiggle, Blau Dot, Scuzzi, Patrick HAF

Google Maps

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Night of the Living Apple Heads

Saturday, 15 January 1994

Production: Juicy Red Apple (Spellbound?)

Venue: Car park of the Saloon bar on Broadway.

DJs: Spellbound, Nick TT, Nik Fish, Arthur, Paul Holden, Fenix, Pee Wee, Vagas, Geoff Chef, Sugar Ray, Delirious

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/T1SkQ

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Cryogenesis

Sunday, 16 January 1994

Production

Venue: 155 Kent St, The Rocks

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Sub Bass Snarl, Marty B, Neural, Juzz, Rusty, Hi Shock

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Carl Cox Mania

Saturday, 22 January 1994

Production:

Venue: It was at the same venue as the first Space Cadet, the old film studio in Alexandria/Mascot.

DJs: Carl Cox

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 
Braindance

Tuesday, 25 January 1994

Production:

Venue: 324 King St, Newtown

DJs: Hi Shock, Michael MD, Sub Bass Snarl, Non Bosse Posse

Google Maps

Description

 

 

 
The Big Day Out – Boiler Room

Wednesday, 26 January 1994

Production:

Venue: Hordern Pavilion/Dome, Driver Avenue, Moore Park

DJs: DJ Pee Wee Ferris, Southend, Boxcar, Sugar Ray, Itch-e and Scratch-e, Vision 4/5, Severed Heads

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/UCDsq

Description: First year of the Boiler room. Bjork was also playing on the main stage.

 

 

 

 
Dune

Saturday, 29 January 1994

Production:

Venue: Bumborah Point Rd, Port Botany

DJs:

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/5VEu6

Description: A generator was obtained, decks set up and it was free. There were a few parties held out there all free. Just down the road was where Maelstrom was held

 

 

 

 
Pure

Saturday, 29 January 1994

Production: Wonder Twins

Venue: Skygarden Shopping Centre in Pitt St

DJs: Fenix, Paul Holden, John Ferris, Pee Wee, Jade, Spellbound, Peter Tribe, Trustory, Danny Karam

Google Maps:

Description: Official ‘Pure’ Video (Part 1, Part 2)

 

 

 

 
House Wisdom

Saturday, 29 January 1994

Production: Bang On

Venue: Alexandria Basketball Stadium, 53 Maddox St, Alexandria

DJs: Pee Wee, Paul Goodyear, Paul Holden, Basis

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/JUoQ9

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Harmony 3

Saturday, 29 January 1994

Production: Bliss

Venue: CJ's Tavern, 250 Kent St, City

DJs: Nik Fish, Brett Beetroot, Tru Story, John Ferris, Phil Smart, Jumping Jack, Arthur

Google Maps:

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Vision

Saturday, 5 February 1994

Production: Generator Productions

Venue:

DJs: Nick TT, Perversion, Zac, Jade, Dave, George Vagas, Milo, Quest, Fenix, Posse

Google Maps:

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Free Thought

Saturday, 12 February 1994

Production

Venue: 324 King St, Newtown

DJs

Google Maps:

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High Times

Thursday, 17 February 1994

Production

Venue: Bay 33, 33 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

DJsJohn Course, Sgt. Slick, Mal Russell, Rob Milton

Google Maps:

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Outerspace

Saturday, 19 February 1994

Production: Wonder Twins

Venue:

DJs: Folk (Germany) Ollie Olsen (Third Eye and Psy Harmonics) Fenix, Jumping Jack, Nick Fish, Paul Holden, Jade, Spellbound, Tribe

Google Maps:

Description: Catch Phrase – How can two people possibly get this lost?

 

 

 

 
X-Dot

Saturday, 19 February 1994

Production:

Venue:

DJs:

Google Maps:

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Punos Ambience Festival - The Red Room

Saturday, 26 February 1994

Production:  The Offspring of Punos

Venue:

DJs: Patrick CAF, Sub Bass Snarl, Fuzzy, Nueral Colour, Clan Analogue, Snowball, Ding

Google Maps:

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Absolute Insanity

Saturday, 26 February 1994

Production: Tribal

Venue

DJs: Matt G, Nick TT, Nick Fish, Spellbound, P Version, Vagas, Milo, Jumpin Jack, Quest, Delirious

Google Maps

Description: Free party

 

 

 

 
Speedracer

Saturday, 5 March 1994

Production: Mach V

Venue: Pymble, a sort of Church place just next to the Pymble Hotel

DJs:

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/tkyeu

Description: JLT : It was at the Church Hall in Pymble which had funny affect on the atmosphere, as we were raving in a Church venue. There was a crowd of about two to three hundred people and attracted some locals. It was a small production, with a couple of lights and a green laser. The theme of the night was Speed Racer – catch phrase: “ow speed, uh ha, you were wonderful”

 

 

 

 
Heaven

Saturday, 5 March 1994

Production:

Venue: Metropolis, 99 Walker St, North Sydney

DJs: Josh Abrahams, FSOM, The Spiritualist & Laurent Garnier (UK)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/2vilf

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B'day

Saturday, 19 March 1994

Production: Plus 8

Venue: 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

DJs: Fenix, Paul Holden, Sasha, Jade, Spellbound, Arthur, Reaver, (Happy) Herb

Google Maps: Street View

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Alfebet Soup

Saturday, 26 March 1994

Production:

Venue: Warehouse Burrows Rd, Alexandria

DJs: Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Jade, Pee Wee, E.N., Quest, Paul Holden, Matt G, Nick TT, Arthur, Southend (Live)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/iKf7v

Description: Gave out stickers as promotion. Was closed down before it started. The closure of this party started the RRAG (Ravers Rights Action Group)

 

 

 

 
Prodigy 5 the Beehive

Saturday, 2 April 1994

Production: A+A Productions

Venue: Warehouse, Footbridge Boulevard, Homebush Bay

DJs: Abel, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, John Ferris, Maveric, Paul Holden, Quest, E-Lad

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/OEIpg

You Tube: Prodigy 5 – Chapter 1, Official Full Prodigy 5 – Beehive Video

Description: I remember i was in the line to get in and we could see in through the window to office rooms and there were police officers talking to men in suits (lawyers) having a good old discussion. It was fairly early and the party was not shut down so the lawyers must have made their point. This is in my TOP 5 parties of all time, the hype of the mega watts sound system, the controversy of the competing parties on the same weekend and the media coverage (and subsequent shutdowns), the superb, authentic warehouse location, the supreme sound and lighting production (including that rebound at the back of the space), the stellar music (RENEGADE LEGION – THE WEEPING WASTE, ooooh yeah!!!!), complete with the perfect Paul Holden anthems finale (and the end of an era, before the next party Mayday

 

 

 

would turn the morning on its head with Vegas playing the hardcore closer). Just a perfect party! I was stuffed by the end of this, and just wasn’t ready for an Easter Monday public holiday gathering eating chocolate with the relatives being quizzed on all the rage parties they’d seen discussed heavily on the news across the weekend.

 

 

 

 
Journey Ov Thee Cosmos

Saturday, 2 April 1994

Production: Virtual Bass

Venue: Original venue (temporary casino site) was shut down - moved to Kings Cross

DJs: Folk (Germany) Ollie Olsen (Third Eye and Psy Harmonics) Crisis, Pee Wee, Vagas, Ming, Biz E, Nick TT, Hi Shock, Jaundiced Eye (Live)

Google Maps:

Mix Tape: Crisis - Journey Ov Thee Cosmos Promo

Description

 

 

 
Love – Easter 94

Saturday, 2 April 1994

Production:

Venue: Hardcore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Jumping Jack, Sheen, Paul the Hat, Rob Milton, Young Jase

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/T1SkQ

Description

 

 

 

 
Universe

Saturday, 9 April 1994

Production: Downunderground Creations

Venue:

DJs: Nik Fish, Jumpin’ Jack, Pee Wee, Sugar Ray, DJ Angus, Chris Cross, Quest, John Ferris

Google Maps:

Description: Catch Phrase – A musical voyage thru space and time. Every member receives a Universe mix tape by Nik Fish and Jumpin’ Jack. Global Techno Connection

 

 

 

 
Innerspace

Saturday, 9 April 1994

Production:

Venue:

DJs:

Google Maps:

Description: catch phrase – it’s all in the mind

 

 

 

 
Platform 94 Recovery

Sunday, 10 April 1994

Production:

Venue: Mortuary Station, Chippendale

DJs: Quest, Jumping Jack, Wizard, Milo, Nik Fish, Nick TT, Angus, Matt G

Google Maps:

Description: Official Universe Recovery

 

 

 

 
Astral Flight

Saturday, 16 April 1994

Production: Buck Roger Ravers

Venue: Car park of the Saloon bar on Broadway

DJs: George Vagas, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Fenix, Quest, Spellbound, Sasha, Vic, Jade

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/T1SkQ

YouTube: Astral Flight 1994

Description: catch phrase – The Epic

 

 

 

 
Alchemy

Saturday, 23 April 1994

Production: Tribal productions

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: DJ Ratty (U.K.), Matt G, John Ferris, Pee Wee, Delerious, Nik Fish, P’ Version, Nick TT, Jumpin’ Jack, Adrenalin

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jqRNN

Description: I won a ticket on the radio (2SER) and went to this party by myself. DJ Ratty played some wicked Drum and Bass and dark breakbeat, really different to the usual Happy Hard Sydney was used to at the time. It was the first time I had been to the venue and there was Graffiti all over the place. I had so much energy after the party I walked from Graffiti Hall of Fame in Mascot to the Recovery Party at Metropolis in North Sydney

 

 

 

 
Cosmic Baby

Sunday, 24 April 1994

Production:

Venue:

DJs: Cosmic Baby

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Bonzai

Saturday, 30 April 1994

Production: Technology Productions

Venue: Carpark behind the Saloon Bar, Broadway

DJs: Nik Fish, Crisis, Jumping Jack – 3 DJs 3 hours each

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/T1SkQ

Description: Flyer says Andrew TCP – lights. Catchphrase – A night of excessive dance indulgence.

 

 

 

 
Eternal

Saturday, 30 April 1994

Production: Eternity Productions

Venue: Samian House, Great North Road, Five Dock

DJs: Massimo, George Angel, Quest, Jumping Jack, Paul Holden

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/WXwQr

Description:

 

 

 

 
Glo Worm

Saturday, 30 April 1994

Production: Wonder Twins

Venue:

DJs: Fenix, Tribe, Spellbound, Arthur, Reaver, Mavric, Jade, Bubble and Squeak

Google Maps:

Description: Catch Phrase – Some things only happen in the dark

 

 

 

 
Eternity

Saturday, 7 May 1994

Production: G Force Productions

Venue:

DJs: CJ Bolland

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Astro Boy

Saturday, 14 May 1994

Production: Mach V

Venue: Moore Park Bowling Club?

DJs: Paul Holden, Vagas, Jumping Jack, Jade, Akira, Mach V, Subzero, Geoff da Chef

Google Maps:

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Mayday

Saturday, 21 May 1994

Production: CS Productions

Venue: State Sports Centre, Homebush

DJs: Hardsequencer & Mijk van Dijk (Germany), E Lad, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Sugar Ray, Paul Holden, Mavric, Vagas, Quest, Crisis

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/9ZHxR

You Tube: MayDay - Nik Fish, Hardsequencer - Mayday

Description: catch phrase-The Ultimate Showdown. JLT : You will remember walking in and seeing 2 huge 10 metre walls made out of JANDS Turbo sound speakers, 2 large projection screens with psychedelic gfx, 2 circular lighting rigs, 2 x Argon and 1 full-colour laser. When Hardsequencer came on the place erupted! 

 

 

 

 
Sydney DJ Competition

Wednesday, 25 May 1994

Production

Venue: Brave at Zoom

DJs: Tim McGee, Nervous, Omen, Double J, Marty B, Flip, Spin Doctor, Arthur, Imposta

Google Maps:

Description

 

 

 

 
Space Cadet 3

Saturday, 28 May 1994

Production: Fenix

Venue: Moore Park Bowling Club

DJs: Fenix, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Tribe, Reaver, Jade and Introducing Bubble & Squeak

Google Maps:

Description: JLT : It was raining that night and a mate and I had skated there from the station. When we arrived the security pulled the old “licensed premise ID Required” and many people ended up in the park or went home like us. I’d be interested to hear how the night ended up?

 

 

 

 
Sprocket

Sunday, 29 May 1994

Production: A & A Productions and E S Productions

Venue:  Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Hardsequencer & Mijk van Dijk,  E Lad, Mavric, Vegas, Spellbound, Crisis

Google Maps:

Description: Sprocket video footage: 1. Mijk van Dijk and 2. Hardsequencer

 

 

 

 
The Strawberry Patch

Saturday, 4 June 1994

Production: The Collective Trippers and Frequent Flyers

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Sasha, Quest, Fenix, E.N, John Ferris, Paul Holden, Nik Fish, Sally Sound, Juzzo, Fury

Google Maps:

Description: All proceeds to RRAG (Raver's Rights Action Group)

 

 

 

 
Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, 9 June 1994

Production: The Vibe Collective

Venue:

DJs: Ding, Crisis, Quest, Imposta, Giddy, AJ, Zeitgeist, Michael MD, Paras, Rasta Pete, Tony Erkle, Sub Bass Snarl

Google Maps:

Description

 

 

 

 
The Prodigy

Friday, 10 June 1994

Production: Dragonbone Productions in conjunction with Head

Venue: Zoom Nightclub, Oxford St, Darlinghurst

DJs: The Prodigy, John Ferris, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Vagas, Matt G,

Google Maps:

You Tube: Full Video

Description: Check out the controversy with the Prodigy logo and this Australian visit

 

 

 

 
Roger Ramjet

Saturday, 18 June 1994

Production: Mach V

Venue: HardCore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Vagas, Mach 5, Akira, Paul Holden, Jade, Spellbound, Sasha, Itch-e & Scratch-e LIVE

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

Description: JLT : Another wicked Hard Core Cafe event with the DJ setup on the balcony overlooking the open air dance floor. Twin head argon lasers pointing at the wall with Jesus graffiti on it. Itch-e and Scratch-e’s set went off, as did Mach V’s! I was on a high this night, I remember a friend and I doing somersaults down the ABC stairs and it felt good. Next day ‘I had blue and white’ bruises all over my body.

 

 

 

 
Creation

Saturday, 25 June 1994

Production: Bliss Promotions

Venue:

DJs: Sheen, Lance Kenneth, John Ferris, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Sugar Ray, Brett Beetroot

Google Maps:

Description: catch phrase- A taste of something new

 

 

 

 
Mindspace

Saturday, 25 June 1994

Production: Atlanta Promotions

Venue: Collaroy, by the golf course

DJs: Milo, Imposta, Hi Shock, Vagas, Spellbound, Quest, Crisis, P’ Version

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/zAbXFa

Description: Free Rave, catch phrase- A Mindbending Experience. Party for Adrian's 19-th B’day back in 94 out at Collaroy by the golf course, it was a cold nite, only ppl on the flyer that turned up was Quest and Imposta, though we had heaps of other guests and we ended up goin through till the morning even with the cops showing up during the night.

 

 

 

 
Zero

Monday, 27 June 1994 and Monday, 4 July 1994

Production: Fiend and DVa

Venue: DeJa-Vu 252 Pitt St, Sydney

DJs: Nik Fish, Arthur, Marty B, Damian Ryan, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Marty B, Damian Ryan

Google Maps:

Description: An under 18 event

 

 

 

 
Tribal - DJ Yellow

Saturday, 2 July 1994

Production: Tribal productions

VenueRicketty St next to the Alexandria Canal

DJs: DJ Yellow, Matt G, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, John Ferris, Nick TT, Vagas, Milo, Flip, Quest, Biz E, Scot.T, Wizard, P Dave, Delerious, Adrenadlin, P'Version

Google Maps:

Catchphrase: "Two years on and still as strong"

Description: Near the Airport, in an old wooden building, 2 stories that looked like the sound waves would make it fall down. They also had a bonfire. It was like a city bush doof. Great party

 

 

 

 
Moove

Saturday, 9 July 1994

Production:

Venue: The Teachers Club Bathurst St, City

DJs: Paul Holden, Hi-Shock, Jumping Jack, Lance Kenneth, Vagas, Crisis, Nik Fish

Google Maps:

Mix Tape: Crisis - Moove Promo

Description: catch phrase – The best experiences are mooving ones. Ticket includes free CD by Crisis

 

 

 

 
Bent

Saturday, 9 July 1994

Production:

Venue: Cellblock Theatre, Forbes St Darlinghurst

DJs: Stephen Allkins, Gemma, Abel el Toro, The Hoong and I (Live)

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
The Pilgrin

Friday, 15 July 1994

Production:

Venue: The Rooftop, Kings Cross Hotel, Kings Cross

DJs: DJ Voo, Paul 'Flex' Taylor, Louise, Paul Holden, Ming D, Vagas, Malcolm Russell

Google Maps:

Mix Tape:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Itchy & Scratchy

Saturday, 16 July 1994

Production: Cartoon Ravers and Mach V

Venue: Ashfield

DJs: Charley Low Noise & Mental Theo (U.S.) Vegas, Mach V, Akira, Jade, Paul Holden, Tribe, Sasha, Spellbound, Geoff da Chef, P Version, Bones, Itch-e & Scratch-e LIVE

Google Maps:

Description: It was a small but great venue. There was couches setup all round the dance floor. Classic old school party! Only a block or two from the Ashfield station. JLT : It was a cosy and stylish venue. Seemed like a small community hall or club with a bar. Ravers were doing whatever they pleased on couches that were setup in a semi-circle around the dance floor. Everyone enjoyed this night. There was such a tight knit vibe, the tunes were great and the goodies and production 

 

were quality. There would have been about 300 Ravers max. I’m playing it down because this was one of those special underground party’s that you don’t like to hear you missed, but what a really amazing rave!

 

 

 

The Happiest People in the World

Saturday, 16 July 1994

Production: Plus 8

Venue: 66 King St City. Basement Level. Venue now called 'Le Pub'

DJs: Mark B (Brisbane), Pee Wee, Matt G, Reaver, Spellbound, EN, Arthur, Tribe

Google Maps: Google street view

Description:

 

 

 

 
Children of the Hardcore

Saturday, 23 July 1994

Production: *Astrix Productions

Venue:

DJs: Crisis, Vagas, Hi Shock, Fury, Geoff da Chef, Subzero, Speedloader

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Renegade

Saturday, 30 July 1994

Production: Smart Productions

Venue:

DJs: Ming D, Jumping Jack, Nick Fish, Spellbound, Mavric, Danny, Arthur, Quest, Fenix, Paul Holden, Bubble & Squeak, Reaver, Popeye, Reko, Tribe

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Smurf Village

Saturday, 6 August 1994

Production: Happy Face

Venue: Tent beside the HardCore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Dr Motte, Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Jade, Arthur, Spellbound, Vagas, Asterix, EN, Herb, Matt G, Jumping Jack

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

Description: JLT : It was held yet again at the Hard Core Café which was becoming a bit of a club at the time. You’ll remember the crazy lighting effects in the tent with that gigantic 6 foot mirror ball in the centre! It was insane! There were lights setup on all the tent posts and the music was great, seamless mixing by the DJ’s. The tent gave it an extra cool Sydney rave atmosphere and to take part was magical, people blowing whistles and yelling cheers, all raving in unity.

 

 

 

 
Everybody Dance '94

Saturday, 6 August 1994

Production: Underground Promotions and Volition/second nature

Venue: Metro Theatre, 624 Gerorge St, City

DJs: Boxcar, Southend, Itch-e and Scratch-e, Vision Four 5, Sugar Ray, Pee Wee, Nik Fish

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Transcendence

Friday, 12 August 1994

Production: The World Tribe

Venue: Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Ultimo

DJs: Jumping Jack, Vagas, Hi Shock, Patrick HAF, Non Bosse Posse, Balck, Ding, Zeitgeist, Crisis, Gemma, Biz E, Sub Bass Snarl, MD, TLM, Dodgy Looper

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Atlantis

Saturday, 13 August 1994

Production: The World Tribe

Venue: Phonecian Club. 163-179 Broadway

DJs: Laurent Garnier, Danny G, Dave Kirkpatrick, Jumpin Jack, Milo, Nik Fish, Brendon (DMC Champ), George Vagas, Nick TT, P’ Version, Spellbound, Nightrider, Sasha

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Derailed

Saturday, 13 August 1994

Production:

Venue:

DJs: Gemma, Pee Wee, Abel 'El Toro, Ming D, Vic, MD, Mystikk LIVE: Infusion, Now Zero, EMCI, Kinderschmerzen

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Gatorave

Saturday, 13 August 1994

Production:

Venue: Canberra?

DJs: Fenix, Reaver, Mik E, Chris Fresh, Ken Cloud, Roger Ramjet, Fink, Speedloader

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Colossus

Saturday, 20 August 1994

Production: DMC

Venue: Both rooms of the State Sports Centre, Olympic Blvd and Shirley Strickland Ave Sydney Olympic Park

DJs: Transformer 2 (Belgium) & Dave Angel (U.K.), Danny G, Matt G, P Dave, Sugar Ray, Groove Terminator, Jumping Jack, Robert Racic, George Vagas, John Ferris, Angus, Meo, Paul Taylor, Nick Fish, Pee Wee, Nick TT, Nightrider

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yuBa5

Video: Official Colossus Video (Part 1, Part 2)

Description: What a party. Seemed so commercial at the time, and now we have parties the likes of Field Day. Question: Is it true that the proceeds taken on the night were lost/stolen? Amazing lighting rig on the main hall, fantastic colour lazer in the smaller second hall. JLT

 

 

Ten thousand people attended. The setup was amazing. Drew Muirhead (DMC) went to crazy efforts to put this party on. There were over a hundred and ten GoldenScan Mk 2′s and countless Miniscans shipped to Australia as well as three or four killer 10 watt full-colour lasers that all went into making this huge pyramid stage out of lights! The production dwarfed anything anyone had experienced before. There were many new comers to make up the large crowd and I found most to be extended friends of the many familiar faces I knew. Its scale was just Colossal! The second room was a good place to come back down to earth, as the gravity of the production, in the main room was like looking into the heavens. The DJ’s played all the current rave hits of the time; the production quality was second to none. The vibe was a little lacking due to so many new comers that made up the large crowd. But holy PLUR, what a party!

 

 

 
Jurassic Rave

Saturday, 27 August 1994

Production: Mach V

Venue: HardCore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Lenny Dee (USA) Mach V vs Vagas, Tribe vs Fenix, Sasha vs Paul Holden, Jade vs Akira, Pee Wee vs Spellbound, Uzi vs Angus – Special guests, Arthur, Havok, Hi Shock, Subzero, Geoff da Geoff, Vic, P' Version, Nasenbluten (LIVE)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

Description: JLT : This was such a good rave, back to back DJ sets worked really well, great music, fantastic people, a little lacking on production value as the Hard Core Café looked quite bare. There was a 30ft blow up T Rex dinosaur. But the cash was spent on Lenny Dee, and.. as for his DJ set, he can certainly MAKE IT F#CK’N LOUDER!!!

 

 

 

 
Reunion

Saturday, 3 September 1994

Production: SUM (Sydney Underground Movement)

Venue:

DJsSugar Ray, Phil Smart, Andrew James, Simon J, Milo, Ming, Young Jase, Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Freestyle, Nik the Fish, Hype, George, Dave Kirkpatrick

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Odyssey

Friday, 9 September 1994

Production: DMC

Venue: Outdoors ANU (Australian National University) Fellows Oval, Canberra

DJs: Nick TT, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Vagas, Jumpin’ Jack, Mach V, Chris Fresh, Ken Cloud, Garry G, Akira, Quest, Mik E

Description: Outdoor venue held on Uni grounds, it was held on a Friday night so we left Sydney around 8pm and made it around 2 hours later. Was a great night I remember bumping into a lot of straight Uni students that night who happened to wander into the party not knowing anything about the rave scene, in the morning I saw full on weird trippers, one dressed himself by pulling down a curtain from the window and was wearing it like a nappy, he had white paint all over himeslf! He ended up chasing me and my girlfriend around…pretty funny shit.

 

 
Masquarade

Friday, 9 September 1994

Production: Totem

Venue: Sight - 171 Victoria St, Potts Point

DJs: Hi Shock, Gemma, MD

Google Maps:

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Peak

Saturday, 10 September 1994

Production: Fenix?

Venue: Underground Car park, Bijou Lane, Haymarket.

DJs: Ming D, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Mavric, Fenix, Paul Holden, Spellbound, Quest, Reko

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/zPe3H

Description: It was under the Country Comfort hotel on Broadway. Walked in via a small door on Bijou Lane, walked out via the front of 815-825. Think the 0055 directed people to the Hardcore Cafe and then we were given directions from there.

 

 

 

 
'Poison' Vegetable Matter

Saturday, 10 September 1994

ProductionKai (Paul), Tique, Sleepy, Fridge and Caffeine

Venue: Warehouse on Goulbourn st (between Kinselas and Bentley Bar)

DJs:

Google Maps

Description: Focusing mainly on the harder acid and techno. Never in it for the fame or fortune, just wanted to go to good parties.

 

 

 

 
Gurple Parden

Saturday, 10 September 1994

Production:

Venue: Zoom, Oxford St Darlinghurst

DJs: Phil Smart, Jumping Jack, Sheen, Dave Kirkpatrick, Joe 90, Nick Field, Colin R, Squidger, Tony Tone, Robin Knight, Dave Brace, Paul the Hat

Google Maps:

Description:

 

 

 

 
Bulb and Away

Saturday, 17 September 1994

Production: Bulbe Productions

Venue: Right next door to the original Sublime club on Pitt St

DJs: High Energy room: Nik Fish, Jumpin' Jack, Elad, Sasha, Brett Beetroot, Quest, Jesse James - House Room: Renegade, Tempest, Patrick HAF, Dion

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/PGyeb

Description: Club called the Front, Pitt St Sydney now Pure Platinum strip joint?

 

 

 

 
Oliver Lieb

Saturday, 23 September 1994

Production: Totem

VenueAgincourt Hotel, Harris St Ultimo

DJs: Oliver Lieb, Hi Shock, Ming, MD, 777 Sugoi: Mr

Google Maps

Description

 

 

 

 
Pressure

Saturday, 23 September 1994

Production: Outer Culture

VenueSteet Level Gallery, 41st Avenue, Blacktown

DJs: Ben, High G, Uncle Sam, Brett Beetroot, Sub Bass Snarl, Zeitgeist, MD, Non Bosse Posse

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Pleasuredome 94

Saturday, 24 September 1994

Production: The Buck Roger Ravers

Venue: Airds Rd, Leumeah, down the road from the train station in a warehouse

DJs: DJ Slipmatt (U.K.) MPK, Angus, Infusion, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Vic, Ming D, Spellbound, Brett Beetroot, George Vagas, John Ferris, Nick Fish, Hi Shock, TLM, MD, Bones, Sasha, Tribe, Akira, Fenix

Full Video Download: Pleasuredome '94 Official Video

Description: The warehouse was so big they had to block half of it with the stage. EVEN THEN 3500 ravers didn’t come close to filling it. Those podiums (like the round dishes that you see cable guys use) were awesome. Also the Punos Spider chill out was cool. JLT : This was a 10/10 party. The vibe at PleasureDome was off the charts, production was great and DJ Slipmatt’s set after DJ Angus was unbelievable as was Infusion’s act. Everything was perfect, thank you Buck Rogers, you know who you are! Favourite rave of all time! The setup was amazing, the chill out gave you rushes when you saw giant spiders hanging everywhere with dark materials draped from the ceiling and Ravers chilled out everywhere on bean bags. The PleasureDome was a long warehouse with a flat smooth floor with lots of dance space and podiums made out of large wooden cable reels. The roof was decked out with really potent lighting and the music was banging loud all night/morning long!

 

 

 

 
Labyrinth 3

Saturday, 1 October 1994

Production: People that brought you Ascension, Labyrinth and Night of the Living Appleheads

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DJs: Spellbound, Herb, Paul Holden, Nick TT, Subzero, Sasha, Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Tribe, Arthur, Mach V, Vagas, Nik Fish, Jade, Geoff da Chef, Mavric, Fenix, Steve K

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Chaos

Saturday, 1 October 1994

Production: The Illuminati

Venue: Alexandria

DJs: Nick TT, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Michael MD, Danny Gee, Milo, P’ Version, Nightrider

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Thiamine Revisited

Sunday, 2 October 1994

Production: Shhh production

Venue: DJs: Mach V, Herb, Spellbound, Subzero, 2Shae, Jade, Akira, Geoff da Chef, Vagas, Patrick HAF

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Description: Celebrating Geoff da Chef’s birthday

 

 

 

 
Fantazia – The Second Sight

Saturday, 8 October 1994

Production: Fantazia UK and Chris Griffin

Venue: Hard Core Café, The main arena was in a court yard and was actually open air.

DJs: Sven Vath, Jumping Jack, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Nick TT, Nik Fish, George Vagas, Crisis. Arena 2 - Quest, Sasha, Spellbound, Chris Cross, P' Verson, Hi Shock, Jade, Nightrider. Arena 3 - Penriff Dave, 000, Phil Smart, Paul the Hat, Nick Field

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Official Website: http://www.fantazia.org.uk/Event%20info/ausss.htm

Description: Inside the building were two other arenas, one playing garage and house and downstairs a room for the not so well know names to play as they wished. Absolutely banging all night. JLT : My Fantazia review is the opposite of the official sites's. Being billed as a Fantazia party everyone had high expectations and the night started off well. Then, when Sven Vath got on the decks his trance set turned out complete shite. He kept playing for hours, and hours. Daylight broke and everyone was wondering when Paul Holden was going to come on.

 

 

 

 
Tempo Tandrom

Saturday, 15 October 1994

Production: Vibe Tribe

Venue: CSR refinery building Pyrmont. Near the water and old Pyrmont bridge before the ANZAC bridge, Bowman St?

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Level X

Saturday, 22 October 1994

Production: Insomnia Productions

Venue: Fitness Gym, Parramatta Road Granville

DJs: Colin Dale (UK) Nik Fish, Vagas, Crisis, Ming, Warlock, Insomniak. Spellbound, Pee Wee, Vic, Mavrik, Asterix, Reaver, Herb, Ballistic, Pain Game LIVE

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/OCslQ

Description: JLT : The party was arranged with the DJ at the entrance to the room, and made it a different experience walking straight into the action. There was a full colour laser and it was the first time we were shown full-colour 3D graphics on a silk screen. That far back in history these were truly amazing 3D laser graphics with quality lighting and sound to match. The international DJ Colin Dale did a wicked set, as did DJ Insomniak, and our local DJs. So many good things happened this night, I remember Sam the Ticket Man coming around with platters of fruit in the morning. Bliss! Great crowd that night, friends for life! Also this was the night that 3 or 4 Bogans rocked up driving drunk, got out and ran after this guy outside trying to stab him. A crowd of 100 Ravers out the front tell them to piss off. Then someone threw their water bottle at them and they pissed off. Ravers 1, Bogans 0.

 

 

 

 
Kenny Ken

Saturday, 29 October 1994

Production: Mach V

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DJs: Jungle Room – Adrenalin, Sasha, Mark V, Crisis, Vagas, Nick TT. Hard House Room – 000, Penriff Dave, Pee Wee, Phil Smart, Sugar Ray, Milo, Jumping Jack

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Thomas P Heckman

Friday, 4 November 1994

Production: Totem

Venue: Totem Inside the Blackmarket - 111 Regent St, Central

DJs: Hi Shock, Biz E, MD, Jon Hinton (U.K.)

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Free Party to Remember DJ Delirious

Saturday, 5 November 1994

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Venue: Hardcore Cafe

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Description: DJ Delirious had passed away and there was this free party held.

 

 

 

 
K-Klass Live

Friday, 11 November 1994

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Venue: Zoom Nightclub, 163 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

DJs: K-Klass, Sugar Ray, Stephen Allkins, John Ferris, Joe 90, Dave Brace

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We Want to be Free

Saturday, 12 November 1994

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punos

Sunday, 13 November 1994

Production: punos

Venue: Santuary Studio Café, 173 Campbell St Surry Hills

DJs: Marty B, Phil Smart, M.D., Biz E, Gemma, Sub Bass Snarl, Eidolan (Live)

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Solidarity

Friday, 18 November 1994

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Venue: The Hordern Pavilion, Driver Avenue, Moore Park

DJs: Nik Fish, Spellbound, Pee Wee, Vagas, Fenix, Akira, Nervous, Paul Holden, Geoff da Chef, Jimmy Z, Chaos, Joe 90, Dynamix, Jade, Herb, Vagas, Crystal, Da Ja Vu, MC Rodney ‘O’, Junior B, Jumping Jack, Crisis, Louise

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/UCDsq

Description: This was one of the best raves I have been to. There were 2 full colour lasers that were really great, and a couple of green and red lasers. It attracted a reasonable crowd of people, but is was not crowded. Amazingly I actually went to this rave by sheer fluke. I had previously one 2dayFM’s top 30 CD’s and I went to the offices of 2DayFM to pick them up. They had a whole roll of tickets that they were giving away, so I grabbed a few. And what do you know… I ended up in the rave scene! The music played was a lot of Hi-Nrg, and Happy Hard and there was a great atmosphere amongst the ravers. It was pumping hard by around 10pm!! The usual DJ’s were there including Nik Fish, Spellbound, Pee Wee etc. The highlight of the night was when DJ Vagas came on and did a wicked set of Hi-Nrg tunes. They were not stingy on the smoke machines either, with the whole night in a misty dancefloor. Congrats to the organisers, as this was one great party.

 

 

 

 
Passion

Saturday, 19 November 1994

Production: flc

Venue: Hotel in the CBD

DJs: Pee Wee, George Vagas, Astrix, Arthur, Herb, Nik Fish, Paul Holden, Jade, Reaver, Jim Jams, Spellbound, Brett Beetroot

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Star Wars

Saturday, 19 November 1994

Production: Mach V

Venue: HardCore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Joey Beltram (U.K.) Pee Wee, Spellbound, Akira, Brett Beetroot, Vagas, Geoff da Chef, Angus, Paul Holden

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

Description: JLT : From a top view of the open air room, the staging was a 3 mtr wide plus (+) shape scaffholding podium. It was 2 mtrs high so people could walk under it and it split the Hard Core Cafe into 4 area’s. Two area’s had lights and the other two had lasers. It was an interesting layout, remember the scaffholding podium shaking all night long to the beat! Mindbending!

 

 

 

 
Space Cadet 33 1/3

Saturday, 26 November 1994

Production: Fenix

Venue: Massive factory/warehouse at Botany/Alexandria

DJs: Paul Holden, Ming D, Vagas, Fenix, Spellbound, Jade, Mach V, Akira, Bubble & Squeak, Reko, Echoic (Perth)

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Description: catch Phrase – A trip to Uranus. Police came and shut it down around 2am, but not before they were locked out, ravers were locked in, and the sound system cranked! Then, “as raving usual” I remember going on this theme park ride inside the warehouse; it was a single seat human gyroscope that euphorically rocked my senses. After months of raving it really helped fix my back. And then; there were these crazy clowns from outer space! That’s when the riot squad finally came in, it was all smoky with lights and lasers and they didn’t know what to do at first. Eventually they realized where the DJ was and asked him to turn the music off. Ravers were scrambling to get out the door by this time… Everyone got tipped off to head to Sydney Park. We jammed to tunes from some guys car speaker system. Remember how his car battery went flat at dawn and some guys got him started again with jumpers. Then another car started cranking the tunes. Even though Space Cadet got closed, my friends and I got to meet a lot of Ravers that night in the park. Good old times!

 

 

 

 
SNOG

Saturday, 26 November 1994

Production: Halo Promotions

Venue: Metro - 624 George St, City

DJs: Snog, Severed Head, Zen Paradox, Ollie Olsen, David Thrussell, Mad Rod, Erasure Head

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Fun in a Nutshell

Saturday, 26 November 1994

Production: Whiz Kidz Promotionz

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DJs: Spellbound, Dynamix, Herb, Jade, Subzero, Mach V, Tribe, Geoff da Chef, Asterix, Reaver

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MDMA

Saturday, 3 December 1994

Production: DJ Jasper

Venue: Warehouse on a side street from Canterbury Rd/ Milperra Rd near the Bankstown airport.

DJs: Ultrasonic (Scotland), Southend, DJ Jasper, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Vagas v Nick TT

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/HzPiq

Description: Steel St or Woorang St Milperra? JLT : Ultra Sonic made the place explode!!! Remember the sweat dripping from the ceiling and the crowd screaming “do you love your hardcore”! We completely messed up our way of getting there. I think we got off 3 train stations early, anyway after a long walk (via macca’s) we eventually got there. It was an industrial zone and the warehouse looked more like a factory. I recall Nik Fish and Jumping Jack doing this duo act called Flow Motion. Southend also did a couple of tracks and they were a fantastic

 

 

 

act. Both our local acts showed UltraSonic how it’s done downunder. I highly rated the night and it was a good job by the promoter. UltaSonic were a world-class act. Check out the interview Sydney Rave History has done with Mallorca Lee from ULTRA-SONIC.

 

 

 

 

 
Movementality

Saturday, 3 December 1994

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DJs: Mo, Biz E, Black, Sub Bass Snarl, MD, Tod, Ding, Otto, Nanotech, Dark Network, Harry's Laundry

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Alfebet Soup 2 – The Second Serving

Saturday, 10 December 1994

Production: Alfebet Productions

Venue: Centennial Basket Ball Stadium, 9 Redfern Road Minto

DJs: Angus, George Vagas, Paul Holden, Ming D, Spellbound, E-Lad, Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Arthur, Nik Fish

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Magik Mountain

Saturday, 10 December 1994

Production: Crayola Kids Productions

Venue: Katoomba Community Centre

DJs: Phoenix, Nik Fish, Paul Holden, Vagas (didn’t get to mix)

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Description: Unfortunately shut down by police at around 3am. George Vagas showed up at 5am-ish, but it had been shut down and they had to send him home.

 

 

 

 
Harlequin

Saturday, 10 December 1994

Production: punos

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DJs: Bass Bitch, Abel 'El Toro, Federal Space Agency, Gemma, Black, Hi Shock, Biz E, Ding, Patrick HAF, Clan Analogue, Earth Mental

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Cyberland

Saturday, 10 December 1994

Production: Acid Children

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DJs: George Vagas, Pee Wee, Tru Story, Nik Fish, Nick TT, Abel, Jumpin Jack, Biz E

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Beyond Reality

Friday, 16 December 1994

Production: Eternity Productions

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DJsVagas, Paul Holden, Massimo, Speelbound, Arthur, Jade, Bam Bam, Afrika, Dynamix, Predator

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Perception

Saturday, 17 December 1994

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Venue: Fitness Gym Parramatta Road Granville

DJs: Force Mass Motion, Michael Wells, DJ Seduction, DJ Edge, Pee Wee, George Vagas, Adrenalin, Night Rider, Jumping Jack, Milo, Paul Holden, Crisis, Nick Fish, Nick TT

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Dyewitness

Saturday, 24 December 1994

Production: Midtown Distribution

Venue: old court house near Taylor Square, Dalinghurst

DJs: Dyewitness & the Nightraver (Scotland), Milo, Vagas, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Paul Holden, John Ferris, Jumpin Jack, Hype, Jade, Mach V, P’Version, Spellbound, Jahlion (Cairns) KF, Mike (Munich) Geoff da Chef, Sasha, Mavric, Akira, Subzero, Arthur, E-Lad, Vic, Bones, Crisis, Herb, Asterix, Adam Oscary

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Description: Crazy barracks-like building, with high stone walls surrounding the grounds, and an inner castle like sanctum for the party.

 

 

 

 
Prodigy 6 - Rave Paragon

Saturday, 31 December 1994

Production: A+A Production

Venue: Warehouse near Rosehill Racecourse. Unwin St?

DJs: Jumping Jack, Reaver, Louise, Southend, Paul Holden, Mavric, Vision Four 5, Nik Fish, Vagas, John Ferris, Spellbound, E-lad

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Px9v6

Description: Get off the train at Clyde. Nearby was arched pedestrian walkway, over the main road, which led to a service station. Can’t remember exactly but Unwin St? JLT : It was one of the best times of our lives. The stage was setup in the corner of this mid-sized warehouse with 7mtr wide 5mtr high stacks of speakers either side of the DJ and behind lasers and wide screen projector. Due to the corner staging, everyone lined up on the dance floor diagonally. When MC Maestro D came out with Spellbound and they recorded #8 LIVE, it brought f’n the house down! This set is an all time favorite of mine, and if you remember it, you’ll agree it was one of the best times of our lives. Being a NYE Rave there were new comers but at the same time, this party is where I discovered how close the old skool Sydney Raving culture really was/is. One awesome thing I remember I really enjoyed about Rave Paragon was the rides in the beginning of the night.

 

 

 

 
Love and Flim Flam NYE 95

Saturday, 31 December 1994

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Venue: Hardcore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Martin Allen, Milo, El Toro (Abel), Phil Smart, Riffin, Jad McAdam, Pee Wee, Jumpin Jack, Sugar Ray, Nick Field, Simon Cadwell, Paul the Hat, Sheen, Joe 90, Jase

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

Description: Foam Party at the Hardcore Cafe. The dance floor was covered in foam.