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sceners united: get pan-european!

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just a quarter cent times eight of a thought that crossed my mind today (you can also consider this as tip for all you party organizers and party attenders alike).

if you want to have a nice party, it needs some nice party features. and when you have that, let it be live acts, chillout area, guaranteed good compos or whatever makes your party special, it's a good reason to advertise the party and get more people attending there. most of the time more / international people means also a better party.

what i'm saying, in lot of times smaller parties are the nicest. everyone goes to breakpoint, and there's a lot of people who meet at assembly or boozembly rocks, but you're missing out whole lot of thing if you forget all the great small parties around... let it be scene event, buenzli, evoke, playboymansionparty, solskogen, simulaatio or any of the other ones existing.

so why and how to visit these parties? organizers, set up your party place and date as early as possible and advertise. check out how people from further away can travel there cheap. the world is full of cheap airlines these days. i've done a roundtrip from finland to breakpoint for 40 euros (ok, it's normally not that cheap even with ryanair), and generally lot of trips in europe with some 100 euros. have a long weekend or take a week off to have some holidays at the same.

i'm not advertising or talking about any party, just more like observing that lot of time people don't attend a party they could or wanted to to just because it's not next to them or is supposedly expensive to travel for. in fact foreign parties can be closer than a party in your neihgbourhood - and most of time also more fun.

live prosper and don't forget to party! and see you at breakpoint :)
added on the 2006-02-27 23:19:30 by melw melw
melwyn, I couldn't agree more.

so why and how to visit these parties? organizers, set up your party place and date as early as possible and advertise.

MIND THOSE WORDS. That's where most of the parties go wrong. (I know, I already been an orga once :)
added on the 2006-02-27 23:30:24 by kelsey kelsey
added on the 2006-02-27 23:32:45 by psenough psenough
ok, see you all at if06, right?!
SAUFT@MAXIMUM OVERDOSE 7 you sexy retrofuckers!!
added on the 2006-02-28 01:03:14 by novel novel
backslash 2006
7-9 july.
added on the 2006-02-28 01:24:12 by bzz bzz
The right time to spread that URL again: http://www.demoparty.net/
also, give detailed information on the party website of ways you can reach the party from public transport, if there are cheap bus companies serving the place from nearby railway stations / airports if the party is located outside a big city, links to bustrips being organized etc.

for who hasn't yet a salary like me and is short on money it's much easier to plan a trip if you can precisely estimate costs and you don't have to worry too much to find this kind of information.
added on the 2006-02-28 02:03:03 by makc makc
ohyes, all should come to kindergarden 2006! it's being held in 2006 sometime! perhaps!
added on the 2006-02-28 02:23:50 by kusma kusma
and don't forget to come to Pilgrimage 2006!

added on the 2006-02-28 02:25:22 by keops keops
outline 2006, a true all platform demoparty

june 2nd - 4th.

near zevenaar, the netherlands, right at the german border. really damn close to niederrhein/weeze airport (aka duesseldorf weeze) and well accessible from other dutch low-cost airports.
added on the 2006-02-28 10:31:16 by skrebbel skrebbel
rumor has it if you have stickers of your party at BP someone might wear them for the rest of the year.
outline 2006, a true all platform demoparty

I'm rather tempted to label it "The atari party where everybody's invited".

It's the atari and c64 scene who have all the good parties nobody else knows about. I like them opening the doors to those of us with newfangled hardware.
added on the 2006-02-28 11:23:43 by Shifter Shifter
> what i'm saying, in lot of times smaller parties are the nicest.

Ah ah ah ah ah ! ah ah ah ah ah ! after 11 years of partying, I finnaly heard the magic sentence...

(krabob, party scener since 1994, 've been in something like 30 little demo party in south europe, and only 3 big german parties.)

speakin for myslef, now, trying to remember and list the shit...

1994 Aug, PlaceTobe2 (mont de marsan,south france,130 sceners,excellent )

1995 Feb, Volcanic 1 (clermont ferrand, middle of france,100 sceners. Excellent.)
1995 Aug, GASP (montpellier, south france ->whole french cream, first mkd demo. Excellent.I Was overtired.)

1996 Feb, Volcanic2 (200 sceners, more excellent than V1.)
1996 Aug, PlaceToBe3 (excellent.)
1996 Sep, SeaSexAndsun 2(perpignan, south france, excellent.)

1997 Feb, Volcanic 3 (400 sceners, more excellent than V2.)
1997 Jul, PlaceToBe5 (real carnage, best party ever.)
1997 Aug, Netzone (quite excellent, was a org-split party from the P2B.)
1997 Oct, Saturne5 (paris, thumb down for having canceled the party after 1 day.)

1998 Feb, Volcanic 4 (800 sceners, more excellent than V3.)
1998 Jul, SLACH1 (120 sceners, been an org. Bad place. boring+worst things happened (hospitalisations... ) We got to do something after the end of the P2B.
1998 Aug, Euskal6 (basque country, *** excellllent, 1000 sceners.)

1999 Feb, Volcanic 5 (1500...oops no, 800 sceners...and 700 gamers WTF ??? shits happened, turn the whole into a mess, the org
just couldnt manage anything, it was on the border of the medical crisis, could we even shit ?. it was the last BTW.
1999 Apr, Ukonx99 (North east of france, near germany, 130 people, EXCELLENTEXCELLENT. EXCELLENT))
1999 May, Oceanica Party, a pre-party to manage the slach2.
1999 Jul, Euskal 7 , spain (Excellent of course, the gamer shit was still not boring.)
1999 Aug, SLACH2 (UBEREXCELLENT: ocean side in hot summer, near the surfer's beach. Excllent french unknown groups doing *** prods, drunk, bbq.Happy days ! like if everyone was fonzy. )

2000 Apr, Ukonx2k, Excellent, better than 99.
2000 Jul, Euskal, always excellent, enormous, but more and more gamers, less sceners.

2001 Feb, Synthesys,( Paris, 100 sceners, Excellent, a paris party revival, but almost ONLY NON PARISIAN SCENERS !!!)
2001 Jul, Euskal always excellent, but more and more gamers, less sceners.
2001 Aug, SLACH3, better than SLACH2, almost reached 300 sceners !!! afterwhat the slach lost that good place for some reason.
2001 Nov, Spoletium (/darkage) !!! (Excellent, 30 italian sceners. Just one day, but excellent. (->and prods!)

2002 Feb, Synthesys 02, more people (150?) Excellent.
2002 Mar? Mekka Symposium !!! Excellent of course ! But you must know.
2002 jul Slach4, done in a little town (no ocean:-() 150 friendly people, still, wasEXCELLENT.)
2002 oct Crau Party 01, 60 people in south east of france, with dahan trying torevive the fr scene !

2003 March, Equinoxe Party,ceiling of the city of science, PARIS. QUITE AN EXPERIENCE. Could have been better than saturne, but,
for some reason, parisian sceners just passed by, resulting in: only 100 people there. Yes, MKD was part of the organizing. Now, it has been replaced by a game LAN.
2003 May, CatCon, near barcelona. Excellent AmigaOnly party in cataluniaaaaa !!!! the place was excellent.(In krabol', that mean "near the sea in summer")
2003 Jul, Euskal again, spain (oops, bascountry) again, 3000 people, few sceners,... mm not the better euskal, was tirred anyway.
2003 nov,BCN03 my first BCN !!! EXCELLENT EXCELLENT !! something like 150 sceners, big org. this should explode.
2003 nov,Alchemy03, amiga only party, near lyon. more amiga user than sceners.(note the amiga only party revival...)

2004 apr, Breakpoint ! you know what? excellent.
2004 jul, SLACH5: tryin to make it revive, org team changed, but less sceners:80 ! but: great moments and prods.
2004 jul, Euskal again, just to show a real party to the new slach orgs.Afterwhat they just split.
2004 oct, Crau04: dahan managed to grow his party up! 120 sceners, events, discusions, oldschool oriented.-> IT COULD GROW AGAIN.
2004 nov, BCN04: incredible, this party now is international, but THERE WERE LESS PEOPLE THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE.(more likely 120)
2004, nov, alchemy04. like 03, we played a demo live there...


... and that's all. but I will be back stronger...

added on the 2006-02-28 12:22:24 by krabob krabob
... and so It totalize 40 FUCKING PARTIES AND NOT 30 !!!
added on the 2006-02-28 12:23:31 by krabob krabob
Function, Budapest, Hungary, October.
added on the 2006-02-28 12:26:49 by Gargaj Gargaj
sundown, uk, october. =)
added on the 2006-02-28 12:59:28 by smash smash
http://simulaatio.org/, Varkaus, Finland.
"This time the party will be held 19th to 21st of May 2006, a bit earlier than last year. Hopefully the party place will be a bit lighter on the mosquitos and not as sauna-like as in '05."
smash, will sundown be held again this year ?
added on the 2006-02-28 13:51:38 by pantaloon pantaloon
and SATURNE 6 ... someday ( news anyone ? )
added on the 2006-02-28 13:53:11 by nytrik nytrik
pantaloon: all signs point to yes. hope to see some more foreigners there this year too. =)
added on the 2006-02-28 13:54:50 by smash smash
smash: wasnt the party location beeing relocated to a more travel easy place?
added on the 2006-02-28 14:22:51 by psenough psenough
nytrik: look on ojuice that nice MASSILIAN PARTY in october 2006 mmmm! 100% scene !


added on the 2006-02-28 15:11:53 by krabob krabob


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