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The Sydney Rave History Thread
The Event List: http://www.mksydney.com/eventlist/

It would be awesome if this had the venue as well as the date. Do you think if we all put our heads together, we could come up with the venues for these parties, year by year?
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Shade is planning on putting a more comprehensive listing on his site shortly http://www.s-productions.com
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Shade is planning on putting a more comprehensive listing on his site shortly http://www.s-productions.com

Well that's awesome but in the meantime... maybe we can do it anyway. Just for fun
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Anyone done anything like this for Melbourne?
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Anyone done anything like this for Melbourne?

I'd help but I don't really have the knowledge of parties down there...
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I'd help but I don't really have the knowledge of parties down there...

Thanks for the thought, anyway!



I left Melbs in 2001, so I'd only be able to do up till then, but it's getting motivated that's the big problemo...
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Thanks for the thought, anyway!



I left Melbs in 2001, so I'd only be able to do up till then, but it's getting motivated that's the big problemo...


Is there a list like the Sydney one for Melbourne?
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Cool thread idea!

Everyone, please feel free to edit as we go...

The year was... 1994

Prodigy 6 NYE - 1994/1995
- Warehouse near Rosehill Racecourse, get off the train at Clyde. Nearby was arched pedestrian walkway, over the mainroad, which led to a service station.

Dyewitness (Dyewitness & the Nightraver.Scottland) - 24 December 1994
- Crazy barracks-like building, with high stone walls surrounding the grounds, and an inner castle like sanctum for the party, near Taylor Square, Dalinghurst. Superb venue. Has been discussed before on here. Owned by a Uni?

Magik Mountain - 10 December, 1994
- If it's the party I'm thinking of, it was put on by a great guy called Atilla and his girlfriend at the time (cute li'l asian girl whose name I've forgotton now), up at the Katoomba Community Centre (right on the main street). Paul Holden played. Good fun, and unfortunately shut down by police at around 3am.

Alfebet Soup - 10 December, 1994
- Alexandria maybe? Or was it the bar under the Pacific Power Building? Not sure???

MDMA (Ultrasonic.Scotland) 3 December, 1994
- Was this one Eastern Creek Raceway?

Pleasuredome - 24 November, 1994
- Massive warehouse down Campbeltown way.

Passion - 19 November, 1994
- By Jim Jams' FLC crew, at a pub in the city. But which one???

Star wars (Joey Beltram.UK) - 19 November, 1994
- Agincourt / Harcore Cafe?

Solidarity - 18 November, 1994
- ???

We want to be free - 12 November, 1994
- ???

Level X (Colin Dale.UK) - 22 October, 1994
- Put on by DJ Insomniac (who was dating no other than High-5 Kelly at the time). Was great rave mates with one of the crew Scott, if anyone knows him? Held at fitness gym on Paramatta Rd, Auburn.

Labyrinth 3 - 1 October, 1994
- ???

Pleasure Dome (Dj Slipmatt.UK) - 24 September, 1994
- Another massive warehouse down Campbeltown way. Wait a sec, we've already mentioned Pleasuredome. Were there two parties of the same name???

Bulb and Away - 17 September, 1994
- Cute name, even cuter T-shirts! At the club with the long staircase up, right next door to the original Sublime club on Pitt St. That's right kiddies, Sublime. The club *we* owned before you were born and found it later run at a night at Home where you and your Subbies Random Crew Voodoo Children buddies go and demand your precious 'hardstyle' be played alongside Sasha & Digweed just 'cause "we're on your territory". WTF?!!!

EDIT: Somewhere in here, around the 9th September 1994, is Peak, held in a carpark off Parammata Rd, Broadway. I remember this date fondly as it's the party I met (however only for a moment) my now-wife. The night before, on the Friday, we'd trekked down to Canberra for a party on the lawns of the ANU, followed by a recovery at some random Canberrian's place in the 'burbs where the police rocked up, walked in, and discovered 15 or so ravers donning sunglasses, bathing in the morning sunshine in the courtyard out the back. Awesome!!! So anyway, then came Peak on the Saturday night, so by Sunday morning, I was feeling a little worse for wear! Ended up going back to my now-wife's place in Surry Hills with friends, whacking Dyewitness' "The Future" on the player in the bedroom, dancing like a wildman until I disturbed her flatmates through the wooden floorboard, and then proceeded to fall asleep on her bed. Made it up to by offering her a lift to Pleasuredome a couple of weeks later. The wheels were now in motion... hehe... Hmmm... now forgotten what the Canberra party was called. Paul Holden played.

Jurassic Rave (Lenny Dee.USA) - 27 August, 1994
- Agincourt / Hardcore Cafe, where Geoff Da Chef was playing in the "chillout" with his hand rotating the spindle of the decks just cause the music he was playing wasn't hard or fast enough on its own accord! Cool party. I think Jade played a morning set? With Spellbound just prior, which reminds me, also the party where I'd fallen in love with Hardsequencer's "The Dance Nation" with the "People of all nations, dancing together" and I had to run up to Kate (JRA) and get the name of the track, which I think she mistitled "Raging Wild Fire" (from the opening sample), and this entire conversation made a later episode of JRA. Hey, I was now e-famous!

Colossuss (Transformer 2.Belgium & Dave Angel.UK) - 20 August, 1994
- State Sports Centre, Homebush. 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 in the morning? Amazing lighting rig on the main hall, fantastic colour lazer in the smaller second hall.

Itchy & Scratchie (Charley Low Noise & Mental Theo.US) - 16 July, 1994
- Not sure, however Charley Low Noise and Mental Theo made a suprise appearance to play at Sundaze @ The Pavillion (Pav) Hotel on the Sunday night. These were 'wondeful days'. Boom-tish!

Creation - 25 June, 1994
- ???

Mindspace - 25 June, 1994
- ???

Roger ramjet - 18 June, 1994
- ???

Space Cadet 3 - 28 May, 1994
- Should read Space Cadet 33 1/3??? If so, located at a warehouse on Botany Rd, Alexandria, just near the Grafitti Hall Of Fame. Police came and shut it down around 2am, but not before they were locked out, ravers were locked in, and the sound system cranked! After being moved on, we stumbled across a Vibe Tribe (feral) party at Sydney Park, bottom end of King St, St Peters . Now there's special venue.

Mayday (Hardsequencer & Mijk van dijk.UK) - 21 May, 1994
- Staged in the smaller of the two halls at the State Sports Centre, Homebush. (Refer Collosus above).

Astro Boy - 14 May, 1994
- ???

Tribal - The Last Dance - 24 April, 1994
- Was this one Alexandria or down at Kernel/Botany

Astral Flight - 16 April, 1994
- Hmmm... not sure, but may have been a Alexandria warehouse, used for TV/Film/Photoshoots as up one end behind the DJ, the walls joined the floor without a seam (like a skateboard ramp). Might have been a different party???

Universe - 9 April, 1994
- ???

Prodigy 5 - 2 April, 1994
- A warehouse somewhere hidden amongst the industrial buildings of Homebush. Wow! What a party! One of the best! The only party (out of three) that managed to go ahead that Easter Weekend. Claimed to have assembled the largest sound system of 500,000 Watts!!!

Bonzai - 30 March, 1994
- Was a Crisis party??? Alexandria way???

Alfebet soup - 26 March, 1994
- Already mentioned, though this date appears more correct. Again, thinking Alexandria

Heaven (Josh Abrahams, FSOM, The Spiritualist & Laurent Garnier.UK) - 5 March, 1994
- Something makes me think Metropolis, North Sydney (or is that 'cause they ran a regular night of the same name?)

Speedracer - 5 March, 1994
- ???

Dune - 29 January, 1994
- ???

Carl Cox Mania - 22 January, 1994
- ???

Night of the living apple heads - 15 January, 1994
- ???

Unity (NYE make up party) - 8 January, 1994
- Following the promoter rivalry debacle that was NYE'93, this party was staged the weekend afterwards at Metropolis, North Sydney


Phew!!! Now gotta have a breather before tackling 93 and 95...

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The year was... 1993

Fantazia NYE (Moby & Dave Angel) - 1993/1994
- State Sports Cenre, Homebush. Shonky promotions, reasonable party, if only they had the numbers which failed to show after their rivalry amongst established Tribal crew whose party they sabotage on the same night.

RAT 200AD NYE - 1993/1994
- Hordan Pavilion?

Happy Valley 3 - 18 December, 1993
- A property down past Mittagong, off the Hume Hwy (damn, what's the road called?). Also used for Freedom 3 a year or so later, though on a different part of the property. Magic party, magic sunrise. Did an incredibly stupid thing driving back to Sydney on the Hume Hwy in that I pushed my 1983 Nissan Skyline to about 220km (the needle had gone off the dial at 180km). Anyway, I lived. Also heard of our friends driving back in an army troop carrier style 4WD. The driver had decided it'd be a great idea to drop another an hour or so before driving everyone home. He became semi-unconcious at the wheel, and it took another mate (reasonably well know Sydney DJ) to reach over and grab the wheel and steer back onto the road, while half a dozen of our friends were thrown about in the back. What is it with Happy Valley parties and dangerous road incidents? Just so stupid.

Freedom 2 (DJ Edge) - 4 December, 1993
- Motor Museum, Pyrmont. Another magc party with fond memories.

Space Cadet 2 1/2 - 27 November, 1993
- Alexandria???

Insight - 20 November, 1993
- ???

Plush (Joey Beltram) - 7 November, 1993
- ???

Crisis point 2 - 30 October, 1993
- ???

Mixed beans 2 - 2 October, 1993
- Burrows Rd, Alexandria. A fun party, with a chocolate for a ticket, and the DJs/soundsystem placed in the middle of the warehouse, and the ravers partied in a 360degree circle around the set-up.

Freedom - 28 August, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 4 outdoor (Wisemans ferry / DJ Crisis LIVE) - 7 & 8 August 1993
- Waterski Park, Wiseman's Ferry. My first party, and what a mindblowing experience this was!!!

Green acres 2 - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Atmosphere 2nd sight - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Dreamworld - 24 July, 1993
- ???

Space camp 93 - 23 July, 1993
- ???

Crisis point - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Extaesia - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Yippie kie yae mother fucker - 26 June, 1993
- ???

Harmony - 19 June, 1993
- ???

Enigma - 8 May, 1993
- ???

Mayday - 1 May, 1993
- ??? Misprint? Should be the party the year later at State Sports Centre, Homebush?

Children of the vortex - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Chaos (Lenny Dee) - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Midnight madness 2 - 3 April, 1993
- At the amusement park situated in the exact location of Home nightclub, Cockle Bay Wharf now. Might be referring to one of the other Midnight Madness parties???

High Jinx - 26 March, 1993
- ???

Ascension - 20 March, 1993
- ???

Field of dreams - 27 February, 1993
- ???

Love Parade (Dr Motte) - 14 February, 1993
- Well this one's definitely in the wrong year. Should be 1994. Held at the Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe.

punos - 13 February, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 3 - 6 February, 1993
- ???

Armagedon (Carl Cox & Dj Phantasy) - 25 January, 1993
- ???

Apocalypse - 25 January, 1993
- ???

Cyberspace - 16 January, 1993
- ???

Anyone keen to fill in the blanks???
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The year was... 1995 (I lived in Canberra in 1995 so it's gappy)

Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) NYE 1995/1996
?

Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
?

*** Infinity NYE 1995/1996
A dodgey albeit fun night down at the good ol' Graf Hall of Fame.

A dream come true - 23 December, 1995
?

Happy Valley 4 (Hendrix.Germany, Ray Castle.Japan, Nick Prana.UK) - 15,16,17 December, 1995
?

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
?

Smurf village 3 (Ultimate buzz, Angus.QLD & Chris Fresh.ACT) - 2 December, 1995
Appin Scout park

Brave New World (Sequential one & MC Spacekid.Germany) - 25 November, 1995
?

Awesomething - 18,19,20 November, 1995
?

Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
Sky Bar in Redfern... hilarious party... thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 "AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIK PARTY"

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
?

Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
Canberra at a Go Kart track...? Awesome props - but Candy Flip always did the best decore!

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
?

Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
?

Apache - 21 October, 1995
The infamous rave where Anne Wood passed away. Phonecian Club, Broadway

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
?

Eckythump 2 - 14 October, 1995
Once again back at the Glebe Silos. This time round the place stank like shit!! but the party was awesome..

Once upon a sundaze - 1 October, 1995
?

Thunderdome (below)
(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and Dj Lady Dames) - 30 September, 1995
Apia Club Parramatta Rd Camperdown. The cops came and tear gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning.

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
A big concrete warehouse in the Manly/Waringah area.

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
?

Smile - 19 September, 1995
?

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
?

Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
?

Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
?

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
I want to say this was at Angel Place but I can't remember eeeek

Children of the hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
?


In Search of Kaya (Jon Hardy.Canada) - 29 July, 1995
?

Children of the hardcore - 22 July, 1995
HC Cafe

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
?

Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
?

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
Did this party even happen? I thought it got posponed then never happened?

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995 (I think this date is wrong)
My favourite venue ever. The Glebe Island silos and a very small, tight knit & friendly crowd. Awesome night!

Carnival ov thee mind (Meat beat manifesto) - 12 June, 1995
?

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
?

Technocolour (Rob Gee, USA, Hocus Pocus, Hood & Loon.UK) - 10 June, 1995
Campelltown area maybe, in an indoor cricket centre

MDMA 2 (Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) - 3 June, 1995
?

Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
Some warehouse out Cambelltown way.

Dumbo (Angus.QLD) - 27 May, 1995
?

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
?

Emagine (Easygroove.UK) - 13 May, 1995
?

Raveland - 6 May 1995
Graf Hall of Fame... the night where someone got shot in the ass!

Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
Some warehouse out Cambelltown way...

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995
?

Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
Some warehouse out Cambelltown way... held in a big marquee

The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995
?

Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
?

Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
?

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
?

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
?

World party - 28 January, 1995 (below)
(Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Dj Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly lownoise)
At the old Magic Kingdom

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
?

Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
?
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The year was... 1995

Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) NYE 1995/1996
- ???

Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
- ???

A dream come true - 23 December, 1995
- ???

Happy Valley 4 (Hendrix.Germany, Ray Castle.Japan, Nick Prana.UK) - 15,16,17 December, 1995
- Mangrove Mountain, Colo River way. Had to look for the signpost to "Tom's BBQ". Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J's Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise.

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 3 (Ultimate buzz, Angus.QLD & Chris Fresh.ACT) - 2 December, 1995
- ??? (Guessin' this one wasn't at Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe like the first?)

Brave New World (Sequential one & MC Spacekid.Germany) - 25 November, 1995
- ???

Awesomething - 18,19,20 November, 1995
- ???

Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
- ???

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
- ???

Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
- Graffiti Hall Of Fame. Some stupid idiot pulls out a handgun and attempts to shoot someone. The original rave scene was well onto its way out by this point. Just pathetic.

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
- ???

Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
- ???

Apache - 21 October, 1995
- ???

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
- ???

Eckythump - 14 October, 1995
- Glebe Grain Silos. One of the most unique venues ever used?

Once upon a sundaze - 1 October, 1995
- ???

Thunderdome (below)
(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and Dj Lady Dames) - 30 September, 1995
- ???

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
- ???

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
- ???

Smile - 19 September, 1995
- ???

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
- ???

Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
- ???

Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
- ??? (what was with our obsession with Ultrasonic's "Obsession" back then?!! )

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
- ???

Children of the hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
- ???

In Search of Kaya (Jon Hardy.Canada) - 29 July, 1995
- ???

Children of the hardcore - 22 July, 1995
- ???

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
- ???

Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
- ???

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
- ???

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995
- Or was this one Glebe Grain Silos???

Carnival ov thee mind (Meat beat manifesto) - 12 June, 1995
- I know one of this series was in the train carriages of Redfern/Alexandria, though was thinking of 1993 or 1994.

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
- ???

Technocolour (Rob Gee, USA, Hocus Pocus, Hood & Loon.UK) - 10 June, 1995
- ???

MDMA 2 (Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) - 3 June, 1995
- ???

Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
- ???

Dumbo (Angus.QLD) - 27 May, 1995
- Held down at the El Caballo Blanco horse venue (I think). Good party, with acrobatic gymnastic display surprise at midnight! Sad that it didn't get the numbers, and so the promoter whose house had been re-mortgaged to fund it faced a loss.

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
- Now the date's correct (or at least in the right year)! Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush.

Emagine (Easygroove.UK) - 13 May, 1995
- ???

Raveland - 6 May 1995
- ???

Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
- Giant warehouse, Campbeltown way. Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound.

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
- ???

The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995

Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
- Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
- ???

Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
- Same outdoor property as Happy Valley 3. Almost didn't happen after promoter Brett Betroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city.

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
- Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe, or was that the Star Wars party? Or both?

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
- Warehouse down Campbeltown way. Very perculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months eariler? Was he let out on goood behaviour just for this party? Did that explain the breathtesting roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plainclothed "grown ups" at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, "Ok, we've got him", after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pav (Pavillion Hotel), the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signaling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

World party - 28 January, 1995 (below)
(Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Dj Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly lownoise)
- ???

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
- ???

Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
- ???

And that was about the end of my rave days. Moved onto the hard house (no, not the hard house of today) parties, and the festivals.
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The year was... 1995 UPDATED!

Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) NYE 1995/1996
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Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
- ???

Infinity NYE 1995/1996 -
A dodgey albeit fun night down at the good ol' Graf Hall of Fame. I ran around the whole night with my supply stashed in a Crocodile hand puppet and had everyone fool *evil laf*. Most people spilled out onto the street outside and across the road into the wee hours of the morning...

A dream come true - 23 December, 1995
- ???

Happy Valley 4 (Hendrix.Germany, Ray Castle.Japan, Nick Prana.UK) - 15,16,17 December, 1995
- Mangrove Mountain, Colo River way. Had to look for the signpost to "Tom's BBQ". Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J's Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise.

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 3 (Ultimate buzz, Angus.QLD & Chris Fresh.ACT) - 2 December, 1995
Appin Scout Park. I had a ticket but couldn't get there (16, no car, and trying to get from the 'Gong to Appin by public transport back then was a real shit). One of my biggest regrets because my fav HHC tune ever is 'Rock That Body" by Ultimate Buzz and I think it must be jinxed for me because I never seemed to be able to rock out on the dancefloor when it got played...

Brave New World (Sequential one & MC Spacekid.Germany) - 25 November, 1995
- ???

Awesomething - 18,19,20 November, 1995
- ???

Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
Sky Bar in Redfern... hilarious party... thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 "AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIK PARTY"

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
- ???

Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
Canberra at a Go Kart track... somewhere in north Canberra. Awesome props - but Candy Flip always did the best decore! The kid got shot at Raveland, not Peacetrain...

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
- ???

Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
- ???

Apache - 21 October, 1995
The infamous rave where Anne Wood passed away. Phonecian Club, Broadway

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
- ???

Eckythump - 14 October, 1995
Once again back at the Glebe Silos. This time round the place stank like shit!! but the party was awesome..

Once upon a sundaze - 1 October, 1995
- ???

Thunderdome (below)
(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and Dj Lady Dames) - 30 September, 1995
Apia Club Parramatta Rd Camperdown. The cops came and tear gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning.

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
A big concrete warehouse in the Manly/Waringah area. I sat outside for a good part of it listening to one of the Buck Rogers Ravers tell me how raves just weren't what they used to be...

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
- ???

Smile - 19 September, 1995
- ???

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
- ???

Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
- ???

Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
- ??? (what was with our obsession with Ultrasonic's "Obsession" back then?!! )

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
I want to say this was at Angel Place Golfing Range but I can't remember eeeek

Children of the hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
- ???

In Search of Kaya (Jon Hardy.Canada) - 29 July, 1995
- ???

Children of the hardcore - 22 July, 1995
HC Cafe?

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
- ???

Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
Some dodgey warehouse where half the djs didn't play. It's amazing Powerhouse came from such humble beginnings...

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
Did this party even happen? I thought it got posponed then never happened?

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995
My favourite party ever. The Glebe Island silos and a very small, tight knit & friendly crowd. Awesome night!

Carnival ov thee mind (Meat beat manifesto) - 12 June, 1995
- I know one of this series was in the train carriages of Redfern/Alexandria, though was thinking of 1993 or 1994.

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
- ???

Technocolour (Rob Gee, USA, Hocus Pocus, Hood & Loon.UK) - 10 June, 1995
Campelltown area, in an indoor cricket centre

MDMA 2 (Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) - 3 June, 1995
- ???

Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
- ???

Dumbo (Angus.QLD) - 27 May, 1995
- Held down at the El Caballo Blanco horse venue (I think). Good party, with acrobatic gymnastic display surprise at midnight! Sad that it didn't get the numbers, and so the promoter whose house had been re-mortgaged to fund it faced a loss.

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
- Now the date's correct (or at least in the right year)! Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush.

Emagine (Easygroove.UK) - 13 May, 1995
- ???

Raveland - 6 May 1995
Graf Hall of Fame... the night where someone got shot in the ass!

Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
- Giant warehouse, Campbeltown way. Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound.

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
- ???

The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995

Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
- Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
- ???

Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
- Same outdoor property as Happy Valley 3. Almost didn't happen after promoter Brett Betroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city.

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
- Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe, or was that the Star Wars party? Or both?

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
- Warehouse down Campbeltown way. Very perculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months eariler? Was he let out on goood behaviour just for this party? Did that explain the breathtesting roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plainclothed "grown ups" at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, "Ok, we've got him", after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pav (Pavillion Hotel), the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signaling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

World party - 28 January, 1995 (below)
(Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Dj Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly lownoise)
Magic Kingdom... Jade's set RAWKED!

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
- ???

Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
- ???
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AWESOME! Wait til tomorrow when everyone is back at work and gets into this thread hehe
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AWESOME! Wait til tomorrow when everyone is back at work and gets into this thread hehe

Hehe... and do you know what's even better?????

I'm now on HOLIDAYS for 2 weeks!!!
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Hehe... and do you know what's even better?????
I'm now on HOLIDAYS for 2 weeks!!

POO! I wish I could have a holiday... I had to come in to work today too!!!
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Is there a list like the Sydney one for Melbourne?

...maybe... but I haven't seen it!
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awesome awesome thread!

i printed out the original list pf the parties nd was finding it hard to differentiate them in my mind without the venues - so great idea chizzle!

i started partying 97/98 so i cant help out till u get to there!

cheers for the MASSIVE effort!
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Here you go.....my memory of Armageddon with Big Black Cox 25th Jan 1993




The year was... 1993 UPDATED

Fantazia NYE (Moby & Dave Angel) - 1993/1994
- State Sports Cenre, Homebush. Shonky promotions, reasonable party, if only they had the numbers which failed to show after their rivalry amongst established Tribal crew whose party they sabotage on the same night.

RAT 200AD NYE - 1993/1994
- Hordan Pavilion?

Happy Valley 3 - 18 December, 1993
- A property down past Mittagong, off the Hume Hwy (damn, what's the road called?). Also used for Freedom 3 a year or so later, though on a different part of the property. Magic party, magic sunrise. Did an incredibly stupid thing driving back to Sydney on the Hume Hwy in that I pushed my 1983 Nissan Skyline to about 220km (the needle had gone off the dial at 180km). Anyway, I lived. Also heard of our friends driving back in an army troop carrier style 4WD. The driver had decided it'd be a great idea to drop another an hour or so before driving everyone home. He became semi-unconcious at the wheel, and it took another mate (reasonably well know Sydney DJ) to reach over and grab the wheel and steer back onto the road, while half a dozen of our friends were thrown about in the back. What is it with Happy Valley parties and dangerous road incidents? Just so stupid.

Freedom 2 (DJ Edge) - 4 December, 1993
- Motor Museum, Pyrmont. Another magc party with fond memories.

Space Cadet 2 1/2 - 27 November, 1993
- Alexandria???

Insight - 20 November, 1993
- ???

Plush (Joey Beltram) - 7 November, 1993
- ???

Crisis point 2 - 30 October, 1993
- ???

Mixed beans 2 - 2 October, 1993
- Burrows Rd, Alexandria. A fun party, with a chocolate for a ticket, and the DJs/soundsystem placed in the middle of the warehouse, and the ravers partied in a 360degree circle around the set-up.

Freedom - 28 August, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 4 outdoor (Wisemans ferry / DJ Crisis LIVE) - 7 & 8 August 1993
- Waterski Park, Wiseman's Ferry. My first party, and what a mindblowing experience this was!!!

Green acres 2 - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Atmosphere 2nd sight - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Dreamworld - 24 July, 1993
- ???

Space camp 93 - 23 July, 1993
- ???

Crisis point - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Extaesia - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Yippie kie yae mother fucker - 26 June, 1993
- ???

Harmony - 19 June, 1993
- ???

Enigma - 8 May, 1993
- ???

Mayday - 1 May, 1993
- ??? Misprint? Should be the party the year later at State Sports Centre, Homebush?

Children of the vortex - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Chaos (Lenny Dee) - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Midnight madness 2 - 3 April, 1993
- At the amusement park situated in the exact location of Home nightclub, Cockle Bay Wharf now. Might be referring to one of the other Midnight Madness parties???

High Jinx - 26 March, 1993
- ???

Ascension - 20 March, 1993
- ???

Field of dreams - 27 February, 1993
- ???

Love Parade (Dr Motte) - 14 February, 1993
- Well this one's definitely in the wrong year. Should be 1994. Held at the Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe.

punos - 13 February, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 3 - 6 February, 1993
- ???

Armagedon (Carl Cox & Dj Phantasy) - 25 January, 1993

One of the most mind blowing raves i went to......it was in dodgy warehouse in Ricketty Street Mascot (right next to the bridge on the left heading towards Sydenham....it's now a car park) ....there was a stack of speakers as tall as the roof in the shape of a pyramid when you first walked in........i don't think it was a huge venue.......don't know who the first DJ was.....but he forgot his headphones .....so his mixing was a wee bit dodgy......the DJs wee not elevated for once......they were right there on the dancefloor.......i was a very keen DJ trainspotter and i just remeber that i was able to stand directly in front of Carl Cox for his whole set on 3 decks an watch him mix .......fucking incredible.......not too just hear him but too watch his every move was incredible......i remember he was going crazy on 3 decks.....and he was scratching and cutting.......and he knocked the needle off the record and everyone cheered and he just smiled and got got on with it.......the lights and overall effort by the promoter was shit.......but the fact t the promoter couldn't be bothered to elevate the DJ made it an unforgetable party.......Carl Cox also performed live......but that was bollocks.

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Apocalypse - 25 January, 1993
- ???

Cyberspace - 16 January, 1993
- ???

Anyone keen to fill in the blanks???
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The year was...1996 fill in the blanks kids... I actually think there are a bunch of parties missing (like the Nightbreed parties) Anyone got any dates?

Love Nation NYE (Affinity live) - 1996/1997

World dance NYE (Jen E & Gee Whiz.QLD) - 1996/1997

Astrology - 21 December, 1996

Children of the hardcore 4 - 14 December, 1996

Sonic force - 7 December, 1996

Hardcore Heaven 2 - 30 November, 1996

2036 - 16 November, 1996

Neotokyo (Yokota, yo*c, mayuri, tobi.Japan) 9 November, 1996

Hardcore Catastrophe 2 - 2 November, 1996

Tour De Forze (Paul Elstak) - 26 October, 1996

Ballistic - 12 October, 1996

Adrenalin - 5 October, 1996 (below)
(Ramos, Supreme, Clarkee, Vinylgroover, Force, Styles & MC Marley)

Cyber City - 28 September, 1996

Digital Overdose aka Astrology Virgo (below)
(DreamTeam aka Gizmo, Buzz Fuzz, Dano, Lady Danes. Holland) - 21 September, 1996
Is that meant to be Lady Dana???

Megathump - 7 September, 1996

The secret garden (Affinity LIVE) - 24 August, 1996

Hardcore Catastrophe - 16 August, 1996

Hardcore heaven 1 - 13 August 1996

Astrology - The Frst Rebirth [Leo] - 10 August, 1996

Utopia 3 - 20 July, 1996
Pier 4

Evolution - 13 July, 1996

Freelove 96 - 13 July, 1996

Field Of dreams 4 - 6/7 July, 1996

Sweet Liberty - 22 June, 1996

2019 - 8 June, 1996

Happy dayz - 25 May, 1996

Underground Terror (Lenny Dee.USA) -25 May, 1996

Woddy Woodecker - 18 May, 1996

Garden of eden - 11 May, 1996

Wonderland (Droopy D.Germany & John Hardy.ACT) - 4 May, 1996

The Brain (Dj Trevor & the Nightraver) - 20 April, 1996

Thunderdome 2 -13 April, 1996 (below)
(Public Domain.UK, Pavo, Bass D, King Mathew.HOL, Dj Francois & Jorn.FRANCE)

Fusion (Marc Smith) - 6 April, 1996

Vibealite (DJ Vibes) - 30 March, 1996

Insanity 3 (Dj Westbam.Germany) - 2 March, 1996

Hyperdome (Scott Brown, QTex & Bass X.UK) - 10 February 1996

Utopia 2 - February, 1996
At the Angel Place Golfing Range... a bit of a ruff night with quite a few thugs robbing ravers in the alleyway outside the venue. but a great party non the less. Kids were dancing outside the gates!

Eternity (Roughage) - 24 February, 1996

Happiest people in the world 3 (MPK.SA) - 17 February, 1996
Minto Basketball Stadium oh what a night when Hixxy dropped "Toytown" the place errupted...

Love Parade (Dj Motte) - 3 February, 1996

Mentality - 3 February, 1996

Rezerection (Scott Brown.UK - the evolution tour) - 27 January 1996
Did this party even happen? I thought it got canned...

Dream Factory - 27 January, 1996
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awesome awesome thread!

i printed out the original list pf the parties nd was finding it hard to differentiate them in my mind without the venues - so great idea chizzle!

i started partying 97/98 so i cant help out till u get to there!

cheers for the MASSIVE effort!


Thanks kiddo... feel free to kick off with 97/98...
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Some edits for you

Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) NYE 1995/1996
- Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
- ???

Infinity NYE 1995/1996 -
A dodgey albeit fun night down at the good ol' Graf Hall of Fame. I ran around the whole night with my supply stashed in a Crocodile hand puppet and had everyone fool *evil laf*. Most people spilled out onto the street outside and across the road into the wee hours of the morning...

A dream come true - 23 December, 1995
- ???

Happy Valley 4 (Hendrix.Germany, Ray Castle.Japan, Nick Prana.UK) - 15,16,17 December, 1995
- Mangrove Mountain, Colo River way. Had to look for the signpost to "Tom's BBQ". Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J's Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise.

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
- Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Smurf village 3 (Ultimate buzz, Angus.QLD & Chris Fresh.ACT) - 2 December, 1995
Appin Scout Park. I had a ticket but couldn't get there (16, no car, and trying to get from the 'Gong to Appin by public transport back then was a real shit). One of my biggest regrets because my fav HHC tune ever is 'Rock That Body" by Ultimate Buzz and I think it must be jinxed for me because I never seemed to be able to rock out on the dancefloor when it got played...

Brave New World (Sequential one & MC Spacekid.Germany) - 25 November, 1995
- Farm Paddock in Peats Ridge - I'll never forget that party for the sheer amount of cow shit all over the dance floor - everywhere!

Awesomething - 18,19,20 November, 1995
- ???

Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
Sky Bar in Redfern... hilarious party... thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 "AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIK PARTY"

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
- ???

Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
Canberra at a Go Kart track... somewhere in north Canberra. Awesome props - but Candy Flip always did the best decore! The kid got shot at Raveland, not Peacetrain...

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
- ???

Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
- Graffiti Hall of Fame

Apache - 21 October, 1995
The infamous rave where Anne Wood passed away. Phonecian Club, Broadway

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
- NSW Teachers Club, CBD

Eckythump - 14 October, 1995
Once again back at the Glebe Silos. This time round the place stank like shit!! but the party was awesome..

Once upon a sundaze - 1 October, 1995
- ???

Thunderdome (below)
(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and Dj Lady Dames) - 30 September, 1995
Apia Club Parramatta Rd Camperdown. The cops came and tear gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning.

edit: Right venue, wrong name. At the time it was called the Saloon Bar It became the APIA club (which was still in Leichardt at the time) a few years later.

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
A big concrete warehouse in the Manly/Waringah area. I sat outside for a good part of it listening to one of the Buck Rogers Ravers tell me how raves just weren't what they used to be...

edit: It was in the Oracle Laser Company's warehouse in Brookvale (or was it Dee Why?)

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
- ???

Smile - 19 September, 1995
- Liechardt PCYC, Norton St Liechardt

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
- ???

Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
- ???

Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
- ??? (what was with our obsession with Ultrasonic's "Obsession" back then?!! )

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
I want to say this was at Angel Place Golfing Range but I can't remember eeeek

Edit: Yep it sure was. It was pissing down rain that night and only a small part of the party was covered. Still, I had one of the best nights of my life there!

Children of the hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
Edit: If memory serves me correct wasn't it at Recycled Garbage or whatever it's called in the inner west?

In Search of Kaya (Jon Hardy.Canada) - 29 July, 1995
- ???

Children of the hardcore - 22 July, 1995
HC Cafe?

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
- ???

Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
Some dodgey warehouse where half the djs didn't play. It's amazing Powerhouse came from such humble beginnings...

Edit: The small room of Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto.

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
Did this party even happen? I thought it got posponed then never happened?

Edit: It sure did, it was at the Blackmarket Nightclub near Central Station.

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995
My favourite party ever. The Glebe Island silos and a very small, tight knit & friendly crowd. Awesome night!

Carnival ov thee mind (Meat beat manifesto) - 12 June, 1995
- I know one of this series was in the train carriages of Redfern/Alexandria, though was thinking of 1993 or 1994.

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
- ???

Technocolour (Rob Gee, USA, Hocus Pocus, Hood & Loon.UK) - 10 June, 1995
Campelltown area, in an indoor cricket centre

MDMA 2 (Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) - 3 June, 1995
Edit: Richmond Rowing Club. IMO The best rave of all time

Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
Edit: Was this the one in the warehouse in Artarmon? I think it may have been.

Dumbo (Angus.QLD) - 27 May, 1995
- Held down at the El Caballo Blanco horse venue (I think). Good party, with acrobatic gymnastic display surprise at midnight! Sad that it didn't get the numbers, and so the promoter whose house had been re-mortgaged to fund it faced a loss.

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
- Now the date's correct (or at least in the right year)! Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush.

Emagine (Easygroove.UK) - 13 May, 1995
- ???

Raveland - 6 May 1995
Graf Hall of Fame... the night where someone got shot in the ass!

Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
- Giant warehouse, Campbeltown way. Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound.

Edit: The Warehouse was in Wetherill Park. Fucking ace party, one of my all time favs.

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
Edit: Warehouse in Campbelltown?

The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995

Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
- Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
- ???

Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
- Same outdoor property as Happy Valley 3. Almost didn't happen after promoter Brett Betroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city.

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
- Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe, or was that the Star Wars party? Or both?

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
- Warehouse down Campbeltown way. Very perculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months eariler? Was he let out on goood behaviour just for this party? Did that explain the breathtesting roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plainclothed "grown ups" at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, "Ok, we've got him", after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pav (Pavillion Hotel), the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signaling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

World party - 28 January, 1995 (below)
(Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Dj Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly lownoise)
Magic Kingdom... Jade's set RAWKED!

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
- ???

Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
- ???
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I've done as many as I can remember (in bold)

The year was...1996 fill in the blanks kids... I actually think there are a bunch of parties missing (like the Nightbreed parties) Anyone got any dates?

I'm pretty sure Nightbreed started in 97?

Love Nation NYE (Affinity live) - 1996/1997
Centennial Basketball Stadium

World dance NYE (Jen E & Gee Whiz.QLD) - 1996/1997
Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Astrology - 21 December, 1996
Party Never Happened?

Children of the hardcore 4 - 14 December, 1996

Sonic force - 7 December, 1996

Hardcore Heaven 2 - 30 November, 1996
I *think* this may have been at the Liechardt PCYC if I remember right

2036 - 16 November, 1996
Canterbury Ice Skating Rink, Canterbury Rd. Was shut down around 11pm, the party carried on at Graffiti Hall but there was another party on, so the hardcore didn't start again till 6am!

Neotokyo (Yokota, yo*c, mayuri, tobi.Japan) 9 November, 1996
I didn't go to this but I'm sure the venue was advertised on the flyer which I have at home

Hardcore Catastrophe 2 - 2 November, 1996

Tour De Forze (Paul Elstak) - 26 October, 1996
Lone Star Function Centre, Parramatta Rd Strathfield

Ballistic - 12 October, 1996

Adrenalin - 5 October, 1996 (below)
(Ramos, Supreme, Clarkee, Vinylgroover, Force, Styles & MC Marley)
Underground Car Park on Nortin St, Leichardt. Does anybody remember the party having to finish at 5am because "the fruit trucks were coming"? Hahaha.

Cyber City - 28 September, 1996
Some (awesome) function centre in Bankstown

Digital Overdose aka Astrology Virgo (below)
(DreamTeam aka Gizmo, Buzz Fuzz, Dano, Lady Danes. Holland) - 21 September, 1996
Is that meant to be Lady Dana???
Yep it was Dana. At the Ice Skating rink on Canterbury Rd, Canterbury. Shut down around 12am, heaps of people went back to Jim Jams store on Oxford St, Nexus, and partied there.

Megathump - 7 September, 1996
If it's the party I'm thinking of it was on a dirty old boat. Was it Imperial Peaking?

The secret garden (Affinity LIVE) - 24 August, 1996

Hardcore Catastrophe - 16 August, 1996
Some wierd carpark/community centre kind of place in Marrickville

Hardcore heaven 1 - 13 August 1996
Started off at the old Film Studios in Redfern, was shut down and the party moved to Graffiti Hall

Astrology - The Frst Rebirth [Leo] - 10 August, 1996
Warehouse on Hickson Rd across the road from Pier 4 where Utopia was a few weeks before. It was shut down around 1am and everybody went to a free party at Sydney park which was then shut down about 4am!

Utopia 3 - 20 July, 1996
Sydney Dance Company Building, Pier 4, The Rocks

Evolution - 13 July, 1996

Freelove 96 - 13 July, 1996
Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Field Of dreams 4 - 6/7 July, 1996
Cataract Scout Park, Appin. What needs to be said about this party that hasn't been said 10000000000 times before!

Sweet Liberty - 22 June, 1996
Luddenham Croatian Club

2019 - 8 June, 1996
Hyde Park Barracks, CBD. One of the best raves of its time, one of the best atmosphere's I've ever seen at any event.

Happy dayz - 25 May, 1996

Underground Terror (Lenny Dee.USA) -25 May, 1996

Woddy Woodecker - 18 May, 1996

Garden of eden - 11 May, 1996

Wonderland (Droopy D.Germany & John Hardy.ACT) - 4 May, 1996

The Brain (Dj Trevor & the Nightraver) - 20 April, 1996

Thunderdome 2 -13 April, 1996 (below)
(Public Domain.UK, Pavo, Bass D, King Mathew.HOL, Dj Francois & Jorn.FRANCE)
Magic Kingdom, Canley Vale

Fusion (Marc Smith) - 6 April, 1996
Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Vibealite (DJ Vibes) - 30 March, 1996

Insanity 3 (Dj Westbam.Germany) - 2 March, 1996

Hyperdome (Scott Brown, QTex & Bass X.UK) - 10 February 1996

Utopia 2 - February, 1996
At the Angel Place Golfing Range... a bit of a ruff night with quite a few thugs robbing ravers in the alleyway outside the venue. but a great party non the less. Kids were dancing outside the gates!

Eternity (Roughage) - 24 February, 1996

Happiest people in the world 3 (MPK.SA) - 17 February, 1996
Minto Basketball Stadium oh what a night when Hixxy dropped "Toytown" the place errupted...

Love Parade (Dj Motte) - 3 February, 1996
Party was cancelled, I still have my ticket haha

Mentality - 3 February, 1996

Rezerection (Scott Brown.UK - the evolution tour) - 27 January 1996
Did this party even happen? I thought it got canned...
Sure did happen, it was at the Indoor Go Kart Centre in Minto

Dream Factory - 27 January, 1996
Metro Theatre, George Street
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the way it was... 1996 EDITS!

I'm pretty sure Nightbreed started in 97? Hmmm I think there was at least on in 1996 cos I had pretty much stopped going to parties by the end of 1996...

Love Nation NYE (Affinity live) - 1996/1997
Centennial Basketball Stadium

World dance NYE (Jen E & Gee Whiz.QLD) - 1996/1997
Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Astrology - 21 December, 1996
Party Never Happened?

Children of the hardcore 4 - 14 December, 1996

Sonic force - 7 December, 1996

Hardcore Heaven 2 - 30 November, 1996
I *think* this may have been at the Liechardt PCYC if I remember right

2036 - 16 November, 1996
Canterbury Ice Skating Rink, Canterbury Rd. Was shut down around 11pm, the party carried on at Graffiti Hall but there was another party on, so the hardcore didn't start again till 6am!

Neotokyo (Yokota, yo*c, mayuri, tobi.Japan) 9 November, 1996
I didn't go to this but I'm sure the venue was advertised on the flyer which I have at home

Hardcore Catastrophe 2 - 2 November, 1996

Tour De Forze (Paul Elstak) - 26 October, 1996
Lone Star Function Centre, Parramatta Rd Strathfield

Ballistic - 12 October, 1996

Adrenalin - 5 October, 1996 (below)
(Ramos, Supreme, Clarkee, Vinylgroover, Force, Styles & MC Marley)
Underground Car Park on Nortin St, Leichardt. Does anybody remember the party having to finish at 5am because "the fruit trucks were coming"? Hahaha.

Cyber City - 28 September, 1996
Some (awesome) function centre in Bankstown

Digital Overdose aka Astrology Virgo (below)
(DreamTeam aka Gizmo, Buzz Fuzz, Dano, Lady Danes. Holland) - 21 September, 1996
Is that meant to be Lady Dana???
Yep it was Dana. At the Ice Skating rink on Canterbury Rd, Canterbury. Shut down around 12am, heaps of people went back to Jim Jams store on Oxford St, Nexus, and partied there.

Megathump - 7 September, 1996
If it's the party I'm thinking of it was on a dirty old boat. Was it Imperial Peaking?

The secret garden (Affinity LIVE) - 24 August, 1996

Hardcore Catastrophe - 16 August, 1996
Some wierd carpark/community centre kind of place in Marrickville

Hardcore heaven 1 - 13 August 1996
Started off at the old Film Studios in Redfern, was shut down and the party moved to Graffiti Hall

Astrology - The Frst Rebirth [Leo] - 10 August, 1996
Warehouse on Hickson Rd across the road from Pier 4 where Utopia was a few weeks before. It was shut down around 1am and everybody went to a free party at Sydney park which was then shut down about 4am!

Utopia 3 - 20 July, 1996
Sydney Dance Company Building, Pier 4, The Rocks

Evolution - 13 July, 1996

Freelove 96 - 13 July, 1996
Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Field Of dreams 4 - 6/7 July, 1996
Cataract Scout Park, Appin. What needs to be said about this party that hasn't been said 10000000000 times before!

Sweet Liberty - 22 June, 1996
Luddenham Croatian Club

2019 - 8 June, 1996
Hyde Park Barracks, CBD. One of the best raves of its time, one of the best atmosphere's I've ever seen at any event. WAIT - Which FLC party was at the Carla Zampatti car park then?

Happy dayz - 25 May, 1996

Underground Terror (Lenny Dee.USA) -25 May, 1996

Woddy Woodecker - 18 May, 1996

Garden of eden - 11 May, 1996

Wonderland (Droopy D.Germany & John Hardy.ACT) - 4 May, 1996

The Brain (Dj Trevor & the Nightraver) - 20 April, 1996

Thunderdome 2 -13 April, 1996 (below)
(Public Domain.UK, Pavo, Bass D, King Mathew.HOL, Dj Francois & Jorn.FRANCE)
Magic Kingdom, Canley Vale

Fusion (Marc Smith) - 6 April, 1996
Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Vibealite (DJ Vibes) - 30 March, 1996

Insanity 3 (Dj Westbam.Germany) - 2 March, 1996

Hyperdome (Scott Brown, QTex & Bass X.UK) - 10 February 1996
Maybe this party was the party that didn't happen?

Utopia 2 - February, 1996
At the Angel Place Golfing Range... a bit of a ruff night with quite a few thugs robbing ravers in the alleyway outside the venue. but a great party non the less. Kids were dancing outside the gates!

Eternity (Roughage) - 24 February, 1996

Happiest people in the world 3 (MPK.SA) - 17 February, 1996
Minto Basketball Stadium oh what a night when Hixxy dropped "Toytown" the place errupted...

Love Parade (Dj Motte) - 3 February, 1996
Party was cancelled, I still have my ticket haha

Mentality - 3 February, 1996

Rezerection (Scott Brown.UK - the evolution tour) - 27 January 1996
Indoor Go Kart Centre in Minto

Dream Factory - 27 January, 1996
Metro Theatre, George Street[/quote]
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I'm pretty sure Nightbreed started in 97? Hmmm I think there was at least on in 1996 cos I had pretty much stopped going to parties by the end of 1996...

I've been racking my brain and the first nightbreed was definitely early in 1997 (end of January I think?), it was at the Giraween indoor sports centre. I remember that because Utopia 4 was in the same venue a week later!
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Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) NYE 1995/1996
- Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
- ???

INSANITY NYE 1995/1996 -
A dodgey albeit fun night down at the good ol' Graf Hall of Fame. I ran around the whole night with my supply stashed in a Crocodile hand puppet and had everyone fool *evil laf*. Most people spilled out onto the street outside and across the road into the wee hours of the morning...

A dream come true - 23 December, 1995
- ???

Happy Valley 4 (Hendrix.Germany, Ray Castle.Japan, Nick Prana.UK) - 15,16,17 December, 1995
- Mangrove Mountain, Colo River way. Had to look for the signpost to "Tom's BBQ". Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J's Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise. bring on the pics!

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto

Smurf village 3 (Ultimate buzz, Angus.QLD & Chris Fresh.ACT) - 2 December, 1995
Appin Scout Park. I had a ticket but couldn't get there (16, no car, and trying to get from the 'Gong to Appin by public transport back then was a real shit). One of my biggest regrets because my fav HHC tune ever is 'Rock That Body" by Ultimate Buzz and I think it must be jinxed for me because I never seemed to be able to rock out on the dancefloor when it got played...

Brave New World (Sequential one & MC Spacekid.Germany) - 25 November, 1995
Farm Paddock in Peats Ridge - I'll never forget that party for the sheer amount of cow shit all over the dance floor - everywhere!

Awesomething - 18,19,20 November, 1995
- ???

Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
Sky Bar in Redfern... hilarious party... thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 "AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIK PARTY"

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
- ???

Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
Canberra at a Go Kart track... somewhere in north Canberra. Awesome props - but Candy Flip always did the best decore! The kid got shot at Raveland, not Peacetrain...

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
- ???

Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
- Graffiti Hall of Fame

Apache - 21 October, 1995
The infamous rave where Anne Wood passed away. Phonecian Club, Broadway

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
- NSW Teachers Club, CBD

Eckythump - 14 October, 1995
Once again back at the Glebe Silos. This time round the place stank like shit!! but the party was awesome..

Once upon a sundaze - 1 October, 1995
- ???

Thunderdome (below)
(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and Dj Lady Dames) - 30 September, 1995
Saloon Bar (now Apia Club) Parramatta Rd Camperdown. The cops came and tear gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning.

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
It was in the Oracle Laser Company's warehouse in Brookvale

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
- ???

Smile - 19 September, 1995
- Liechardt PCYC, Norton St Liechardt

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
- ???

Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
- ???

Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
- ??? (what was with our obsession with Ultrasonic's "Obsession" back then?!! )

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
Angel Place Golfing Range. It was pissing down rain that night and only a small part of the party was covered. Still, I had one of the best nights of my life there!

Children of the hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
Recycled Garbage, Marrickville

In Search of Kaya (Jon Hardy.Canada) - 29 July, 1995
- ???

Children of the hardcore - 22 July, 1995
HC Cafe?

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
- ???

Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
The small room of Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto, where half the djs didn't tuurn up. It's amazing Powerhouse came from such humble beginnings...

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
Blackmarket Nightclub near Central Station.
Blackmarket was on Regent Street Chippendale

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995
My favourite party ever. The Glebe Island silos and a very small, tight knit & friendly crowd. Awesome night!

Carnival ov thee mind (Meat beat manifesto) - 12 June, 1995
- I know one of this series was in the train carriages of Redfern/Alexandria, though was thinking of 1993 or 1994.

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
- ???

Technocolour (Rob Gee, USA, Hocus Pocus, Hood & Loon.UK) - 10 June, 1995
Campelltown area, in an indoor cricket centre

MDMA 2 (Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) - 3 June, 1995
Edit: Richmond Rowing Club. IMO The best rave of all time

Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
Edit: Was this the one in the warehouse in Artarmon? I think it may have been.

Dumbo (Angus.QLD) - 27 May, 1995
- Held down at the El Caballo Blanco horse venue (I think). Good party, with acrobatic gymnastic display surprise at midnight! Sad that it didn't get the numbers, and so the promoter whose house had been re-mortgaged to fund it faced a loss.

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
- Now the date's correct (or at least in the right year)! Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush.

Emagine (Easygroove.UK) - 13 May, 1995
- ???

Raveland - 6 May 1995
Graf Hall of Fame... the night where someone got shot in the ass!

Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
- Giant warehouse, Wetherill Park. Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound.

Edit: The Warehouse was in Wetherill Park. Fucking ace party, one of my all time favs.

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995
- ???

Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
Warehouse in Campbelltown?
Edit: It was in a marquee outside a warehouse, in the industrial area... I remember this very clearly - and i frozen my ass off walking back to the station in the morning...


The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995

Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
- Alexandria Basketball Stadium

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
- ???

Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
- Same outdoor property as Happy Valley 3. Almost didn't happen after promoter Brett Betroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city.

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
- Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe, or was that the Star Wars party? Or both?

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
- Warehouse down Campbeltown way. Very perculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months eariler? Was he let out on goood behaviour just for this party? Did that explain the breathtesting roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plainclothed "grown ups" at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, "Ok, we've got him", after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pav (Pavillion Hotel), the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signaling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

World party - 28 January, 1995 (below)
(Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Dj Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly lownoise)
Magic Kingdom... Jade's set RAWKED!

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
- ???

Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
- ???
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I've been racking my brain and the first nightbreed was definitely early in 1997 (end of January I think?), it was at the Giraween indoor sports centre. I remember that because Utopia 4 was in the same venue a week later!

Maybe I'm thinking of Zero Hour? My memory resembles a block of swiss cheese, however was there a Zero Hour 2 then?
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Canberra Events  1988 to 1999 – and who said Canberra was a boring soulless place?

Canberra events – listed with, production company, date and venue - All events are Pre – 2000

(Where possible list is in correct chronological order, if you know of missing events, dates and venues please add them to the list)

Event Name: Acid Scratch 1 Date: 1988 Venue: ANU Refectory Canberra

Event Name: Acid Scratch 2 Date: 198? Venue: ?

Event Name: Gato-Rave Date ? Venue: Warehouse Epic-Showgrounds ?

Event Name: Swab Date: ? Venue: ?

Event Name: Romper Room Date:1993 Venue: Go-Kart Warehouse?

Event Name: Ground Zero Date: 199? Venue: Mitchell Go-Karts - Warehouse

Event Name: Experience 1 Date: ? [B1Venue:[/b] ?

Event Name: Experience 2 Date: ? Venue: Woden ?

Event Name: Experience 3 Date: 1993 Venue: Body Works Gym (Was above Chicken Gourmet)

Event Name: Play-Pen Series Date/s: ? Venue: Outdoors - Black Mountain Peninsular Canberra.

Event Name: Odyssey Date: September 9th 1994 Venue:Outdoors ANU Fellows Oval, Canberra

Event Name: Pow-Wow - The Gathering Date: 1994 Venue: ANU Refectory Canberra.

Event Name: Priority One Date: December 3rd 1994 Venue: Mitchell Warehouse


Event Name: Synergy 1 Date: July 22nd 1995 Venue: Function Room The Griffin Centre (Now Demolished)


Event Name: Hickup Date: September 2nd 1995 Venue: Yarralumla Woolshed

Event Name: Happy Forrest People 1,2,3,4 Date/s: 1995 – 1999 Venue: ?

Event Name: The Roswell Incident Date: December 23rd 1995 Venue: Yarralumla Woolshed

Event Name: Shutup and Dance series 1,2,3,4 [Date/s] One event I know of was held on February 19th 1994 Venue: UMM, Underground Music Movement – Record Shop

Event Name: Ascension Production Company:MKE industries and Zen Enterprises Date: 23rd September 1995 Venue: Warehouse – Belconnen Community Centre - Basketball Arena – Across from Belconnen Bus Interchange.

Event Name: Rave Nation Date: 21st October 1995 Venue: (Area 2) Capital Pinball - Warehouse - (Area 1) Outdoor Stage Parking Area out back.

Event Name: PeaceTrain Production Company: CandyFlip Sydney Date: 28th October 1995 Venue: Mitchell Go-Karts - 38 Essington Street Mitchell

Event Name: FlashBack Date: ?NYE?1995 Venue: The Griffin Centre.

Event Name: Slip and Slide series Date: ? Venue: The National Aquarium

Event Name: Wet and Wild series Date ? Venue: The National Aquarium

Event Name: Miles of Smiles 1 Date: March 30 ? Venue: Old Sportsman's Warehouse Belconnen.

Event Name: Clearlight Date: November 2nd 1996 Venue: ?

Event Name: Primal Energy 1 Date: January 13th 1996 Venue:

Event Name: Emotion Date May 11th 1996 Venue: Same as miles of smiles one.

Event Name Primal Energy 2 – Stomp to the bass Date: Octoberr 4th 1997 Venue: Woden CIT Music Venue.

Event Name: The Bomb Date: May 16th 199? Venue: The National Aquarium Canberra.

Event Name: Quadrillion Date: 1998 Venue Bruce CIT – 4 rooms

Event Name: Miles of Smiles 2 Date: April 4th 1998 Venue: Uni of Canberra - iguana cafe

Event Name: Miles of Smiles 3 Date: 27th March 1999 Venue: Uni of Canberra - iguana cafe

Event Name: Contact Date: August 1st 1998 Venue: Same Warehouse as Miles of Smiles
Note: The upstairs Chillout and Jungle/DnB room/s, is now a Super Cheap Auto Store 

Event Name: Reunion Date: April 25th 199? Venue: Australian Heritage Village/Amusement Park

Event Name: Eightball Date: December 5th 1998 Venue: Same venue as Rave Nation

Event Name: A to Z (26 DJS one for every letter of the alphabet) Date: February 6th 1999 Venue: Hume Go-Karts

Event Name: Mythology Date: March 6th 1999 Venue: Hume Go-Karts

Event Name: Peanuts Date: October 18th 199? Venue: ANU Refectory Canberra.

Event Name: Infinity Within Date: July 3rd 1999 Venue: Australian Institute of Sport (AIS function room)

Event Name: Futurism Date: November 27th 1999 Venue: Slovenian Club Phillip (Woden)

More to be added as the flashbacks continue and  Keep smiling.
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A few more in bold


Here you go.....my memory of Armageddon with Big Black Cox 25th Jan 1993




The year was... 1993 UPDATED

Fantazia NYE (Moby & Dave Angel) - 1993/1994
- State Sports Cenre, Homebush. Shonky promotions, reasonable party, if only they had the numbers which failed to show after their rivalry amongst established Tribal crew whose party they sabotage on the same night.

RAT 200AD NYE - 1993/1994
- Hordan Pavilion?

Happy Valley 3 - 18 December, 1993
- A property down past Mittagong, off the Hume Hwy (damn, what's the road called?). Also used for Freedom 3 a year or so later, though on a different part of the property. Magic party, magic sunrise. Did an incredibly stupid thing driving back to Sydney on the Hume Hwy in that I pushed my 1983 Nissan Skyline to about 220km (the needle had gone off the dial at 180km). Anyway, I lived. Also heard of our friends driving back in an army troop carrier style 4WD. The driver had decided it'd be a great idea to drop another an hour or so before driving everyone home. He became semi-unconcious at the wheel, and it took another mate (reasonably well know Sydney DJ) to reach over and grab the wheel and steer back onto the road, while half a dozen of our friends were thrown about in the back. What is it with Happy Valley parties and dangerous road incidents? Just so stupid.

Freedom 2 (DJ Edge) - 4 December, 1993
- Motor Museum, Pyrmont. Another magc party with fond memories.

Space Cadet 2 1/2 - 27 November, 1993
- Alexandria???

Insight - 20 November, 1993
- Alexandria same place as Crisis Point 2.Backed on to the canal

Plush (Joey Beltram) - 7 November, 1993
-Plush was a recovery at a club called the Front.Now a strip club called Pure Platinum.

Crisis point 2 - 30 October, 1993
- See Insight

Mixed beans 2 - 2 October, 1993
- Burrows Rd, Alexandria. A fun party, with a chocolate for a ticket, and the DJs/soundsystem placed in the middle of the warehouse, and the ravers partied in a 360degree circle around the set-up.
Thought this was Botany Rd.Was the same weekend as Sleaze Ball.I remember Jono from Tribal turning up in the morning with "sleaze" shaved in the back of his head

Freedom - 28 August, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 4 outdoor (Wisemans ferry / DJ Crisis LIVE) - 7 & 8 August 1993
- Waterski Park, Wiseman's Ferry. My first party, and what a mindblowing experience this was!!!

Green acres 2 - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Atmosphere 2nd sight - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Dreamworld - 24 July, 1993
- ???

Space camp 93 - 23 July, 1993
- ???

Crisis point - 10 July, 1993
-Carpark Artarmon

Extaesia - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Yippie kie yae mother fucker - 26 June, 1993
- Some strange building on Foveaux St Surry Hills.Got shut down.Was a lot of hype around this party

Harmony - 19 June, 1993
- ???

Enigma - 8 May, 1993
- Huge production but no one went.We all hung out the front.Was like $40 or $50.Back then that was a huge amount of money for a party.Alexandria

Mayday - 1 May, 1993
- ??? Misprint? Should be the party the year later at State Sports Centre, Homebush?

Children of the vortex - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Chaos (Lenny Dee) - 10 April, 1993
- Ended up at Graffiti Hall of Fame.Was supposed to be at the Tribal 1 venue

Midnight madness 2 - 3 April, 1993
- At the amusement park situated in the exact location of Home nightclub, Cockle Bay Wharf now. Might be referring to one of the other Midnight Madness parties???
Thats where it was.Cool party got shut a little early.Was suprised it went as long as it did.

High Jinx - 26 March, 1993
- ???

Ascension - 20 March, 1993
- ???

Field of dreams - 27 February, 1993
- Pretty sure this was at the same venue as a party called Bubble.Went to both but did not go in.Botany Rd
Love Parade (Dr Motte) - 14 February, 1993
- Well this one's definitely in the wrong year. Should be 1994. Held at the Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe.

punos - 13 February, 1993
- At a much used warehouse on Botany Rd.

Prodigy 3 - 6 February, 1993
- Huge warehouse in Alexandria.Big sound,crowd,lighting and police turnout in the morning.Legendary party as all the Prodigy parties were

Armagedon (Carl Cox & Dj Phantasy) - 25 January, 1993

One of the most mind blowing raves i went to......it was in dodgy warehouse in Ricketty Street Mascot (right next to the bridge on the left heading towards Sydenham....it's now a car park) ....there was a stack of speakers as tall as the roof in the shape of a pyramid when you first walked in........i don't think it was a huge venue.......don't know who the first DJ was.....but he forgot his headphones .....so his mixing was a wee bit dodgy......the DJs wee not elevated for once......they were right there on the dancefloor.......i was a very keen DJ trainspotter and i just remeber that i was able to stand directly in front of Carl Cox for his whole set on 3 decks an watch him mix .......fucking incredible.......not too just hear him but too watch his every move was incredible......i remember he was going crazy on 3 decks.....and he was scratching and cutting.......and he knocked the needle off the record and everyone cheered and he just smiled and got got on with it.......the lights and overall effort by the promoter was shit.......but the fact t the promoter couldn't be bothered to elevate the DJ made it an unforgetable party.......Carl Cox also performed live......but that was bollocks.

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Apocalypse - 25 January, 1993
- Same as above

Cyberspace - 16 January, 1993
- ???

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DomJuan....u were at Armagedon?
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DomJuan....u were at Armagedon?

Yeah i was there.Was a damn seedy warehouse.I remember Carl Cox talking after playing records,a large Maori girl throwing a steel bar at some guy in the morning,some guy having his phone stolen in the morning and the security forcing him to tell him who did it.Was a really strange party.Throw in the table and chair i ingested on top of of all this it was a cracker night.
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hey fellow old schoolers :offchops:

longtime lurker here. i've got a few edits and additional parties to add to the list though i'll be fcuked if i can remember the dates:

noddy has a party ('93?): held at some drag club in the cross. i remember the gift for the first 250 through the door was this suction cup ball thing and by morning the fake panels in the celing had been demolished by people throwing them at the roof i also remeber a dj from canberra (memory is failing me as to his name) was using a phone handset as his headphones

vegetable matter parties ('94 - '95?): held in a small warehouse just off missenden road camperdown. there were quite a few of these and for one NYE it turned into a alternate graffiti when another party had been shut down

pure ('94?): held at the underground carpark under the saloon bar on parramatta road camperdown. this was the party they the flyer was the piece of clear acetate with the name and 0055 inserted inside a baggy with whiz fizz in it. oh the fun times we had by pulling the acetate out and throwing the bag in the gutter only to see some munter think they'd found someones stash

love (easter long weekend '94): again at the underground carpark of the saloon bar. i was in year 12 at the time and whilst i was :offchops: ran into 2 of our teachers from school who were also terribly :offchops:

love and flim flam ('93?): hardcore cafe on harris street ultimo. soooo many people rammed in their that night.

quiddity ('94): held at sydney uni in that big hall thing. not a bad party though i remember there were fit packs in the toilets for those that wanted them (a sad sign of times were starting to change)

EFTPOS ('95):: i think this was the one commander tom was supposed to play at? venue was somewhere out near bankstown airport but got shut down before it even started

flashback ('95): insane party at the grafitti hall of fame featuring tsuyoshi suzuki

hocus pocus ('93): one of my fave parties of all time. was in an old warehouse in glebe/pyrmont. nick tt and hi-shock played an awesome set in the morning and i vaguely remember having a munted conversation with hi-shock's wife in the wicked chillout about why sesame street is bad for kids

alphabet soup ('93): held the week before hocus pocus at a warehouse somewhere in alexandria. from memory they had a massive fcuk off mirror ball??

ahhh... there were so many more but memories are starting to fade. lots of bush doofs and who could forget the vibe tribe parties and the golden ox.

out of interest, i don't suppose anyone has a copy of the non-bosse-posse mix tape?

over and out for now.
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Originally Posted by system808

ahhh... there were so many more but memories are starting to fade.

Thanks 808, maybe we'll be able to get your blanks filled in too. The reason for doing all this is so our memories live on!!!


Plus, I think I have flyers for some of the parties you mentioned! I'll dig them out when I go to my folks house...
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now you've got me thinking

there was also:
  • an ekkythump in the sand dunes at kurnell ('96?)
  • the apollo festival at appin? ('95)
  • a few parties in the old army bunkers in mosman ('95 - '96)
  • a party called harderdam which was in a flat/warehouse in st peters? ('94)
  • a welsh embassy party years after all the others at club 77 at which you could buy :offchops: over the bar

sigh...
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Originally Posted by system808

the apollo festival at appin? ('95)...

Yeah, great party, was a little later though, in 1997. Shame 'bout the rain and subsequent mudslide for the morning.
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Excellent contributions, everyone! And love the personal anecdotes too!

Once we're done, I'd like to go through, clean 'em up, and have 'em sticky-ed at the top of the list.

Shame there's no Melbourne list hapenning. Why not get one going from memory, and then piece the dates together as you go?
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Originally Posted by Chizzle

bring on the pics!

Yep, no probs. Good timing actually, as having just travelled across Oz this week, I've been able to gather all my old pics. Will start a new thread with the scans when I get back.
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Sasha@Aztec.....below in bold

• 1992
Bacchanalia Hyperspace NYE - 1992/1993
Welcome 93 NYE (Felix) - 1992/1993
Happy valley 2 - 12 December, 1992
Dawn - 28 November, 1992
Ov thee earth tribe - 21 November, 1992
Sweet science 4 (Easygroove & Lisa) - 14 November, 1992
Ecology - The Children of the Vortex (Grooverider.UK) - 31 October, 1992
E nerg E - 24 October, 1992
Subcelestrial - 23 October, 1992
Matrix - 3 October, 1992
After Birth - 25 September, 1992
Space Cadet 2 - 18 September, year 1992
Sweet science 3 - 5 September, 1992
Psychosis 3 - 29 August, 1992
Green acres - 14 August, 1992
Prodigy 2 - 8 August 1992
Funny Farm - 1 August, 1992
Watch wyle u dance - 25 July, 1992
Eon - 18 July, 1992
Tribal - 4 July, 1992
Does Your Mother Know? - 27 June, 1992
Sub Zero - 13 June, 1992
Orgasm - 13 June, 1992
Beyond - 6 June, 1992
Space Cadet - 29 May, 1992
Mixed beans - 23 May, 1992
Sweet Science 2 - 2 May, 1992

Aztec (DJ Sasha) - 18 April 1992
I was very excited going to this rave…having read all about Sasha I was most excited about seeing him…..well I didn’t see him he was 2km in the air…..i saw a cigarette glow though…he didn’t play his trademark house…..he played breakbeat……my memory of his set is tic tac breaks, lot’s of bass and the occasional screaming diva……I think he came on after Pee Wee who had just played the best set of his life…….probably…….so it was a big change in style……I could be wrong but some of the punters seemed a bit bummed…….it was at the State Sports Centre…..big venue…..podiums everywhere…….ravers who popped one too many e’s up there bum…….they also had some sort of 3D laser with a fucking dolphin going alnight…….good night…….pity I didn’t get to see the great man up close…….

Prodigy 1 - 11 April 1992
Krackerjack - 4 April, 1992
Midnight madness - 22 February, 1992
Children of the vortex (Sasha) - 18 January, 1992
Birth - 16 January, 1992
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Some of these are in the wrong year for sure but ive added a few

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Sasha@Aztec.....below in bold

1992
Bacchanalia Hyperspace NYE - 1992/1993

Welcome 93 NYE (Felix) - 1992/1993
This was at the State Sopots Centre,I went to a party called Fantasia in Alexandria instead and they had they same laser with the dolphins that Polanski is talking about below

Happy valley 2 - 12 December, 1992
Down Shoal Haven way.Got closed early.Most people know what happend after.

Dawn - 28 November, 1992
Same night as another party i went to Meltdown which was at the teachers club in the city

Ov thee earth tribe - 21 November, 1992
Glebe wheat silos.BEST USE OF VENUE EVER

Sweet science 4 (Easygroove & Lisa) - 14 November, 1992
Pretty sure this was out Richmond way.I went to another party Maelstrom

Ecology - The Children of the Vortex (Grooverider.UK) - 31 October, 1992
In a massive circus tent at a Water Ski park at Wisemans Ferry.Pissed down all night.Saw some weird things that night

E nerg E - 24 October, 1992
Car park on Elizabeth St.Its gone now,it had graffiti all over it.Was such a cool inner city venue.The police actually came and closed this party,but after they found they did not have a warrant to enter it,they stated it again.

Subcelestrial - 23 October, 1992

Matrix - 3 October, 1992
Sure i went to this but no idea where it was

After Birth - 25 September, 1992
This was definitely 93

Space Cadet 2 - 18 September, year 1992

Sweet science 3 - 5 September, 1992

Psychosis 3 - 29 August, 1992
Had a ticket and did not go.Woulld have been my first party

Green acres - 14 August, 1992

Prodigy 2 - 8 August 1992
Homebush.It snowed.Serious

Funny Farm - 1 August, 1992
Alexandria went there did not go in

Watch wyle u dance - 25 July, 1992
Eon - 18 July, 1992
Some pier.Went again but did not go in

Tribal - 4 July, 1992
This party was in two warehouses in mascot.Was an amazing venue

Does Your Mother Know? - 27 June, 1992

Sub Zero - 13 June, 1992

Orgasm - 13 June, 1992
I did not go to this but all my mates went.Pretty sure it was on Pitt st maybe in the old Disco City store?

Beyond - 6 June, 1992
STate Sports Centre.Most people who went to this will tell you it was the best party ever.I didnt

Space Cadet - 29 May, 1992

Mixed beans - 23 May, 1992
Same street as Tribal 1

Sweet Science 2 - 2 May, 1992

Aztec (DJ Sasha) - 18 April 1992
I was very excited going to this ravehaving read all about Sasha I was most excited about seeing him..well I didnt see him he was 2km in the air..i saw a cigarette glow thoughhe didnt play his trademark house..he played breakbeatmy memory of his set is tic tac breaks, lots of bass and the occasional screaming divaI think he came on after Pee Wee who had just played the best set of his life.probably.so it was a big change in styleI could be wrong but some of the punters seemed a bit bummed.it was at the State Sports Centre..big venue..podiums everywhere.ravers who popped one too many es up there bum.they also had some sort of 3D laser with a fucking dolphin going alnight.good night.pity I didnt get to see the great man up close.
My first party

Prodigy 1 - 11 April 1992
Ultimo

Krackerjack - 4 April, 1992

Midnight madness - 22 February, 1992
Darling Harbour fun park.Pretty much where Imax is now

Children of the vortex (Sasha) - 18 January, 1992

Birth - 16 January, 1992
This was 93.At what i think is now the Hunter club.Somewhere in that area

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not to mention "beyond" at homebush, best party ever, there were also a few parties in pyrmont motor museum called "bliss" always went off, a perty mid 92 called chapter 1 and chapter 2 had frank de wulf in alexandria
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some edits:

pleasuredome 1994 (slipmatt) was at leumeah down the road from the train station at a warehouse.

world party 1995 was held at the magic kingdom fun park in lansvale (down the hume hwy before getting to warwick farm).

mdma 1994 was held at a warehouse on canterbury rd near the bankstown airport.

star wars, the empire strikes back, and return of the jedi 1994 - 1995 were all held in the hardcore cafe.

on a side note i remember level x well because i knew dave c (one of the organisers) from uni. still remember him shouting "we got colin dale !" from the other side of the building. a few days after the event we gathered round an AV room and watched the video of it. wished i copied the video. as i remember it was one of the first times jungle was played in sydney, even though i had no idea it was jungle.
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Cool Thread Chizzle

OK my 2 cents


Itchy & Scratchie (Charley Low Noise & Mental Theo.US) - 16 July, 1994
- Not sure, however Charley Low Noise and Mental Theo made a suprise appearance to play at Sundaze @ The Pavillion (Pav) Hotel on the Sunday night. These were 'wondeful days'. Boom-tish!

It was in Ashfield. It was a small but great venue, I really loved how there was couches setup all round the dance floor. Classic old school party!!! Only a block or two from the Ashfield station.



Roger ramjet - 18 June, 1994
- ???
This was at HardCore Cafe



Space Cadet 3 - 28 May, 1994
- Should read Space Cadet 33 1/3??? If so, located at a warehouse on Botany Rd, Alexandria, just near the Grafitti Hall Of Fame. Police came and shut it down around 2am, but not before they were locked out, ravers were locked in, and the sound system cranked! After being moved on, we stumbled across a Vibe Tribe (feral) party at Sydney Park, bottom end of King St, St Peters . Now there's special venue.

REMEMBER PETER ANDRE (or what ever his name was, serving drinks outside, in the icecream van. NO SHIT I KID YOU NOT, it was Peter Andre! HaHaHA)
I gotta say the dude who used his car stereo to fuel the "after park" party RULES, poor bloke's car battery died in the morning. HaHA he got a jump start, great memories.




Speedracer - 5 March, 1994
- ???
Was this at Pymble, a sort of Church place just next to the Pymble pub???



Utopia 1 - 15 July, 1995
Some dodgey warehouse where half the djs didn't play. It's amazing Powerhouse came from such humble beginnings...

Yup, Sam Crane and the Powerhouse fella's did it in the small room of Minto Basketball Stadium. Huh, what, half the DJ's didn't turn up, I wonder why?? hehe



Mayday - 20 May, 1995
- Now the date's correct (or at least in the right year)! Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush.

Am positive it was 1994, the Mayday in 95 I'm pretty sure was cancelled.
As per Specturms reliable comment:
Mayday (Hardsequencer & Mijk van dijk.UK) - 21 May, 1994
- Staged in the smaller of the two halls at the State Sports Centre, Homebush. (Refer Collosus above)."



Smurf village 2 - 1 April, 1995
- ???
Remember people, it was at Ingleburn. To jog your memories the Dance Floor was slanted - sucked at the time but in retrospect it was a quiet funny.


Space Cadet 4 (DJ Denmark) - 27 May, 1995
- ???
Leumeah, dirty, dirty warehouse.



MDMA (Ultrasonic.Scotland) 3 December, 1994

Was it really at Bankstown. Far out we got out at Padstow, Revesby or Milperra and had to walk like 30 minutes from the station



Pleasuredome - 24 November, 1994
- Massive warehouse down Campbeltown way.

Pleasure Dome (Dj Slipmatt.UK) - 24 September, 1994
- Another massive warehouse down Campbeltown way. Wait a sec, we've already mentioned Pleasuredome. Were there two parties of the same name???

It was September, I still got flyer. The Buck Roger Ravers maybe "borrowed" the warehouse in Leumeah. The warehouse was soo fucking 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 f'n cool.



Perfect world (Infusion) - 22 April, 1995
- Giant warehouse, Campbeltown way. Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound.

I distinctly remember it was at Canley Vale. Read my thread "Craziest Rave Stories..."


Vibealite - 30th March, 96
With DJ VIBES, I think it was orinally shut down, but I distinctly remember partying all night at Graffiti Hall Of Fame


Smurf Village 1 - 6th August, 94
Hardcore Cafe, wicked tent


Jurassic Rave - 28th April, 94
with Lenny Dee @ Hardcore Cafe


Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
- ???
One of Astrix's parties, I was doing the lighting with BLM, fitness gym on Paramatta Rd, Auburn (I remember it as Granville).


Cyber City - 28 September, 96
I did the lighting, it was in Canturbury. Anyone still in contact with Paul Phegan??? Maybe Ester Hardy?
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Legendary Carl Cox and his wacky speechs

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I remember Carl Cox talking after playing records

Yeah Dom, I remember this big day out right, it was in Sydney. Carl Cox starts his set, rip'n up this sick track right... AND then get this:

He SHOUTS into the earphones (that can be used as a microphone):

"New Zealand are you having a good time!"

Everyone in the boiler room just paused, going WTF, New Zealand... HaHaHA, LMAO
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The year was 1995... Updated 4/11/06

Global NYE (Dyewitness.Holland) - NYE 1995/1996
Production:
Venue:Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto
Description:

Pleasure NYE - 1995/1996
Production:Buck Rogers ravers
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Insanity NYE - 1995/1996
Production:
Venue:Graffiti Hall of Fame, Botany Road, Alexandria
Description:A dodgey albeit fun night down at the good ol' Graf Hall of Fame. I ran around the whole night with my supply stashed in a Crocodile hand puppet and had everyone fool *evil laf*. Most people spilled out onto the street outside and across the road into the wee hours of the morning...

A Dream Come True - 23 December, 1995
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Happy Valley 4 - 15,16,17 December, 1995
Production:
Venue:Mangrove Mountain, Colo River Way
Description:(DJs Hendrix, Germany; Ray Castle, Japan; Nick Prana, UK) Had to look for the signpost to "Tom's BBQ". Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J's Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise. bring on the pics!

Eclipse 95 (Ultrasonic) - 9 December, 1995
Production:
Venue:Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto
Description:

Smurf Village 3 - 2 December, 1995
Production:
Venue:Appin Scout Park
Description: (DJs Ultimate Buzz; Angus, QLD & Chris Fresh, ACT) I had a ticket but couldn't get there (16, no car, and trying to get from the 'Gong to Appin by public transport back then was a real shit). One of my biggest regrets because my fav HHC tune ever is 'Rock That Body" by Ultimate Buzz and I think it must be jinxed for me because I never seemed to be able to rock out on the dancefloor when it got played...

Brave New World - 25 November, 1995
Production:Buck Rogers Ravers
Venue:Farm Paddock in Peats Ridge
Description:(Guests: Sequential One & MC Spacekid, Germany) I'll never forget that party for the sheer amount of cow shit all over the dance floor - everywhere!

Awesomething - 18, 19, 20 November, 1995
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Skool of Hardknox - 4 November, 1995
Production:
Venue:Sky Bar, Redfern
Description:Hilarious hardcore party... thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 - the theme tune for the night would have to have been "AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIK PARTY". From memory the place was covered in black plastic and dripping with sweat!!!

Smile Again - 4 November, 1995
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Peace Train (Quench) - 28 October, 1995
Production:Candy Flip Productions
Venue:Mitchell Go-Karts, 38 Essington Street Mitchell (Canberra)
Description:The party that had to be moved from Sydney to Canberra because i venue void of shutdown could not be found. Us Canberra kiddies couldn't believe our luck! Awesome props - but Candy Flip always did the best decore!

Full steam ahead - 26 October, 1995
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Rave Nation - 21 October, 1995
Production:
Venue:Graffiti Hall of Fame, Botany Road, Alexandria
Description:

Apache - 21 October, 1995
Production:
Venue:The Phonecian Club, Broadway
Description:The infamous rave where Anne Wood died of ecstasy-related causes.

3 Deck Nitro - 14 October, 1995
Production:
Venue:NSW Teachers Club, Sydney CBD
Description:

Eckythump 2 - 14 October, 1995
Production:FLC Productions
Venue:Glebe Silos
Description:This time round the place stank like shit!! but the party was awesome..

Once Upon A Sundaze - 1 October, 1995
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Thunderdome - 30 September, 1995
Production:Technoise
Venue:Saloon Bar (now Apia Club) Parramatta Rd Camperdown
Description:(DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and DJ Lady Dames [Dana]) The cops came and tear-gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning.

Sonic - 26 September, 1995
Production:
Venue:It was in the Oracle Laser Company's warehouse in Brookvale
Description:There seemed to be a lot more going on outside the venue than inside... there was quite a bit of crime outside the party.

Brainstorm - 25 September, 1995
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Smile - 19 September, 1995
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Venue:Liechardt PCYC, Norton St Liechardt
Description:

Green Eggs & Ham - 16 September, 1995
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Middle Earth - 9 September, 1995
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Passion 3 aka Obsession - 9 September, 1995
Production:FLC Productions
Venue:
Description:(what was with our obsession with Ultrasonic's "Obsession" back then?!! )

Zero Hour - 2 September, 1995
Production:
Venue:Angel Place Golfing Range, CBD
Description:It was pissing down rain that night and only a small part of the party was covered. Still, I had one of the best nights of my life there!

Children of the Hardcore 3 - 12 August, 1995
Production:
Venue:Recycled Garbage, Marrickville
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In Search of Kaya - 29 July, 1995
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Description: (DJ Jon Hardy, Canada)

Children of the Hardcore - 22 July, 1995 Anyone have a date for COTHC 2???
Production:
Venue:Hardcore Cafe, Broadway
Description:

Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight - 22 July, 1995
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Utopia - 15 July, 1995
Production:Powerhouse Productions
Venue:The small room of Centennial Basketball Stadium, Minto
Description:The first Utopia/Powerhouse Party. Apparently half the DJs didn't turn up. It's amazing Powerhouse came from such humble beginnings...

Freelove 95 - 8 July, 1995
Production:
Venue:Blackmarket Nightclub on Regent Street Chippendale
Description:

Eckythump - 1 July, 1995
Production:FLC Productions
Venue:Glebe Silos
Description:A very small, tight knit & friendly crowd. Awesome night in arguably the best venue ever used in Sydney.

Carnival Ov Thee Mind - 12 June, 1995
Production:
Venue:train carriages of Redfern/Alexandria?
Description:(Guests: Meat Beat Manifesto)

Every Picture Tells a Story (Ultrasonic) - 10 June, 1995
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Description:

Technocolour - 10 June, 1995
Production:Technoise
Venue:An indoor cricket centre somewhere out west...
Description: (Guests: Rob Gee, USA; Hocus Pocus; Hood & Loon; UK) The ticket came with a complementary video. The party had two rooms, one main room and one second "jungle" room.

MDMA 2 - 3 June, 1995
Production:
Venue:Richmond Rowing Club
Description: (Guests: Ultrasonic & Alien Factory) Regarded as one of the best Sydney raves of all time

Space Cadet 4 - 27 May, 1995
Production:
Venue:Warehouse in Leumeah
Description: (Guest: DJ Denmark) Had a really cool flyer that you could fold into something, but ended up in a dirty venue (go-kart track?), and not a huge crowd. I can't remember much about this party apart from snapping a lot of photos of the "lasers" which ended up being photos of the ceiling... duh

Dumbo (Angus, QLD) - 27 May, 1995
Production:
Venue:El Caballo Blanco
Description:Good party, with acrobatic gymnastic display surprise at midnight! Sad that it didn't get the numbers, and so the promoter whose house had been re-mortgaged to fund it faced a loss.

Mayday - 20 May, 1995
Production:
Venue:Smaller hall of the State Sports Centre, Homebush
Description:

Emagine - 13 May, 1995
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Description: (Guest: Easygroove, UK)

Raveland - 6 May 1995
Production:Candy Flip
Venue:Graffiti Hall of Fame, Botany Road, Alexandria
Description:The night where someone got shot in the ass!

A Perfect World- 22 April, 1995
Production:Buck Rogers Ravers
Venue: Giant warehouse, Wetherill Park/or Canley Vale?
Description:(Guests: Infusion) Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound. The hardcore room was made of shipping containers! The chill out was seriously cool - loads of couches and bean bags, live graffiti and those big soft clouds hanging in the sky I mean from the roof... Fucking ace party, one of my all time favs.

Prodigy 7 - 15 April, 1995Is this date correct?
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Description:

Smurf Village 2 - 1 April, 1995
Production:
Venue:Warehouse in Ingelburn
Description: It was in a marquee outside a warehouse, in the industrial area... I remember this very clearly - and i frozen my ass off walking back to the station in the morning.. To jog your memories the Dance Floor was slanted - sucked at the time but in retrospect it was a quiet funny.

The Happiest People in the World - 18 March, 1995
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Field of Dreams 3 - 4 March, 1995
Production:
Venue:Alexandria Basketball Stadium
Description:Such a great night... looking back I thought Alexandria Basketball Stadium was HUGE but it's really quite small. The way I remember you'd think there were 10,000 people there, when there was probably 3,000. Awesome laser show and dancers.

Quiddity - 25 February, 1995
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Sunrise - Freedom 3 - 18 February, 1995
Production:
Venue:A property down past Mittagong, off the Hume Hw
Description:
Same outdoor property as Happy [b] 3. Almost didn't happen after promoter Brett Betroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city.

The Empire Strikes Back - 11 February, 1995
Production:
Venue:Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe, or was that the Star Wars party? Or both?
Description:

Crisis Point 3 - 4 February, 95
Production:
Venue:Warehouse down Campbeltown way
Description:Very perculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months eariler? Was he let out on goood behaviour just for this party? Did that explain the breathtesting roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plainclothed "grown ups" at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, "Ok, we've got him", after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pav (Pavillion Hotel), the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signaling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

World Party - 28 January, 1995
Production:
Venue:Magic Kingdom, Lansvale (down the hume hwy before getting to warwick farm)
Description:(DJs: Carl Cox, Scott Brown, Paul Elstak, Laurent Garnier, Mental Theo & Charly Lownoise)

Dreams - 21 January, 1995
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Futurescape - 14 January, 1995
Production:
Venue:Fitness Gym on Paramatta Rd, Auburn (I remember it as Granville)
Description:One of Astrix's parties

If I missed any of your updates let me know... other years to come...
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The year was... 1993 UPDATED

Fantazia NYE (Moby & Dave Angel) - 1993/1994
- State Sports Cenre, Homebush. Shonky promotions, reasonable party, if only they had the numbers which failed to show after their rivalry amongst established Tribal crew whose party they sabotage on the same night.

RAT 200AD NYE - 1993/1994
- Hordan Pavilion?

Happy Valley 3 - 18 December, 1993
- A property down past Mittagong, off the Hume Hwy (damn, what's the road called?). Also used for Freedom 3 a year or so later, though on a different part of the property. Magic party, magic sunrise. Did an incredibly stupid thing driving back to Sydney on the Hume Hwy in that I pushed my 1983 Nissan Skyline to about 220km (the needle had gone off the dial at 180km). Anyway, I lived. Also heard of our friends driving back in an army troop carrier style 4WD. The driver had decided it'd be a great idea to drop another an hour or so before driving everyone home. He became semi-unconcious at the wheel, and it took another mate (reasonably well know Sydney DJ) to reach over and grab the wheel and steer back onto the road, while half a dozen of our friends were thrown about in the back. What is it with Happy Valley parties and dangerous road incidents? Just so stupid.

Freedom 2 (DJ Edge) - 4 December, 1993
- Motor Museum, Pyrmont. Another magc party with fond memories.

Space Cadet 2 1/2 - 27 November, 1993
- Alexandria???

Insight - 20 November, 1993
- Alexandria same place as Crisis Point 2.Backed on to the canal

Plush (Joey Beltram) - 7 November, 1993
-Plush was a recovery at a club called the Front.Now a strip club called Pure Platinum.

Crisis point 2 - 30 October, 1993
- See Insight

Mixed beans 2 - 2 October, 1993
- Burrows Rd, Alexandria. A fun party, with a chocolate for a ticket, and the DJs/soundsystem placed in the middle of the warehouse, and the ravers partied in a 360degree circle around the set-up.
Thought this was Botany Rd.Was the same weekend as Sleaze Ball.I remember Jono from Tribal turning up in the morning with "sleaze" shaved in the back of his head

Freedom - 28 August, 1993
- ???

Prodigy 4 outdoor (Wisemans ferry / DJ Crisis LIVE) - 7 & 8 August 1993
- Waterski Park, Wiseman's Ferry. My first party, and what a mindblowing experience this was!!!

Green acres 2 - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Atmosphere 2nd sight - 31 July, 1993
- ???

Dreamworld - 24 July, 1993
- ???

Space camp 93 - 23 July, 1993
- ???

Crisis point - 10 July, 1993
-Carpark Artarmon

Extaesia - 10 July, 1993
- ???

Yippie kie yae mother fucker - 26 June, 1993
- Some strange building on Foveaux St Surry Hills.Got shut down.Was a lot of hype around this party

Harmony - 19 June, 1993
- ???

Enigma - 8 May, 1993
- Huge production but no one went.We all hung out the front.Was like $40 or $50.Back then that was a huge amount of money for a party.Alexandria

Mayday - 1 May, 1993
- ??? Misprint? Should be the party the year later at State Sports Centre, Homebush?

Children of the vortex - 10 April, 1993
- ???

Chaos (Lenny Dee) - 10 April, 1993
(Ended up at Graffiti Hall of Fame.Was supposed to be at the Tribal 1 venue)
It was called off….never happened…ended up at the Graffiti Hall Of Fame….but I did not go to that….i went home to bed……instead of giving us our money back…they held a party the following week without Lenny Dee…..which is a shame because he is a fantastic DJ…..never the less it was a great party……I remember some DJ……I think it was Nick TT…….going real real hard on the crossfader……Nick TT always seemed a bit dodgy to me……but I have never met him so I can’t be sure.

Midnight madness 2 - 3 April, 1993
- At the amusement park situated in the exact location of Home nightclub, Cockle Bay Wharf now. Might be referring to one of the other Midnight Madness parties???
Thats where it was.Cool party got shut a little early.Was suprised it went as long as it did.

High Jinx - 26 March, 1993
- ???

Ascension - 20 March, 1993
- ???

Field of dreams - 27 February, 1993
- Pretty sure this was at the same venue as a party called Bubble.Went to both but did not go in.Botany Rd
Love Parade (Dr Motte) - 14 February, 1993
- Well this one's definitely in the wrong year. Should be 1994. Held at the Agincourt/Hardcore Cafe.

punos - 13 February, 1993
- At a much used warehouse on Botany Rd.

Prodigy 3 - 6 February, 1993
- Huge warehouse in Alexandria.Big sound,crowd,lighting and police turnout in the morning.Legendary party as all the Prodigy parties were

Armagedon (Carl Cox & Dj Phantasy) - 25 January, 1993

One of the most mind blowing raves i went to......it was in dodgy warehouse in Ricketty Street Mascot (right next to the bridge on the left heading towards Sydenham....it's now a car park) ....there was a stack of speakers as tall as the roof in the shape of a pyramid when you first walked in........i don't think it was a huge venue.......don't know who the first DJ was.....but he forgot his headphones .....so his mixing was a wee bit dodgy......the DJs wee not elevated for once......they were right there on the dancefloor.......i was a very keen DJ trainspotter and i just remeber that i was able to stand directly in front of Carl Cox for his whole set on 3 decks an watch him mix .......fucking incredible.......not too just hear him but too watch his every move was incredible......i remember he was going crazy on 3 decks.....and he was scratching and cutting.......and he knocked the needle off the record and everyone cheered and he just smiled and got got on with it.......the lights and overall effort by the promoter was shit.......but the fact t the promoter couldn't be bothered to elevate the DJ made it an unforgetable party.......Carl Cox also performed live......but that was bollocks.

Polanski
One of the weirdest parties i ever went to
Apocalypse - 25 January, 1993
- Same as above

Cyberspace - 16 January, 1993
- ???
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Anyone done anything like this for Melbourne?


yeah would be good

we are finding it hard enough even to track down the details of our own parties let alone a history of all melbourne parties

if you could uncover 1 or 2 viable venues from databasing the melbourne rave scene for the last 10 years it would be worth it. we spend so much time finding warehouse venues these days and its so fuckin hard.. but they are still out there.
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now you've got me thinking

there was also:

the apollo festival at appin? ('95)

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Yeah, great party, was a little later though, in 1997. Shame 'bout the rain and subsequent mudslide for the morning.

Just found some photos on the web.Google is your friend....

http://www.confusedmachines.com/retro/appics.html
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Nice one DomJaun....i was at Apollo......Jeff Mills blew my head off ....amazing DJ......shame about the rain though.......good google technique Dom Jaun.
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Nice one DomJaun....i was at Apollo......Jeff Mills blew my head off ....amazing DJ......shame about the rain though.......good google technique Dom Jaun.

jeff mills was amazing that night - by far the best out of the 5 or so times i've seen him. it was almost like he was playing with / teasing the crowd - sampling an old school track like 'age of love' and looping it over pounding techno bass :tripping:

anyone else see marmion in the morning... funny stuff

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