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  • HoleInTheWall
  • Well it's almost December, Christmas is only 3.5 weeks away (), everyone is preparing to make fools of themselves at the office christmas party...the end of the year is nigh!

    So it's a time for reflection... what floated your boat this year? What didn't? And what are you looking forward to in 2006?

    Rocked my socks:
    - all of the Passion boat cruises
    - Infusion at BDO...actually most of BDO, rider-stealing included
    - James Holden
    - Two Tribes with the gang
    - Flying first class to Hong Kong and cocktails by the pool in Fiji
    - We Love Sounds in Sydney, especially Danny Howells finishing with Funk D'Void's Diabla
    - Digweed. He is teh God.
    - Desyn Masiello
    - my new flat and the christening it received two weeks ago
    - the return (temporary as it may be) of gingerpeachy
    - a new workmate

    Sucked:
    - my two best friends overseas
    - that basement room at Parklife - felt like a gas chamber
    - The Monastery
    - not remembering anything after 1pm from my birthday
    - deaths in the family

    Looking forward to:
    - Earthcore
    - Christmas holidays!
    - New Years Day
    - doing the Great Ocean Road

    And what about you?
  • hungry__lotus
  • Awsome...Awsome to the max
  • Lady Lex
  • Good thread

    This year has been blissful. I made a very important 'career move' (so to speak); important in that it has been something Ive been working towards for the last 2 years: Becoming an ITM contributor. That was the major highlight of 2005 for me.

    Other Highlights:
    Desyn
    Guru
    6 Knots Cruise
    Statler & Waldorf Clip
    meeting Mike Redfearn, Magoo, Scott Walker, Seamless aja Ragit, Mox, Fraj, Erther and the heap of other briliant DJs who briefly entered my life
    seeing Statler & Waldorf live for the first time ever
    Interviewing My Ninja Lover
    obtaining my goddam hawt RD300
    Wine Festival with Busty, Leo & Munch and then going to Rudebwoyz afterwards.
    My Restaurant Rules with Francesca and Todd
    My Bridal Shower *hee hee

    Aint cool:
    the July 7 Bombings in London
    the bombings in Bali.
    Seeing those **** get off lightly after bombing Bali
    I chose to go for 40 days and 40 nights without sex WITH ANYONE. *never again.
    My boy's nana died
    Fighting off gorilla men at The Monastry (sorry Steve.. but really)

    Coming up:
    finishing work for the Year *yahooooo!
    My Wedding
    My Honeymoon in the Whitsundays and Sydney
    New Years Eve
    all the Xmas parties

    ummm.. ITM Party anyone? ^^

    2005 has been awesome. I love you all *wipes tear from eye and accepts oscar
    Last edited by Lady Lex : 01-Dec-05 at 10:23am.
  • SamJam
  • +

    Masiello@Sweetchilli
    Masiello@Logic
    Moving back from Sydney
    Playing sport again
    Back with all my mates
    Steve Porter@Sweetchilli
    -

    Danny Howells@Arena
    Not being able to stick it out in Sydney
    My poor cricket form
    Over work

    Looking fwd to:

    BBQ Breaks
    SummerfieldDayz
    Friends and Family coming up from Sydney
    Christmas
    Summer
    Last edited by SamJam : 30-Nov-05 at 04:56pm. Reason: I FORGOT STEVE PORTER!!
  • DJ-MUNCHKIN
  • The good:
    Concord Dawn x4
    Kissing Hixxy at Critical Mass
    Going on a break from things and feeling my life is in my hands again
    Hehe, yes the Wine festival with Lexy, Leo and Busty was great!
    Getting my new car!!!
    Getting a new job
    Cowboy shots

    The bad:
    Godspeed

    Looking fwd to:
    Going to NZ over New Years and seeing Concord Dawn
    Freeformation

    Hehe gosh, my life is quite simple, really
  • bricktop712
  • Plus
    - bdo
    - reanimator
    - splendour
    - NIN
    - the hives
    - the roots
    - the bravery
    - trips to melbs, syd, perth

    Minus
    - uni results
    - broken ankle
    - constant fatigue

    Ahead
    - falls festival
    - sfd
    - bdo
    - using my new canon 350d
  • Capper
  • The great:

    Moving to Brisbane
    Meeting a whole new scene and peps so fast like
    Buying decent decks
    buying records
    Speaker Wraths set

    The Bad:

    Saying cya to all of my old crew in Perth
    Missing the Heat (dnb club in Perth)
    Not being there for the crazy amounts of DNB internationals in perth this summer
    Goldies set @ family

    Looking forward:

    Calyx & Dom
    Earthcore
    playing out (hopefully )
    Meeting more peps
    getting a car
  • MiSsB29
  • As my last year ever of being underage id like to think i did pretty dam good getting in almost every event i could. Events like summerfield,BDO etc of corse FUCKIN killed it as well as Tits on fire (first outdoor event, havnt stopped since),The mayhem events where fun. Oh and SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS. godamm ;dslf;sldfk!

    What im looking forward to:

    - Earthcore
    - MY 18TH birthday!!
    - Going to sydney and hangin with the #itm massive at flith.
    - SFD/BDO



    But what has made these events as been the people iv met along the way and of coarse doing it with my dialsmile, for those have already seen us run-a-munk.... this shits only just getting started ya'll
  • Funkedub
  • bits

    getting rid of crap housemates
    quitting crap old job, getting a new job and being able to cover the resulting doubling of rent
    BBQ Breaks - talking codshit with Cut La Roc and Deadly Avenger
    Nu-Mark & Ugly Duckling @ Parklife
    Friends Wedding (alas they then moved to Canberra)
    Rainbow Beach
    and of course ... finding out i get to play on the same bill as some of my musical heros of over 10 years :offchops:


    bits

    ending a relationship
    losing a grandmother
    trying to get out debt cos of moronic housemates
    dental work



    ... thats all that springs to mind for now ...
  • laszlo
  • You Bastard... you beat me to this thread.

    I've been racking my brain trying to remeber when was there another killer year like this one in memory... and I can't honestly say that there's been one like this.... I'll think of things properly and write it up...

    But IMHO... 2005 biggest year in dance for BNE... ever.
  • NrGiZa BuNnEe
  • Super Duper
    • Good Vibrations - namely Jacques le Cont and Bent
    • Infusion and Derrick Carter
    • Diggers
    • Desyn
    • Moving amongst the action
    • Housewarming party
    • Rekindling and old friendship
    • Aimee's return
    • Becoming a brunette again
    • Being single again
    • Making the decision to travel overseas next year (its definite this time!!)
    • Being able to meet friends for lunch in the city
    Crappy dappy
    • Fergie being a deck hog at Danny Howells
    • The dungeon at Parklife
    • Cleaning up after the Housewarming party
    • Missing all the Passion cruises
    • Being single again
    • Being bored with my new job already
    • Trying to save $$
    Ahead
    • New Years Day
    • Christmas (I heart xmas!!)
    • Becoming an Aunty
    • Travelling
  • Deeplex
  • The Good:
    - Billy Corgan
    - Flying to Sydney for Transmission Red Alert & then later again for Interpol
    - Seeing Zany, Yoji Biomehanika & Blutonium Boy at Family
    - Foo Fighters
    - Discovering this band called Wolfmother at Big Day Out who consequently I have now seen twice more this year. Also enjoyed The Music & System of a Down at Big Day Out
    - Having an awesome rave (so awesome I can't even remember the name...) on Saturday 16th April when my birthday was Sunday 17th April (had Dyewitness & I think The Prophet (???))
    - Getting my new car
    - Becoming really good friends again with someone I was friends with in primary school.
    - Playing in the nu-school room at Critical Mass

    The bad:
    - having a friend get taken to hospital on my birthday
    - introduction of the 3am lockdown

    Looking forward to:
    - Freeformation
    - Godspeed
    - New Years

    2005 has been a great year for me. My 3 favourite DJs are Zany, Yoji & Kevin Energy & if all goes to plan I will get to see them all this year. Also will finally get to see Paul Elstak at Godspeed who was the first hardcore DJ/Producer I ever got into. Billy Corgan is my ultimate musical idol and I got to see him for the first time as well as read and listen to him say he is reforming the Smashing Pumpkins and plans to bring them to Australia. And then on Monday this week I saw the Foo Fighters in what was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!! What a year...
  • Nardo
  • Pros
    - Passion boat cruises, particularly the easter one
    - playing halo 2 with my mates every week
    - Fixing up my house and garden
    - plenty of good bars visited
    - Going to Sydney and Melbourne. Not going to Adelaide.
    - John Digweed
    - getting a big-ass fishtank and leather couches

    Cons
    - Not going out as much
    - bad shit on mothers day
    - not seeing some people as much

    Looking forward to
    - a month off work over Christmas
    - day upon day of Halo 2
    - BBQ's way too often
    - going out more
    - more travel in 2006
  • Bug Powder
  • Music Highlights:

    Mix Master Mike@Riverstage nokia thing
    Peanut Butter wolf@empire
    The Roots@Arena
    Sigur Ros@Tivoli

    Been a bit short on good shows this year. That said, Sigur Ros was probably the best show I have seen in my life (no exageration). I thoroughly recommend seeing them when they tour for bluesfest next year.
    Last edited by Bug Powder : 30-Nov-05 at 06:54pm.
  • Bad Bhoy D
  • freekin awesome in 05:
    mixmaster mike on the mainstage with Beastie boys
    mylo @ good vibes (meh to the cynics)
    scissor sisters
    roppongi -tokyo!!!!
    the river stage @ good vibes
    C-moog djs in the splendid lounge
    katalyst set @ splendour
    pnau @ splendour
    ugly duckling, nu-mark and a-skillz @ parklife

    sucked ass 05:
    charged up agro punters @ big day out (a midget picked me for a fight in one of those tents)
    meeting Dizzy Dustin from UD @ parklife and not remembering it
    being broke between festivals

    Looking forward to:
    showing some geezer mates how we party in Oz @ BBQ Breaks and SFD!!!
  • miss_wright
  • The Good:

    - Trip to Tasmania (definitely has best food in Australia)
    - Getting a lot more painting done
    - Planting a herb garden, that is still alive!
    - The opening of Bespoke’ – more yummy yummy food!
    - Unexpected $15k payrise
    - The fun nights the Drop crew have put on this year
    - Getting ¾ through my MBA
    - Catching up with my cousins for the first time in years
    - Taking up running
    - Finally buying a new digital camera
    - Meeting some very interesting people
    - All the perks that come with my job, especially all the parties with awesome food & wine!
    - Being responsible for my myself & fellow employees being given Time in Lieu now if we work overtime *go girlpower*

    The Bad

    - Still working with the world’s most indecisive woman
    - Putting on extra kgs over winter
    - Having to play councillor to both my sister & mother more then I would like
    - Not enough hours in the day


    Looking Forward to:
    - Earthcore!
    - Having 3 weeks off at Christmas 2 of which will be spent bludging (first time in about 10 years!)
    - Christmas dinner & other people having to cook & clean up after us & all those yummy desserts mmm desserts (did somebody say that I liked food).
    - New Years celebrations
    - Trip throughout various parts of Asia
    - Expanding my business
    - Time of change in general.

    *EDIT*
    Oh & BBQs at my house when the new BBQ arrives!
    Last edited by miss_wright : 30-Nov-05 at 07:29pm.
  • Lady Lex
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by Funkedub

    bits

    getting rid of crap housemates
    quitting crap old job, getting a new job and being able to cover the resulting doubling of rent
    BBQ Breaks - talking codshit with Cut La Roc and Deadly Avenger
    Nu-Mark & Ugly Duckling @ Parklife
    Friends Wedding (alas they then moved to Canberra)
    Rainbow Beach
    and of course ... finding out i get to play on the same bill as some of my musical heros of over 10 years :offchops:


    bits

    ending a relationship
    losing a grandmother
    trying to get out debt cos of moronic housemates
    dental work



    ... thats all that springs to mind for now ...

    wow.. you sure did have a year for sure. I never ask about your personal life.. but I had sduspected you was going thru some tough times. onya tho Funked. You came thru it right?
  • TeZzY
  • Good
    * Every gig for My Ninja Lover!! Especially the gig with Mr Jigga when the power was cut 3/4 of the way through MNL's set, but it came back on and MNL killed it for the rest of the set
    * Peanut Butter Wolf
    * The Golf Day - SO much fun!
    * T9
    * Parklife
    * Halloween Junglettes was crazy!
    * Rude Bwoyz Retro - Best Rudies I've ever been to!
    * Meeting Katee (TechKittee)
    * My B'day bash @ the races!

    Bad
    * The start of the year sucked a lot of cock
    * Fracturing my ankle
    * Having surgery
    * Pendulum - were really really average!
    * Downstairs room at Parklife was shitful
    * Fitness First are c-nts

    Looking Forward To

    * VTD Burlesque
    * Getting my next tat
    * Calyx + Dom & Roland on Boxing Day
    * NYD BBQ Breaks
    * Summafieldayze
    * Becoming an official SG
    * Going to the beach
    * Spending Christmas/New Years holidays in my kiddies pool drinking vodka!
  • kris-ko
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by NrGiZa BuNnEe

    Super Duper

    • Being single again
    Crappy dappy
    • Being single again

    I hear ya sista!

    I'll refrain from posting until this weekend is over, hopefully I can put plenty more things in the Plus column of what has been a tough year.
  • indie_doll
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bug Powder

    Music Highlights:

    Sigur Ros@Tivoli

    Been a bit short on good shows this year. That said, Sigur Ros was probably the best show I have seen in my life (no exageration). I thoroughly recommend seeing them when they tour for bluesfest next year.

    I bet it was. I love Sigur Ros.
    My regret for the year is not going... .

    Highlights:
    (In no particular order)

    *New years and Easter Passions
    *The Melts
    *Jacques Lu Cont @ Good Vibrations
    *David Caretta & The Hacker @ Indie Temple
    *Diggers and VIP nonsense
    *The Presets @ The Zoo
    *We Love Sounds in SYD... and all that went with it.
    *Desyn Masiello
    *Rainbow Beach
    *Maximo Park @ The Zoo
    *The Bravery @ Arena
    *Infusion @ Arena
    *That stupidly silly emo night.
    *Living in a queenslander again
    *Being single
    *The cup qualifier.
    *Taking my best friend to Bali for her birthday
    *My best friend
    *New music
    *Frangipani season
    *My housemate getting a coffee machine for xmas
    *And all the amazing films made this year
    */Edit- Pizza night (how can I forget pizza night?)

    Lowlights:

    *Moving 3 times so far this year
    *being stuck with no shoes at Rainbow Beach
    *One of my nearest and dearest moving to Sydney
    *My best friend going overseas
    *Missing the bloody Presets by 5mins when they played at The Tivoli.


    Looking Forward to:

    *Earthcore
    *Passion cruise
    *High tea
    *Spending time in Byron
    *The beach
    *Falling in love
    *Going to Europe!
    *2006 World Cup Germany
    *Seeing my sister.
    Last edited by indie_doll : 01-Dec-05 at 02:13pm.
  • phunkstar22
  • Good

    NYD
    Easter
    Melbourne trip for Two Tribes
    New housemates
    Finished uni degree
    Tim
    his new coffee machine
    closer friendships with like minded people
    my green thumb
    beners black fingernail :p
    Melt parties and the crew
    Digweed
    recoveries
    stilnox
    pizza night
    James Zabiela

    Not so good

    Finishing uni
    unemployment
    sick grandparent
    my mixing skills
    James Zabiela not coming to Brisbane

    Oh no....I'm missing him on inthespotlight!
    Last edited by phunkstar22 : 01-Dec-05 at 12:41pm.
  • dan-
  • +
    sfd
    reanimator
    darkside
    mayhem
    moving into a new place with some good mates
    new car
    promotion at work
    my girlfriend caroline
    taking it easy, and going crazy
    two tribes syd
    whitsundays for work
    fitness reigime

    -
    bdo
    six teeth pulled, root canal, crown to come
    promotion at work
    not taking enough holidays

    fwd:
    earthcore
    bbq breaks
    saving some cash
    going overseas
    taking more holidays
    playing rugby
  • plan-b
  • erm dan- why is ur promotion a bad thing??

    the good:
    sfd
    reanimator
    GODSKITCHEN
    my 21st
    mates 21st
    playing (and Headlining) my first interstate gig
    meeting a fuckload of interstate itmers... including queanbo_booner... (potty mouth and deadset legend) and DJ-PornKing... (T/HD mod and walking encyclopedia of trance)
    playing out again (after a lengthy period)
    finding out i'm in with a chance with the chic i'm liking
    moving to brissy
    new job
    first holiday in two years
    despite not playing all that many gigs got heard once a month
    playing on a few decent radio shows... incl my dad's fav crucial cutz, global elemants, prep zero and tc's harder education
    despite shit releases trance still has quality releases

    the bad:
    girl problems
    health wasn't the best at all times
    not enough holidays (again)
    dance music politics
    money issues
    trance being commercial, so many kids and shit releases...

    looking forward to:
    playing at gatecrasher
    trying to score a date with asaid chic
    Last edited by plan-b : 30-Nov-05 at 11:17pm.
  • phresh
  • the good:
    SFD with armin van buuren
    becoming independent & free from my family matured me well
    met loads of new people & mates after moving to brisbane from the coast
    helped flatmate poor 45 grand into modifying & using a show winning honda civic
    nu nrg at family
    slinky at arena with BK & danny howels
    met best mate chelle at deep dish
    mayhem at rna with ufo & alek szehala
    fuse electrified at arena with terrorist
    godskitchen with BT live & gab & dres best night out clubbing in my life
    met gab & dres & signed my jeans
    flew overseas to LA, newyork, washington, disneyland, hollywood
    krafy kutz at family, massive
    godspeed darkside at rna with breeze & styles
    met ex gf sammy
    moved into an awsome place in the valley just off brunswick st.
    fuse mainline
    critical mass with hixxy & scott brown & the full crew of mates
    + heaps of other events i cant recall.

    the bad:
    not having my mates with me for SFD, nearly ruined the best event of the year for me
    fergie at slinky, u fuckn suck man.
    going to deep dish, no club should ever have that many people pushed into it. big mistake.
    broke up with sammy
    being home sick from the goldcoast for the first 3months up here
    falling out of touch with my mates from school
    now that i think about it havent had much to complain about.
    missed a few events like parklife etc.
    the pain & expense of having to move apartments.

    lookin forward to:
    freeformation
    xmas with family
    my 21st
    SFD 06
    two tribes
  • Funkedub
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lady Lex

    wow.. you sure did have a year for sure. I never ask about your personal life.. but I had sduspected you was going thru some tough times. onya tho Funked. You came thru it right?

    well this year is ending on such a high all of the crap goes down a lot easier ... oh i also forgot to mention an uncle died as well
  • Villephant
  • hrm.. well.. I can't really remember terribly many things.. but.. I will try and go through the year in order of the whole year chronologically.. (or however u spell it...) adding emotes or some shit..

    Good

    BBQ Breaks NYD - Awesome, that day will stay in my memory for a hell of a long time.. :offchops:
    Playing At Rudies in Easter
    Concord Dawn @ Byron
    Every Rudies I went to
    Every Junglettes I went to
    Most Rukus' I went to..
    Realising I was being a dick.. and growing the F up.. (only in some ways though :p) and subsequently hanging out with a different bunch of crazy awesome people and one extra crazy people
    Dub Conspiracy
    That one Rhythm Collision I went to.. (I swear next year I will go to more!!!)
    Terminal 9 (hey wow.. that was concord dawn #4 :p)
    Offshoots
    Godspeed
    Critical mass
    Hangin out with my bro a lot more since he moved back home..

    not so good.. ok.. bad..

    hrm.. I think that the majority of this years "bad" could come into this one event.. don't really want to go into to much details.. but..
    My Birthday.
    My Birthday "celebration" at Rukus.. Leading to...
    My dislike for evil dnb.. (Just writing this bit I think that is what did it... it jus reminds me too much of that on a subconcious level.. maybe.. *shrugs*)
    Falling out with friends, and being paranoid about other friends, and hardly seeing any of them anymore..
    hrm..
    finding out my then 9 yo dog had cancer.. she is still alive which is a plus, and now 10.. but we need to take her back to the vet, cos she's gettin another lump

    Looking forward to..
    Earthcore..
    I would say NYD.. but that is just silly.. seeing as I have already one NYD on this list.. :p
    Last edited by Villephant : 30-Nov-05 at 08:51pm.
  • nrjize
  • James Holden
    Desyn Masiello
    BDO
    SFD
    King Unique
    + all the parties I went to at the Shamrock
    All 3 times I saw infusion
    Slam
    Deetron (though I wasn't really in the best state to appreciate him )

    Looking forward to:
    Australia Day
    Scott Walker + Mag00 in boiler room
    More tech at the shamrock
    Awesome times in my new place
    Last edited by nrjize : 01-Dec-05 at 11:16am.
  • borrisGLOWSTICK
  • up's

    all the rudies
    the tori amo's concert
    splendour
    bdo
    moving into a great place
    landing a fantastic new job
    several mates coming back from os
    the fact that nothing has gotten me down for more than an hour or two this year

    down's

    nothing
  • the_pezman
  • hole - am i going crazy or was this done a month or 2 ago? i was thinking of posting one this morning but then had that thought

    (hence why i went with my other thread )
  • Got Milk
  • Fun Stuff!!!

    Getting my licence finally at 21
    Getting my second car but buying my first own car (rents paid for first car)
    Giving my brother the best birthday present ever
    My brothers 30th birthday
    My 21st birthday
    Working (yep!)
    Every rave i went to
    Every night i went out
    Meeting Tarley, fkn nutter!
    Meeting my bf
    Winter, lush!
    Awesome storms lately
    BBQ's at mates houses
    BAJA!
    Finding out I don't have to pay cover everywhere


    Bad Stuff

    New girl at work being promoted when she's got no idea. Someone hand me a shotgun!
    Not going to Godskitchen
    Making the choice to not go to earthcore
    Haven't travelled again
    Paying cover when i go out in Brisbane


    Looking forward to

    More storms!
    Summer parties
    Christmas time and giving presents
    My 22nd birthday
  • innocente
  • The Goods --
    *Bought my decks setup in january which completely changed my life
    *Going to Re-animator in April as my first Rave bymyself and met my new best mates!
    *All the DROP's earlier on in the year, many good times were had, hehe...
    *1 Week in Bali with 12 of my closest mates
    *Our various Byron Missions thru-out the year
    *Finally getting of me ar** and getting a full time job, then gettin a promotion in august
    *Finally getting to meet and hang out with all the brissy crew (scottys mates)
    *SummerfieldDayze!
    *Meeting Marco V & Scot Project
    *Taking John 00 Fleming out to dinner with Scotty & Mag00 the nite of Re-animator!!
    *6 KNots boat cruise f**kng rocked! cannot wait till the nexty...
    *Foo Fighters last Monday!! omfreakinGod best show ever! (they even had 3 lazers haha)
    *finding out my Bro & the g00 are playing BDO (very proud guys!!)
    *Getting my own place

    The Bads --
    *all the terrorist stuff that went on this year...
    *getting major debts!! ahhh...hate it!
    *quitting my band...
    *missing parklife & godskitchen...

    Looking forward to --
    *my Bday, Xmas & new years all in one week yew!!
    *EARTHCORE, SFD & BDO
    *Scott & mag00's set at BDO
    *finding a warehouse/factory that will house our partys early next year
  • onthebass
  • 2005 uppers

    - Got engaged
    - Played some wicked interstate gigs
    - BK/Phil Reynolds/Andy Farley all played @ my local (Platinum)
    - Nick Sentience @ Family
    - Seeing Tom Neville play for 1st time in over 2yrs
    - Playing right after John 00 Fleming @ Reanimator w/JT Effect
    - Graduation (on same night as Reanimator!)
    - Bought a house
    - Finally understood psy-trance!
    - Happy with how my radio show "harder_Education" has progressed through the year and getting the show streamed live on the net each week

    Looking fwd to.....

    - SASHA this weekend!
    - move into house next week
    - SFD 2006
    - festive season parties
    - fingers x'd playing @ Family at some point in 2006...hint hint..
    - more quality international and local artists on "Harder_Education" (radio metro 105.7)

    2005 downers

    - lack of hard dance events in QLD
    - quality of hard dance released has been consistently rubbish all year
    - missing Earthcore due to moving house

    Bring on 2006. Hopefully loads of new promotions start up with fresh ideas
    Last edited by onthebass : 30-Nov-05 at 11:17pm.
  • plan-b
  • congrats on getting engaged and graducating tristan sounds like an awesome year
  • janeypooh
  • Hmm have to think about this, Il just say 2005 has been an interesting year... not the worse... but it could have been better I guess... :blush:

    Good
    -> New Years @ Family 04/05
    -> Lisa Lashes @ Family (best nite)
    -> Started a double degree I have been wanting to do for over 3 years
    -> Took me awhile to make friends at new uni but now I got some great friends
    -> Dark Side @ Arena (Lab 4) I had the flu but still managed to have an awesome nite
    -> The weekend of my 20th Bday
    -> Reaching a few personal goals
    -> Getting my Opens
    -> Mayhem (f#*ken best nite EVA!)
    -> Fuze (Seventy-7 & Kurruptions set was wicked)
    -> Yoji @ Family (friends bday nite out.. didnt stay out whole nite but it was still a wonderful nite)
    -> Godspeed
    -> Scott Project, Steve Hill and Blutonium Boy @ Family
    -> Critical Mass
    -> Girls Night out last weekend
    -> Friends Chill Party Last weekend
    -> Finishing a Busy Year at Uni (only at least 3 more to go)
    -> And few other moments that were good to me due to the company and just catching up with friends

    Bad
    -> Having minor car accident on New Years Eve 04 and not getting car fixed untill late jan 05
    -> Reanimator (I felt pretty sick that night)
    -> Issues at Work
    -> Issues with a friend
    -> Menigicocal Vaccination ( I still have a bruise week and half later!)
    -> Not staying in touch with some friends
    -> My brothers bad car accident on the weekend
    -> Not going out much at all except for big events
    -> Im sure there are a few other bad things I just choose to block out of my memory...

    Things I look Forward to
    -> Time off work in Jan
    -> Getting a New Job hopefully
    -> Summerfield dayze
    -> fixing up issues with friends
    -> Going to China on Exchange
    -> Getting back into studying languages
    -> My 21st
    -> Friends 21sts
    -> Two Tribes
    -> Just a whole fresh new year to enjoy

    BRING ON 2006!!!
  • onthebass
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by plan-b

    congrats on getting engaged and graducating tristan sounds like an awesome year

    Eek - I just re-read my post and thought "fkng hell, am i growing up?!"

    Cheers mate
  • dj_killer_lamb
  • I guess this is a 'year through the eyes of an underage person list, but yeah
    here goes.

    The Good:

    BDO Boiler Room...fark yes, some much better than next years (although vitalic...)
    ITM Meetup in the park - First time i met alot of people, was a great day!
    Mayhem - All age action for most of the family.
    DJ Comp @ Bar240v - Yay for getting in when only 17 (although my mum was with me :laugh
    Finishing School - Going to miss it, but kinda glad its over, i can start working towards a life.
    My Party - Drunken fun, no one was sick and no crashers
    Helping bonnie find d00fs - I was just happy to talk to someone!
    Schoolies - mmm illegal fun

    The shit

    BDO morons in Boiler Room - no i don't want a cock up my ass nor do i want to drink the sweat of your pathetic chest you ****, i want to listen to carl "fucking" cox!
    Mum being re-diagnosed with cancer
    Certain psycho that was in my life for a while
    Being banned twice on itm...nearly killed myself not being able to post
    Not knowing what the hell to do with the rest of my life...although i'm starting to find some direction

    Looking Four wood.

    Earthcore tomorrow WITH the beautiful nicole!
    The fact Nicole can now stay for the whole of earthcore w00t!
    Summafieldayze - Carl Cox without a greasey man juice all over me..
    Turning 18....69 days from tomorrow!
    Moving to Brisbane, 12th Feb, prepare to rumble!
    Starting Uni - Should be interesting


    Anyways, thanks to all those who have made the year as fun as it has been. Bring on Earthcore & SFD! See you all there!

    Tom Lambell.
  • riot
  • The Good (no particular order)

    - !! CRITICAL MASS !! (first and foremost) Great night, awesome sounds, and absolutely legendary people
    - The Shamrock ... its just an awesome place. The Rudebwoyz shindigs are always class too
    - Meeting a bunch of super awesome people n friends (you know who you are ... much love and respect always)
    - Finishing TAFE
    - The various ITM events/SC meet-ups.
    - Two Tribes
    - March was a good month ... lots of plus's (got my licence, had some awesome 18th bifday/s fun, trip down south to two tribes in melbourne, great job, and a fantastic relationship) next to zero negatives.
    - Mayhem 2005
    - Reanimator ... Dyewitness n upstairs.
    - Darkside
    - Resolution of certain issues with friends.

    The not so good:

    - Godspeed ... was a bit weird.
    - The end of the wonderful relationship .
    - The passing of a family member and the gaping "emptyness" that was left behind .
    - Not taking the opportunity to leave, even if it was presented at dodgey time.
    - A really big "reshuffle of tribes" and subsequently losing touch/falling out with some of the most "beautiful and inspiring" people, i have ever known. .

    ... but meh, not to dwell on past, learn, smile and move on ... YUP!

    The Looking Forward:

    - EARTHCORE
    - New Year Celebrations
    - Summer storms. ( i dunno, but is it possible to feel like a summer storm? ... i love that feeling )
    - Mountain trekks
    - Secure job/independance/moving away from the parentals
    - Possibly heading back into full time study at uni.
    - Next year
    Last edited by riot : 01-Dec-05 at 02:13am. Reason: -nazi-
  • laszlo


  • @BDO
    Cosmo grinning and easy as set.
    Decoder Ring... lush.
    John Butler, System of a Down & Little Birdie 4 rawking
    Infusion... Afternoon madness.
    Coxy... The man was bustin some sweat.
    The Chemical Brothers... providing yet another religious experience.

    @SFD
    Moguai's phenomenal sunset killer.
    Meat Katie & Lee Coombs doing the business.
    The Plumps, till someone turned the sound down.

    @Goodvibes
    LuCont & Ben Watt? House heaven.
    Arrested Development... better than in the 90s.
    Mylo... Myles came back with some equipment.
    Scissors... camp fun.

    DJ Krush... Holeesheet. Did he do that on a turntable?
    James Holden... Pure magic.
    Andy Page... Tiny, but talented.
    Meat Katie... the fatness again.
    SyFi & Pistola... dishing out possibly the best electro tech set.
    Infusion @ reena: Mr Stevens with the call of the year: "We're not keeping you from going to family are we?"
    Nubreed... why are you breaking up?
    Danny @ GU v Slinky... Pardeeeeeeeeeee!
    Gavin Keitel... outstanding minimal set.
    Thrillseekers... Nostalgia.
    Deep Dish... despite the crush.
    Luke Fair... so young. So talented.

    @ Godskitchen now with room to move!
    BT, Gabriel & Dresden & Above & Beyond doin it for the kiddies.

    @Parklife:
    Warren
    Hybrid
    Afterparty with them going B2B *sheds a tear*

    Infected Mushroom in Sydney? Fried.
    Digweed... speechless.
    Cosmo almost upstaging the God? 4ever going down in in Qld folklore.
    Desyn Masiello... There was a lot o' luv in the shammy.

    to come.
    Sasha



    No Matthew Herbert @ Elsewhere. Me lose license going down to Gold coast... = 1 Angry Angry man...
    Missing Hawtin coz I am a tool sometimes.
    Missing May and Lazarus due to Infusion.
    Missing Deetron as well as Tom Clark... Sheesh.
    Missing Roots
    Missing Roots Manuva coz of Parklife after do
    Missing Elite Force coz of stupid 3am joke.
    Missing Earthcore coz of washing machine disaster? *cry*
    No Zabiela AGAIN.

    As I said... the year flew by very fast. But without a doubt the biggest BNE has seen both for quality and quantity of acts. IMHO, but gwan argue it if you can. Not doing a DnB gig was criminal of me...I'll have to fix that. But this was a year that went straight to the pool room.


    To the Local beat merchants and promoters who keep the scene alive with their passion, week in week out. Maximum respect to you all...
  • Shards
  • + Oliver Lieb, Melbourne NYD
    + Members of the Forum getting behind the James Holden gig!
    + Krush
    + Fatali
    + Slam
    + Set from Justus at the Rudies Retrospective
    + Having a beautiful & caring companion to share experiences & passion for music with for 11 months of the year
    + friends finding loved ones (sometimes among other mutual friends) to compliment their qualities & commit to sharing their lives long-term
    + bringing together a collective of capable individuals to pool resources, knowledge & experience to bring more relevant D&B Artists here
    + !113g@1 v@1u3 Underground breaks night proving a success
    + being asked to play at Earthcore
    + so many exciting new sounds & styles of Breakbeat developing & coming of age!
    + so much tasty Psy-Dub released this year
    + local musicians giving me some brilliant productions

    - Teebee not being as good as last year
    - Promoter politics & related aggro
    - others not sharing my community-minded ideals & -orientated goals, and some seemingly working to sabotage them
    - parting company with aforementioned companion as we seek different directions in our lives
    - mutual friends not being able to end their relationships amicably, and in letting matters reach extreme levels, really hurting each other & dragging other parties into their unnecessary dramas
    - general social conditions sliding backwards both close to home & world-wide, and so little progress made in addressing important issues to ensure continued mutual survival of our species & those we share the Ecosystem with
    - sensationalist media not even bothering to keep up appearances anymore
    - being without computer & thus being unable to pursue production goals for most of the year
    - not working 4 on-4 off after 5 years
    - getting older & metabolism changing
    - still being alone

    > Playing at Earthcore (however bittersweet)
    > Celebrating my 30th Birthday at RudeBwoyz on the 17th December!
    > Starting new Spin & Jam project- Cerulean
    > Getting that Dom & Calyx gig over & done with
    > helping out at Fresh Produce
    > Australia Day.....
    > Next !113g@1 v@1u3- it's gonna be a doozy! :offchops:
    > Having a break..... from everything (for a bit)
    > Pursuing new directions in Promotion & DJing
    > getting stuck into production again
    > getting back into shape
    > starting a new relationship
    Last edited by Shards : 01-Dec-05 at 05:13am.
  • miss_wright
  • Oh I forgot one positive
    - Seeing Infected Mushroom yet again in QLD
    definitely one of my fave nights of the year despite the extreme heat in that room.
  • cruisysloth
  • Yay

    - Road trip to sydney with the lads. Best week of my life. Was basically medicated in one form or another 24/7!!
    - Sounds on NYD. Lucien Foort played the best set of the year, and we were only on the first day!!! Big ups to Jody Wisternoff as well, DREAMY.
    - SFD - Best day every year! Stafford Bros, Mark James, Moguai, Kaskade, 2 Many DJ's, Armin Van Buuren
    - Lisa Lashes, Phil Reynolds, Andy Farley, Organ Donors @ Platinum
    - Prog House EXPLODING in QLD. Digweed gig and upcoming Sasha gig
    - Falling in lurvee with Progressive house!!
    - Gold Coast re-amerging as a city with international acts.
    - Mybar EXPLODING with international bookings this year!!! Stacey Kidd, Hoxton Whores, Carl Kennedy, James Curd, Miss Honey Dijon, Gene Farris, Joe Ransom, Jose Padilla, Andy Caldwell.
    - Platinum pushing to be QLD's No. 1 club for Internationals acts Lisa Lashes, Andy Farley, Phil Reynolds, Organ Donors, Cpt Tinrib, Sasha, Tom Novy, Marco V, Spencer Parker, Benny Benassi, Benjamin Bates, Freestylers, Sharem Jay, Thrillseekers, Ferry Corsten, BK, Steve Hill, Anne Savage, Teknikal, Martin Solveig, Kaskade, Sandy Rivera this year alone!!!
    - My Croatia trip (thnx Petra, Bojana )
    - Slinky vs GU - Best night of the year Danny howells
    - Meeting my lunatic tea buddy !!
    - Logic, MELT, Drop crew's bringing us UNBELIEVABLE small to mid sized parties with QUALITY interstate and international acts.
    - James Holden @ Milkbar. Feel the love!! Thanx Shards!!!!
    - Paul Harris (Dirty Vegas) DJ Set @ Family same night as Deep Dish. One of the best house/electro set's i've EVER heard!! Will NEVER forget when Dirty Vegas - Walk Into The Sun (King Unique Sunstroke Vocal Edit) was dropped. Everyone went troppo!!!

    Nay
    - Missing Desyn Masiello
    - Missing so many good events due to uni work
    Last edited by cruisysloth : 01-Dec-05 at 09:24am.
  • SilverStreak
  • In this order of apperance,

    +
    Having a beer with Heather
    Gene Farris
    Tequilas with Johnny Fiasco (whoooah, no one light a naked flame anywhere near me)
    Dj Freestyle ( now theres a househead )
    Good friends that I can play records with( u know who you are)

    -
    meh ,well I cant be bothered keeping track of all that crap.

    >>>

    The production machine is nearly where I want it to be, for now....
  • sammy_l_k
  • im ready for 06 now......

    nah it was ok this year

    Parklife was definatley the biggest higlight as far as events are concerned....


    lowlight was probably big day out, too hot, too hung over, too dirty for me....


    life, higlights turning 21 YAY
    getting back some really good mates i lost after school
    my wonderfull, (although frustrationg) boyfriend,
    my car lived another year.......

    and the biggest highlight one i will never forget is having the oppertunity to work with Sarah and Jacob those children helped me see what i forgot about life......

    lowlights

    lost a few friends after a brake up
    not worked full time a whole year
    burrying a mate from school
    and the biggest lowlight for me

    finding out that my children have a disease and are expected to not pass 8 yrs.........
  • plan-b
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by sammy_l_k

    im ready for 06 now......

    nah it was ok this year

    Parklife was definatley the biggest higlight as far as events are concerned....


    lowlight was probably big day out, too hot, too hung over, too dirty for me....


    life, higlights turning 21 YAY
    getting back some really good mates i lost after school
    my wonderfull, (although frustrationg) boyfriend,
    my car lived another year.......

    and the biggest highlight one i will never forget is having the oppertunity to work with Sarah and Jacob those children helped me see what i forgot about life......

    lowlights

    lost a few friends after a brake up
    not worked full time a whole year
    burrying a mate from school
    and the biggest lowlight for me

    finding out that my children have a disease and are expected to not pass 8 yrs.........

    oh sammy i really can't imagine how hard that must be my heart goes out to you
  • Funkedub
  • i can't believe i forgot to mention Deetron and Dj Krush
  • stevenwoolley
  • Whys everyone so upset about Fergie? i thought it was awesome! I've never seen someone kick a stubbie off the stage at the arena & just laugh about it.
  • SilverStreak
  • Sammy

    My heart goes out to you. This news would be devastating. There is no love stronger or equal to that of mother and child.I sincerely hope those doctors predictions are entirely wrong.
  • Bender
  • 2005 =

    2006 = :blush:
  • valligirl
  • A year in emoticons Bener???
  • SamJam
  • Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevenwoolley

    Whys everyone so upset about Fergie? i thought it was awesome! I've never seen someone kick a stubbie off the stage at the arena & just laugh about it.

    What a rebel!
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