news & updates / January 17, 2002


Post Dark Side of the Boom
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We want to thank everyone who came over to the Dark Side of the Boom with us for our ninth annual new years eve celebration.

Truth be told, we originally weren't even going to do an event this past new years. The techno scene has been taking quite a beating lately and we just figured there was no way in hell a secure event was possible. Also, even though large scale events are a good time, they are a lot of work and we just haven't been having fun ourselves the past few new years. The impossible task at hand and the prospect of no fun again for our crew left us believing we had nothing to offer the Midwest this time around.

At the end of the day though we decided not to break years of tradition and do whatever it took to put together an event that would go off and be fun for everyone, including us. With those goals in mind we came to the conclusion a smaller scaled event was in order.

Lucky for us the Modjeska Theater was into our ideas and the venue actually turned out top be one of the best we've ever used. It sure was good to be back in our hometown of Milwaukee again for new years. Overall we were very happy with the way things turned out and yes even we had a great time. The dj's on both floors all played good sets and provided a great variety of music. The lights, lasers, and video all provided spectacular eye candy. Unfortunately, the sound wasn't as good as it has been, but rest assured we'll work it out for the future. We want to thank all of the talent and everyone involved with the production for making Milwaukee part of their new years plans and for doing their part in making the night a good one.

A couple of other things...

There were a lot of people upset the event was 18 to enter. We heard your complaints, but we decided we had to do it adult ages only to help guarantee there would be no problems with the law. The age limit was reduced to 17 the week of the event so hopefully that helped a lot of you still get in.

The biggest problem we had was the limited capacity. Not because too many people showed up and were kicking down the door, but instead because a lot of people got freaked out and thought the event was sold out long before it even started. The rumors were hard to control. We did end up hitting our stated capacity, but really we had room for more. The important thing though is we were up front with you about what we were doing and in every case that's what matters most.

So what's next? Good question. Right now we're working on a 17 to enter, 21 to drink monthly called underground inc. that should start in March. Stay tuned for more info on that. We're also working on a springtime all nighter, of course Even Furthur is in our plans, and there's a couple of other things we have in the fire. You're just going to have to stay in touch for all of the details. So far it's looking like it could be a good year.

If you'd like to be on our mailing list for these future events put your name and address on our snail mail list in the contact section. We will make sure to get our flyers out to you. We also have an email news and update list you can sign up on. We send out email updates every couple of months or so.

If you have any questions or suggestions or whatever you can contact us with those. Please leave your comments on the new years event as well, good, bad, or otherwise...we really like to hear what you think.

That's it for now. Until we meet again turn on, tune in, drop bass.