Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fat Boy Slim New Year Party?

Fatboy Slim had a storming party on the beach back in 2002 when 250,000 people turned up. There was a wildly overblown public outcry about the event, lead by conservative media. The fact that there was actually very little crime or incident while the event was going on seems to have little bearing on the reporting of the event. The problems that did occur were due to appalling planning by the council and the public transport services that didn't seem to think many people would come!

Well, plans are underway for Norman to repeat the party on 1/1/07, but it wouldn't be a free party for all. The likelyhood is that 25,000 people would be admitted. The council want it to be a paid entry gig, while Fatboy wants it to be free. Seems like there is little recognition that during the festival and for Pride that Brighton caters to 70,000+ people at free events.

It may be just for Brighton residents, who may have to show a household bill to buy a ticket.

What The Independent says about Brighton Clubbing

Hardcore Brightonians may whinge that the scene's gone downhill since its heyday in the early 1990s, and that all the bloody tourists have wrecked the place, but the San Francisco of the South Coast is still the UK's unofficial capital of cool. With its legendary clubbing, unparalleled gay scene and shopping to cover all styles from chic to shabby, Brighton's got it all in (buckets and) spades. Hove hasn't, but no one goes there anyway.
If you can fight your way through the sun-seekers, the Lanes shopping labyrinth is made for students - but priced for trustafarians. Cost is the biggest drawback; from pints to pashminas, the city's not for the faint of wallet. You get what you pay for in Brighton though, (except the glorious pebble beach, which is free), and, with clubs like Revenge, Concorde 2 and Funky Buddha to get your feet moving, it's worth shelling out that bit more.
Best for: Dancing queens
Cost of a pint: £2.75
Cost of accommodation: £70/pw
Nightlife: ****
Music scene: ***
Pulling potential: Smile boys - you get 1.54 girls each.
Notable alumni (Brighton): Fatboy Slim; Alison Lapper, Jo Whiley, Rachel Whiteread Notable alumni (Sussex): Ian McEwan; Bob Mortimer
"Not many people know the true magic of Brighton. Come here, and its secrets will be revealed. When you settle here, you see that the modern British notion of community - of knowing more about Big Brother evictees than your neighbours - has a lot to do with a lack of imagination. In Brighton, adventure and anarchy still exist. With a range of eclectic nightlife, tasty food and nature all around, the place has something to excite everyone. More than anything, Brighton has passion. It is the microcosm of the world we want to live in, where multiple community groups are fighting for a better society. Come on in folks! The doors are wide open! " Dan Glass, President of the Sussex University students' union

BBC in Brighton

BBC in Brighton : BBC Radio 1 has announced that as part of their One Live In Brighton event the station would be committing to One Live Alternative, a series of gigs and club nights consisting entirely of local music talent. One Live Alternative will take place at the same time as the main event starting from Monday 27th October through to Sunday 2nd November. The station continues its commitment to grass roots level music making by inviting people who are interested in being part of One Live Alternative to email their details here. They will then be sent info on ways to get involved. Co-ordinating One Live Alternative will be local band and club promoters Anna Moulson (Melting Vinyl) and Lisa Lout. They said 'It's brilliant that Radio 1 are bringing the whole One Live event to Brighton'. If you're a band, DJ or promoter who wants to get involved in One Live Alternative then send a note to the e mail that's been set up to find out what to do. To find out the full massive line up for One Live in Brighton keep listening to Radio 1 and visiting the Radio One web-site.