Saturday, 2 January 2016

Basement Jaxx and Fatboy Slim at Sankeys Warehouse

A share of a Facebook post by Sankeys Warehouse landed a group of us VIP entry to the first major party of 2016. Sankeys Warehouse, the outfit currently taking over Victoria Warehouse on an intermittent basis, picked us out of the people who shared and gave us fast track entry and access to the upper balcony. This allowed decent views of the acts and shorter queues at the bar.

The New Year's Day lineup: Todd Terry, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim and many others.

This video wouldn't upload to Youtube: here it is on Facebook.

No idea why this video is in portrait and sideways: that is not how I filmed it.

I have other videos that refuse to upload for some reason. At one point Fatboy Slim played the pan pipe solo from Once Upon a Time in America over some huge LCD images of jellyfish. Stunning.

A few minor issues on the night: even with wristbands we still had to queue to get in, 2 of the cash machines were out of service, the wristbands we won got us access to the upper level but not the tables where VIP were, so we got the second best views. I suspect Sankeys Warehouse hadn't sold as many tickets as they'd hoped, as the upper level was quite spacious.

What occurred to me was that it was actually more expensive to drink in there than it was in celeb hangout LIV. I still had tokens from the last time I was at Sankeys Warehouse (the bar doesn't take cash, so you buy bulk tokens on entry) so I brought them.

Anyway: fantastic music with great people, mostly whom I've met through the Party People  group. Great start to the year.

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