Second Monkey At Springfield event of the year, and we were well looking forward to this one, know when you get that feeling? Well we felt a buzz of anticapation going around for this one...
Ongoing car probs, clutch status: now only gets us round corner to asda, so had to scrounge lift of Ritchie and Ann, much appreciated. Turned up early and in a soon to be gone chill mood had a casual beer while looking out over the river to England, realising we could flyer it as 1km from England.
Sound crew up and fixing, Stevie T due to arrive soon, bar open, as always table/chair rearanging, all we needed now was the booked djs, otherwise mean have to take care of that and that will knock things outta sync, and of course that was what happened. Sue was left ic of the event and soon was a constant stream of members to keep her on her toes.
As requested when out and about, all members got thrust in their hands the Drunken Monkey mask flyer, was there a purpose behind these?
Well rumous that Stevie T would buy any member wearing one a drink at Locarno on Sunday were quickly killed off, though a sly swig from Bargain Boozes 3 litre 8% £1.99 conniseurs cider may be on offer so dont forget them. Though going by comments it seems that there be a breakout of lot of rare soul fiends kids living the monkey tomorrow
By now all things had worked out as should be, both rooms kicked off, Sid Jones from Lime Street Club at Dunkinfield took over, due to communication probs on our side, have to give apoligies to Sid as cause of timings etc he got a rough deal, and though his partner in crime John Purvis from Lime St was delayed he overcome all and made max use of his time on decks and got nite off to a cracking start.
Kev Spittle was up next and carried it on, gave out a great mix during his 45 mins, by now nite was cranking up, 10 come and Monkey regular Rob Thomas jumped up and continued from where he left last time kicking arse with top selection of quality,.
Carl Willingham was the special guest for this event and the fact that this was his third visit as a dj says just how popular he is at monkey. And the variation and quality of his plays shows just how much depth this man has, Room was jumping now,. sweaty, packed and could cut the atmospheric, floor well busy.
After Carls hour it was time for Andy Rix to grab hold and continue pushing it to the limit. As always bashed out quality mix, members lapped it up and it seemed like whole nite building up to a climax. Normally we finish 130 ish, but tonite had to call a sudden halt to the nite at 1am, Steve T managed to fit in 3 finishers to seal nite off
Early finish: ok was a bit of a shock but hotel management had valid reasons and while not happy feeling was just had to accept it.
Reason was the sound team Dave Eddie and Dave in order to get best sound available had managed to use the hotels built in system as well as there own.
This gave the best sound we ever had at Monkey, unfortunately it was too good, due to the way the hotel system worked, it had effect of sending the sound upstairs straight to hotel rooms. The residents of these rooms complained and the comprise was reached to finish at 100. Though other room cracked on later
Apoligies to all members, though it happenend as were trying to improve things and couldnt foresee the results, we now know next time
Crowd was one of the best numbers wise, offical figures 190, was good to see many regulars from all over uk turning up, Nottingham, Barrow On Furness, Halifax, Manchester, Bolton, Oldham Stockport and all the other North West towns, the almost 100%ers from Cambridge, loads from the midlands, all the North Wales regulars, the Chester boys and all the rest no doubt have missed many more places out apoligies but getting late.
One thing noticed was just how many familar faces were there not just from dmsc but all the other quality events around uk, someone once said quality soul quality people. good to catch up with many, and see familar faces for first time at DMSC inc John Pugh who every time meet by either coincedence or strange unknown forces the event is a good one.
Gotta say thanks to all, as always it was your up for it attitude that really made the nite, the whole feel, the buzz, the banter, the reaction, imo it was one of the best if not the best.
All Era Second room went well, format, sound and all that still evolving,
regulars up on nite were Paul Baldwin, Chico, Pete Bangor, Mark Speakman
A change in the format of nite which worked well
Numbers were up on last time and been told it went really well.
Pete B has passed on plays which be at the end of here and hopefully will have a more detailed account of the nite soon.
Feedback on nite? Well again it knocked us out, thanks to all who passed on, all appreciated. Have added some earky on line comments at end,
If you were there and know were loads of online members there, feel free to pass on your views by hitting that comment button at end.
Sounds info, playlists up are below as busy weekend and time against us will add more sounds info after weekend.
Of course view above is my own look at nite and as such cruical things as no lites in ladies bogs needing sorting was all over place at times and so view may be different than yours, but whatever your view feel free to pass on to rest of dmsc members by using the comments button
DMSC team casualty report, one white car often used by dmsc members to get to many quality events blew up on the way home last nite, Stevie T was heard saying "oil? what do you mean".
The amount of dmsc members who tried to view the onlive A55 traffic cameras in order to watch Steve Ts attempts to drag it home the next day serverly overloaded the server causing the whole road network system to crash.
Sunday : Can catch Andy Rix, Rob Thomas, Steve Thomas, Chico, Andy Killick and meself at Zanzibars/Locarno event tomorrow in both main and conniseurs room, if cant make it can tune into solar radio either thru web or if have Sky thru the Solar station on there, and listen to the live broadcast . See Solar Live Broadcast news article for links, timings and so on.
Future: Many DMSC things going on, in North Wales and elsewhere, keep your eyes on here for latest news and info
Next DMSC At Springfield is
Monkey Roots a North West/North West Special
details out last nite up here afetr monday
....from meself and Steve and all the rest of DMSC crew to all dmsc members thanks for making the nite!
Plays and comments
As get them will add, rough and ready as need to get off this pc
Plays from Kev Spittle Main Room
monkey last nite was brilliant yet again thanks
for all your efforts mike and ste
while im here
my playlist in no particular order
fantastics -you and me - ss7
sammy ambrose -welcome to dreamsville - musicor
roy wright- hook line and sinker - mica
casinos- if i told you - del val
ruby- femanine ingenuity - gold token
little john - heart breakin time - matay
royal robins - something about you sends me - tru glo town
anthony and the aqua lads - i remember - gold bee
seminoles -you can lump it - mid town
chi-lites -shes mine - blue rock
van trevor- fling of the past - vivid
jimmy ruffin -dont feel sorry for me - miracale
chaumonts -now that youve gone - bay sound
donald jenkins - whole lotta lovin -duchess
m+m and the peanuts - the phillie - money
drapers- youre love as gone away - gee
shadows- my love has gone - golden sound
carltons - ooo baby - argo
chryslers and monarchs band- im not gonna loose you - je jody
accents - who you gonna love - one-derful
arabians - please take a chance - le mans
From Pete Banger, his plays from the All Era Room
Just got back from the Monkey,Main room was kicking.very hot and sweaty.All Eras room was up in numbers from last time,with good dance floor reaction.I played the following set:-
Chestnut Brothers-Travelin on
Rance Allen-Stay With Me
Teddy P-Believe in Love
Oliver Cheatham-Just Another Lonely Night
Charlene Smith-Feel The Good Times
Gems For Jem-Time For Love
Ann Nesby-In The Spirit
Byron Stingily-Dont Stop
Kenny Thomas-Crazy World
Kim English-Simply Grateful
The Affair-Are You Ready
LuLu-There Has Got To Be A Way
Next Monkey Saturday Jun 7th