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tripn
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Llama wrote :
Lads tried getting into a fight with my mates and I @ Stanmore Maccas,


lol. that place is hilarious

 

Robdog
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heaps awesome night :) been hanging out for a big party for ages, it being winter 'n all
i watched one guy get arrested for mooning the helicopter...some chick cop goes 'right mate you're arrested', pushes the dude, he turns around to say something and she just tackles him to the ground then like 5 other cops jump on him too...bit rough
could the cops have even come in when they did if those bottles weren't thrown?
when the cops came in i got free green from some dude palming it off coz he had so much on him and i liked it...kudos to you glasses man!

 

gher
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Buddha wrote :
However I think that by providing them ammunition (illegal parties) that can then be spun in the media into some sort of believable story about the dangers of drugs and young people we are only hurting ourselves.


You get that at legal parties in high profile legal venues. Remember the overdose at Harbourlife at the Botannical Gardens? That must have been the first Fuzzy event to make the news in a bad way in a long time. Then there was Utopia at the Showgrounds a couple of years ago where a kid overdosed and died. That's all I can remember off the top of my head but they were legal events that the media used to spin into believeable stories about the dangers of drugs and young people.

 

STEVONOISEMAKER
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Llama wrote :
I had a fantastic night in the Psy room. And what was that hardcore stuff being played on the 2nd level?


Haha that was the breakcore room. Their lasers were also quite hectic.

Psy room was so much fun! However next time we definitely need more bass, the only thing the rig lacked.
I think that was the hardest environment I’ve ever played in though, didn’t even worry about trying to mix properly, was more a case of holding on to the decks with one hand and defending the stage from the army of dancing nutters all trying to get closer:p haha not to mention how hot and steamy it got! Jeepers.

Respect to sinner who managed to pull off the final set before shut down with one deck after the other one fukced out:p

brainstorma wrote :
this is where i ran into stevo struggling to get gear out from the 2nd floor
gave a hand and then spent the next little while out he front watchign the entertainment of NSW's finest


yeah cheers heaps for your help dude! that was quite a challenge getting speakers through the cops and packed dancefloors.
Was also hella funny outside when the chopper finally noticed the rear entrance to the building:p

 

dtta
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Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:11 am


STEVONOISEMAKER wrote :
not to mention how hot and steamy it got! Jeepers.


I thought I was standing under a leaking pipe until I realised it was raining on the second level. Condensing people-juice. Ewww :o

Loved the breakcore on Level 2. Pure unadulterated madness. As God intended it to be. :twisted:

 

bargirl
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Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 3:11 pm


venatrix wrote :
bargirl wrote :
sorry it was a light hearted fantasy for a light hearted forum. i thought people drove that far into the bush, so the police wouldnt find them, i guess the city is the obvious choice then to hold a huge party so the police wont shut you down


lol I wasn't having a go! :)

I drive that far into the bush so i am in the bush because its beautiful!


love the bush 8)

 

The Journey Man Project
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yes let's communicate with our cocks in one hand and a brick in the other.

really intelligent way to prove the scene is peacefull and good for the youth :lol:

 

kathmandu
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this was a legendry party :)

 

itchytriggerniggerfingers
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bargirl wrote :
venatrix wrote :
bargirl wrote :
sorry it was a light hearted fantasy for a light hearted forum. i thought people drove that far into the bush, so the police wouldnt find them, i guess the city is the obvious choice then to hold a huge party so the police wont shut you down


lol I wasn't having a go! :)

I drive that far into the bush so i am in the bush because its beautiful!


love the bush 8)



I reckon 99% of the people on here love the bush too :lol:

 

Pete_Paranoid
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Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:45 am


I went to a party at biker hq once, lucky a rival gang didn't come along!
A small word of advice, don't tell the police their job, you may need them the next time a murderer or rapist or thief comes along, be grateful you all didn't get arrested for break and enter!

 

E3po
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im surprised no one has mentioned the police brutality?
i will write up an official letter once we are grounded, but i just have to say what we experienced saturday night/sunday morning from the sydney riot squad was absolutely barbaric and vulgar.

My girlfriend got king hit in the back of the head without warning or being asked to leave by a riot squad member before we even knew they were in the building.... i turned around to say "just dont touch us and we will leave" only to see my girlfriend get smashed in the back till she fell on her face and then cop a king hit to the bridge of the nose and be shved onto the ground infront of her.... I then had a friend tell whomever the cop was that was knig hitting over the top of the police 'wall' that he should "get ove rbeing bullied at school"... my friend was then also king hit from behind the wall of riot squad officers.

I asked on numerous occasions after recovering from the shock (initially) for police names/badge numbers only to be escorted quickly from the top level of the building... with the officer escorting me fromt he building randomly smashing people int he stare wall and second/middle floor , all of whom were actually cautiously and slowly and orderly leaving hte building.

The only real safety issue from this gig that warrents serious attention (and i have considered everything here) is the brutal force and mass hysteria being employed by those very officers whom are employed and payed to protect us.

at least 2000 ppl, less then 200 cops? thats at very minimal 10-1 ratio public to police... if there were 2000 ppl of any other social demographic in that situation i wonder what the results/outcomes of their behaviour would be???

my partner and i both have whiplash and concussion, and as i saw other people being treated in such a manner, i ask that anyone assaulted, or whom has footage/photos/evidence of police brutality please contact me!

absolutely awesome vibe (in our experience) up until the moment we turned around and realised their were police, and they wer ein the building and beating people down, from the top floor downwards...

and fuck you to anyoen who provoked their anger... u could all have waited until they threw the first punch and then i would have gladly stood next to you.. where were u after the ants nest was stirred and the real action started??? standing at a safe distance laughing i bet... come stand next to me next time they are beatying down girls and random public for no reason with no warning, and then we wills ee if your bottle throwing is warrented!

lets test out that 10-1 ratio next time hey.. and not provoke such brutal/angry interactions in the first place.

Ever heard of sitting down linking arms and filming????

 

venatrix
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^^ A formal complaint, documented evidence of assault by medical practitioners, and letters to the SMH and Telegraph is what I would be doing, it sounds like thats your plan, good stuff.

A friend of mine has some footage (he is the one shown taking video on his camera on the channel 9 news segment), send me a pm and I will see if I can get it off him for you.

 

ionized
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Awesome party, big thanks to DSS and spotty and crew for the psy stage. Been a while since there was one of those at a channel party. Main room was killer too.

So yeah its nice to think that the police would stop and think responsibly in a situation like that but for fucks sake, as if?! They must have wet themselves when they got the call.

Anyone else notice the forensic guys running around with cameras filming the whole thing? Training video anyone?? The police are going to use any excuse to hold an exercise like that. When else are they going get to get the opportunity to test response time by rounding up 200 riot police, a police chopper and chucking it at a 3 story building maze filled with 2000 people. Uh.. probably never I imagine. I'd bet there were dudes in that chopper ready to go if they got the call too.

Nice tax funded real world exercise courtesy of your local underground dance scene. Thankyoucomeagain.

 

gher
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You never know, next time they have to do that it could be a hostage situation.

2000 people, three floors, a dozen or so men of 'Middle Eastern Appearance' with machine guns and loud music.

 

The Journey Man Project
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love the anti cop attitude... as it was said before, you'll be the first to beg for help when your kid is being raped or your house robbed!

 

ionized
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...and you'll be the first one to cry like a bitch when you get your nose splattered across your face with a police batton :cry:

 

venatrix
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The Journey Man Project wrote :
love the anti cop attitude... as it was said before, you'll be the first to beg for help when your kid is being raped or your house robbed!


Yeah cause that is an actual crime. Like a real one where you actually need police. Dancing is not a crime. Listening to music is not a crime. Look when you're in trouble, cops can be great. They can be retarded as well but for the most part great. But when they are used as an intimidation force resentment will follow.

 

dtta
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gher wrote :
You never know, next time they have to do that it could be a hostage situation.

2000 people, three floors, a dozen or so men of 'Middle Eastern Appearance' with machine guns and loud music.


Those aren't machine guns you hear; it's the chopper :lol:

 

The Journey Man Project
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2000 people taking drugs at an illegal rave is going to attract the cops and they are going to be told by whoever the NSW top cop is to put and end to this shit by showing the ultimate level of force.

Riot police are trained to be violent and to take no shit. When there is loud music and drugs and alcohol they are not going to risk injury to themselves.


I'm sorry about the girlfriend incident as well, and I've seen much worse when I used to be heavily involved inthe extreme underground metal scene of the early 90's... back then the cops did a bit more than just punch the ladies if you get my hint :wink: and mr riot squad broke both my pinky finger for a bit of a laff at one gig, and refused to take me to hospital, hence why they never set properly and I can;t play geetar no more :( Such is life and it is better in the end for your mind and spirit to move on... you really don't want the cops to focus their attention on you, I must have soem kind of record for most fines given after the complaining about my fingers ;)

 

Llama
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At the end of the day, we illegally broke into a warehouse. Police were doing there jobs and what they were trained to do. I just wish it was able to continue on.

 

itchytriggerniggerfingers
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Really sorry to hear what happened to you & your g/friend Eli - sending big hugs your way :D :D :D


p.s. Whens the next DSS gig :?: :arrow: :lol:

 

STEVONOISEMAKER
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E3po your ordeal does suck very hard.


if you do decide to lodge a complaint etc, let me know, although i didn't see you guys cop the hits it i did see them being rougher than necessary with many people, and will gladly give a statement.

i wasn't sure if we could complain though, as WE were breaking the law:p

i wonder what good it would do anyway... they're probably proud of how they handled it and happy that they rattled a few hippies.

 

venatrix
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STEVONOISEMAKER wrote :
i wasn't sure if we could complain though, as WE were breaking the law:p


Yes. You can.

 

E3po
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if there's footage or photos e.t.c i think it should go straight to the media/ youtube whatever..

but we have actually avoided making any official complaints, even after free legal council on the matter, as we both knew the score and put ourselves in that situation.. And dont want anymore stress or bullshit...

just think its worth a mention ya know ;)

ive been involved in parties for 8 years, seen much more 'volatile' situations, and dealt personally with probably every rank of cop except for riot squad. I have always got along with them fine and even defused quite potentially shitty situations by simply understanding they are doing their job and interacting witht hem in a civil and diplomatic manner.

my point here is that the force used was totally unneccessary, and was actually the ONLY SERIOUS THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY present on the night... hypothetical situations asside.

and like i said, maybe hold off on throwing the bottles until the police use force, and then stand ya ground/stir the nest... instead of vice versa.

dug the cultural diversity represented at this gig tho...

 

The Journey Man Project
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maybe do things legally and then none of this would ever happen?

I learnt my lesson in this the hard way about 15 years ago.
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