December 16, 2008

Area 51's New Year's Day Psychic Wipeout, Nice 'n' Sleazy, 1 January 2009


This infamous Bachannalian knees up has garnered quite a reputation for itself over the 14 years it's been running in Sleazy's basement. Originally started as a weekly Sunday evening session in the upstairs bar by three young upstarts (Jules, Shaft and GK Machine) with a mutual love of house music and techno, the first New Year's Day party, which was intended simply as a continuation of the night before, went down so well on that fateful 1st January 1995 that we decided to continue it, nurture it, love it, abuse it until it grew well beyond the sum of its parts. We have had numerous guest DJs including DJ/JD Twitch (several times), Dom Sinclair (Disco X), Stu C (Bullet Proof), DJ Loco (Saturday Night Beaver) and many more, so that now, in 2008/2009, despite only happening once every year, it's a party that people now look forward to as much as new year itself and has become an integral part of the Glasgow Hogmanay festivities while those Sunday evening sessions are no more than a fading memory that soon will be forgotten.

Long since has the music policy crumbled away from anything even resembling a 'policy' and now we provide nothing but the best disco-dancing jive-assed, free-style freakbeat, acid, systematic, electric, pneumatic turbo-charged party soundtrack this side of Hell!!

And music is just a part of it. But also what makes this happen is the vibe. The atmosphere here. Always wild, always relaxed. Loose in ways rarely seen. Partly due to the often stressful event that is New Year's Eve and partly because the ones who did enjoy the night before are still going there is a tendency for the hedonism to be extremely full-on....yet the atmosphere is undeniably filled with a carefree looseness and light-hearted fun rather than the sort of intensity apparent from the night before. Generally bad behaviour and lots of wild dancing. Special!

This year, God forbid, will be no different. :)

Get loose. Get down. Get drunk. Get whatever.

It's our 14th Anniversary Party.....just enjoy yourself.

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