All this new website tech got me thinking whether doing a “live” party report might turn out anything fun.. Payback is what’s happening this weekend, so let’s just see how the idea carries ;)
I’m going to start out easy, and do a photo..
Besides the above, the rest is all “saturday”. The idea of live party reporting went right down the toilet as there was no official WLAN at the party. Grue was kind enough to borrow his 3G connection so I at least got “started”. But it wasn’t just for the slow internet connection; the picture quality of iPad is shit in low-light conditions and taking photos with the device makes me feel like a dork. On top of this, the IOS WP app I wanted to test for live blogging wasn’t exactly cut out for the task and so, I found myself giving up pretty soon.. Won’t even start on the topic of “typing with iPad”.
So hmm.. friday. Got to the party place with Legend around nine-ish. Good amount of attendees present but still pretty far from full count (115). Not that it took more than maybe an hour for the place to liven up as people started showing up.. Or maybe it had to do with the selection of italo / disco classics H7 was blasting away behind the decks.
Having never been to Villa Haka I must admit it’s a pretty classy location for a demoparty.. sauna, pool, marble toilet interiors and all that. Curious to see how crowded the place gets once everyone on the list decides to show up. The sauna and pool will definitely prove a challenge of sorts.
Anyway after getting my ticket, a quick look around the party place and then down to talking with friends. The lack of internet connection also meant that submitting compo entries wasn’t possible, and what a better way to kill time than chat with friends. A few hours later, the orgas got some kind of a temporary mobile solution set up and I got my entry delivered. Me and Kurli also have a SQNY release (win32) for the demo compo.
To wrap up the day, a selection of snaps from the evening. Stay tuned for saturday updates, I’ll add compo entries and so forth here.. Provided of course, that there’s a internet connection available. Definitely exchanging iPad to a laptop for saturday.
16.00 – Party place it is. Quick tour around the venue once again and on to setting up the laptop. Truck is the internet-providing-bearded-magic-fairy of the evening and so, the saturday report is go!
18.24 – Thinking ahead: pizza ordered & delivered. Caveman is running SID karaoke on the big screen. Compos should start around 19.00 but I’ll hit the sauna & pool anyway.
19.03 – My hunch was right, start of compos delayed until 20.00. More sauna.
19.54 – Big screen says compos start “around 20.00” so maybe it’s time to grab a beer and find a seat. Also, the pool has now been officially pimped.
20:21 – Graphics compos sorted out, music compos in 15, 20, 25 or so. H7 is caressing my hair as I type this. No homo.
20:28 – We have the first guest on the “show”. Handing over the keyboard to Gr..:
Okey so it is Gr on the control, first a short announcement from my sponsor – so we just announced that Stream party 2013 IS REAL and HAPPENING. Slide is live on the screen and (sorry) we don’t know the real dates yet but be prepared somewhere around May… As usually we do have teh GRILL, lots of cousy SOFAS, two (2) SAUNAs as well – okey we do have great compos coming as well I’ve seen some drafts of nice AMIGA(AAAAAH) demos as well so please please consider arriving to Tampere in 2013! Back to Payback party is going fine gfx compo was niiiiice and yes it is saturday in Finland so I’ll be heading back to sauna w/ Traction & friends cyaaaah!
21:03 – Music compos underway!
21:40 – ..and music compos done. Two entries in Tiny Music and nine in Streaming Music. Mine is below, check it out!
21:44 – ..also, short film and PC intro in 20 (or so) minutes.
22:02 – Second guest writer up, handing over the keyboard to Mikron..:
What is this Payback about? Quick sold out status being one of the reasons, and Finnish demosene guys staying sharp booking tickets, this party is in my opinion about “who is wearing what face” festival. Almost everyone know each other from the past, actually some of us have known each other since the 80s but we face to face greets and hugs are growing quite rare. It’s mighty awesome to see legendary guys like Sage / BF, Damaq / DSD, Virne.. oops he’s not here, too bad for him. Anyway.. what I’m trying to say that these small scaled parties are the core thing we need to keep in touch with each other, and these are also mighty good changes to convince old school sceners to came back in action, instead staying missing in action :) Franky and LB are pressing me so I must quit this short.. but wait for it, we’re trying to recruit a MASTER of scrolltext, the LEGEND of written abuses …. *drumroll* Zados / Damones. I wonder if he’s still awake and available.. anyway, Greetings to all REAL old farts of the scene and fuckings to all cassette lamers. Mikron / Byterapers, Inc., A Pain In Your Arse signing off…
22:41 – As Mikron mentioned, Zados (the grand zen master of party reports) is up for a guest appeareance. So without further ado, it’s time to start runn… no wait, wrong flick. I now relinquish command of this keyboard to Zados..:
Fuck Jesus! I woke up at 1pm (Deep Purple ‘Perfect Strangers’, Black Sabbath ‘Paranoid’ playing background). People making noise, sauna shit and pool splashing. No hangover. Perfect day to start. (I am Zados of Damones btw). My English might be finglish atm but excuse my drunkness. Too many beers and too good time with newbies and old farts. Fuck nostalgy! Some dudes are younger than my first years in the scene. Imagine that, John Lennon! I am not an ancient shitpile. I like freshness. Read Charles Bukowski, avoid suicide. Try your limits et cetera.
Out of English ***
Vittu, antaa mennä ny kun päästään kirjoittamaan kymmenen vuoden tauon jälkeen. Joo, päivä on ollut mitä mainioin, ei krapulaa vain paha maku suussa, mikä johtunee absintista ja liiasta oluen litkimisestä. Demoni on valmis. Kaikki vanhat ei-toivotut kalmot ovat poissa, paitsi minä. Nuoriso juo sivistyneesti, käy älykästä keskustelua skenestä ja maailmanmenosta. Virtsaaminen ei kirvele, kainaloissa ei ole karvoja. Selässä on. Pitsatilaus kestää kaksi tuntia, mutta vatsa ei kurni. Jano on tasainen. Tissiäkin on tullut nähtyä ja hikisiä isoja miehiä saunassa. Ihan normia. Allas on täynnä palloja ja vesileluja. Laulu raikaa, demot pyörii. Ihmisillä on tiettävästi hauskaa, kiitos humalan ja Jumalan. Kaikki tuntee minut ja minä en ketään, yritän tutustua. Käsipäivää vaan. Osa tuttuja 20 vuoden takaa. Olenko vanha setä? Haluan liittyä teihin kymmenen vuoden päästä on yleisin vastaus. Mitä pirskattia? Sammon taonta on kesken. Emme tulleet tänne filosofoimaan, tulimme epähuomiossa juomaan ja pitämään siinä sivussa hauskaa. Älkää ottako mitään liian tosissanne. Elämä on lyhyt ja toisaalta vitun pitkä. Koodatkaa mielenne helvettiin. Älkää käyttäkö uimahousuja tai kännykkää saunassa, muuten olette outoja. Yhtykää massaan, mutta tehkää se tyylillä. Huoltoasemakahvit rauhoittaa. Rauhanpiippu palaa. Elämäntapaintiaanit muuttivat pois Suomesta. Täällä heitä on lisää. Demo deus homo. On takaisinmaksun aika. Nauttikaa, ruoskikaa, huokailkaa. Onnistunut päivä, unohtumaton ilta. Hurrauksia, taputuksia! Saunaan, moukat!
23.02 – C64 / Amiga / PC demo time!
23.58 – And all compos done. My +1 for Oetoekaet on C64. Reckon I go see if anyone else might be up for a guest report.. or maybe just default to sauna :)
2.20 – Price ceremony time here at the party. Final call for guest reporters!
2.40 – Yay 1st place in music compo. Price = wtf :D.. love the statue though.
2.48 – No guest reporters queuing up, so I guess it’s safe to call it a day / party. Thanks for following & reading through! :)