Woei the Rozario

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I called Woei, asking him if he wanted to go out clubbing, like the good old
days when we were at every party. So Saturday night Woei and I went Club Cruising
through Rotterdam. You could party all night in mostly all the clubs for just one
ticket. This Club Cruise concept isn’t new. In 2001 the HuMobisten (together
with Albert Hogeweg) made the concept for this simular event, and we created
Diskoopje™ which means something like Disco on Sale, and was about
clubshopping. And real Rotterdam people would recognise the Ter Meulen
(R.I.P.) logo, which was a Rotterdam department store. And in the mid 90’s
the magazine Update (R.I.P.) organised the first clubhopping Rotterdam experience.

Anyway, we started in Rotown to see 6 min. of the show from the band ‘Kraak
en Smaak’, and after one beer we decided to get the hell out of there, to take a
bicycle cab outside to Nighttown through the street where I live. Man, that was
fun. In Nighttown it was all about the boogie, cause the International Breakdance
Event was there to show us some moves. Breakers on every corner, which was
hilarious. Between the contest there were these crappy fashion shows, showing
you the newest brands for breakers and all that. I didn’t believe my eyes, that
the organisers did that. It was so lame and sell out. Why didn’t the breakers
shouted that this fashion thing was so fucked? Nothing stays real, and things
change, that’s for sure, cause to stay a little bit in history, a lot of you don’t know
this, but it was DJ Alien, Marcel Haug and me who created the concept for the
first IBE in 1998.

From Nightown we walked towards the Thalia Lounge, but when Woei and I
wanted to get in, the doorman said that Woei couldn’t enter cause he had Nike
Air Max sneakers on his feet. I said to this F**ker, do you know how limited
these pair of shoes are, and how rare this model is, and do you know how much
money we spoiled during clubbing over the last 14 years in Rotterdam? But hey,
nothing worked.. I will boycott this club for life, so should you. So we went to
Off_Corso at the otherside of the street, drinking a beer and decided that we
should move again, because we’ve been here to many. Outside there were a lot
of people waiting for transportation between the clubs. But ofcourse we arranged
(through skater style) immediately a bicycle cab to bring us to the Waterfront,
where there was ‘Rotterdam Rumble’. We only got to see King Khan & The Shrines.
The R’dam Rumble thing was kind of the opposite flow of the breakdance thing.
I think that’s the whole fun of this Clubcruising, that you can switch fast through
different scenes. From Waterfront we walked to Club Waas. It was a long time
ago that I’ve been there. Every week this Club send me personal SMS messages
about who’s playing and all that – sounds a little bit desperate to me – and I don’t
even know how they get my phonenumber, and desperate it is, cause this place
is lame, pfoee.. Then we took a real cab to the Now & Wow, where it was sooo
packed. Boyee, it was busy and sweaty there.. And I don’t know if you have ever
been there, but this place is big, and it was a full house. So I think there were
about 3000 people over there, all dressed up with the latest gear picked out of
the zines. Funny to see that almost everyone there wants to be seen, and by
doing so they all look the same, that they all are wearing a Now & Wow uniform,
haha… It reminds me of that scene from the motion picture The Wiz, ‘you got to
be seen green…’ After a while we took a cab back to the center, and Woei went
home with a girl. I wanted to go to the Vibes, but there was a very long line of
people in front of the door, so I ended up in the Bootleg DJ café to drink some
more, before I walked towards my bed, waking up Sunday morning with a
terrible hang over. Goshhh, like Napoleon Dynamite would say it.

2 Comments

  1. Zoe
    Posted September 6, 2005 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Het is in 1:25 en ik kan niet slapen, want ik hoor een mug. Slaperig ga ik wat internetten…maar schrik wakker bij het lezen van het woord “Club Cruise” “I will never Club Cruise again”

    Zaterdagavond 3 september 2005 presenteerde de organisatie JMR “Club Cruise”. Wat Club Cruise zo bijzonder zou maken was dat 1 ticket toegang zou bieden aan verschillende deelnemende clubs. Het ticket zou ook toegang bieden op vervoer tussen alle clubs. Na het lezen van “Deze keer ben je niet afhankelijk van de nachtbus, Bob of je eigen fiets” en het krijgen van 2 perskaarten leek het me wel leuk om te gaan cruisen. (was ik maar met Bob wezen stappen) Na een borrel bij Rotown gingen we opzoek naar de ludieke vervoersmiddelen. We zagen een rij… mensen wachtend op een vervoersmiddel. Na vijf minuten wachten had ik al geen zin meer in Club Cruisen en besloten ik en mijn vriendin maar wijntjes te gaan drinken bij Stalles. Een half uur later kwam er een limousine aan. Zwaaiend met mijn perskaart rende ik de weg op en sprong een limousine in. We wilde naar Waterfront maar de limo kon ons alleen maar naar Nighttown brengen??? Naast mij zat de organisator helemaal in de wolken van zijn eigen concept en de oude limousine waar we in zaten. Aangekomen bij Nighttown bleek dat het nog gesloten was …met boze ogen keek ik de organisator aan…shit waarom word ik afgezet bij iets wat niet open is?? Maar ff in het kort. Ik heb de hele avond op geen normale manier beschikbaar ludiek vervoersmiddel weten te vinden. Om nog iets aan de avond te hebben moest ik voor dringen, eindeloos wachten, de straat op rennen, liften om van Waterfront naar Now Wow te kunnen, schreeuwen en me bijna dood laten rijden. Pluspuntjes waren dat we bij clubs kwamen waar we normaal nooit kwamen en nooit meer zullen komen, we bij Waterfront de koelkast van de band mochten leegeten en de kaartjes gratis waren. Maar wat als je wel 20 euro had betaald? Onderweg kwamen we mensen tegen die clubs niet in mochten, geen vervoer konden krijgen en zelf maar taxi’s gingen betalen of nog ass…..er ze hadden een prijsvraag gewonnen en moesten uiteindelijk toch nog betalen… Als ik hun was had ik niet alleen mijn geld terug gevraagd, maar ook al mijn onnodige onkosten…Opeens ben ik weer moe..

  2. gekkiewekkie
    Posted September 6, 2005 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    leuk stukje gza!