Yay or wa!? We'll be kicking off the new year with a night of kless music! This gig is a fundraising event to collect the readies needed to pay for Fastfude's running costs for 2003. Please, please come along, as we need your fivers!
There'll also be a Things You're Missing stall for all your local produce.
It should be noted that my (rog) 25th birthday is the day after this. Therefore, I cannot be held responsible for my actions!
update: tank24 have bowed out and Clone Quartet are confirmed
update 2: now the Clones are out and the Pandas are in!
Me 'n' Sims are just back from doing a poster run for Saturday's wretchfest, and all the ff posters are still present and correct. They look quite cool too. Town was deserted though. Everybody in having drinks with family 'n' all whilst we trudge around with bucket 'n' paste. Ah well, rock'n'roll never rests!
ah ha ha. This should be great. please everyone get down and support your forum. CANT WAIT FOR TO GO TO THE FRONT PAGE TONITE. DANGERFIELDS (NEVER PLAY BELFAST AGAIN) SHOULD BE INTERESTING.WHOS IN THE LINE UP TONITE?
Yep, it's Kilcoole Scout Hall for the DF's this Saturday. An all day, all ages thrashfest with The Dagda, B*stard Youth, Puget Sound, Scientific Bong, Scared Shitless, Foot In Mouth, No Compliance, Kid Blunt, Estel and The Fishermen.
i'm very sorry that we had to pull out. andy's voice has been disappearing over the past week and attempts to re-arrange the set have driven us to total despair. we both agreed that it would have been impossible to pull anything good together for saturday ---. sorry
well our fastfude community turned out and warmed up the empire tonight!
i thoroughly enjoyed my night despite the virus removing most of my voice and my boogie.
i was sad to see the bouncers picking on our niall.
you will not find that type of tyranny at giro's!
ta to everyone for all the craic.
splinter has to run free a bit after his recent stint at big gay al's (the vet-see wild discourse for all the details).
Ladies and gents, that was an unbelievable success.
I cannot thank y'all enough for such an incredible turnout. Needless to say, FF now has the necessary fundage to cover server & ezboard costs for 2003!
Wish I coulda mingled some more during the evening, but being on the door all night, I at least got to say thanks to everyone who walked in
Massive thanks to all the acts: Dodgy Stereo, Panda Kopanda, Fallout, The Evangelists, Dirty Stevie, Iso9.
Also massive thanks to the various helpers and organisers, not least: Shep, Dee & Deezer (and the rest of the Empire staff), EPK, the various meeja outlets that plugged the bejaysus out of the gig for us, and everyone else whose names I'm too drunk to recall right now!
And while I'm all sentimental and the like, thank you people, one and all, for giving a damn about music in Northern Ireland enough to sustain a site like this. There wouldn't be a Fastfude if there wasn't a music scene for it to be a part of. Fair f*cks to you all.
great nite dudes. God the empire was packed. Party after wards was good and I never got drunk and started to talk sh*it to random people, r wore sun glasses most of the nite or got sexually molested by a girl, or made buckfast outta washing machine liquid and diet coke.
I had fun in a fuelled-by-diet-symbols-of-western-freedom-and-therefore-in-a-caffeine-rush kinda way.And I spoke to lots of lovely people, some of whom I haven't seen for aaaaages, cause I'm a bit rubbish about being organised when I'm home.
And I'm very upset that you refused to borrow my mittens Rog, specially since ten minutes later you had to ring eamonn for your gloves. Still though, I'm glad you made what you needed for this year, even if my mittens were superfluous to requirements!
An excellento night all round. Great sets by everyone, many laughs and much drink. The support surprised us, as we weren't sure whether anyone'd turn up at all, but the atmosphere was class with so many people from the scene there. I'd like to echo Rog's sentiments and thanks for everyone who gave their time...for the bands and DJs especially who showed what a long way we've come with regards to quality acts in the past few years...and to Shep for giving us the opportunity to put it all on.
Lots to be proud of, it FEELS like a community with so many people giving support and having a good time into the bargain.
it was a good nite, and it was cool as i got to see laodsa people b4 leaving the country, but i really wish Andys voice had miraculously healed as i really wanted to see the Clone4tet and to him and Steven i want to say that yes i am suckerbait cos i couldnt resist that packaging and you are my favourite band!!!
Very good night indeed. Enjoyed the Evangelists as usual, but the highlight for me was Anto doing some kind of drunken Ti Chi thing in front of Dirty Stevie. I'm not sure what that was all about. I was hiding (and laughing) in the top balcony at the time.
On a side note, the FF is F gig was rawktacular, the Stevie are easily some of the best musicians amonst out peers, Liam from the Evangelists can play guitar with seemingly dislocated arms, the falls are noisy b*stards and the pandas totally rocked out on that new song they finished on. A throughly enjoyable night for all.
Well done to all concerned for organising such a good night. All the bands put in polished performances but the Evangelists really pushed all the right buttons for me - what a front man (and what a backing band, indeed)! - he'd give Iggy Pop a run for his money all right, it was totally electric and perfectly insane and brilliant.
thanks guys for returning all evangelists related stuff we forgot at your house it is most appreciated. if you find a full bottle of buckfast with suds in it i'd advice you not to drink it!because you nite die, get rid of it with care or you could possibly wash your clothes with it.