Passion, The Sanctuary 2nd April 93
It would be difficult to
beat their last event, such a good event as The Dream at
Plymouth in February, but Obsession managed to do it.
The Warehouse saw such a good line up, the production
was matching with a good sound system, lighting and
although the place was packed there was still room to
dance. The Sanctuary at Milton Keynes is an excellent
indoor venue used by many promoters, and many more plan
to go in this year.
The main room had an
overlooking balcony that give you an excellent view of
the main arena, the stage was set up well with the DJ's
stand being raised up high on scaffolding. There are
several stages raised up around the dance floor, where
dancers look down onto the crowd.
Upstairs there was a
great progressive house room, also with a good line up.
The main arena gave Westbam a good reception, and was a
welcome change to Breakbeat tunes and gave the night a
big appeal. The Mc's were excellent getting the crowd
going although most people were managing to do that by
all played well, but there was a point where the crowd
seemed to stop, Carl Cox's set was cut short as
Obsession attempted to put John Kelly on in the
main arena - it had worked well at Westpoint so why not
again? It didn't go down well and the crowd didn't even
seem to realise the old favourite. He was quickly
taken off but if it hadn't had been tried no one would
have known. Obsession must be given a full
marks for trying to make change, as they are always
searching for something new. The event was a
success but there wasn't anywhere to sit, which was the
only real criticism throughout the night, if you sat on
the stairs or in the foyer or near the bar you were
moved on, fair enough but with no where else to go you
no option but to stand or to leave.
A cool chill out room with seats
would certainly have been a welcome addition.
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