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Bigfrew
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:06 pm Reply with quote
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My favorite memory of an optimo night was when Arthur Lee had just died back in August 2006. My personal best ever optimo. I can just about remember the full Jesse Jacksons 'I am Somebody' speech being mixed to Primal Screams Come together. Best night ever.

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Mozza
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:16 pm Reply with quote
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Bigfrew wrote:
My favorite memory of an optimo night was when Arthur Lee had just died back in August 2006. My personal best ever optimo. I can just about remember the full Jesse Jacksons 'I am Somebody' speech being mixed to Primal Screams Come together. Best night ever.

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I remember that!!! Good call.

I dont think I could put my finger on my best ever, but one of the special nights in particular at the Art School when ESG played live sticks in my mind. It was upstairs, absolutely RAMMED. Tim Sweeney and Optimo were on after ESG finished, and I mind ''Silent Shout'' by The Knife was on, which was then mixed into ''Energyflash'' by Joey Beltram (this was at the absolute height of my obsession with The Knife and Energyflash is one of my all time favourites). I remember me and my pals were all going absolutely nuts. It was a great moment, for me... and that whole night was superb.

I've had so many in the subclub my memory fails me a little, although I think there may be other reasons for that Wink Hopefully they will come back to me...

EDIT: Actually, the night when Mark Boombastik performed live was pretty amazing, had never seen anything like that before! Amazing crowd participation too.

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Lighting Monkey
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:24 pm Reply with quote
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This is a pre-emptive "one of the really early nights, when nobody that posts here went because they were still at school" post.

I reckon it was the night Ashley Beedle played.*















*I can't actually remember specifically what it was like but it was good.

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Lighting Monkey
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:24 pm Reply with quote
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Lighting Monkey wrote:
This is a pre-emptive "one of the really early nights, when nobody that posts here went because they were still at school" post.

I reckon it was the night Ashley Beedle played.*















*I can't actually remember specifically what it was like but it was good.


It's also not the best night. I can't remember a best night.

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fran
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:19 pm Reply with quote
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My friend Gill(sadly away in Hong Kong) and I finding ourselves in a fat man/ sweaty man sandwich on the floor at Planet Peach. The strobes were too mental to move so we just hung onto each other in fits of giggles until it stopped about10 mins later. Innes Smith performed an outstanding Yo La Poptimo that night too. Amazing.
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bleedincastro
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:28 pm Reply with quote
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My absolute favourite, definitive Optimo moment was also my very very first moment. It was in 2004, the night when TV on the Radio and Spektrum played. I was walking down the stairs, feeling very excited to be there and i heard 'Avril 14th' by Aphex Twin playing. I was 19 and really into Warp Records in general at the time, and having come from Blackpool I really wasn't used to hearing music I liked getting played in clubs. It sounds ridiculous but I felt like I was coming home. About 2 hours later and I'd heard 'Oh Yeah' by Can and 'Optimo' by Liquid Liquid for the first time, the next day I bought the 'How to Kill the Dj' compilation, a week later 'The World of Arthur Russell' compilation.

MAN has my life been better for ALL of this since.
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theNiallist
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:05 pm Reply with quote
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My fave was probably Espookio in 2004. We'd just put on a successful event at the Chateau, and were dying to go out and let loose. When I walked in they were playing Release The Bats, which I had been wanting to hear all day. So there I was alone on the smoke filled dancefloor, going totally mental in a 3 piece suit.

Also John Peel had just died and at the end they played a clip of him talking on the radio after their guest mix for him, and he got the tunes mixed up. At that moment I knew I would never hear that voice live on the radio ever again. I even shed a tear.

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Mozza
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:54 pm Reply with quote
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theNiallist wrote:


Also John Peel had just died and at the end they played a clip of him talking on the radio after their guest mix for him, and he got the tunes mixed up. At that moment I knew I would never hear that voice live on the radio ever again. I even shed a tear.


yeah, i remember that night too. dead sad.

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oXo
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:16 pm Reply with quote
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dropping "Show me love" at Turbo Rave a couple of weeks ago. I'm still staring into space when I hear it over the tannoy in Asda...
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Mozza
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dropping "Show me love" at Turbo Rave a couple of weeks ago. I'm still staring into space when I hear it over the tannoy in Asda...


TOTAL FLASHBACK! YES! that was amazing!

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theNiallist
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:28 pm Reply with quote
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Yeah Turbo Rave was pretty immense - the Dominator drop in was awesome!

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teamy
Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:26 am Reply with quote
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My fingers being wrinkled from so much sweat when Liquid Liquid played.

Peaches and Fiest being slightly ott, even by Glasgow standards.

LCD show, Rapture show, the crowd response at the Gavin & Delia show.

Even though it was terrrible at the time, The Shitey Debacle. "I can laugh about it now but at the time it was terrible." as Morrissey sang.
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stanley_kubrick
Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:08 am Reply with quote
Joined: 13 Dec 2006 Posts: 650 Location: The Belgian Congo
I don't know if i have a favourite night but I do fondly remember the Optimo immediately after 9/11. It felt very surreal to me. There was tension in the air, war was brewing and there was an edgyness about people you could genuinely feel. It almost felt innapropriate to get wasted and go dancing.

K and J played some music which referenced what had been going on. Can't remember what was played though. Someone didn't appreciate the irony/social commentary, took offence and tried to start a fight. It was like the madness in the world had infected the room.

It was a little bit scary but also very exciting.

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aquiline
Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:32 pm Reply with quote
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probably the last night at the peach, clinic or lcd
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sam
Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:29 pm Reply with quote
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could go on forever on this subject!

the post-christmas optimo the year James Brown died: it got to the end of the night and after 3am Twitch played a whole bunch of JB songs mixed together on Ableton, it was absolutely incredible

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