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Mekka & Symposium 1998
Party Report

Submitted by CyberBrain (CyberBrain) on February 20 2002
Written by ned/Alpha Flight

from Relax #24



April 10 - 13, 1998

Welcome to another party-report. This time I am here to tell you all

the inside stories of THE scene-event in 1998. Mekka & Symposium was

definately the KICKER so far in my party-history. The organizers

definately topped themselves by far compared to last time. "BIGGER,

BETTER, MORE" should have been the slogan I bet.

Me and some friends already arrived on Friday very (!) early morning

at the party-place, like in the previous year, and we were quite

suprised not to see many people hanging or walking around. To top

this shock unfortunately KB was already in testing his cordless

microphone by singing stupid crap all the time! You can count this

as the worst event of the whole party! Before the opening of the

party we already got our hub to start networking in twisted pair!

Unbelievable... a WORKING network was quite a suprise for anybody

who has been at THE PARTY 1997.

Funnily also at the SymMek there where multiple power breakdowns and

no steady Internet conection, but who cares as it is about the real

(!) party-spirit what we care for. The party-place filled up pretty

fast on Friday afternoon with lotsa people from all kinds of scenes

and groups. Focusing the C64 I can just say that all important

groups were more or less present, for further details please see

list below, which has been created by Chaotic and converted into

Relax Text Format by RRR [thanx for that Jan and Timo!].

Eventhough I guarantee that there were more... but what the heck.

Taking a closer look at the activity at the party itself I must say

that the beloved "showmaster" Steeler wasn't in such a good mood for

the first 36hours but getting much better to the end. The

stage-activities where going from the simple guess-games up to a

SUPERB acapella SID-music competition. Sweet young men performing

old SID tunes live and acapella for the crowd and the contestants to

guess. Brilliant!

Also some very weird outdoor-competitons where just great fun.

Chained people where forced to grab a disk with their mouth out of a

water-pool. Well, nice idea.. but stupid people really doing that,

as it was kinda cold outside. Luckily they found enough wackos. To

make the event even sceduled better the time was filled with

activities by sceners which are normally not involved into the

planning, such as a "Most Phreaked Out Scener" hosted by someone

named SLIME (was real good action!). Or the every-year-mega-loved

live-performance by the APP... which was unfortunately stopped by

flying beercans! ;> The competitions related to C64 weren't a that

big suprise, but still the highlight of the whole event, as none

really cares about PC-64-KB or whatever! The real spirit still is a

thing that just belongs to C64.

Also suprisingly good was the food-supply. Not always the cheapest,

but atleast steady and tasty, having French fries (Pommes Frites)

and sausages outside and snacks and bread inside.

Now to something positive that ALL other parties should really try

to manage as good as the SymMek-organizers did! THE TOILETS!

Hell, it was the first time in my whole party-life that I wasn't

scared to go to the toilets! A damn great work by a few damn

good-looking girls, which weren't treated well enough all the time

in my eyes. I am ashamed of being a part of the scene when I see

some lame sceners treating them like idiots just because the clean


I am also feeling ashamed to be a part of the scene when I recognize

that MANY sceners where staring at those girls such as if it was the

first time they saw them in real and not on the screen as a porn.

It is really questionable if sceners are a race that can survive for

long, as it seems they are not able to have a normal contact to

women. And in case they ever get they have to tell everybody... [are

we talking about a smashed fridge?]. But back to party! At the

SymMek there were somehow more girls then on any other scene-related

party before! Also I'd like to mention here that there were

toll-free showers right next to my table. Those were guarded while

the girls were showering and always clean.

A point that has been critisised on many parties before is the one

about the sleeping.

Also here the organizers had the perfect solution. During the night

the hall was kept quite silent, except if Tobi/APP was singing all

the time, which means you could sleep under/on the tables or even

behind the big screen. And in case you wanted the 100% silence you

had the great opportunity to sleep in seperate halls 5 meters away

from the party-place. Heated... mostly. ;)

Besides the pseudo-creativity of some DJs trying to perform live

with average scene music most people can be considered as very

friendly and suprisingly not having any types of so-called


My advice for someone who wants to go to a scene-party for the first

time in his life is NOT to go there.... as you will be pissed about

ANY other party you go to. The Symposium & Mekka has grown to a

currently unstoppable scene-event which shouldn't be missed by


If you do not go there you are just stupid. I'd really like to see

all of you there in 1999 and begg for a more enthusiastic Steeler

with stronger nerves!

The competition results are the following:



Pos. Points Production Author


01. 274 Our Darkness Smash Designs

02. 170 Reanim8ed Hitmen

03. 162 Krestyron Oxyron

04. 118 Splish Splash Padua

05. 99 Payday Smash Designs

06. 98 Trip to Nepa(l) 2 Cascade

07. 75 Licence WOW

08. 46 Purpose of Life Whathas2BSaid

09. 45 Booze Metalvotze

10. 40 Oldstyle Willow

11. 22 Beerstation WOW

12. 14 Daehmon Shitmen & Hotst.

13. 11 Ficken im Zelt Seminar



Pos. Points Production Author


01. 459 Smash AEG

02. 165 Double-Plasma Flip

03. 123 Just for fun Didi

04. 103 <4KB Leonardo

05. 72 Oldschool The Syndrom

06. 67 Style Iceman

07. 57 Ficken - T. S. R. Karlsquell Serwiss

08. 45 Ficken Bitbreaker



Pos. Points Production Author


01. 397 Du gem. Mörder Rayden

02. 206 Fantastica Wurst Hans

03. 165 I'll remember Hardsequencer

04. 118 Welcome to Telekom Raze

05. 105 Firestarter Sebaloz

06. 85 Chris Hülsbeck Zealot

07. 53 Tyrany AEG

08. 39 Monster Katon

09. 35 Knight Crayon

10. 25 Lurking Death Assassin

11. 23 Love Zeitgeist

12. 17 Dissector Brainsmasher

13. 16 Kentucky Flip

14. 14 Amazon Bleze

15. 11 Porträt d. P. K. T. Bugjam

16. 6 Emptyview Hogan



Pos. Points Production Author


01. 461 Living Black Taxim

02. 120 Stars Leo

03. 107 Compo-Tune BAX

04. 101 Going the distance.. Rayden

05. 95 Licence Alien

06. 87 Visions in Goa Q-Man

07. 67 Dark Entry Sonic

08. 65 Watery Fanta

09. 59 VHF0 The Syndrom

10. 39 To You 2 Top Secret

11. 39 Organic Brizz/Panic

12. 37 Melody Suxx Fantastic Zool

13. 36 Reformation Manex

14. 34 Till the end Lunatic

15. 30 Gavelion Fuben

16. 28 5h-Work Flip

17. 16 LULU Heinmück

18. 13 In your eyes Floyd

19. 2 VHD Greatrix

The guestlist looked like this:


A-BOMP/Comic Pirates, ACIDCHILD/Triad, AEG/Smash ALIEN/WOW,

ANAKIN/TRS SEA, ANESTESIA/Crossline, ANIMALO/Laxity Nostalgia,

ANONYM/Padua, AXIS/Oxyron, BITBREAKER/Metalvotze, BLEZE/Willow & TUM

Laxity, BOMBE/Smash Designs, BRAINSTORM/ Commodore Connection Line,

BRIX/Plush, BRIZZ/Panic Ascraeus, BUD/WOW, BUGJAM/Role, CARLOS/Cas

cade, CHAOTIC/Smash Designs Hitmen, COUNT ZERO/ Success & TRC

Cyberpunx, CREB/Excess, CUPID/ Padua Hitmen, CURLIN/Hitmen, DAN

DEE/Laxity Nostalgia, DANO/Padua, DANZIG/Alpha Flight 1970,

DEEKAY/Crest Onslaught, DENNIS/Role, DIDI/Laxity Nostalgia, DOC OF

DESIRE/Willow Civitas, DODGER/Dytec, DONAR/Onslaught, DOSH/Centric,


Style, ECSIC/Excess Asc0re, EINSTEIN/WOW, FANTA/Bass/Oxyron,

FANTASTIC ZOOL/TUM & Willow/Smash Designs, FATMAN/Dytec Remember,

FLARE/Noname, FLIM FLAM/Comic Pirates, FLIP/Centric, FLOYD/Willow &

TUM Tempest Panic, FUBEN/Oxyron, GHOST/EXCESS, GODOT/The Obsessed

Maniacs, GRAHAM/Oxyron, GREATRIX/Cult, GROEPAZ/Hitmen, HEAVY

HEAD/Netphreakers/APP, HEINM CK/TUM & Willow Blutpopel, HLSP/Siesta,


ALIEN/Remember, JIHAD/Hitmen, KB/The Obsessed Maniacs Smash Designs,

KBS/Laxity, LEONARDO/Padua, LUKE/The Obsessed Maniacs, LUNATIC/Cult,



1970 Hybrid Netphreakers, NEOTEC/F4CG, NINJA/ Dreams,


Maniacs, Q-MAN/ Willow, RAYDEN/Alpha Flight 1970, SAM/Cult, SCARE/

Active, SEBA/Plush, SEBALOZ/Lepsi De, SEVEN/Digital Excess,

{slave}FRIESE/APP/Omen, SONIC/SDS, SONY/Smash Designs, Sorex/Role

WOW, SPUTNICK/ Civitas Willow, SYNDROM/TIA/Crest, TECHNO/Therapy,

TERROR/Willow, TGI/Paralyze, TOP SECRET/Cult, TYRON/Hitmen,

UNLOCK/Albion, V.O./Plush, WARP 8/ Flash Inc./Cosmic Style and

ZEALOT/Out Of Order.

My personal rating of this party is 10/10.



Courtesy of Relax Magazine/Relax Online @ <http://www.relax.c64.org>


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