JOY - MGF - WWE Party|
Submitted by Tdj (TDJ) on June 19 2003
Written by Tdj
WWE had been organizing small parties ever since the end of '87, and since we kinda liked it, we decided to up the ante, organize a real party together with our friends in JOY+MGF (an amiga group). We rented an old building in the middle of Veenendaal (also the town where most WWE members lived) and send out some great looking invitations.
The party itself was the best one I ever attended. As an organizer I had to work hard (feeding sceners is never an easy task, especially not if there's chinese food all over the floor you're supposed to walk on) but fortunately I also had plenty of time to walk around the place, meeting up with people, and finally to judge the demo competition.
Unlike the other party report said, there was NO mixed competition. I myself was the only jury member of the c64 compo which had about 8 or 9 entries, with Vision being the absolute best. Sphinx kind of dissapointed with a very ugly (although well-coded) demo by ABS and ended up 4th, which kinda pissed them off. No problem, we pissed off more famous people, like Paco/Bros who refused to pay because, well, he was Paco/Bros. Too bad for him our door-guard (Kees/MGF), a huge guy who could break Paco in two if he wanted to, didn't want to let him in for free. I was called to the door and told them to either pay, or go away. They paid, but I don't think Paco liked me much after that anymore :)
On the second day some people found the entrance to an artist studio in the same building and kind of broke that place down. Also the rooms we had rented were completely ruined, because people kept spray-painting the wall. Maybe we shouldn't have said it was fine by us .. too bad some joker decided to spray-paint my moped helmet as well, for 2 years after that people pointed at me when I drove with that thing on my head.
Since we were too afraid to face the owners of the place we just dropped the keys in his mailbox and prayed we would never hear from him again. We didn't :)
Ask Hein Holt, he will agree with me: Best Party Ever.