TotRockinBeats N.Y.E – Important Info.
Those TotRockinBeats Are Back To Raise The Roof Off Of 2016
So, there I was last NYE sat on the sofa on my own after my wife had called it a night a couple of hours earlier. I was bored rigid convinced that this is what NYE was meant to be like when you have kids.
It is a kind of swap. Mother Nature gives a bundle of joy and in return, she essentially strips you of any rights to have a decent night out for around fifteen years.
In the meantime, if you do have a night out, you know full well that the toddler in your life is going to make you pay big style by launching a Russian combat level of attack in the early hours of the morning. (Little bastards, with their joyful bright eyes, and Tigger levels of bounce…)
Anyway, back to the story before I go into full rant mode. I got to thinking that there must be another way of socialising, doing the stuff I loved like live music and dance and combining it with my role as a dutiful father. It was then the seeds of what was to become TotRockinBeats were sewn.
Now twelve months and two sell-out events later, those seeds have grown into a massive fuck-off oak for me to swing off of.
You remember that scene in the film ‘Beat Street’, where the DJ, Kenny is at the kitchen table being quizzed by his friend “Chollie The Hustler” about his plans for N.Y.E at the Roxy? (If you don’t know what I am talking about and are over the age of say 30, you should be utterly ashamed of yourself. Nip off to Youtube and watch this classic movie now) he reads out what his wants. Grandmaster Melle and The Furious Five, The Bronx Gospel Choir, 40 breakers etc.
Well, it been a bit like that with TotRockinBeats, although Melle Mel was booked I managed to secure the services TV’s Grunge legend, Dave Benson Philips who is well known on the streets after his rap battles with Compton hoodrats Trevor & Simon tore them a new one….** ( This was true until yesterday when Dave emailed me to say he’s been offered a part in a panto, as I write I am desperately looking around for a replacement- – Any ideas please email me firstname.lastname@example.org )
No seriously, I’ve been a planning out a long of ‘wants’ for things I want to do for the event and the universe, my old mate Waxer, a shed load of hard work and some utterly fortunate ‘coincides’ mean they are coming real, not just real but really real. So that means, for many of us for the first time in years we are going OUT OUT, not just out.
It is very much a case of ‘Tonight Matthew I am going to be a.’
This New Year Eve, 1,000 people come together and make history.
Time to forget all your troubles, polish up your dancing shoes, gel up your quiffs and let out your inner raver.
Forget the school run and get practising your ‘Running Man’.
We are going to party like it’s – Well like it’s 4 pm on a Saturday in Worthing. Because if you have been to any of the other TotRockinBeats events, you will know that afternoons in Worthing are now known for being larger than Big Daddy and Eddie Large, in a ‘Who’s The Largest’ competition.
Doors will open at 4 pm and we are expecting a sell-out crowd, so please be there early so we can get the party started. The location is not at the usual hangout of St Paul’s but just around the corner at THE ASSEMBLY HALL.
If you are new to the area, or just a bit unaware, there is lots of parking next door to the venue or round the corner at the Connaught Theatre. If you can’t find a space, then a quick trip over the road to the eyesore that is Teville Gate should see you ok.
However, if you are local why not walk? – Make the journey home a mass, slightly pissed up singalong with hundreds of strangers – Don’t be a knobhead and drink and drive, you know better.
BUGGIES AND BABIES
There will limited space for buggies in the cloakroom. If you can leave them at home or in the car it will be great. We are expecting an enthusiastic crowd of middle-aged dad dancers, head-spinning like your drunken uncle at a free bar. So keeping the dance floor free of obstacles is a must.
If you can manage with just a sling – that’s what we advise on the dance floor with very young babies anyway – then please do so, also
“EAR PROTECTION FOR LITTLE ONE’S ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. NOT JUST TO PROTECT THEIR DAINTY LITTLE EARS FROM THE GIG QUALITY SOUNDSYSTEM-
BUT TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE INEVITABLY WHINEY ‘MUMMY/DADDY WHY IS YOUR MUSIC SO SHIT & CAN’T WE HAVE THE SONG FROM FROZEN?”
There is a secure cloakroom for you to leave coats and other belongings.
If your name is down and you are on the guest list, please give your name when you arrive. Any blatant attempts of trying to flirt your way through security – as you did when you were nineteen – will be met with high-fives and shouts of ‘You Go Girlfriend’.
“Please remember that you are responsible for your children at all times”.
Be aware that the event is set up for standing/dancing and there will be limited seating.
In the unlikely event of losing your child, please head for the bar and drown your sorrows/celebrate your freedom, as you see fit.
Alternatively, please head for the entrance notify a member of the team where we will have a ‘Lost Child’ table. Please be warned any child not collected rapidly will be swapped for three magic beans.
Please be aware that by joining the party you are giving permission for us to use the images for #TotRockinBeats publicity.
There is also a photo booth for you to use, free of charge pictures. Please do tag us in on Facebook at the DontBelieveTheHypeUK Facebook page following the event.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
There is no dress code. Dress the way you want. However ‘mad props’ will be given for fancy dress and old school outfits from the 80-90’s are positively encouraged. FFS, ITS NEW YEARS EVE AND YOU ARE OUT OUT, SO MAKE AN EFFORT!!!
DON’T JUST STAND THERE, LET’S GET TO IT..
As part of the event, there are several ways you can help make it memorable.
1) By not being a knobhead- This is a family event, not Victoria station during a rush hour strike, so have some common courtesy. There are bound to be some queues for the popular attractions, so please be patience. Use the time wisely and hug a stranger.
This is a friendly, happy place, just like it was a field or a warehouse somewhere around the M25 in the late 80s/90s, however obviously this will not be chemically induced.
Please do worry, although this is billed as a rave, I am assured the only E’s, that will available that will be the ones that are accompanied by numbers in some of the harder kids Haribo.
GIVE IT UP AND TURN IT LOOSE
2). Please bring something along for the ‘Gift Donation Station’. We are collecting good quality toys and gifts for the amazing charity Storm House.
Don’t be one of those people that turn’s up empty handed and then feels bad, I’d hate for your to feel bad on N.Y.E, so to be on the safe side, bring something with you, OK? Remember, this is for a charity that helps people within our community. In the words this song.
MAKE A NEW FRIEND.
3). We have opened our doors, arms and hearts to some slightly old ravers. If you see any them, say hello, give them a hug, make sure they have a drink and are not feeling lonely or overawed.
Imagine what sort of bravery it has taken to walk into a loud room full of lairy strangers that are four, five or six decades younger that themselves. That takes balls of steel. So be nice and not just because in the words of Jarvis.. (Help the mofo aged) it’s because your mumma raised you better. WHO’S DOWN WITH O.A.P?
4). So, who wants the chance to DJ in front of 1,000 people on N.Y.E?
You reckon your beats are good enough to rock our tots?
The rules are simple. Choose a name, choose three anthems that you think will turn the crowd, into a bunch of frothing at the mouth nutters, then wait and see.
If you have got what it takes, you might just get that the chance to lead the dance. HARDCORE YOU KNOW THE SCORE!
To submit your entry click HERE
5). There will be two large canvases on display. The idea is for everyone that is at TotRockinBeats leaves a hand print on one of them. That way we will have a permanent record of what happened when 1,000 came together and made history.
The canvases will be on display in the gallery in Colonnade House, on the corner of Warwick Street, opposite the ice-rink from the 4-9th of January, so make you pop along and see it in all its glory.
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED.
6). We will (technical gremlins god willing) be broadcasting the whole event live on Facebook on the DontBelieveTheHypeUK page. So why not share the link with all your friends and families who can make it so that they can join in the party.
We are going to have something kind of magical happen at 6 pm when we become the very first place in the UK to see in the new year. Make sure they are part of it.
Right, I think that is about it, until next time. I’ll see you on the other side, peace out brothers and sisters.
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