Thursday, October 17, 2002

From: "Paul Latiff"
Date: Wed Oct 16, 2002 10:39 pm
Subject: RE: That Bitch Who Ruined Black & Blue...Drew & Ed

I would have to agree with you, Drew, James Anderson is very hit or miss...but this past weekend was definitely "HIT".

Ed, I agree with you too.... many reviews can be very general and not offer very much in the way of specifics. I did not find your review negative...just VERY detailed. :-) (and saw you a few times as well, but by the time the signal made it from the brain to the feet to move toward you, the crowd had again swallowed you up) The crowd was definitely VERY diverse. Gay, straight, bi, confused, rave, circuit, etc... and I found this to be a nice departure from what I've become accustomed to.

Montréal IS a bit run down, and St. Catherine can be a bit scary, but for the most part I would guess that it's relatively harmless.

Musical preferences aside, from a planning aspect this party was goddamn near flawless. Never had to wait for a bathroom, security was present but never intrusive, (no one gave them any reason to be) there was ample food and water available AND they actually brought sinks in and set them up off to the side of the dancefloor. (GREAT idea)
And what in God's name was in those Red-Bull-like drinks? "BASE" I think it was called.....the shit was like carbonated sugar.. WOW.

As B&B is probably one of the most well known, largest, and most highly respected parties in the world, my feeling is that ALL of the DJ's and entertainers go out of their way to put their best foot forward for this event.

I said it before, and I'll say it again: The professionalism, organization, dedication, and friendliness of the BBCM staff is heart warming and refreshing and should be an example that promoters and party organizers in the US strive to follow.

Date: Thu Oct 17, 2002 6:13 am
Subject: BBCM: Don't forget...

As the reviews pour in from Black & Blue this past weekend, which for the most part seem overwhelmingly positive. Let's not forget that the BBCM is not only
renowned for organizing and presenting an excellent weekend of events....but also are EXCEPTIONAL at really giving back to the community that it truly
seeks to "keep safe from harm"...always great to know that not only do we get a great "bang for the buck" party wise, but also know that our money actually
goes back to a good cause...

Kudos to the BBCM!


From: "Dean Miner"
Date: Thu Oct 17, 2002 7:27 am
Subject: Thank you to the BBCM - Black and Blue 2002 Cultural festival.

yes, i agree wholeheartedly!

major thanks to robert vezina, katia koric, david, all the bbcm staff and volunteers, artistic developers, performers and dancers, production designers, security, and yes the medical staffing for an incredible year and cultural festival benefit week in montreal !

special thanks to all the djs for their work, dj jerry, sylvie g, norm robert, mccoy, zilon, stephan grondin, gilles jr, escape, serge dechesne, alex lauterstien, john le page, gilles massicotte, manny lehman, mat ste-marie, victor calderone, demarko, richie ladue, tracy young, paulette, tom stephan, mark anthony, stephane lippe, james
anderson, alain vinet, hex hector and jester.

hope i did not forget anyone there !

all done for charity and a great cause, "giving back to the community."

thank you guys, my deepest appreciation to you all.

dean miner
www,circuitpartyinsanity Online Magazine