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BLACK & BLUE 2000
Presented by Bad Boy Club Montreal

8 - 9 October, 2000

Visit the BBCM website - http://www.bbcm.org/


Panoramic view of the "blue" room with it's massive stage and impressive lighting. Click on the picture or
HERE to see the full size image.

DJ Line-up:

  • TOM STEPHAN LONDON
    PETER RAUHOFER NYC, AUSTRIA
    MARK ANTHONY MONTREAL
    STÉPHANE GRONDIN MONTREAL
    and several other renowned DJ’s - multiple sound spaces
    BAD BOY CLUB DANCERS SHOW

The 10th Annual Black & Blue party in Montreal is the biggest gay party on the east coast of the continent! Last year it attracted 30,000 people! This year's event was as well produced as the last five I have worked on... yet I was disappointed. I did not feel the sense of community, the "vibe" that I felt in past years.
The main reason for this was that the organisers decided to split the party into a "Black" room and a "Blue" room. The Blue room was upstairs in the main stadium but only occupying about 1/3 of the available space [about 1/4 of which was the massive stage]. The Black room was downstairs and split into two segments by the architecture. Last year, the event was in the main stadium occupying about 2/3 as dance floor and the other 1/3 as chill out area, concessions, massage area, drug harm reduction and safe sex info booths, etc.
With the event in one room, you get 20,000 people on the dance floor at once and one is surrounded by gyrating dancers. The vast height of the stadium roof gives a feeling of spaciousness and liberty... in the thousands of empty seats above the dance floor, one can almost imagine the spirits of those gone by who have come back to shake their heads at the follies of our generation and it's music.
Laser F/X was again invited by New Wave Productions of Montreal to supply some of the laser equipment needed for this event.

There was one spectacular feature of the party this year. Guests entered at the top of the 3rd level which is very high up in the stadium. Before them was a glittering sea of thousands of candles flickering on the floor of the stadium. Rows of red candles in glass jars formed a giant AIDS ribbon surrounded by rows of white candles.... and to the further edges, smaller candles flickered and danced. This was a truly awesome sight and a powerful reminder that the plague is still among us and has taken many of those we loved. The guests then descended the stairs and out onto a bridge overlooking the field and onto the pathways which show as black in the picture below. Walking through a sea of candles they ended up behind the main stage of the Blue room with access to the rest of the party.



Two views of the stadium sized AIDS awareness ribbon made from glowing candles [The lit objects you see in the background are the backs of the video screens on the main stage].

We took lots of pictures as usual! Below are links to the pages with more photos - njoy! P.L.U.R.

 

"BLACK" ROOM PICTURES

Images from the downstairs "black" room taken during the party... This page has 8 pics on it so may take a while to download...

Black Pix

"BLUE" ROOM PICTURES

Images from the "blue" room including some of the stage shows.... This page has 7 pics on it so may take a while to download...

Blue Pix

 

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