Saturday, February 21, 2009

CUE Rotterdam *February 2009*

A short story about CUE Rotterdam losing virginity.

We first cleaned the basement which was full of shit from the sewer. Ola, ben and me started decorating the space with, well, let's say trash which we found somewhere there.

We created a ministage with drums on it, put some instruments around it and managed to get an amp, some mixers and beamers.

So we sat there three of us, not knowing what to expect, coming down from all stress to prepare after a busy week.
I don't know how and where they came from, but at about 10 the space was filled with people i never saw before.
We started playing some music, played with a camera that was made sensitive to light, on the screen appeared time portals and other amazing visuals. Interaction slowly emerged. There were some singers and guitar players.. islands were slowly growing into a peninsula.

Then the place started to get full, people were dancing and playing, putting paint on the wall and on each other faces, there were small rolls of receipt paper all around so people started rolling themselves in there. The list of purchases growing without buying anyting. Ola started making a mess out of purifoam (stuff that is very bad for the environment) and so it appeared to be snowing in CUE.

The vibe was constantly growing with 4 professional drummers who played jazz, samba, and gave rise to an almost never ending climax. For sure we were on a continent now and this new discovered place revealed a promise of becoming neverending.

Alas, we had an anticlimax when neighbours started to complain. About 2.30 the police came and then i was responsible for keeping people away from sleep.

The first amazing thing was the interaction between people during the CUE. The second amazing thing was the playfulness of the people that came and just started.. some chaotic, some very professional. The third amazing thing is that people need this feeling of coming together and that there's not a lot of spaces where they can do whatever they feel like as in CUE.

In short, it was great!

If you were there, we need you to spread CUE..
sent your pics, upload your video, tell your friends!
If you're afraid for copyrights and publishing, we like
to see how we can move forward and play!

Next time, different place and different artists...

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