Blasts from the Past: Jungle Bells! – the Grooverider Edition
It’s time to oomph the Christmas vibes in this JUngLE Calendar with some proper christmassy time hopping. So finally! It’s here. It’s time for the Jungle Bells! This is seven years ago today, exactly. December 14th, 2007.
The Jungle Bells party was at Culture Box. In my calendar I made this note: “Nis played a TREMENDOUS set!” Followed by a very enthusiastic-looking smiley. This is not a “pics from the dancefloor“ collection, though. This is 30 people or something warming up and cooling down in Svingsen’s Jungle Hut. With a special guest star, sort of. Enjoy.
The warm-up. A weird karrysild moment.
Drop doesn’t like schnapps, apparently.
Does CRS like schnapps, then? Svingsen gives it a go.
Some well-known territory here: A collection of junglistic handsigns. All kinds of body language going on here.
Another one of those time portals seems to have appeared in the floor. Nico DeFrost and CRS discuss the matter. They decide to cover the portal with a pillow and figure it out later. They have a beer to celebrate the pillow idea. Then they forget about it.
You know the drill. Handsign. Drop.
At this point, everything is semi-normal. Bass experts discussing bass stuff.
Semi-normal, apart from a giraffe suddenly crashing the party. He didn’t mingle much, but we gave him a beer and a straw.
But then, this happened…
And so it begins.
For those who don’t know The Grooverider Tale, here is a summary of the events.
If the cartoon was a bit too cryptic for you, here is the story: On November 24th 2007, dj Grooverider was arrested at the airport in Dubai because of a spliff that he had forgotten about in the pocket of his trousers. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment.
Hence, this elaborately decorated poster.
Now, the Free Grooverider poster goes on all sorts of crazy adventures.
Everyone gets involved.
Cracking nuts, solving problems.
Grown-ups. Right here.
The adventure peaks.
A massive tune is played! Everyone jumps up and starts raving in the living room! Well, I certainly seem to be enjoying myself.
“What’s that pillow doing on the floor?” I ask. Or maybe I’m just thinking it. Then I forget about it.
Yes, yes, you think all this is just fun and games and silliness. A hand-drawn poster circulating in a Jungle Hut somewhere far far away from Dubai. But everything in the universe is connected, people. Everything. And Grooverider was pardoned and released in September 2008. Coincidence? I think not.
We have done our bit, let’s relax!
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For more Blasts from the Past, check out the magnificent Birthday Bash collection (important time portal details in there!) or the Ohoi! turns 4 collection.