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inthemillenium: An 01.01.01 retrospective

One month has past… have you kept your resolution, are you now back at work, preparing for Uni, still recovering, or haven’t you even stopped partying yet? It has now been one month since that over-hyped, cliché, almost always disappointing night of hedonistic revelry and debauchery known as New Years Eve.

A flood of bigger-than-ever NYE parties engulfed the country to celebrate the 2000/2001 (real) Millennium new year, and to summarise, they weren’t as successful as predicted due to, and compared to, an over-the-top year before (that ‘other’ Millennium celebration).

No matter what part of the country you were in, the dance music and club industry showed its strength in the amount of large scale celebratory parties starring your favourite DJs. Exorbitant prices, over crowding (and under crowding) and losing the plot for the night were recurring themes… Just in case you missed any of it, ITM has compiled a NYE & NYD recollection of what you guys did… or didn’t do for that matter ;-).


Sydney

Mobile Home @ Bondi Beach, Sydney (31/12/00)


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This popular Sydney party set on Australia’s most famous beach was a sell out success despite its many problems.
DJs: Sasha, Pete Tong, Alex Taylor plus more…

Welcome 2001 @ Olympic Park Homebush, Sydney (31/12/00)

Diggers in the mix
The major Melbourne institution makes its way down to Sydney and makes its mark on the Superdome…
DJs: John Digweed, Deep Dish, John Ferris plus more…

Beyond 2000 @ Overseas Terminal, Sydney (31/12/00)

Promising the best vantage point to catch the revered Sydney Harbour fireworks, this party went off with less than a bang.
DJs: Finger Lickin’ crew, Peter Farris, Simon Upton plus more…
Afterglow @ home, Sydney (01/01/01)

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The most successful and loved party this NYE/NYD, Afterglow boasted a quality line-up and no one was disappointed with the electric vibe of the night.
DJs: Satoshi Tomiie, Soul of Man, Dimitri from Paris plus more…


Whilst no clubbers from ITM were able to make it to Sydney’s Astrofunk, a party showcasing all-Aussie live PA and DJ talent, our partners at MusicLive were at the event and have provided some video footage for our senses.


Melbourne

Respect Is Burning @ Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne (31/12/00)
Respect Is Burning @ Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne (31/12/00) Mk2


Roger Sanchez reaches for another weaponBoasting a high quality line-up of house music’s best DJs, and providing a setting for high fashion and style, this party was one of Melbourne’s best this NYE.
DJs: Roger Sanchez, Dimitri from Paris, Derrick Carter plus more…

Welcome 2001 @ Docklands, Melbourne (31/12/00)
Welcome 2001 @ Docklands, Melbourne Mk2 (31/12/00)


A less than expected turnout at this HUGE Melbourne party causes a few problems and cancellations. With the huge success of last year’s Welcome, this party had a lot riding on its shoulders.
DJs: Sasha, John Digweed, Ritchie Hawtin plus more…

Rave Odyssey @ Westgate Sports, Melbourne (31/12/00)

Promising to be nothing more than a Melbourne ravefest, Rave Odyssey gave the punters what they wanted and left them satisfied with their NYE choice.
DJs: Master Kaos, Ajax, Paul Holden plus more…

Innercity @ Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne (01/01/01)

This techno orientated NYD party, despite certain failed appearances rocked hard due to one or two stellar acts.
DJs: Devilfish, Steve Douglas, Nexus plus more…

Summadaze @ Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (01/01/01)

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The official recovery for Welcome 2001 had guest DJ John Digweed spin some choons on this hot Melbourne day.
DJs: John Digweed, Sean Quinn, Andy Van plus more…

Earthcore NYE 2001, Victoria (31/12/00)

The official Earthcore NYE didn’t disappoint doting Doofers.
DJs: Ken Ishii, Frontside, System 7 plus more…

Perth

Science Fiction 4 @ Belmont Racecourse, Perth (31/12/00)


Our biggest collaborative review to date… ITM’s Perth clubbers give us the big low-down on NYE Perth-style.
DJs: CJ Bolland, The Freestylers, Christian Smith plus more…

Adelaide

Adrenaline @ St. Pauls, Adelaide (31/12/00)


After a disappointing 1999/2000 NYE, Adelaide pulled out everything from their bag of tricks to present a party to remember this NYE.
DJs: Karim, Quantum, Renegade plus more…

Overseas

NYE in Fernie, BC, Canada (31/12/00)


ITM goes international? Globetrotter Scott lets all of us back home know how NYE goes down the Canadian way.
DJs: Space plus more…


So there we have it, a collection of reviews that clubbers all around the country (and even the world) have written to share with the rest of us on how their NYE went. Whether you remember where you lost it, or wished you were there, we hope you enjoy recollecting this past NYE.