The gang before the night out.
Soooo... after a decent first day and night in the Dam, it was time to gear ourselves up for what we had really to town for... DJ'ing at The Twisted Cafe.... and boy were we excited! After a semi lazy style lie in... Nick and myself rose to some guy bringing us breakfast in bed. I must admit, I didn't expect this and I wasn't that hungry, but was pleased for the wake up call because it was yet another glorious day outside and I wanted to be out there in the thick of it all again. Nick on the other hand, was feeling last nights revilries and so decided to wet his lips with some tea, crunch a tiny bit of toast and then hit the sack again.
After a nice shower, shave (including chest hair) and a bit too much talc, I decided that I would meet Tanny and Danny by a bar we all knew close to the Damrack.
Lauren showing Tanny how it's done!
I wanted to do this too because two of our friends, Ella and Lauren, were also flying in especially for the night, and I promised them that I would be around. It wouldn't have been worth living if I had missed them to tell you the truth, as Lauren has a decent right hook and Ella has very pointed shoes!!! So off I trotted, over lots of different bridges, seeing much of the mazey waterways and back into the centre. As soon as I arrived, the boys were there and it was only another 10 minutes before the girls arrived too... so happy days. In fact, Lauren knew a very nice cafe, as she had been to Amsterdam
many times before, and so we decided to head there for a spot of lunch.
Warming up nicely... with Roland.
After lunch, I then said my temporary goodbyes, as I had to head off to see Roland, in order to plan the night ahead, but we all arranged to meet at my hotel at 7pm (I think) for some dinner and pre-club drinkies.
Back at my hotel, and pre-club drinks consisted of Lauren buying a keg of Heineken, Tanny getting in the vodka, Danny and Nick sorting out cans of whatever was cheap and nasty, and me getting my favourite... a bottle of Sambuca! Cards and cash out, music on, and it was great just to chill before the big event we wre all looking forward to... and at last the time had come.
The Twisted Cafe is only a small place, but it is known as a place that regularly holds DJ competitons and dance music nights. However, I was actually amazed of the quality of the sound system in the place and it actually but some places in London to shame (I won't mention which ones though)! First to play was a local girl who we had called a few weeks before, in order to warm the place up a bit.
Nick, Lauren, Danny, Ella and Tanny looking like the famous five.
I thought she was excellent and was sorry she had to go to play at a different venue. But then came The DJ Skool... and up went the volume for a blistering few sets of pure house! Every DJ that played gave a great account of themselves and we partied well into the ealry hours of the morning. I think it was about 4am when we finally left and most of the guys went to another place afterwards too. Not for me though. I could here bed calling me and was remembering that I had alreadt prepared everything just as I like it so I could jump in the shower and hit the pit! I always like to do this for some reason, as it makes me feel happy. I'm wierd I know! So after a few cuddles and goodbyes, off I went waving goodbye with a big smile on my face. Oh the joys of getting older hey. Well... not if you then wake up to Nick then crashing into the bedroom at 7am, half cut and all over the place. It was as if an Amsterdam Express train had made a detour.... via my bedroom!