a legendary line up of Djs, a great turn out from Street Machine and Broken Glass, a sold-out crowd who were there simply because they wanted to learn, dance and have a good time...
the first 5 hours of the day were compared by greg wilson and were highly successful discussions with the Djs, talking about Pre-Rave (1982 - 88) Manchester and the (predominantly black) club scene, which moved underground when rave struck.
After the talks Tim Bones Forde introduced his film "Pioneers - The Birth of the British B-Boy' which went down a storm to a packed out cinema room.
Then the night climaxed with superb sets from the Djs. Chad Jackson kicking things off with a great set of Old School Hip Hop and Electro tracks which got the B-Boys doing their thing. Amazing to see men in their forties still being capable of spinning on their heads etc.
it really was amazing!!!!
(photos from the top:
Street Machine back together for the first time in twenty odd years, Tim Bones Forde from Broken Glass, the crowd enjoy watching the breakdancing, 'Nooney' Street machine, Chad Jackson on the decks).
ps. if anyone's wondering why the Take That link, Jason Orange was a member of Street Machine and was -and still is - a very good dancer! (Jason is far right, back row on the top photo).
misterlister says: Yes I was a regular at the Hac during early 80's. Remember Hewan well and went to many of Chad's gigs. Remember buggin' him for requests. I actually remember Chad's frayed patchwork flaired jeans up in the Hac DJ box. They were the days when only about 100 people were in attendance - no detriment to the DJ's back then - it was, a sign of the times pre venue club land. I was going to the Hac at least 4 times a week. The place was quite empty - but in a way a way I really liked that:) I also liked Sue's veggie burgers...OT says: this isn't david lister by any chance is it?If you'd like to leave a comment, please LOG IN
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