For our new year eve we finally chose to go to Deep in House, which was on our top 3 events to say goodbye to 2016. Fuse had a great lineup, but for sure it would have been too packed, F*ck New Year you find too many young teenagers and students that have one of their first techno “rave kind of party”. Nevertheless, when we went in 2015 to F*ck New Year we had a good night: no queue to go in, to buy drinks, and it was easy to find your space to chill and relax between two acts. Palais 12 is a great concert venue!
Going back to our Deep in House event, we can say the organisers chose a fantastic location*, they were brave to organise their new year party here. In fact, to metamorphose a public space in 2 days time into a techno venue was a big challenge. Protecting all the colons with adhesive paper and the pavement with plastic, cancelled the acoustic problem of the gallery, (well done!), but the aeration of the room and its hidden women toilets, bar and cloakroom were a mess! How we got in was terrible: we bought our ticket online with a few drink tickets and untill here nothing to complain… so far so good! But waiting 30 minutes in line around 1.30 to 2am didn’t make sense. To make two queues to get in and then make an other 20 minutes queue to leave your coat and bags, that were lost and hard to get back in not acceptable.
People came for the music and to celebrate 2017 not to wait for every basic demand that all party lovers are expecting such as beer, bottled water, spirits and fast line to toilets.
Talking about the music, the people and the lights, we have to confess that the party was fun and with a good mood. People were loosing themselves with the music and danced together, jumping around, smiling (we saw so many 🙂 faces), lost eyes, drunk people and great dancers. The music was very fast and hard, being at the end of the room next to 2 Funktione One systems was really good! It was not at all deep in house as the name of the organizers claims, but really pure Berliner Techno inside a dark environment where you could not really see the DJ from the end of the room, but you had to go closer to him. From our position we had a great view over the crowd and the lazer light was making a great effect!
Around 3am the venue was packed and was submerged by a cloud of smoke – people became more and more excited by jumping all over and making the night memorable!
In conclusion, if you went there for the music and only that, forgetting about the entrance, the facilities and the services… the party was great and it’s a go-to place for the next party – if you take into consideration the rest of the aspects… forget it.
We need more people to take over the place such event more frequently in the future!
*The Horta Gallery is a “forgot” tunnel connecting the Gare Centrale to Place d’Espagne in front of les Galleries Agora next to la Grand Place, renewed in 2009. Unfortunately, almost every stores closed down just a bit after their opening dur to a lack of promotion and its hidden location.