ASSEMBLY
review

The party was held on a large parking lot at the Park & Swap compound in downtown Phoenix. Just as we got there, we saw a car on fire in the parking lot. I never found out how it happened but thankfully, a fire truck got there soon enough to stop it from spreading. A friend also told me she had a gun pulled on her in the parking lot. Someone was trying to steal her purse and when she refused to just let it go, the guy pulled the gun out. The security then saw what was happening and chased the guy away. Too bad they didn't catch him but at least, no one was hurt. That was pretty much the extent of the drama for the night.

I felt the crowd was a bit thin (around 1000) for such a big lineup and the vibe was a bit strange and uncomfortable. Maybe it's because I always feel like I'm in the middle of the street when I'm standing on tarmac. The music, mostly hip hop and hardcore, was not to my taste but, after a couple hours, I got into the mood and began to relax and enjoy myself. With the exception of one or two, I didn't see any obvious signs of drug use. Maybe it was the location and the bright lights that kept people from getting too fucked up. Whatever the reason, more people were walking around or dancing rather than piling up in a chill pit.

The flyer gave an indication that there were four areas but, there were three. I'm guessing they didn't get the exact spot they were looking for. The main stage was dedicated to rap and trip hop for most of the night where the X-Ecutioners took turns working the crowd folowed with Tim Taylor as the last act of the show. Deadly Buddha, Ron D Core and Nimh worked the hard core area with great tight sets while Mark V and Michael spun techno and trance on the smaller, third stage. I heard Michael did not get paid but, he played nevertheless because he premised he would. I don't know the exact details of the story but, I gain more respect for that boy every day.

Overall, it was a great party. Someone described it as Golden on pavement. I don't know about that. I get much more positive vibes from desert raves. Still, I have to give props to Burn for making this happen. To my knowledge, no one was arrested or thrown out and it went bust free until around 5 am.

Ramy




Assembly was not exactly what i was expecting from all the hype. 4 stages, only saw three. the best thing of the whole night was meeting ron d core! he was incredddddible. i was just turned on to his music by a close friend, and to my surprise i actually blazed into a conversation with him. great guy. feeling special leaving with a record given by the man himself, those are the memories i will cherish from assebly. oh not to forgert all the hardcore ravers, see you at the next party!

Andrea




Yeah i thought the turn out was a little shabby but overall it was a good rave i really liked the fact that it was in wlking distance from my house i got fucked up that night and made it home safely and Ron D Core was ripping up those wheels of steel he had . peace

Jeremiah




I though assemmbly was okay.. it was my second phoenix party, and i had kinda fun but the only problem i didnt know many people since i'm from tucson... but besides that i had a great time. i still feel more comfortable at tucson partys cause i feel that the vibe is better, but i dunno. assembly still kicked butt though!!!!i hope every1 goes to superstars!!!!!!!!

Maryann




Well, I haven't been to a lot of raves, but I must say this wasn't the best I have been to...I think it was soooo talked up..it was suppost to be some big thing, and it just wasn't that great...I had fun, but I just didn't get the friendly happy vibe like I did at the other raves I have been to...the music was great, lotsa talent, but not as great as I had expected...

*~*~*GrRrRrRrLy*~*~*




i think it was ok i wish that the jungle stage had better sound the x-ecutioners kiked ass talented dj's much respect 4 those guys

paulo aka baboon




it was ok. i was a little disapointed with the dj's but its all good. i met a lot af people the i talked to on irc. it was really small and the cops were bullshit but the one guy the let me and my 3 friends in was cool. overall it was one big kick back with music

crystal




I thought it was a great rave with good vibes from a lot of people,and any rave with nimh spinning is a good rave for me.props to all the hardcore kidz out there & to burn music

*C*A*N*D*Y* K*I*D*




Not really one of the more memorable parties I've been to but I guess it beats sitting at home, although not by much. I'm hoping U-Turn brings out all the candy kids and energetic e heads like my self...wahoooo....Jase A.K.A BB

Jase ...also known as BB




My first AZ rave, I dug it, never been to an outdoor before. I hung out mostly by the hardcore stage, that's just my style. I met tons of way cool ppl. The E was too expensive, and there were tons of drugs flowing there. I got to get my groove with a boy who was rollin, and he was in one of the pix, so that made me happy. I didn't like the food stands, I mean, c'mon, how un-rave-ish are nachos people? I thought it was lame to do an under 18 kick out before 12, it seemed like no one cared so it was cool though. Ron D Core and Nimh rocked my world. Well, PLUR to all... Feel free to email me at tatchick@hotmail.com

CandyRavinCherryKitten- Ryan




this was my first az. party it sure is different from my home town chicago..... thats all right. the music was good, i wish the jungle was better but it still got me movin' the peeps were awesome as always at parties. i just would like to say: party as much and as hard as you can cuz its what life needs for 2000........ i love you all.
And oh yeah-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

candyallnite&luv--tracy




This party is one I will not soon forget because of Ron D Core. I still think he spins too muck guitar shit but he kicks ass anyway. When they said for anyone under 18 to leave, did anyone leave? NO, do we ever? The party went on. Security was pretty cool except when they threw away my vicks, who ever heard of that. Oh well. Good party. P.L.U.R. to my candy kids.

Austin




I LOVE NIMH!!!!!! i didnt think he was gonna b there but i was wrong! this was a pretty good party...kinda small but fun anyway. I was completly oblivious to all the things goin on outside (fires, guns blah blah blah), but hey thats the best way to be =) And those boys who run the Box...they kick ass!!!! much love to them....P*L*U*R to all

Ms. V.B.




Well, Assembly was my first party.... when I got there at 12:30 I was kinda trippin' put since I'm only 17 and you had to be over 18 after 12:00 but I used my sisters I.D. and they let me in! hehehehe I didn't really start having a good time untill I met up with Stephanie and we started hanging out and she introduced me to all her friends.... I met a lot of cool people that I really got along with and I even saw a few people I already knew so that was cool.. I didn't really like any of the D.J.'s untill Nimh took over the herdcore area... that was a short set but it still rocked my world!!!!

Christina




I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY ALITTLE WORD TO THOSE OUT THERE THAT GO TO PARTIES. WE AT BURN APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO CAME TO ASSEMBLY. WE TRIED OUR HARDEST TO GET THIS PARTY TO ALL EXPECTATIONS OF ALL RAVERS. I APPRICIATE THE FEED BACK ON HOW YOU THINK THE PARTY WENT. I DO THOUGH AGREE THAT THE VIBE WE PRODUCED WAS NOT TO GREAT. BUT WE TRIED IT WAS REALLY STREESFUL AND EVEN TO THIS DAY OF OCTOBER 1 1999 I AM STILL STREESSING. I HAD LOTS OF FUN TRING TO MAKE THAT PARTY HAPPEN. BUT ONE THING I DO NOT LIKE IS ALL THE SHIT TALKING OUT THERE!!! IF ANYONE HAS ANY FEED BACK FOR ME LET ME KNOW AT djtracy@worldnet.att.net. I HOPE IN COMING FUTURE EVENTS I WILL SEE ALL OF YOU AWESOME PEOPLE OUT THERE. I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD ADD ALITTLE NOTE WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I READ ALL THESE REVIEWS. THANKS ALOT

BURN MUSIC




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