< Photos by Jo (Zephyr - Queen of the Zebras!) Oli and Juggernaut - and yes I was very, very drunk
Only just recovered enough to post that the last ever Bastard (hence the Club that Cried Wolf bit) was amazing – Strictly Kev was amazing to watch (he doesn’t use his headphones most of the time…scary!) and did a great Apache vs Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum (very appropriate) but I think despite the turntablism I preferred the full-on gabba-core insane nuttiness of Audioshrapnel ended Bastard on a more appropriate note. It was less full than Feburary but more appropriate as the hardcore Bastardites were there and more like a family gig – and still got quite insane at the end!
The ending was so appropriate – Dsico and Jon Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ and a group hug with everyone singing…and got quite tearful, me included. It’s like losing a friend, and looks like that is for Bastard – after 4 (or is it 5) years of Bootleg chicanery and that is it…incredible influential and important for the London if not UK and International bootleg scene…but more importantly for me it was a club for the last 2-3 years I felt most comfortable in.
It’s small size and lack of ‘tude meant a lot in the era of superclubs and cliquey Hoxton-type bars; and I think CartelMike and CartelJohnny to thank for all the good memories and times – and all the people that played there…
Photos of the event are here at Zephyrs site (great photos!), from Juggernaut’s site (capture the last song well!) and a few from oli including one showing how bald I’ve become 😮
Oh and video and maybe sound to follow…there’s a snippet of video available over at Mr Whitelabel’s site, with SuperCollider also videoing it looks like there is going to be a DVD or torrent of the whole event, or highlights.