Considered one of the hottest dj's in the world, Paul Oakenfold, creates a boiling atmosphere among thousands of people attending his sessions around the globe.
And here he is in Malta, a tiny nanoscopic island in the centre of the mediterranean, but known for the dance events that happen in summer among turists from Italy across to china.
Radio adverts started weeks before, tickets were being sold fast, and everyone was waiting for the day to come.
And the day came!!
A hot summer night in Paceville (malta's most renown site for clubbing) Parking was a true hassle and those who parked distant, arrived sweating like pigs.
The venue was the Eden Ice Arena. So everyone was expecting a cool place whith powerful A/C's. In fact the place has temperature control equipment to keep the skating arena icy.
Thank God, entrance was not a problem, well organized and efficient. Security were to be found at every corner of the arena and emergency personnell were prepared for anything.
Police presence was strong, searching people for drugs and weapons, which in itself is a good thing. BUT, many of the officers present showed to many of us how arrogant, cheap, low, and bad mannered they are.
To cut this short smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas but many people chose to smoke anyway, cos going out was hard work and going back in was harder by the time the arena was full with 5,000 party animals at their peak. I was one of these smokers.
Suddenly out of almost nowhere came a gang of undercovers, 4 women and one man, straight to me and one of the "ladies" started shouting in my face, took the cigarette from my hand and jumped on it like a bloody kangaroo! i thought to myself : "this one is nuts!"
So i laughed back and told her to" stop blattering and move out of my face" and she looked at me like proper whore and moved away shaking her fat bum from side to side. In my opinion she could have just told me to throw it away and stop smoking but she chose to be an asshole!
A friend told me that the "gang" chief was a lady (or similar) that is known as the "45". an arrogant bitchy lesbian he said. Anyway, she proved it.
Then temperature started coming up quickly, THE A/C's WERE OUT OF ORDER!
Imagine 5,000 people in a closed building with outside temperature 36 deg C!!! hell broke loose really! it was so hot in there that the clothes were sticking, sweat ran like a squeezed sponge and my feet were slipping in their shoes.
An official from the health and safety dept. ordered for all exits to be left open and water to be given free of charge. A very good news as the bars were selling a lt of water for a sky high price of almost four euros!!!!!
and the venue had to be closed half an hour before.
Music was great though, local dj's were at their best and P. Oakenfold played heavenly.
If it wasn't for the police arrogance and the heat it would have been a fantastic night