HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
25/08 21:30 - 26/08 7:00
STEP INTO THE DARKNESS
MAY Y OU KEEP ON WAL KING ON THE CLOUD S // SPEAKER FULLY OPERATIONAL AT 21.30 AM EAR RELIEVE AT 07.00 PM
IMPORTANT:REGARDING THE DRESS CODE: IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT IN YOUR MIND HOW TO DRESS UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU BETTER STICK TO THE SAFE SIDE. WHEN WE OR THE HOSPITALITY LADIES AT THE ENTRANCE THINK YOU LOOK LIKE A RADICAL RIGHTWING NEO SOMETHING EXTREMIST YOU WILL BE SENT AWAY. WE PREFER AUSSIE’S. LABEL LESS SHIRTS. JEANS AND SNEAKERS. ANYWAY, YOU KNOW THE DRILL. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND DON’T TROUBLE US WITH AN ATTEMPT BY IGNORING THIS REQUEST. IF WE NOTICE YOU HAVE SUDDENLY CHANGED YOUR OUTFIT IN THE TOILET OR IN A DARK CORNER, YOU WILL UNDERGO THE SAME PROCEDURE AS ABOVEMENTIONED. HAVE A NICE PARTY!
Society malfunction no.1
Thunderdome was back with a new attitude. Fuck the mainstream world, this one is for the people inside. The real addicts. The diehards who will live to see thunderdome for at least another ten years. This time in the music hall with a superb sound system and a stage decorated in a way never seen before. very industrial and efficient. no dancers. no happy colours. dark and grey, just like the way hardcore is made these days. The commitment of Thunderdome remained the same, and people matched on to that.
The hardcore sene changed a lot in 2001. The good years were behind. Australian and cavello began to disapear in the street image of 1999, and in 2000 was gone entirly. To long music was made the same. It was time to make a second beginning.
In 2001 a self-dependancing took place in the hardcore scene. Hardcore was never before an underground genre, but in 2001 it is. It was a good restarting point. The ones who really believed in hardcore continued making music. These people prooved they really belonged to the heart of the core: they were drifting and creative. Also a lot of previous hardcore artists decided to make other kinds of dance music or even quit.
Fortunately enough people wanted to continued with hardcore, and by doing so building a headstrong rankingfile, giving rebirth to the hardcore scene. By building new fundamentals hardcore became pure, profesional and mature. This time new artist were making its way into the core, a new garde was arrising, making name in the next ten years. ID&T organised a new thunderdome. in 2001 the heineken music hall opened, famous for its acoustic and top quality soundgear. A new start at a new location. But also with a new vision: fuck the commerce. Thunderdome 2001 was held for the real die hards: 7000 gabbers.
ID&T made clear that neonazi skinheads were not welcome at Thunderdome 2001. While Thunderdome '98 should have been a big celebration cause of 3.000.000 sold CD's, it became an embitterd party because of some people who needed to show their right winged political bullcrap. So Thunderdome '98 was partly a fucked party. A real bitter pill. In the flyer and on the website of Thunderdome 2001, it was made clear that visitors who were wearing offending clothes, were excluded from the party. It was the first time Thunderdome made really clear that they didn't want that kind of unwanted visitors.
Ticket TD 2001
THUNDERDOME 2001 PART 1 A.K.A. HARDER THAN HARD/ THUNDERDOME BLACK
Commercial TD 2001 - harder than hard