Wowzers Friday night got mad. For any of you who don't know Friday night was our Live Rockness Ticket draw here in Glasgow streaming across the world to those who entered and to some who just wanted to hear some Friday night beats. With no set times and no sight of our residents from Inverness until the back of 9pm we jumped into what would be a long night of partying, loud music and badly spoken Invernessian presenters... mainly myself.
Anyone who tuned in early (10pm) were treated to some tasty music from our man Retrend with some midly drunken banter from our 'fake DJ' Nathan (3 minutes into Video 1). Connor Byrne soon kicked up the CD'Js and the numbers started to arrive. Soon the room filled with empty cups refilling and amongst them we're confused Glaswegians. As the draw got closer we realised we were not as prepared as we thought, so myself and Boomshank took to cutting out the 500 plus names entered for the ticket with the help of my girlfriend who wasn't amused at the gig that was now going on in my bedroom. Glasgwegians became more confused when they arrived at the party to find what looked like an Arts and Crafts class in the kitchen as we snipped our way through the likes.
We then added to our list of DJ's for the night as Sub Rosa's John Lees (Esbjerg) made an appearance along with Sonar FM's Reckon and Feedback Junkie, if that wasn't enough we still had sets to come from Polymath, Boomshank Redemption and sadly myself.
The names now cut up and thrown into an empty Becks crate (classy we know) we moved onto the draw and a lucky man named Gareth Wilson was the winner of our Rockness Ticket. Gareth, if your reading this you need to reply to us with your address so we can send this bad boy over to you.
After 10 minutes of chaos and random equipment changes we resumed our live DJ sets starting with myself (Mackz/Mark Mackenzie). A short set at just four songs because I had to keep control of what was now a full party in my flat which consisted of stopping someone from peeing on my cupboard. Taking over was an obviously drunk Boomshank Redemption, looking back over the footage at his dance moves was a highlight.
We then had Feedback Junkie and Reckon back to back, with Polymath and Esbjerg also taking turns on the decks to finish.
So we'd like to thank everyone who tuned in at home, we weren't expecting much because it was a late friday night but the numbers were great. Those who enjoyed will be glad to know we will be running more live streams in the future, the big prizes might have to wait.