Location: Dick’s Tea Bar, Val D’Isere
Dick’s deep in ‘the valley of desire’ is always a pleasurable place to slide into - and never more so than last Friday night when our OCCUPY musical missionaries took up position in a revampred, refurbished and great looking Dicks Tea Bar after an afternoon testing the Motorola DEFY in the seriously sub-zero temperatures. The estimated 600 snowshoe’d souls who made it through the biggest dump outside Marseille greatly appreciated URBAN KNIGHTS winter warming set and remained bouncing, chugging and shufflin’ on the ‘floor throughout SomeGuy’s set until the end…a great night!
Mission Impassable!: Malaysia, Val Thorens
The biggest snowfalls in the alps for 30 years eh? What a great time to tour the cream of European ski & board resorts! It took 7 hours to get our OCCUPY aural activists from Val D’Isere to Val Thorens due to roads being rendered impassable. But just like all superheroes they got there just in the nick of time… Only to find the entrance was blocked by 4 foot of fallen snow! Unperturbed, they ‘dug for victory’ (at one point using the DEFY to chip away at the ice around the doorframe!) and cleared the way for an estimated 1500 flake-fightin’ folk who battled the biggest blizzard of the winter so far to catch a flava of Snowbombing 2012! Tune of the night was Fatboy Slim and Beardyman’s cheeky minimal monster, ‘Get Naked‘ (what… It’s minus 9 outside!).
Urban Knights once more bang on the button, rinsing it proper til close. With an hour before OCCUPY left town we recovered the DEFY we’d buried in snow at midnight… Would it work…’bonjour, taxi?, parlez vous Anglais’…’Yes, where would you like to go?’…to bed!