"Teknoklub Flies Away"
This article may contain rumors.
Teknoklub is gone.
According to many ravers, Teknoklub has taken the money and
bailed out of the rave scene. This may come as a surprise to
many of those in attendance of "Fly Away", as this
was one of the most successful Teknoklub events to date. The
lasting question on everyone's mind is: Why? Teknoklub was a
top production company behind only 26C, Cosmic Force, Insomniac,
and Go Ventures.
So why would they drop out of the rave scene?
According to some ravers, Teknoklub owed a lot of people a
lot of money and chose to quit while they were ahead instead
of paying everybody back. For those new to the rave scene, this
is actually quite common. Even big names such as Channel 36,
B3 Cande, Escape Events and now Teknoklub have gone from being
on top of the rave scene to being gone overnight for a variety
of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that throwing parties
is very difficult. In order to throw a decent party, production
companies face many challenges.
Money, of course, is one of the biggest. A venue is at least
$3000, a lineup is at least $10,000, Fliers are at least $2000,
and that doesn't even begin to cover all the expenses.
Another challenge is that many ravers expect a virgin venue,
but virgin venue's are hard to get. Many places don't allow raves,
and those that do want a lot of cash. For example, the original
venue for Fly Away wanted to charge Teknoklub more than Danny
wanted to pay, so he chose to move the party to Q-topia.
Another challenge is promoting and promoters themselves. A
good promoter stays awake until six in the morning at least three
times a week and hands out literally thousands of fliers. Promoters
usually get paid very little, and many also have regular jobs.
While ravers are having a good time inside of a party, promoters
are outside handing out fliers. Lesser promoters hand out only
five or six fliers and keep the other nine hundred and ninety
in the trunk of their car, sometimes for years after a party
Another challenge is people talking a great deal of shit.
Regardless of who is who, anybody in the rave scene has people
talk a great deal of shit about him or her. In extreme cases,
promoters throw away other promoter's fliers or magazine's. Sometimes
people even threaten to beat each other up on the streets. This
is a far cry from PLUR, but that is just how things are. In the
rave scene there are a lot of strong feelings, and everybody
always thinks that they are right. As such some people feel justified
in doing whatever it takes to uphold their beliefs.
Beyond all of this there are: rain, world events, competing
parties, and a simply unexplainable yet massive lack of desire
to attend certain events that can all lead to disaster for promoters.
Teknoklub quit while they were ahead, it's just to bad they
left other ravers holding the bill.