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Report in English by customer, Zeromus
Report in Finnish by customer, Zeromus
Report by bouncer, DarthVego
DJ Bella's Playlist for the evening
Report by Zeromus
Here is a report made by one of our customers, Zeromus. While things were happening, he wrote his report in real time,
thus it is very objective and describes well the events as they happened from his perspective. I have been given permission
to nest his report from his webpage, Zeromus' UO Toons
Diary of my visit to Big Mamas Nightclub
Report from: Big Mamas Nightclub
21:45 - I wake up on the stairs of a house near the nightclub.
Obviously I partied a bit too long yesterday. Luckily I can sense that the
only nightclub on Europa will open it's doors soon and I ride 20 meters to
the castle, where some people are already waiting for tonight's
Date: 25th of August, 2001
Written by: Zeromus
Special occasion?: The second time the place was open
Homepage: Yes - http://www.andrea.net/uo/
Staffed: Open every saturday from 3pm EST - 7pm EST (8pm-12pm GMT)
Location: The old Big Mamas Shoppe castle in Trinsic / 76o, 33S, 38o, 40E (Trammel)
Entrance fee: 100 gold
Drinks: Yes, 50 gold each
Big Mamas Night club is a castle decorated as a night club. It is most likely the only one of it's kind in the
world of UO and definately the best. The report from this event is arranged as a diary with clock times ranging
from 21:45 to 2:00 which happened in Finnish time, which is +2 GMT.
I try to get in immediately, but the bouncer "DarthVego" doesn't
allow this and orders me back outside the castle. He also tells me that
pets aren't allowed. I back up and hide my transparent pet inside my
22:00 - I'm third in the line, but everyone's
trying to get in at once and "Maleena" at the ticket office kicks people
back outside. However, he also boots me along with the others and I return
to the line.
22:10 - I get a book which also works as a
ticket. It holds all kind of uncovering information about the club and
that there'll be a lottery at 23:00 GMT. I would've liked to see the bar's
prices with this though. I fianlly get inside, actually I was the second
one from the whole pack. The bouncer welcomes me, this must be because of
my appearance which I improved by removing my deer mask, which had already
seen many battles. I was wearing a full studded leather suit and a blue
cloak, a blue kilt and a blue sash.
I naturally hit the bar first and
buy some cider. I however get to the bar after someone named "Narim" and I
have to wait. I buy some cider from the bartender named "Rob Cravenstorm".
Later on I buy some ale.
The room with a dancefloor and the first bar
Rob Cravenstorm, bartender
22:45 - The first six drinks get me drunk. The atmosphere is
still looking for itself, somehow the music doesn't really sound good when
the german Rammstein is playing. There is still no DJ, so a set is
obviously playing. The set has been clearly burned on a scratched CD,
because the sound breaks up every once in a while, I however blame this on
my 56k ears.
The cashier is located in the bottom left corner of my
sight and since I've played a bit of Diablo 2 lately, it awfully reminds a
nearly empty lifeorb made with a bunch of red books. I keep hitting
1-2-3-4 to use some potions, but I of course have none. I still have to
wonder how this will work as the time passes. At the moment there are
about 15 people inside and I'm already having some trouble following
conversations. What will happen when there are more people inside? By the
way, there is seating for only 18 people in the first room, because the
bar and the dancefloor take quite a bit of space. There is some space in
the upper floor, but there is no one there at the moment, so we'll see
whether someone'll move there or not ...
22:55 - My first
trip to the toilet. Some guy named "Stocky" stopped me and asked about his
friend "atmeidos" or something. Never heard of him! I noticed that there
were some people on the upper floor unlike what I had thought. It was
pretty hard getting to the toilet, but I think I took the long way there.
The toilet was well decorated, but something that disturbed me greatly was
the fact that the only thing covering the wc from the line of people
waiting to enter the club was a potted plant. I could hear the music well
in to the toilet, so I didn't miss a single note.
23:00 - I returned to the dancing room,
where DJ Bella had arrived to play some tracks and yelled things banned on MTV
like "HASH PIPE!" from Weezer's song. The dancers on the dancefloor were very
stiff and could only do 3-4 different dance moves. When Bella played
Radioheadin's Creep, she yelled some of her own propaganda like ... "And now
one of the best songs ever!".
Two people, Kalith (Lord) and Tris de'Muerte
were discussing in finnish, from which I came to the conclusion that they were
from Finland. I was about to join in on the conversation, but they were
discussing animal taming, so I decided not to.
11:12 - Pulp's Disco 2000 was being played,
so I joined the slaves of music on the dancefloor. The dancing was still very
plain, so I tried to cheer up the people by casting a summon spell and yelling
"woo" and "Put your hands up!" at the same time to hide the words of power. I
discovered that this doesn't necessarily work as well as one might hope.
23:23 - Tris ja Kalith are talking about the decoration of the
club. Tris openly praises the DJ's table and the owner of the castle with
words like "Saphireena has always been a genius in decoration!" Their
discussion makes me sleepy and I walk to the bar to buy some more
23:26 - The forementioned Stocky is making a riot on the
dancefloor with a glacial staff, calling it "boogie stick". People leave the
dancefloor. A guy named DunCan casts a poison field and admires the lighting
effects. He gets "a last warning" from the bartender.
Stocky and a glacial staff
23:31 - The night finally arrives suddenly.
The lighting on the dancefloor now looks really nice. It's however hard to
find anyone to talk to when three people are talking french with each other
and all the others are either dancing on the dancefloor or getting drunk in
the bar upstairs. I have to say that I hope that I had been here last
23:40 - I have obviously drunk too much, because I
suddenly notice that my gloves are missing. I can't find them anywhere, but at
least my magical bracelet is now exposed and I can get some chicks!
is complaining about being thirsty behind the DJ's table and I offer him a
bottle of ale. She thanks me with a big smile. She'll of course be tied up as
the DJ for the whole night, so that naturally won't lead to anything. I sit
back down to a table near the bar, but then I suddenly lose consciousness and
I wake up 28 seconds later outside the castle. No panic, I have the ticket,
which should get me back in. I'm obviously getting really drunk, because I
keep passing out when trying to re-enter the castle. I however don't blame
this on the staff in my mind, the blame goes to the evil force called
Saunalahti (local AOL, if you may).
0:02 - I finally get back in
and show my ticket at the cashier and I notice that my gloves were on my hands
the whole time. I get back in and get in to a conversation with the bartender,
but he leaves me alone again after I offer him a drink.
Kyry Oinas summons two poison fields on the dancefloor. Bella however is up to
this challenge as a DJ and gets everyone on the dancefloor with the added
lighting. I join them.
0:08 - I have a conversation of a couple
of sentences with Tris, but then Kalith wakes up and I end up being alone
again. A guy named Saruman with plenty of imagination is falling down on the
dancefloor, using the 3d client. It's dawn now, unfortunately a part of the
atmosphere also disappears with it.
0:25 - Tris and Kalith leave
the castle together. I drink just as much as I can, which is a lot. I'm
getting heavily intoxicated and I can't meditate any longer after using some
of my magical powers to look cool. Of course this never works.
- Nothing worth mentioning happens before the lottery. The winner of the
lottery gets a fully-paid cruise for two to some exotic place in Britannia, a
trasure hunt and a romantic dinner. Finding the winner is however hard. The
owners of the three first numbers have obviously left before the lottery.
Finallly, on the fourth try, a winner is found. A grandmaster fisherman named
"Zzu" wins. Bella's set has begun again from top and we're listening to the
same songs for the second time.
Some people who have been banned from the
castle are doing something outside the castle. I don't expect much more people
to the club...also, the people inside the castle have been leaving, since
lottery, the peak of the night, has passed. I decided to stay for a while
2:00 - The staff is beginning to head to
dreamworld. The clients may "party until dawn" if they wish. However, the
atmosphere has dropped grealy, even though it's night-time again. I take a
look around. There's a movie theater, a guest book room and a food room, all
amazingly decorated. I naturally didn't see the Ladies' room, I'll probably
have to ask my sister to check it out next week.
There are only around ten
people left, even though everyone gets in for free during the last hour
(11pm-12pm GMT). During the last hour I talk a lot and dance a lot, so this
whole thing leaves a good taste in my mouth.
Don't forget to advertise
I'll be back next week, this is well worth the 100
gold you have to pay to enter. By the way, the drinks cost 50 gold/each, which
brought my overall expenses to around 1000 gold. I had a hard time finding
company, but I'm hoping that I'll have better luck next week. This whole thing
seems to be pretty nice, for example, being a DJ seems really cool and worth
experiencing. The time also fits my weekly schedule well ...
And finally some more pictures...
Here is a report made by our bouncer/doorman/guard DarthVego. I wanted to avoid fixing the grammar and am
posting it as written, because I think it adds to the charm of this particular staff members personality
and suits him well.
Report by DarthVego
I arrived at 7:30ish,30mins before the night started,to arrange the security and wot not, as soon as i got in i did detect hidden and X was sitting hidden nxt to the door probably trying to get in and after that all night he stayed with me and maleena at the enterance along with Narim,i think they both loved maleena,hehe.Also while this was going on i saw a couple of ppl trying to sneak in,Rastalin,Cindy,and Kyry who were all from the guild SYS
they all claimed to have paid or got dis connected while entering, and also another reason for them not entering is that the boss doesnt like them, so we tried to ban them but with castles like hers, its very hard as it only works for the front door, anyway the night continued and sowly the castle was filled with people all dancing and wot not, and these 3 were protesting outside although you can not hear them when the door are shut in,
i went outside to stop them complaining about things and they just swore at me in fiinsh and english and woteva, and also whenever a horse went wild, they killed it immediately, which is very sad as this is a roleplaying guild, i called a gm for harrassment as they were continually annoying us for about 2hrs
, ppl came out complaining that there horses wernt there and one guy who was new to the game did thretan to kil them wiv his vanq but i dont think he knew alot about the game as they laughed at him alot, they gave up after i said that evidence had been given against them, about there so called protest or woteva, so they decided to gate people from brit bank inside the castle,
of course we had 2 remove them for not paying, we removed one guy and he called a gm which i think is quite harsh but he was a new player to the game as he had no title, so i placed a box where the gate spot was to stop them gating thru. at 1 point in the evening a guy was compling about lanterns going on and off which kinda anoyed me 2 but his speaker blew up!!! bcoz of it,
so i went 2 find the culprit but it stoped,hehe,in the end the night went good as the lottery was drawn several times, due to no winners, hehe even tho most ppl cud fake the ticket they didnt, and then i left after a good nite.
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