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Has anyone seen my coat?

The Lady's friend Lisa invited us to the launch party of a new Williamsburg venue called Volume at 99 N 13th and Whythe. We got there around 10.30 to find a line, not really a line, a crush to get in. At least it was warm.

When we burst through the entrance we found out why the wait: everybody had to put on white protective suits. The effect was crazy - about 800 people walking around, dancing, queuing for the toilet all wearing the same. Was it art? Was it a 1989 warehouse rave? It seemed either a very clever idea, a statement about fashion or just an up-its-arse prank. Come to think of it, there was a camera crew there - so up its art prank it must have been.

At first all the people in white freaked me but after a good few Heinekens at the free bar I soon got into it and danced to the dub in one room and the funky to techno beats in the other. I staggered later to the toilet where I lined for the cubicles behind a German with a camera. 'Professional?' I asked. 'Addict,' he replied and then promptly started to taking photos. Why me? I look just like everyone else, mate. And talk about stage fright when I finally got into a cubicle. After a few breaths I relaxed and thought about finding another beer downstairs. I opened the cubicle door and there he was - snap, snap, snap and screaming 'I am un addikt!" Hope my pic doesn't end up in some German techno magazine.

It must have done something to me - on the way home I pointed out my white boiler suit to the taxi driver and claimed (fairly convincingly) that Lisa and The Lady had just stolen me from the hospital. The taxi driver asked me what I was in for - I told him I was an addict.

Anyway - the pic above is from this guy's site (William Abraham Blazé) - he has an alternative review of the night.

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