really no offence meant drew, old timer simply meant someone who's been several years running, as opposed to an 'ibiza virgin' ;-)
i personally didn't like space much in 98, although that is probably cos of daniel klein's taste in music as terrace resident, although it was wicked in 99, when steve lawler came in. i thought 2000 was the best year ever for music, etc, etc.
i just think it sounds a bit unfair to someone who's never been to space before, to dismiss it as being not nearly as good as it was.
i used to read and hear about the good ol' days from ravers from the early 90s when i started clubbing in '95 - i used to get really jealous of how much fun these underground warehouse parties must have been - but NO WAY - i had just as much fun in my years clubbing as the ravers did in their epoch - it is such a subjective thing.
you just have to look around the new faces on the space terrace who are having the times of their lives to realise this
anyway - it's a subject dear to my heart, cos i always get caned by my younger sister for saying anything like 'well, back in the good old days, before you knew space.....' - and she's quite right too!
hope you enjoy the closing anyway!!
s xpress - better make it 7 pm though, as i think we are going to bora bora beforehand for a few liveners. so, in the bar on the far right as you come in to the back terrace. i have blond mid-length hair and look like brad pitt...
and will be with wife who also has blonde mid-length hair