Monday, 7 June 2010
Okay.. People wanna know what really happened last week..
Let's start with the important bit:
MALMÖ vs WARSAW 2 - 1
Team Malmö claimed a third straight 2-1 victory in this exciting meeting of the two so far undefeated sides.
For reasons explained further down the start of the battle got a bit rushed, but once up and running both teams looked comfortable.
The all-female (!) Malmö team tried a fun approach, playing hangman with the audience.. In the end the polish characters got hanged and the letters spelled out "Absolut Kurwa" (translation unnecessary..). Team Warsaw replied with some expert penmanship - creating a very interesting piece using the good ol' viking dizz.
This was a very tight battle and when it was time for the winners to be picked it was clear it could go either way.
First judge, Secret Wars harshest critic, Kajsa from Popponny stepped up and voted for Malmö. Next was the crowd's vote....and Warsaw got it with a massive margin!! Whaaat?!
1-1 and time for young graffiti connoisseur Morgan to cast the final vote. Took some time for him to get on stage cus he was out the back snogging his gf! Finally he got up and after some serious thought it was Malmö aaall the way.. 2 - 1 to Team Malmö!
This leaves Malmö alone at the summit of group 1. Can they be stopped from reaching the playoffs or is it gunna be plain sailing from here? It's all up to revenge hungry Team Bristol this weekend, not to be missed!!
The dramatic bit:
With a track record any nightclub in the world would be proud of Secret Wars has given the Malmö art lovers a peaceful way of enjoying themselves for over two years now. Nine massive events and NOT ONE single incident worthy of police attention! We honestly thought the long arm of the law understood..
..but No! Last Saturday just before midnight the police showed up armed with a prosecutor and an unhealthy attitude problem.
While Markus MacGyver tried to stall the police outside the venue yours truly ran in and started the battle. None of the teams were ready to go but we had no choice, only some paperwork stopped the police from clearing the venue immediately and the battle had to get done - stress!
With the six artists finally treating the white wall to some black ink I got down from the stage and was greeted by 120 kg of police officer and a ride to the station..
After questioning, urine sample (fingers crossed that joint in 2003 is through the system..;) and even being held accountable for Markus's turquoise baseball bat (!) I was back on the street...but in a completely different part of the city!? With 20 min until end of battle and not a single taxi available I had no choice but to put my Reeboks to the test: 2 am, running through the streets of Malmö, on my phone listening to Markus arguing with the police chief - stupid situation.
In the end I managed to hijack a pre-booked cab and I literally jumped out of the car and ran straight on stage to start the countdown. Imagine my surprise when there was still 600 people cheering the artists on and dancing like crazy!
BIG up to our loyal fans that refused to stop partying. In the end the police closed it all down and threw everyone out, but we still had a great night!
Thanks to Filip, Pierre, Viktor, Antti, Hannah, Lina, Sonny, The DJ's: AKAI One - Simón De La Onda - Rob Love - Kristian från Discobelle, Reebok, Edding, Casio, Flip Video, our mothers and of course everyone who came out to pARTy with us!! Thank you.