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pictures : hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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01 the setup

nothing fancy. just two black lights, a strobe light, and a projector. anybody want to donate some lasers to us?

usup (if you can see him) on sound-check.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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02 pre-show

bhatte and biraj join usup for pre-show setup. yes, the trance.com.np t-shirts once again... toward the left and right of the dj booth.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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03 chilling

early-comers chill to happy hour. buy-one-get-one-free.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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04 dining

some even dine. need to charge-up for nrg-releasing later on.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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05 more charging up

who said nepali girls don't like beer?

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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06 it was going to be...

dj usup (left) relaxing before a busy night ahead of him. it was indeed going to be a busy night. the first trance event in a five-star hotel in nepal. nobody knew what to expect.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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07 bhatte

bhatte warms up the floor. ketamine wastes no time.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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08 warming up

partygoers started to warm up the floor around 8 pm...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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09 some were

some were immediately entranced (right). some were... well, see for yourself (left)...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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10 wasting no time

bhatte wastes no time in getting more people into the dancefloor.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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11 reality

photograph without flash. this is what the atmosphere was like.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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12 multi-colored

the multi-colored dancefloor lights of rox added to the effect.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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13 the bar

the rox bar

enough glasses for everyone.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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14 left

people to the left of the dj...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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15 right

people to the right of the dj...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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16 even the cooks

even the cooks came to see what's up. cooks in the background; not the guys seated. :)

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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17 ok

ok, you girls ready to hit the dancefloor?

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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18 biraj is up

biraj takes over from bhatte. time for a little bit of house.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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19 dj biraj

dj biraj takes command of the floor.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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20 the floor responds

... and the floor responds. bhatte wastes no time in joining the nrg-filled floor.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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21 taking a break

people taking a break in the garden outside. this is the good part about having parties at rox. need to take a break from the sweaty dancefloor inside? step to a sound-proof outside.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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22 in vs. out

inside the glass, a packed dancefloor. outside the glass, people relaxing. two worlds: in vs. out.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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23 the two towers?

the remarkable stone towers at rox.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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24 usup

usup takes over from biraj. you can hardly see him over the crowded place.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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25 a lot of nrg

a lot of nrg in one room. guest dj's ask for a turn in the booth.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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26 increasing bpm

the bpm increases as the evening moves into night... 142 bpm and going up.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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27 more males

as the harder stuff is spun, the floor gets more males, and the females take a break.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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28 guest dj

our first guest dj for the evening... dj pritam.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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29 dj pritam

adjusting the pitch.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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30 the floor

the floor...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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31 guest dj #2

dj zion... progressive all the way...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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32 smooch attempt?

do we see a smooch attempt in progress?

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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33 fibonacci

fibonacci's up. who else but ketamine in the forefront?

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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34 tag team

tag teaming the dance floor? ;p

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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35 floor scenes

more scenes from the floor...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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36 robin vs. ketamine

robin (red shirt) vs. ketamine... two hardcore tranceaddicts.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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37 dhiru

dhiru (center) is turning into a tranceaddict himself.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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38 raise 'em up

raise your hands in the air...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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39 glowing bhatte

bhatte entangles himself with his glowsticks.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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40 meanwhile

meanwhile, at a quieter outside... people are chilling...

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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41 not enough chairs

the place is so packed that there are not enough chairs even on the outside.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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42 people all over

partygoers are chilling all over!

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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43 see for yourself

see for yourself... a not only crowded inside, but also a crowded outside... the first trance party in a five-star hotel was definitely a success.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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44 back inside

back inside... dj's change hands once again. up next... prakrity.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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45 prakrity

prakrity spins faster stuff this time... the crowd is moving at 145 bpm. he starts out with "basic dawn - pure thrust (nu-nrg remix)."

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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46 shiny happy people?

is that a maoist hand-move? i hope not. :)

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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47 shake that belly!

:)

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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48 faster bpm

hmmm... "pvd - nothing but you" sounds cool at 145 bpm, but "faithless - we come 1" sounds kind of weird at that "speed."

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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49 tourists

tourists staying at the hyatt find themselves at the party.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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50 the dancefloor

check out that "om" tattoo!

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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51 more tourists

wonder where they are from???

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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52 buda-support

prakrity gets some buda-support from within the dj booth. buda is completely n-tranced.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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53 floor - center

the floor - center.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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54 floor - left

the floor - left.

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55 floor - right

the floor - right.

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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56 full of nrg

did rox have so much nrg in one place before? even dj pritam is on the dancefloor!

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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57 not enough room to dance

whoever engineered the "dance floor" at rox did a pathetic job, but it was a great party nevertheless!

hyattrance, rox bar, hyatt hotel, kathmandu, july 5, 2003; saturday
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58 prakrity with prasanna

prakrity with prassna (left). prasanna is the guy that made this event possible from the hyatt side. thanks and kudos go to prasanna from the entire trance.com.np nrg team. hope we can have even bigger and better electronic music parties at the hyatt in the near future.

all photographs by prakrity (except photographs with prakrity in them).

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