Rumble in the Jungle set out to be a seriously good night.
People from all over the south of England travelled there with bated breath. The line-up was all killer no filler. From Serial Killaz and Benny Page ready to throw down the jungle and d&b rythms; to Vandal and Mandidextrous there to pump out the tek.
Ready with a list of the many acts to listen to we went and joined the queue. Which for many people ended up being a large portion of their night. The organisation was poor, the lines phenomenal - going up both ends of Upper York Street and seemingly not moving for hours.
Once we had got through the shambles of waiting at the entrance things picked up.
The main room was smashing out some serious bass, jungle running through a packed room. I wasn’t sure who was playing so I asked behind the bar. There was no set list. No one knew anything. All these big headliners and only a fleeting chance opportunity to get to hear their set.
Don’t get me wrong, the music I heard there was spot on. But if you’re going to pay for so many great dj’s to come to your night, at least give the punters a set list.