Bits'n'Pieces: Cream, Ibiza, PS2, Red Bull
Sunday, July 22, 2001Cream Take the Taste Challenge, Ibiza Travel Uncertainties, Ministry Team up with Playstation 2,
Liverpool superclub Cream have joined forces with Pepsi Cola to stage a one off party in London, at some point this Autumn. Clubbers wanting to attend the bash (to be held at a "secret' location) will have to enter a competition to 'blag' tickets, which marks a rare southern appearance for the northern based clubbing conglomerate. "Pepsi recognises that youth consumers want promotions with instant participation," Pepsi executive Cathryn Sleight explained. "The prevalence of SMS (text messaging) and the appeal of club culture is an indication of how motivational the Cream partnership will be to our consumers'. For more details check Pepsi tins and bottles in the UK.
Clubbers flying to Ibiza face more travel uncertainty following last weekend's walkout by Iberia pilots, which temporarily suspended the entire airline's flights. All 750 daily flights were stopped for 5 hours, before being reinstated after pilots agreed to return to work until substitutes could be found. Although disruption was fairly minimal, the pilot's actions emphasised the vulnerability of a system which caters for 48 million foreign visitors a year(the bulk of them travelling in July and August). With Balearic coach drivers succeeding in causing chaos just two weeks ago, the potential for further delays remains high.
http://www.ibizamix.com (live daily webcasts from Cafe Mambo)
http://www.go-fly.com (London Ibiza return from £95)
Ministry Of Sound have teamed up with Playstation 2 to release a new Playstation title which allows gamers to mix and match visuals to 5 hour-long DJ sets from Tall Paul, Ferry Corsten, Paul Jackson, Krafty Kutz & Paul Dakeyne. 'modern groove: The Ministry of Sound edition' retails at UK£19.99 and is intended to be the 'ideal party, post club come down or pre-club selection.'
Clubbing energy drink Red Bull is under investigation by Swedish scientists, after being linked to three deaths in recent months. Red Bull's producers denied their product was dangerous, though qualified their claim with a warning to drink it 'in moderation' as well as to avoid it, if you're sensitive to caffeine. Swedish authorities went further, advising people not to mix it with vodka. Adding insult to injury was Radio 1 favourite Judge Jules who told NME last week (before the warning) that he 'hates' the drink; "It's like Soviet cough medicine from the 70s," he quipped.