In any given weekend it would be fair to say that all roads tend to lead to Beyond, although come this Spring Bank Holiday, the meaning in this saying was all the more explicit, as with Spanish giants SuperMartXe & WE Party playing out beforehand, not to mention other happenings around the capital emptying out just before the supersized start at 6 a.m., Area was THE place to be come Sunday morning. So, having recharged our batteries following our fabulous but full-on fling in Rome, our planned arrival at Beyond slipping slightly, it was 8 a.m. when we were whisked into the club by colourful & delectable door host, Chrissy Darling, the place simply packed with party heads who were intent on taking in the full extent of this unique unison between Beyond & Barcode, the joining of forces of the two club venues doubling the size of both inside & out. And it was clear this “Supersize” event needed it, as it took us close on 30 minutes to squeeze our way down through to the main room, on our journey tripping into tons of familiar faces, not least Jamie Head who was weaving his wonderful musical magic on the cavorting crowd in The Terrace room, Minty also attracting our attention for a chunky chat, while when we found ourselves close to our destination, it was Tom Fuller who filled us in on the WE party bits we had missed in advance of this latest Beyond brilliance.
So, having finally arrived on our spot at this “Supersize” shindig, just in time for the start of what turned out to be a super sized Steve Pitron set, we found ourselves in floods of joyful tears within minutes, the build up to this bountiful Beyond spilling out of us, yet matched by the floods of mailer faces passing by & saying hi, not least Jonny Marsh who was pleased as punch to see us in our spot, our beaut of a Brazilian, Celso who was in close call for much of our morning, as was the adorable Andrea, who’s energy & vitality soon pulled us out of our tearful trips, heaps of hilarious happenings helping us on our wonderful way, not least when she moved in motion to the magnificent music, mouthing loads of lyrics at us. And it wasn’t too long before we were addicted to this Beyond “Supersize” party, anthem after Steve Pitron anthem sending us offshore with excitement, the miracle of his music seeing us release all our emotional tears in favour of spinning on our spot, not least to our “Doing The Disco Matt” theme, “Release Me” invoking similar reactions by all around.
Having taken a quick snap from our spot, it was not one or two, but three trips up into the D.J. booth upon the request of Mr Pitron that proved the heavenly highlights of our morning, we being joined on one occasion by Beyond beau Paul Vlad & belle Naomi Ruiz, we soaking up the splendour of this superb “Supersize” smash & Steve’s scintillating set, the crowning glory on our joyful emotional rollercoaster ride, being the tearful triumph, “Here Comes The Rain, onlookers to our lofty position including the delectable Delice top cheese, Anthony Aureal & the bountiful Ben Kaye. But with, first DouGuim & then Gonzalo Rivas also entering the fray, we were allowed our exit from the booth to party with Mr Pitron down on the dancefloor, but not before taking stock of the rest of this “Supersize” sensation, it very much living up to its name, as each & every inch was packed & pumping, Barcode also having their say on this superb spectacle. However, our morning was far from over, the calls by Steve & Andrea finding us back in the main room ix, Celso with us too, we also gyrating resplendently to the sounds of Gonzalo Rivas and loving being with this little Pitron posse, the Beyond lighting & effects at full tilt & the atmosphere amazing.
But, with the morning melting away before our eyes and the heat of this happening beginning to take its toll, we found ourselves ending up this “Supersize” stormer where we always finish our Beyond bravado brilliance, in The Terrace Room in the hands of Fat Tony & in the company of the face of the club, Tom Fuller, comparing notes on this colossal clubbing, meaning that, with so much more to super sized shout about, it’s “…ready steady, go for the review…” (DISCO MATT)
To mark the huge highlights of this heavenly happening, we couldn’t finish without making mention for the latest podcast offering from the one & only Steve Pitron, “Summer 2011 Vol 1” having been released just hours before this “Supersize” party & racking up super sized download figures too. With this 80 minute marvel including a handful of tracks played out at Beyond “Supersize”, if you haven’t yet grabbed your copy of this piece of Pitron perfection best you go now to http://stevepitronsessions/podomatic.com and sink into “Supersize” splendour as if you were back in Beyond, BRILLIANT!!!