After taking Glastonbury and Leeds festival by storm Super Hans hit the Old Fire station. But the Peep Show cult hero wasn’t alone as he brought an arsenal of big beats along with him.
The doors opened at 8pm to the sound of Hans’ supporting acts We Broke Free DJ’s warming the room up with post-punk and indie rock classics from artists like Blondie, The Jam and Caesars. Unfortunately for Super Hans and his on-stage gang, hosting an event a week before the end of term and clashing with the ever-popular Cameo Wednesday was always going to cause attendance issues which, unsurprisingly, resulted in a pretty spars Fire Station dance floor. However, what the crowd lacked in quantity was made up for in quality as Hans’ entrance was greeted by a chorus of cheers, Peep Show quotes and a full room recital of the ‘big beat manifesto’.
Hans sparked a fag on-stage which led to a full security meltdown as the bouncers frantically ran around the room debating whether or not to give him the boot.
Alongside the all-in-black Super Hans were Psycho Pab, the main man behind the decks sporting an afro and a custom-made vintage tracksuit jacket and The Hombre whose role entailed standing his ground and nailing the maracas and tambourine whilst dressed in a poncho and sunglasses. The music consisted of some old school classics by David Bowie, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, some sing-along stompers like Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough” and a solid period of techy madness that had everyone feeling like they’d had a crack on Hans’ crack.
Before ending his set, Hans sparked a fag on-stage which led to a full security meltdown as the bouncers frantically ran around the room debating whether or not to give him the boot. Being good sports they were all right with it in the end and allowed him to finish up as planned. As well as the great novelty value, the quality of DJing and music in general from Super Hans and his group was well above expectation. If you’re a fan of the show – you missed out.
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