Sarah Bates ~ photos by Shaun Williams & Todd Comer ~ Kansas City, MO - July 30, 2005 - It's that time of year again, time for scantily clad women, cold drinks, late nights and parties that go all night long. Everyone seemed to be just waiting anxiously in anticipation. You couldn't venture out in Kansas City without seeing a flyer or billboard, hearing a radio ad. And with the drought of parties this summer, everyone was rearing and ready to go. It was time for Chaos.
This particular party, Chaos Theory v3.0: The Catalyst, held three consecutive years in a row, at The Uptown Theater. I have had the pleasure of attending all three of these events and I must say this year they outdid themselves yet again.
The next set I caught was Sydeburnz in the main room. By that time the party was getting pretty full, and the crowd seemed to really dig his stuff too. I also caught a glimpse of the oxygen bar outside of the main room. I didn’t get a chance to partake, but it was cool to see one in action. I haven’t seen an oxygen bar in KC in years, and it was reasonably priced from what I heard, at ten bucks for the entire night.
The VIP room seemed like it was the place to be though. Manders earned some major respect that night by playing a 2 1/2 hour set, and rocking it the entire time. I was pretty impressed, as I’m sure many others were. I also heard good things about the complimentary Sushi (nice touch).
I’m not usually one to say anything negative, but there was one thing that effected everyone. Inadequate ventialtion made you feel like you were being slowly cooked to death in a giant oven. It didn't seem to deter anyone from having a great time though.
As for the rest of the talent, I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted too. It proved to be a challenge to work my way through the crowd, stopping to say hi to what seemed like everyone I’ve ever met. Junkie XL, DieselBoy, Hive, and BT all got rave reviews (pun intended) from everyone I talked to. I also wanted to make sure to mention the awesome performance by video projectionist VJ Nexus. I can’t wait to see more from him in the future.
With four rooms, 30 Djs, world- renowned talent, and awesome sound and lights, Chaos Theory v3.0 was the party of the summer in KC. If you decided not to show, you missed out for sure.