This Creation rave took place 15 years ago today… what I wouldn’t give to be back there again… [May 2003]

One of Ireland’s best rave crews, Creation, held what was to be one of their last parties on this day (31 May) in 2003, at Devil’s Glen in County Wicklow.

As you can see from the (unfortunately short) video below, the music (and craic) was relentless until well into the following day…

Around the 0:12 mark, if you look closely, you can even see a young 909originals strutting his stuff. 🙂

On the lineup were Irish techno legends such as Sunil Sharpe, Ron O’Ciosog and Joe McGrath, among others.

As I wrote at the time (with just a hint of embellishment):

“The bus driver had told us it was only a 20 minute walk up a short hill. But for the 500 or so weary ravers, clubbers and general well wishers who trudged for over an hour to join countless others at a ‘secret location’ in the Wicklow mountains on a clammy summer night, we could forgive his poor estimate. At least just this one time.

“Drawn closer by the rumbling bass and flashes of light amongst the trees, our eventual emergence into the party site itself, a huge natural amphitheatre in a forest clearing (which I believe operates as a car park 364 days a year) is one of those uniquely memorable experiences which dance music should be about…”

Read the full review here (thanks to Archive.org).

[And SERIOUS kudos to Cozzy for some legendary parties]

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