Went to this party last night. [4 Aug 2012 - AMS Pride Edition]
Let's start with the good:
Guys were great! I saw no attitude. Everyone was friendly and [trying to] have a good time together. It was truly good to be amongst so many laid back friendly men. : )
Now the Problems:
Music was lame. Same under beat pretty much the whole 3 hours I was there. It's like the DJ put his stuff on a loop and forgot it. There was NO TALENT in that DJ's set. I'm sorry if that seems harsh, but it's factual.
Sadly there were just too many people in the small space. You literally could not move. Couldn't dance. Most guys just standing around bobbing up and down a little. Most looked kinda bored.
The bar: YOU NEED MORE HELP! It was not uncommon to wait more than 20-30 minutes to get a drink. There was no rhyme or reason to the way service was poorly handled.
Drinks: Look, I understand that alcohol is "expensive" but this place took it too far. A single shot (if you could call it that...) was WAY over priced. Then you were charged for the "mixer" whether it was a juice or a soda or whatever.
There was pretty much no "selection" to choose from. You either got what was in the well. (Ref Vodka anyway)
This is unacceptable. When you've got to wait 30 minutes between WEAK drinks, it's pretty much impossible to even begin to get a buzz.
Before you say it, NO. Getting 3-4 drinks at a time was not manageable. You couldn't move around with one drink in your hand without spilling it everywhere, it would not have been possible to have more than that one.
Overall I'd say that the idea of the BN is a good one, but the execution was just bad. They either need a larger venue, or less ticket sales. Better bar service. And real DJ's. Not someone with a lot of "gear" playing what amounts to iTunes "DJ Radio" all night.
I won't return to this next year. I think Rapido XL or some other party is worth a try.