The Silents & Stage 3 copy-party in Alvesta 1988
Oh my. That was our first partytrip abroad and man, it was
really something pretty cool. Whyzza? Everything went to
perfectly you see. The trip was made by Grendel, Growl and
MIY-88 of Byterapers and Gryzor & Axa of X-Men. We first
travelled to Lahti, and from there on continued in MIY's
huge ship-like yankee-mobile. The fun point was that all
the travelling expenses were paid by Iisalmi City, as
this was a "familiriazing and learning trip" to larger
world's computer fairs. Of course, Byterapers was and is
an official youth-organization around here.
And that large car... Was actually darn small for five.
We were very cramped. And the stupid heater was on for all the
time. Finally we manged to enter the party. It was pretty
exotic, since oh my, the biggest party in Finland had so far
seen about 40-50 people. Here was HUNDREDS!
In the actual party didn't then happen all that much,
we made some contacts and pals and had overall some pretty
It changed into very interesting times when we were coming
back. Our friends had arranged us a sleeping place at
Stockholm, but then started happening. There was two Station-named
metro stations, and we were waiting in the wrong one. Then our driver
managed to lose the paper where was address to the fella who
we were meant to meet, but after a long furious searching the
dumass found it from his own pocked. So finally we surprised
everyone by finding our way there all by ourselves.
The werry funmp bit was next morning, when our host managed
to silence the focken alarm clock and when one of us finally
woke up we noticed there was only half an hour (!!!!!)
before our ship would leave. We made a world record getting
there. We naturally had our computers up there in that
real high apartment house, and did a verry fast work dressing
up, disassembling the computers, packing everything into
the car and zooming into Stockholm's centre from the suburbs.
Then we had trouble finding route to the ship's loading area,
as all the darn roads forbid turning wehre we wanted to go,
at one moment we found ourselves on a freeway leading away
from Stockholm so we did fine U-turn, illegal, and
did another forced very illegal turn to finally get where
we needed to. We were the last car driving into that ship.
The rest was pretty normal. Got home and so on.
It was a good, interesting trip and I think we were the
first Finns in a foreign copyparty.
Written by: Grendel of Byterapers Inc.
Source: Byterapers Inc.'s homepage