Review: Atlantis Boat Cruise W/ Slam & Harri
REVIEW: Atlantis Boat Cruise W/ Slam & Harri
WORDS: Laura Forsyth
It would perhaps be too much to ask for at least one cloudless day this summer, especially when hundreds of jovial clubbers were set to embark on an evening cruise down the Clyde. But although the weather may be notoriously damp in Glasgow, it is at least predictable. With an ominous sky overhead, a crack of thunder and a howling wind, we arrived at the Science Centre to join the crowd of waiting passengers ready to board Slam and Harri’s highly anticipated Atlantis boat party.
Juddering over the splashing waves, there was a cheer of anticipation and relief from the drenched passengers when our vessel for the evening arrived, and as everyone tumbled inside, it was clear there wouldn’t be much action on deck for a while. Stepping outside for a smoke, it felt like we were in the river rather than sailing over it. Nothing a few drinks and some quality House music wouldn’t solve however…
Sure enough, as soon as the soundsystem sprung into life, groups of passengers grabbed their umbrellas, hats or jackets and began dancing, caring less about the weather and more about the sensational music streaming outside. The energy on deck was incredible with not one person complaining about the less than desirable conditions.
If you did decide to seek shelter, there was a whole different mood inside with a more laid back atmosphere from the guys. Relaxed, happy and easy, it wasn’t difficult to meet new friends, and as the evening wore on the sky slowly began to clear. With sailors dancing on seats and the deck pulsing with energy, the vibe went into overdrive as a reluctant sun finally set.
There were disheartened shouts as the boat docked at the now illuminated Science Centre, the whole cruise passing by much faster than we had realised. Rifling through the crowds to find our new friends, the buses were waiting to take us to the Sub Club to continue the fun well into the night. From their early parties as part of a growing scene in the 90s to a wet summer’s evening in 2012, Slam and Harri proved just why Atlantis is, and always will be, an integral part of Glasgow’s clubbing history.
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