Super AFC Ajax:
“Dear members of Trance Podium, thank you all for being here. Although I see quite a few empty spots in between the audience, I want to thank everybody who is here today with us, to hand out the Trance Podium Awards 2008. And thank you all to those who have voted. It’s a shame I have to say that two of our staff members couldn’t join us here today, so you’ll going to have to do this with Hypnotic, Ben and me alone
I also want to say a special thanks to a great former staff member who is no longer with us anymore, but who has done much work for the site that I didn’t want to let it pass by without mentioning. Everybody clap your hands for Filip Fong!”
* Standing ovation from the present TP members. *Super AFC Ajax:
“I wish you could be here with us tonight Filip, but I guess not, since you haven’t stepped a foot in our community anymore since you wrote your goodbye-letter. Anyway, I hope everything’s fine mate and maybe we’ll see eachother once at an event in Holland. I see some other familiar faces in the audience. I see Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Menno de Jong, Sied van Riel and a few others. Good to have you all here and TP members, please leave them a bit in peace hehe. Vera, don’t jump on Markus!!! Or Menno!!!
Ok, let’s just start with the first award. And since I’ve organized this thing, it will be my honor to hand out the first and in my eyes most important Award of the evening. The race was for a long time between Hypnotic, Ben and me, Super AFC Ajax.”DJ Blitzkrieg:
“Oh, Ben will win this one.”Super AFC Ajax:
“And the winner of the TP Award for Best TP Member 2008 is…………. HYPNOTIC!!!!
* Hypnotic comes forward. *Super AFC Ajax:
“Congretulations Marjan! You’re a deserved winner simply cz you’ve put the most time and work in this site and it has always been quality what you’ve done. Thanks for giving everybody here the opportunity to be a part of this great community”.
* Standing ovation in the audience with the crowd chanting: “Marjan, Marjan, Marjan!!!!*Hypnotic:
“Thanks Remco for the kind words. I don’t know what to say. This means a lot to me. Thank you everybody in the first place for wanting to be a part of this, cz I could’ve never done this without you all. A forum is as good as it’s members and I think we have a great forum all together here. And second, I want to thank everybody who has voted for me. Thank you all!”
* Standing ovation in the audience again *Super AFC Ajax:
“Marjan, I would like to take the opportunity to give you the mic to announce the winner of the second award of the evening.”Hypnotic:
“Ok Remco. The second award is the award for Favorite TP Member. The winner is somebody who became a part of our community about 1.5 years ago, but only became very active since about 7 or 8 months and has taken a big place in this community appearently, otherwise you wouldn´t have given this person the most votes.”DJ Blitzkrieg:
“Oh, this must be Ben then
“And the winner of the TP Award for Favorite TP Member is:………….. SUPER AFC AJAX!!!!!
Congretulations mate!”Super AFC Ajax:
“Thanks Marjan. Wow. I must say I never expected to win this one. To be honest, I expected Vera to win this award. Or Ben, like Victor said, or you Marjan. But me? Never. Thank you everybody, thank you so much, this really means a lot to me.”
* Applause from the crowd. *Hypnotic:
“I would like to ask Ben to come forward to hand out the third award. The award for best TP Staff Member”.Ben
: “Thanks Marjan. It’s a pleasure for me to announce this award and it’s a pleasure to be a member of this staff. Oh, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Victor for his support hehe. Anyway, the TP Award for Best Staff Member goes to…….”Audience
: “Marjan, Marjan, Marjan!!”DJ Blitzkrieg
: “Ben, Ben, Ben!”Ben
: “SUPER AFC AJAX!!!”Super AFC Ajax
: “Yes Remco, he’s for you. Congretulations mate! And thanks for organising this.Super AFC Ajax
: “No problem mate. OMG, I really can’t believe I’ve won this one too. I also never expected to win this award. I mean, if anybody should win the award for best Staff Member I think it should be Marjan. But thanks everybody for the support and it gives me an even bigger motivation to continue my hard work for this site. Thank you all!”
* Applause from the audience. *Super AFC Ajax
: “Ok, I will continue with the next award myself, as the winner of this one has become very quickly my personal favourite member. The next TP Award is the award for Best Newcomer. It’s for the best member who has registered in 2008. This member was also in the run for Best TP Member and Favorite TP Member, so I think this award is a very deserved one. The award for Best Newcomer is for…………… VERA!!!!!”Vera
: “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD!!!!” Super AFC Ajax
: “Please Vera, step forward so I can hand you this award and give you some kisses
* Vera gets on the stage. *Super AFC Ajax
* I hand over the award and give her the 3 kisses hehe. *Vera
: “Thanks Remco. And thank u everyone. I’m sooooo happy
* Massive applause from the audience. *Hypnotic
: “Ok, personal awards are finished, it’s time for TP’s music awards. Starting with the TP Awards for Best DJ/Producer of the site”.DJ Blitzkrieg
: “If this isn’t Ben……”.reMedyz
: “reMedyz, reMedyz, reMedyz!”.Hypnotic
: “TP’s Best DJ/Producer of 2008 is, with a big distance……….. BEN!!!!!!! Congrets mate! Totally deserved!DJ Blitzkrieg
: “Didn’t I tell you all?”Ben
: “Thanks mate and thanks everybody. And Victor in particular hehe. I’m not a DJ, but to get this for my producing is just great! Thanks!”
* Applause from the audience. *Hypnotic
: “I continue immediately with the next award. Another obvious winner I guess is the winner of the TP Award for Best Track. The award for this category goes to…….. TURBULENCE from Ben Parker!!!!!Ben
: “Thanks again mate and thanks again everybody. And again Victor in particular hehe. I´m very happy with this award, but I have to give a special thanks to another person as I could´ve never done this all by myself. Thank you Ex-Driver for your great work. And I would like to thank Tiësto and Ferry Corsten for playing it in their shows!”
* Applause from the audience. *Hypnotic
: “Ben, please stay with me on the stage. The winner of the next award, has been a part of one of my personal highlights during my time at Trance Podium. The next award is the award for Best Mix. And the winner is………
Ben Parker’s mix for TrancePodium’s 2nd Anniversary!!!!!!!!DJ Blitzkrieg
: “Like I said, again Ben
: “And again thanks everybody. I didn’t see this one coming at all actually. I’m happy to have been a part of this amazing event and from the results it’s clear it was appreciated, because Blitzkrieg and Vitamin also got votes for their mixes in this event. Thank you all again.”
* Applause from the audience. *Ben
: “Ok, the awards for music are over as well, now we continue with the awards for the forum itself. The awards for topics and it’s creators. It was only allowed to vote for topics which were started in 2008. The first award is the award for Best ‘Lounge’-Topic. And the winner of that award is, I think it’s the quickest growing topic of the site with over 500 posts in less than half a year……….. DJ NAME GAME started by Super AFC Ajax!!!!!Super AFC Ajax
: “Thanks everybody for voting for the topic I started. I have to admit I got the idea from a football forum, but still, THANKS!
* Very small applause. *Super AFC Ajax
: “Ok, I see that these awards aren’t the most popular ones, so I continue quick with the rest of them.
The award for Best ‘General Trance Discussions’-Topic goes to…… IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE 5 SONGS TO CONVINCE YOUR FRIENDS TO LISTEN TO TRANCE started by Rover. Wow that’s a mouth-full. Congrets Rover!
Best ‘Liveset’-Topic: Tiësto - Live @ Spacemountain Mission II @ Disneyland Paris (France) [16.04.2005] started by Super AFC Ajax.
Best ‘Introduction’-Topic: HELLO! THIS SITE IS GREAT started by Vera. But at the end the topic of our new member LaneA was coming very close though.
Best Overall-Topic of 2008, a very deserved winner: Trance Podium 2nd anniversary started by Hypnotic.
Congretulations to all of you.
That were the TP Awards 2008. We continue now with the Global Awards 2008. According to PsychoKilla666 and Cleo, the winners of these awards were already known, but let’s just see.
The first award I’m going to hand out is the award for Best DJ Of The World, according to our members.”Crowd
: “Markus, Armin, Tiësto!!!”PsychoKilla666 & Cleo
: “Armin, Armin, Armin!”Super AFC Ajax
: “Our members seem a bit devided here hehe. Ok, the winner of the TP Award for Best DJ Of The World goes to…………………MARKUS SCHULZ!!!!!
Is he here as well? YES HE IS!!! Congretulations with your first TP Award Markus. Hope you like it.”Markus Schulz
: “Thanks Remco, it’s Remco isn’t it? Well any award is a recognition of your work, so yes, I’m very happy with it. Thank you all very much!
* Massive applause from the audience. *Vera
: “MARKUUUUUUS I LOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!”Markus Schulz
: “Yes, I know Vera, you already told me hehe
“Super AFC Ajax
: “The next award is the TP Award for Best Producer Of The World. Quite a surprising result and also, we couldn´t really agree on eachother as we have 3 winners for this one.”PsychoKilla666 & Cleo
: “Armin must be one of them!”Super AFC Ajax:
“Nope, sorry. The awards are going to………………….. LEON BOLIER, SIED VAN RIEL and DANIEL KANDI!!!!!!! Come on stage guys!”Leon Bolier
: “Hey Remco, aren’t you the guy who I talked to on the Intuition Forum? The one who had a critic on my set at Dance4Life?”Super AFC Ajax
: “Erm…… yes
. I LOVED your set though
: “I know hehe, was only joking
“Leon Bolier, Sied van Riel and Daniel Kandi all together
: “Thank you very much Trance Podium!!!! Hahaha”.Super AFC Ajax
: “Next award is the award for Best Newcomer. Also for this award we don´t have only one winner, but 2. The winners for the TP Global Award for Best Newcomer go to:………… AKESSON and again SIED VAN RIEL!!!!.
Also for best track we couldn’t really decide. Three tracks have won this award:
Ferry Corsten - Made Of Love
Simon Patterson - Us
Akesson - Perfect Blue
For best remix there was also a very big diversity of votes. Two tracks came out though, knowing:
Paul van Dyk & Starkillers & Austin Leeds feat. Ashley Tomberlin - New York City (Super8 & Tab Remix)
Offer Nissim - For Your Love (Sied van Riel Remix)
So far, still no award for Armin van Buuren PsychoKilla666
Next award is the TP Global Award for Best Artist Album”.PsychoKilla666
: “Imagine of course lol”. Cleo
: “LOL yes xD.”Ben
: “Hahahaha you make me laugh PsychoKilla”.Super AFC Ajax
: “And the winner is………. FERRY CORSTEN with TWICE IN A BLUE MOON!!!!!
Gefeliciteerd Ferry!”Ferry Corsten
: “Yoooooooooo!”Super AFC Ajax
: “The award for Best Mixalbum is…………. A STATE OF TRANCE 2008 by ARMIN VAN BUUREN!!!
Sorry people, Armin couldn’t be here to get his award, but he wants to say thanks to everybody”PsychoKilla666
: “I told you he would win it lol.”Super AFC Ajax
: “The winner of the next award will have his first award in this and I don’t think it’s an unimportant one. This awards is for the true DJ-ing skills. The next award is the TP Global Award for Best Liveset. And I think he has really deserved this award. He didn’t get enough credit at the DJ Mag Top 100 in my opinion, but here it is………….. MENNO DE JONG for his set at MENNO SOLO!!!!!!Menno de Jong
: “Thanks man and thanks for you support on my forum. And thanks to everybody here. Hey, I see another familiar face, weren’t the two of you one of the first who arrived at Menno Solo last time?”Vera
: “YESSSSSSSSS!!! You were AMAAAAZIIIIING!!!!!” Menno de Jong
: “Thanks!”Super AFC Ajax
: “With the next award I’m afraid I haven’t been clear enough. It’s the award for Best Mix. Which could also be an episode of a radioshow. The awardwinning mix unfortunately isn’t just one mix, but a whole serie of not even mixes, but livesets. Anyway, I can’t turn it back anymore so the winner is……….. ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND CO with A STATE OF TRANCE 350!!!!!!
The TP Global Award for best event goes to…….. again ARMIN VAN BUUREN with his worldtour of ARMIN ONLY!!!!
For the award of Best Radiostation a few different ones have been mentioned, but one stood out of course: DI.FM!!!!
It was quite a tight race for the Best Label between Anjunabeats and Armada, but the winner by one vote difference is:…………..ARMADA!!!! Congretulations Armin with another award.
Ok folks. This was it. Thank you very much again on behalf of the TP Staff for your contribution and I hope to see you all next year again!”