History of 2000 DS

There was a lot of damage done during the battle with a lot of shop windows smashed, so as we were leaving Euginio insisted on going into one of the shops to see what he could pick up as we were all skint, which ended up with him and Adam (the tour organizer) in jail for the night Luckily they were back in time for the next gig which was in a squat in Artius and it had a reputation for drinking and partying, sure enough it was, so it turned out a good gig. We set off back to Copenhagen where we were to play a 2 day festival with Fugazi, False Prophets, Hells Kitchen, and MDC. also made a surprise visit, the 2 days were great We left Copenhagen broke so we took 5 mountain bikes to keep us alive.  BERLIN FOR UNIFICATION We arrived in Berlin and the atmosphere was electric, the people were ready to party even though most of them didn’t agree with what was going on. It was as if everything had happened so quick that people hadn’t really had time to take it all in. We played out first gig at the K.O.B. which was an old squat venue which was legal now, we didn’t have much luck at this gig because Euginio’s dog had got into the garden and eaten someone’s pet rabbit, then hearing the news Euginio chased the dog up the street and it got run over by a motorbike, and we were then labelled as animal killers. To top it all during the gig the power was cut out, the amp started fucking up so we smashed it up and then put the bass player through the PA which then blew the monitor speakers, to end it all someone stood in dog shit and dragged it into the back of the truck. ‘What a gig!’.

7 thoughts on “History of 2000 DS

  1. i lived in bovay st when you guys were there. im not ben death obvs but he is the one i remember best. he was the first person i ever met on e. i helped u guys rip out the radiators and the parque flooring. not sure if that was sold or just burnt. there was a remnant of the somerset stonhenge traveller family who had been brutalised by the gloucestershire police. this must have been around 87. met ben in 88 in the central cafe amsterdam, still in his top hat. i have to say most of the people at bovay street were selfish up themselfs arsholes. ben on the other hand was a sweet guy. btw if you want pix see if the daily mirror achcives have any. i let them in wghen i was on the door one night for £20 each :d peace and love and all that xx

    1. Nice on Ben

      I am going to put up a message board /forum so that folks can share their memories of Gary DS and the Wreck N Roll Cirkus. Hopefully we will have some re-releases coming out in the very bear future.

  2. Just found out about the death of Gary and friend? and members of his family. after checking out 2000ds stuff on utube. tragic and shocking, and upsetting, condolences to family an all those close.
    Kev-sax player from Phoneys

  3. My 2000DS story-
    It was 1991/92/93? I had just seen them at my house at C-Squat in NYC, & I had made my way to SAN Francisco. I got to see 2000DS play again at the Epicenter in The Mission. I was a dirty fucker back then, & was outside the venue smoking a joint w/ a good friend & a stranger. The cops stopped us & actually arrested us!! In SF!! We were taken to a substation. Handcuffed to the booking bench, they asked us if we had any drugs, needles or weapons. We all said no (my friend ate a sheet (100 hits) of LSD he had in his wallet (for sale) in the cop car en route as not to get busted with it). I thought about their question for a sec. Then I chimed in ” but we have lice and scabies”. The booking cop looked at me in awe. He left & went into the booking office. He came out a minute later wearing gloves. He grabbed our backpacks & threw em out the door. Unhandcuffed us & told us to get the fuck out & kicked me hard in the ass as I walked out the door. I got KICKED out of jail for being a dirty squatter. I was back at the venue just as 2000 DS started to play.
    Post script- My pal who ate all the LSD called me a week later in Alabama. He knew no one there. He somehow ended up there after a very long 100 hit trip.
    2000 DS Forever!!

  4. We used to go to the Fire Station squat parties I really enjoyed them
    I kept loads of flyers from the different venues around London
    I still have them after all these years in a box

  5. True that I didn’t play the main stage at Treworgey. I didn’t leave as such I was hiding in my tent tripping mi nuts off…
    I played with DS many times after that on and off including the WNC mentioned and played the love parade Berlin and several gigs in Belgium and Holland…
    I also toured Ireland with the band and was set to play the “Millennium Drone” in 1999 but sadly it fell through….

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