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MAGAZINE

ISSUE04

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Introduction

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION Welcome to the 4th edition of the Rapido Magazine. I am truly excited to share with you the news regarding our new 2010 events which will be more spectacular than ever before. When I started Rapido my aim was to create a constantly evolving and innovative party concept and on Easter Monday April 5 this vision will again become reality with the launch of the Rapido XL Experience! We are ready to welcome up to 4000 visitors in the Gashouder, one of Amsterdam’s most breathtaking industrial monuments. The astonishing circular design and 15 meter high cast iron ceiling will provide the unusual background for Rapido’s largest party ever. A party filled with extraordinary highlights. For the 1st time Kristine W. will come to Amsterdam to perform during our Rapido XL Experience, this legendary American female singer is ranked amongst America’s top performers and the third most successful musical artist on Billboard during this decade,

just behind Madonna and Beyonce. But this is not all: The light, laser and sound show will be out of this world and something you have never experienced before. More intimate but no less thrilling is the return of our already legendary Summer Sailor Party on June 19. A chance to have fun and dress up. The hottest sailor will take ship on one of the Atlantis cruises. I can’t wait for summer to start and welcome you all on our exotic beach event, our 5th Rapido on the Beach will again take place in Beach club VROEGER in Bloemendaal aan Zee on Saturday July 10. All in all there is a lot to look forward to in the world of Rapido. I look forward to seeing you at our events. Best regards, Edgar Bonte

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Events Highlights 2010

April

Event

Time

Venue

Guest

05th

Rapido XL Experience

15:00 till 04:00

WesterGasFabriek Rosabel, Kristine W

06th

RAPIDO AFTER

03:00 till 10:00

T.B.A.

T.B.A.

01st

SuperMartXe

23:00 till 05:00

Marcanti

T.B.A.

02nd

Rapido

15:00 till 02:00

Paradiso

Abel

03rd

Rapido AFTER

01:00 till 10:00

EXIT

Pagano

22nd

FRESH

23:00 till 04:00

Hotel Arena

T.B.A.

05th

FRESH

23:00 till 05:00

Akhnaton

T.B.A.

19th

Summer Sailors

23:00 till 05:00

Marcanti

T.B.A.

03rd

FRESH

2300 till 05:00

Akhnaton

T.B.A.

10th

Rapido on the Beach

14:00 till 00:00

Vroeger

Manny Lehman

10th

Rapido AFTER Beach

00:00 till 05:00

T.B.A.

T.B.A.

06th

REFLEXXX

23:00 till 05:00

Melkweg

T.B.A.

07th

SuperMartXe

23:00 till 05:00

Marcanti

T.B.A.

08th

Rapido

15:00 till 02:00

Paradiso

Abel

09th

Rapido AFTER

01:00 till 10:00

EXIT

Pagano

May

June

July

August

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GOLD PASS

What is it all about The 2010 GOLD Pass is your V.I.P. key to all “RAPIDO EVENTS” productions. If additional “RAPIDO EVENTS” are organized throughout the year you will receive those as a free bonus. With the 2010 GOLD Pass you do not only obtain V.I.P. entrance but also loads of extra’s and special benefits. Of course you never have to cue and even your security lane will be fast and convenient. Start your RAPIDO event every time with a complimentary glass of Champagne, your easiest and most relaxed way to get ready for your RAPIDO experience. The 2010 GOLD Pass uses a CHIP secured card system with no personal data stored on the card; so if you lose your card there is absolutely no problem, just let us know and your old card will be blocked and we will send you another card. The card is transferable to your friends just in case you can’t make it to all events. With all these added values, the 2010 GOLD Pass is definitely your best choice.

Our selected partners in Amsterdam offer following discounts and special benefits: THERMOS Day&Night Sauna: Raamstraat 33: You receive €5,00 discount on each visit. PRIK: Spuistraat 109: Start your evening together with the friendly PRIK crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail for only €5,00 (max 1pp/ pd). Blincq Optiek: Haarlemmerdijk 75: Wear the trendiest (sun-)glasses with a 10% special GOLD discount. Bookshop Vrolijk: Paleisstraat 135: receive 5% discount on your book purchase and even 10% discount on your purchase if over €150; Dutch books excluded. Beaute l’Essence: Cas van Oorthuyskade 196: You receive 20% discount on all treatments and products.

On this moment the 2010 event calendar has been worked out and the GOLD Pass is on sale; see all updates and purchase possibilities on www.clubrapido.com The GOLD PASS is limited available and only in the period January 2010 till March 2010.

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DJ Tony Moran

Š photography by Mademoiselle collector Š 2009

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SuperMartXe launch!25th Birthday Event October

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RAPIDO XL EXPERIENCE

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RAPIDO XL EXPERIENCE

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The Westergasfabriek

The Westergasfabriek Gashouder A former gasworks on the Westbound edge of vibrant Amsterdam. At the time it was the largest gasworks in Europe. During the first decade the produced gas was principally used for public lightning. After the discovery of natural gas in the early 1960’s the gas production was terminated and part of the buildings were demolished. In the early 1990’s the premises were used for creative and cultural activities; an approach that proved very success full. As a result the Westergasfabriek became known as a cultural epicenter. The gashouder (Gasometer) built in 1903 is the most characteristic building and will leave you an unforgettable impression. The enormous 15 meter high cast iron ceiling is breathtaking. This 2500 m2 round space without pillars will be the ideal showcase for the Rapido XL Experience.

How to Get Here Free bus shuttles will be available from Amsterdam Central Station; LOVERS canalcruise parking spot; towards the westergasfabriek; Frequent departure from 14.30 onwards. Free bus shuttles are also available from the westergasfabriek towards the RAPIDO AFTER location; Frequent departure from 02.30 am onwards. Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station offers great parking possibilities [P&R] and with bus 60; stop Van Hallstraat (Haarlemmerweg) allowing you a fast and convenient way to travel. For all updates, and most accurate bus departure time and RAPIDO AFTER location visit www.clubrapido.com regulary.

Rapido XL Experience Launch 5th APRIL 2010 time: 15:00 hrs till 04:00 hrs

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The Westergasfabriek

Venue address: Haarlemmerweg 8, 1014 DD Amsterdam

Presale: All Free Record Shops and online at: www.clubrapido.com and www.gaygo.eu

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What to expect

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What to expect

What to Expect Clearly this will be the start of an unique series of Rapido productions in one of worlds largest dance areas (2500 m2). The location is well equipped with sufficient coatroom lockers (against a 5 euro fee); food corner with among others fresh fruits and noodles; medical staff; smoking areas; sufficient free toilets and the most impressive light, sound & laser stage you have ever witnessed.

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Š photography by photo-company.nl

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The Westergasfabriek

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SUMMER SAILOR EVENT

RAPIDO and ATLANTIS present The 2nd Summer Sailor Event Atlantis Events is the largest gay tour operator in the world and has gained a worldwide reputation with the spectacular Atlantis cruises, where gays from around the world gather together in a friendly and welcoming ‘fun’ environment, enjoying the signature entertainment and legendary parties, which are the trademark of Atlantis. Atlantis Events also organizes holidays in world-class resorts. You are there to enjoy the moment, with hundreds (or thousands!) of people just like you. The guests, the locations, the entertainment and activities, all come together to create an experience like no other. Sound too good to be true? ‘That’s the way we play’. Check out all about Atlantis on www.atlantisevents.com

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After the successful 2009 Summer Sailor Event in conjunction with Atlantis, Rapido is pleased to announce the 2010 Summer Sailor Event which will take place on Saturday, June 19. Join us for a fun filled night and celebrate the start of summer with hundreds of sexy sailors. Don’t forget to dress for the occasion as the most impressive sailor will take sail on one of the 2010 Atlantis cruises with his chosen sailor mate, courtesy of Atlantis Events*. The winner of the ‘Rapido-Atlantis 2010 sailor election’ will be announced during the evening. *]Terms and conditions apply. Prize excludes travel to/from port, port charges, gratuities and alcoholic beverages.


SUMMER SAILOR EVENT

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The Party Continues. At Sea.

New Atlantis All-Gay Cruises for 2010 The World’s Largest Gay Cruise 17-24 January Liberty of the Seas from Miami, Florida Exotic Caribbean Cruise 7-14 March Celebrity Solstice from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Shanghai to Hong Kong Cruise 20 - 30 March Hong Kong to Singapore Cruise 30 March - 10 April Azamara Quest to the best of Asia Copenhagen to Amsterdam Pride Cruise 28 July - 8 Aug Eurodam the Baltic with an overnight during Amsterdam Gay Pride Venice to Athens Cruise 16 – 24 August Celebrity Solstice to Istanbul, Greek Isles, and more

We’ve created our biggest year of all-gay cruises yet with new destinations, new ships, and our lowest fares in years. Fantastic experiences await you all over the world, featuring Atlantis famous entertainment, outrageous parties, and the best DJs on the planet. Visit our website or see your travel agent today to discover why over 100,000 gay and lesbian guests from around the world have made Atlantis their first holiday choice.

Athens to Barcelona Cruise 24 August – 2 September Sail to Tel Aviv, Italy, and France on Celebrity Solstice LA to Mexico Cruise 17 – 24 October Mariner of the Seas to Mexico’s Best Beaches

atlantisevents.com


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Laser impressions

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SUMMER SAILOR EVENT

Saturday July 10: 5th Rapido on the Beach One of Rapido’s most special events is the annual ‘Rapido on the Beach’, a sizzling summer party and Europe’s ultimate gay outdoor experience. The location of our beach event is Beach club VROEGER in Bloemendaal aan Zee, one of Europe’s largest beach clubs with magnificent outdoor and indoor areas to accommodate an all- weather experience. Feel the sand between your toes, watch a marvelous sunset, take a dip in the ocean, drink your refreshing Jillz (by Heineken) and dance the night away, surrounded by the tanned bodies of your fellow beach boys and enjoy what nature has to offer… Come early, soak up some sun and make sure you don’t miss one of the best parties of the year! The past 4 ‘Rapido on the Beach’ parties have been blessed with fantastic weather, but even

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in the event of rain Beach club VROEGER is fully equipped to provide a sunny beach experience, so no excuse to keep you away from the 5th Rapido on the Beach. Beach club VROEGER is located 20 kilometers west of Amsterdam in Bloemendaal aan Zee, Amsterdam’s most trendy coastal area, and easy accessible by train or car. Rapido is also organizing bus transportation from Amsterdam centre to and from the event. Regular shuttles will depart for Rapido on the Beach during the afternoon and return at midnight. For full schedule and more details visit www.clubrapido.com


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Presale and Venue Info Amsterdam Map!

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1

3

2 1

3 2 6

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Presale and Venue Info Presale address info

Presale address info All tickets are online available at www.clubrapido.com and www.gaygo.eu and are secured processed by ticketscript; never purchase online tickets from other suppliers (besides tickets offered on the official club-venues websites: www.melkweg.nl; www.paradiso.nl and www.amsterdam-marcanti.nl).

If you prefer a paper ticket the following 5 outlet-shops are the official Rapido Events presale points (marked in red) : 1) 2) 3)

Pink Point, Westermarkt the Fabulous Stringslip, Reguliersdwarsstraat 59 the Amistad Hotel, Kerkstraat 42

Venue Address (marked in black): 1) Exit, Reguliersdwarsstraat 42 2) Paradiso, Weteringschans 6 3) Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A 4) Amsterdam Marcanti, Jan van Galenstraat 6 5) Akhnaton; Nieuwezijdskolk 5 6) Hotel Arena; ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51

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Laser impressions


U CAN…

EN YO WHY GO OUT WH

>>

PLAN YOUR PERFECT PLAY dATE.

Tonight’s the night to play with Gaydar, with over 5 million men to get to know you’ll never need to leave your comfy couch.

YOU mIGHT BE sOmEBOdY ELsE’s PERFECT NIGHT IN!

ONLINE

Log on at WWW.GAYdAR.NL

ON mOBILE

Log on via your mobile at WWW.GAYdARmOBILE.NL

ON AIR

Listen live online at WWW.GAYdARRAdIO.COm


10% korting

met Rapido Gold Card ĂŠn met de coupon uit deze brochure!

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Voted best gay bar of Amsterdam by Time Out magazine

COCKTAILS SNACKS DJ’S

PRIK Spuistraat 109 www.PRIKamsterdam.nl open from 16h till 1h fri & sat till 3h


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