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Interview With Brain Wave (2/4)
by Majestic of Brainstorm

5) How many Copy Parties take place in France.
Since the zigag party, it's quite impossible to make a big copyparty. It has become too dangerous. Therefore, there were only three noticeable parties in France (since that event)

*The amnesia party (with two amigas and 60 personns...very lame!)
*the Phoenix party (with all phoenix members and guyz laming around but without ANY other KNOWN groups..arghhh...fuckin' lame party again!)
* the transcom party but it was mostly c64 oriented...

Maybe you can organize some legal party with only demos...but most of the freaks are most interested by games...

6) Do Copy Parties in France get disturbed by the police?
The ZIGAG party was interrupted by cops.It was the first time in France. It was the day of bicentenary of the french revolution.Cops came and arrested everybody...It was the second time for me and i was not afraid like other guyz...I had a long talk with some APP responsable.Very interesting ...They confiscated all hardwares and disks.Everybody has been heard by the cops.And they will probably pay something...... Well, to sum up, I would say this party has an astonishing impact in France...They talked about it in a lot of newspapers, on the radio and on television. See the answer above !

7) Where do you classify France in the Amiga Ranckings?
I must admit that the French groups are not very good at all. But we are trying to change that fact ! The reason why the french groups are not very present in the elite world scene is because of...cops...it's always the same problem !

8) Are there any new crews in France that we should look out for?
MAD is a quite new group which can reach the top (if french cops don't stop them before...).Also of course, watch out for Brain Wave, the coolest crew ever...hehehe...

9) Is modem trading possible in France?
Yes, of course ! But there is no good BBS in France certainly because of the french minitel. But modem trading is not developed in France. I know only one group using the modem .For sure, it will be more and more necessary:Speed is ruling...

10) Why did you buy an Amiga?
A friend of mine bought one of the first amiga (1000) in France...It was still NTSC...But i falled in love with it when I saw games like SINBAD, Defender of the crown and some TLC,Star Frontiers demos !!! I had a C64, Amstrad6128 and even an Atari ST (beurk...i sold it immediatly when I discovered the amiga!) I love the amiga music (especially with internal sounds...!)

11) Why did you enter the "Amiga Scene Life"?
I entered the scene because I was always interested in competition, in demos ...I was always dreaming to write a scrolltext !!...I thought it was very exciting to get in touch with guys from others countries like Australia, or even Finland, Norway...Well, I already think it! but i regret that there is only a few guy taking the time to discuss with you in the sendings.Most of the time you read:"Thanx for the stuff.Send soon back.Greet us..." But never mind, I love spreading our demos in all the world !!

This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #4" by Brainstorm 1990.

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