Mere mortals could never hope to see two millenniums in one lifetime, but if you’re Carl Cox, those strict universal rules can bend a little. In the span of 24 hours, twenty years ago, Carl Cox made history by being the only artist to ring in the same new year in two different countries by playing Australia’s Bondi Beach December 31st 1999 and welcoming in the year 2000 and then wing himself across the international dateline, dive backward in time, and play Hawaii’s Kakaako Waterfront Beach on December 31st, 1999. The event was broadcast by BBC Radio 1 live from both locations to millions.
“…the best reception was in Honolulu because it was the biggest dance music event to ever hit the island, plus was endorsed by the Hawaii Governor as their official State of Hawaii Millennium party.
The crowd was so hyped up that they were running at the stage in sheer mania. It was electrifying and made me smile proud at the madness of it all looking at the stars in the open Hawaii air while Carl Cox set about them with his tunes…” – Eddie Gordon, producer for BBC Radio 1.