OryCon 22 Dances

There will be Dances at OryCon 2000. They will be good. They will inspire exhaustion and dehydration in the unwary. They will have more of everything we had last year, except for the things they will have less of (notably technical difficulty, lame setup delays, cd skipping and other mp3 glitches, and more industrial than you can shake a piercing at).

I expect to do a limited amount of time banding (70s music to start, 80s in mid-evening, '90s later, techno, trance, industrial, goth, and raunchy way late at night). I will be making it relatively kid friendly early in the evening (before 10pm). If you want more people-in-black music, come talk to me. You'd better be a perky goth. We like perkygoths.

There will be Rasputin and the Time Warp. There will be The Mummers Dance and Burning Time. If you're very good I will lose my copies of Forever Your Girl, I Think We're Alone Now, One of These Nights, Mickey, and Star Trekkin'. And I will pretend that I have never heard of nude square-dancing.

Sleep is for the weak, except those of you who believe that conventions are for sleep deprivation and weight loss. You I'll feed to Security for fun, who will shlep you off to a place of no fun. And I'll take away your dehydrated caffeine. There will be weird covers, like a techno-babe version of These Boots Are Made For Walkin' and Send Me An Angel.

So come dance the night away. Or at least drink heavily while watching the twenty-somethings exhaust themselves. And be good, or at least entertainingly bad.


Here is our tentative playlist:
(unknown), "Secret Agent Man"
(unknown), "(Free to use) Sunscreen"
(unknown), "Play With Me"
3rd Party, "Pop Muzik"
Abba, "Dancing Queen"
Abba, "Take A Chance On Me"
ABC, "Poison Arrow"
Ace Of Base, "All That She Wants"
Ace Of Base, "The Sign"
Adam Ant, "Apollo 9"
Adam Ant, "Strip"
Adam Ant, "Stand And Deliver"
Adam Ant, "Goody Two Shoes"
Adam Ant, "Manners and Physique"
Adam Ant, "Room at the Top"
Aerosmith, "Going Down / Love In An Elevator"
After the fire, "Der Kommisar"
A-ha, "Take On Me [Techno]"
A-ha, "Take On Me"
Aldo Nova, "Fantasy"
Alisha's Attic, "Personality Lines"
Alison Moyet, "Ode To Boy"
Alphateam, "Speed Racer"
Alphaville, "Forever Young [Techno]"
Alphaville, "Forever Young"
Amber, "Hold My Body Tight"
Amber, "Sexual"
Animotion, "Obsession"
Animotion, "Obsession [Long]"
Animotion, "Let Him Go"
Aqua, "Barbie Girl"
Arcadia, "Election Day"
Archie's, "Sugar, Sugar"
Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
Asia, "Heat Of The Moment"
B-52s, "Rock Lobster"
B-52s, "Love Shack"
B-52s, "Legal Tender"
Bach, "Toccatta in Fugue"
Bangles, "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Bangles, "Hazy Shade of Winter"
Barcode Brothers, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"
Bauhaus, "Lagartija Nick"
Berlin, "Sex"
Berlin, "Metro"
Berlin, "Masquerade"
Berlin, "No More Words"
Big Country, "In A Big Country"
Big Pig, "I Can't Break Away"
Billy Idol, "Dancin' With Myself"
Billy Idol, "White Wedding"
Billy Joel, "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Billy Joel, "Only The Good Die Young"
Blind Melon, "No Rain"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Blondie, "The Tide is High"
Blondie, "Call Me"
Blondie, "Bang A Gong"
Bloodhound Gang, "Nothing but Mammals"
Blue Oyster Cult, "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Blur, "Girls and Boys"
B-Movie, "Nowhere Girl"
Bob Keane, "Money Farm [ Shots in the Dark]"
Bob Keane, "Banzai Pipeline [ Shots in the Dark]"
Bobby Picket, "Monster Mash"
Boney M, "Rasputin"
Brian Setzer, "Jump Jive an' Wail"
Buggles, "Video Killed The Radio Star [opens the dance]"
Butthole Surfers, "Pepper"
C + C Music Factory, "Gonna Make U Sweat"
Cameo, "Word Up"
Camouflage, "Love Is A Shield "
Camouflage, "The Great Commandment"
Cars, "Hello"
Cars, "Magic"
Caya, "Send Me An Angel"
Cher, "Believe"
Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Zoot Suit Riot"
Chess, "One Night In Bangkok"
Chic, "Le Freak"
Chris De Burgh, "Don't Pay The Ferryman"
Chumbawumba, "Tubthumping"
Clash, "Rock the Casbah [follows Buggles]"
Clash, "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
Colourbox, "Just Give 'Em Whisky"
Colourbox, "Let's Hear Some Music"
Corey Hart, "Sunglasses at Night"
Corrs, "(Dream?)"
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Bad Moon Rising"
Creatures, "Fury Eyes"
Crystal Method, "Trip Like I Do"
Crystal Method, "Busy Child"
Culture Club, "Karma Chameleon"
Culture Club, "Church of the Poison Mind"
Cure, "Fascination Street"
Cure, "Let's Go To Bed"
Cure, "Just Like Heaven"
Cure, "Love Cats"
Cure, "Burn"
Cutting Crew, "Died in your arms tonight"
Cyndi Lauper, "Girls just wanna have fun"
D'Cuckoo, "Ruby Tuesday"
David Bowie, "Let's Dance"
David Bowie, "Fashion"
David Bowie, "Fame '90"
Dead Can Dance, "The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove"
Dead Milkmen, "You'll dance to anything"
Dead or Alive, "You Spin Me Round"
Dee-Lite, "Groove Is In The Heart"
Delirium & Sarah McLachlan, "Silence"
Depeche Mode, "Master and Servant"
Depeche Mode, "People are People"
Depeche Mode, "Policy of Truth"
Depeche Mode, "Blasphemous Rumours"
Depeche Mode, "Strangelove"
Devo, "Whip It"
Devo, "Workin' in a Coal Mine"
Dire Straits, "Money For Nothing"
Dire Straits, "Skateaway"
Dire Straits, "Sultans of Swing"
Divine Comedy, "Generation Sex"
Dominatrix, "Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight"
Don Henley, "All She Wants to do is Dance"
Dukes of Stratosfear, "Vanishing Girl"
Duran Duran, "The Reflex"
Duran Duran, "Rio"
Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Duran Duran, "Is There Something I Should Know"
Dusty Springfield, "Son of a Preacher Man"
Eagles, "Hotel California"
Echo and the Bunnymen, "Just A Touch Away"
Echo and the Bunnymen, "People are Strange"
Eddie Grant, "Electric Avenue"
Eddie Money, "Take Me Home Tonight"
Eiffel 65, "Blue"
Eiffel 65, "Move Your Body"
Eiffel 65, "Silicon World"
Elastica, "Car Song"
Elastica, "Connection"
ELO, "Hold on Tight"
En Vogue, "My Lover (Never Gonna Get It)"
Enigma, "Principles of Lust"
Enigma, "Sadeness"
Erasure, "Chains Of Love"
Erasure, "A Little Respect"
Eric Serra, "The Diva Dance"
Escape Club, "Wild, Wild West"
Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams"
Eurythmics, "Love Is A Stranger"
Everything But The Girl, "Wrong [Todd Terry]"
Faithless, "God is a DJ"
Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus"
Fastball, "The Way"
Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy"
Firm, "Star Trekkin'"
Fixx, "One Thing Leads To Another"
Flock Of Seagulls, "I Ran"
Flock Of Seagulls, "Space-Age Love Song"
Foreigner, "Cold As Ice"
Foreigner, "Urgent"
Foreigner, "Waiting for a girl like you"
Franka Potente, "Believe [Run, Lola, Run]"
Franka Potente, "Wish [Run, Lola, Run]"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Relax"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "War (and Hide)"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Two Tribes"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Orgasm"
Fred Schneider, "Monster"
Frida, "I Know There's Something Going On"
Front 242, "Headhunter"
Garbage, "Queer"
Gary Clail, "Human Nature"
Gary Numan, "Cars"
Gary Numan, "Dark"
Genesis, "(Land of Confusion?)"
George Michael, "Faith"
George Michael, "I Want Your Sex"
Gerard McMann, "Cry Little Sister"
Glenn Frey, "The Heat Is On"
Glenn Frey, "Smuggler's Blues"
Glenn Frey, "You Belong To The City"
Gloria Gaynor, "I Will Survive"
Go West, "We close our eyes"
Go-Gos, "Vacation"
Go-Gos, "We Got The Beat"
Go-Gos, "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Grand Master Flash, "White Lines"
Haircut One Hundred, "Love Plus One"
Hall & Oates, "Maneater"
Heads, "Punk Lolita"
Heart, "These Dreams"
Heart, "Barracuda"
Hughes Hall, "Sleep Now"
Human League, "Fascination"
Human League, "Don't You Want Me"
Iggy Pop, "Candy"
Iggy Pop, "Lust for Life"
Information Society, "What's On Your Mind"
INXS, "Need You Tonight"
INXS, "Devil Inside"
J. Geils Band, "Centerfold"
Jeff Wayne, "Dark Autumn"
Jill Sobule, "I Kissed A Girl"
Joan Jett, "I Love Rock And Roll"
Joe Walsh, "Life's Been Good"
Jon Astley, "Put This Love To The Test"
Julie Brown, "'Cause I'm A Blonde"
Kansas, "Play the Game"
Kate Bush, "Rubberband Girl"
Kate Bush, "Running Up That Hill"
King Missle, "Detachable Penis"
Kinks, "Lola"
Kinks, "Destroyer"
Kinks, "Come Dancing"
KLF, "Doctorin' the Tardis"
Knack, "My Sharona"
Kool & The Gang, "Brick House"
LA Style, "James Brown Is Dead"
Laibach, "Opus Dei"
Laibach, "Sympathy for the Devil"
Latour, "People are still having sex"
Laura Brannigan, "Self Control"
Laura Brannigan, "The Lucky One"
Lemonheads, "Mrs Robinson"
Leo Sayer, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'"
Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows"
Lindsay Buckingham, "Go Insane"
Lords of Acid, "Take Control"
Lords of Acid, "Out Comes The Evil"
Lords of Acid, "Rough Sex"
Lords of Acid, "I Must Increase My Bust"
Lords of Acid, "I sit on Acid"
Lords of Acid, "The Crablouse"
Lords of Acid, "Pussy"
Loreena McKennit, "The Mummers' Dance"
Love and Rockets, "So Alive"
Lush, "Ladykiller"
Lush, "Ciao!"
Lynyrd Skynrd, "What's Your Name"
M, "Pop Muzik"
Machines of Loving Grace, "Butterfly Wings"
Madness, "One Step Beyond"
Madonna, "Vogue"
Madonna, "Into The Groove"
MARRS, "Pump Up The Volume"
Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride"
Meatloaf, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
Men Without Hats, "Safety Dance"
Messiah, "Temple of Dreams"
Messiah, "I Feel Love"
Ministry, "New World Order"
Ministry, "Every Day is Halloween"
Missing Persons, "Destination Unknown"
Missing Persons, "Walking in LA"
Missing Persons, "Hello, I Love You"
Missing Persons, "Words"
Moby, "James Bond Theme"
Modern English, "I Melt With You"
Monkees, "Last Train to Clarksville"
Motels, "Only the Lonely"
Mr Mister, "Is It Love"
Mr Mister, "Broken Wings"
Mummy Calls, "Cry Little Sister"
My Life With..., "After The Flesh"
My Life With..., "Sex On Wheels (must follow Depech Mode song)"
Nails, "88 lines about 44 women"
Naked Eyes, "Promises, Promises"
Naked Eyes, "Always Something There To Remind Me"
Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn"
Negativland, "Sycamore "
Nena, "99 Red Balloons"
Nena, "99 Red Balloons [Remix]"
New Order, "Regret"
New Order, "True Faith"
New Order, "Temptation"
New Order, "Confusion"
Night Ranger, "Sister Christioan"
Nikki French, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Nine Inch Nails, "Down In It"
Nine Inch Nails, "Sin"
Nine Inch Nails, "Terrible Lie"
Nine Inch Nails, "Head Like A Hole"
Nine Inch Nails, "Closer"
Nine Inch Nails, "Dead Souls"
Nine Inch Nails, "Closer To Spice"
No Doubt, "Spiderwebs"
No Doubt, "Just A Girl"
No Doubt, "Don't Speak"
Nosferatu, "Rise"
Nosferatu, "Lucy is Red"
Nu Shooz, "I Can't Wait"
Nuns, "Sex Dream"
Offspring, "Come Out And Play"
Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party"
Oingo Boingo, "Little Girls"
Oingo Boingo, "Weird Science"
Opus III, "Its a Fine Day"
PJ Harvey, "Down by the Water"
Pat Benatar, "Heartbreaker"
Pat Benatar, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Pat Benatar, "I Need A Lover"
Pat Benatar, "In The Heat Of The Night"
Patty Labelle, "Voulez Vous Couches Avec Mois"
Paul Hardcastle, "19"
Paula Abdul, "Straight Up"
Paula Abdul, "Cold Hearted"
Pet Shop Boys, "You're A Vampire"
Pet Shop Boys, "West End Girls"
Pet Shop Boys, "Two Divided by Zero"
Pet Shop Boys, "Opportunities"
Pet Shop Boys, "Its a Sin"
Pet Shop Boys, "In the Night"
Peter Gabriel, "Games Without Frontiers"
Peter Gabriel, "Shock the Monkey"
Peter Gabriel, "Big Time"
Peter Gabriel, "Steam"
Peter Gabriel, "Sledgehammer"
Peter Murphy, "Cuts You Up"
Peter Murphy, "Indigo Eyes"
Peter Schilling, "Major Tom"
Peter Schilling, "Different Story [Techno]"
Phantom, "Techno Mix"
Phil Collins, "You Can't Hurry Love"
Phil Collins, "Don't Lose My Number"
Phil Collins, "In the air tonight"
Phil Collins, "Sussidio"
Pizzicato Five, "Twiggy, Twiggy"
Pointer Sisters, "We Are Family"
Pointer Sisters, "Neutron Dance"
Poison Ivy, "Peter Gunn"
Pop Will Eat Itself, "Can U Dig It?"
Presidents of the United States, "Lump"
Prince, "1999"
Prince, "Little Red Corvette"
Prince, "Sign O The Times"
Prince, "Kiss"
Proclaimers, "I'm Gonna Be"
Prodigy, "Firestarter"
Queen, "Under Pressure"
Rammstein, "Engel"
Rammstein, "Du Hast"
Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Ray Parker, Jr, "Ghost Busters"
Real Life, "Send Me An Angel"
Red Rockers, "China"
REM, "It's the End Of The World..."
Rick James, "Super Freak"
Right Said Fred, "Too Sexy"
Rob Zombie, "Dragula"
Robert Palmer, "Addicted to Love"
Robert Palmer, "Simply Irressistable"
Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me"
Rocky Horror, "Time Warp"
Rocky Horror, "Sweet Transvestite"
Romantics, "Talking in your sleep"
Romeo Void, "Never say Never"
Rumour of the Big Wave, "Burning Times"
Salt N' Pepa, "Push It!"
Samantha Fox, "I Only Wanna Be With You"
Samantha Fox, "Hold on Tight"
Sammy Hagar, "I Can't Drive 55"
Save Ferris, "Superspy"
Scandal, "Goodbye To You"
Scandal, "The Warrior"
Scary Spice, "Word Up"
Seal, "Crazy"
Shamen, "Ebeneezer Goode"
Shamen, "Love Sex Intelligence"
Shamen, "Make It Mine"
Shamen, "Move Any Mountain"
Shania Twain, "That Don't Impress Me Much"
Shriekback, "Gunning For The Buddha"
Shriekback, "My Spine is the Baseline"
Shona Laing, "Not A Kennedy"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik, "21st Century Boy"
Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Sinead O'Connor, "Why Don't You Do Right"
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Kiss Them For Me"
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Face to Face"
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "This Wheel's on Fire"
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Peek-a-boo"
Sisters of Mercy, "More"
Sisters of Mercy, "I Was Wrong"
Sisters of Mercy, "Temple of Love"
Sisters of Mercy, "Gimme Shelter"
Slade, "Run, Runaway"
Smart E's, "Sesame's Treet"
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
Soho, "Hippy Chick"
Squeeze, "Tempted"
Squirrel Nut Zippers, "Hell"
Spice Girls, "Wannabe"
Steve Miller, "Abracadabra"
Stray Cats, "Rock This Town"
Stray Cats, "Stray Cat Strut"
Survivor, "Eye Of The Tiger"
Suzanne Vega, "Blood Makes Noise"
Suzanne Vega, "Stockings"
Suzanne Vega, "Waiting At The Border"
Suzanne Vega, "Tom's Diner [Dance Remix]"
Swing Out Sister, "Breakout"
Swing Out Sister, "Twilight World"
T'Pau, "Heart and Soul"
Talking Heads, "Burning down the House"
Talking Heads, "Road To Nowhere"
Talking Heads, "Once In A Lifetime"
Talking Heads, "Wild, Wild Life"
Tears for Fears, "Shout"
Technotronic, "Everybody Dance Now"
Thomas Dolby, "She Blinded Me With Science"
Thomas Dolby, "Radio Silence"
Timbuk 3, "Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
Time Zone, "World Destruction"
TMBG, "Whistling In The Dark"
TMBG, "Don't Let's Start"
TMBG, "Toddler Highway clip"
TMBG, "Istanbul (not Constantinople)"
Tom Lehrer, "Masochism Tango"
Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love"
Tommy Tutone, "867-5309"
Tone Loc, "Wild Thing"
Tone Loc, "Funky Cold Medina"
Tones on Tail, "Go!"
Toy Matinee, "Last Plane Out"
Tracey Ullman, "They Don't Know"
Traci Lords, "Control"
Tubes, "She's A Beauty"
Turtles, "Happy Together"
Utah Saints, "Something Good"
Van Morrison, "Moondance"
Vanity 6, "Nasty Girl"
Vapors, "Turning Japanese"
VAST, "Pretty When You Cry"
Village People, "Y.M.C.A"
Violent Femmes, "Kiss Off"
Violent Femmes, "Add It Up"
Violent Femmes, "Blister In The Sun"
Violent Femmes, "Prove My Love"
Wall Of Voodoo, "Far Side Of Crazy"
Wall Of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio"
Walter Murphy, "Fifth of Beethoven"
Wang Chung, "Let's Go"
Wang Chung, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Warren Zevon, "Lawyers, Guns, and Money"
Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London"
Weird Al, "Yoda"
Weird Al, "Hey Lucy"
Wham, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Wham, "Jealous Whisper"
White Town, "Your Woman"
White Zombie, "More Human Than Human"
Xorcist, "Nomad"
Xorcist, "1999"
Yaz, "Nobody's Diary"
Yaz, "Ode To Boy"
Yello, "Oh Yeah"
Yes, "Owner of a Lonely Heart"

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