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Dave Pearce's Dance Anthems at Pikes Hotel

Dance Anthems was scheduled to take place at Bar M, but a last minute decision saw the Radio 1 outside broadcast team breaking world records to dismantle, transport and rebuild Dave's studio at Pikes Hotel in a couple of hours. Everyone has a story to tell about Pikes Hotel, but none of them are printable. If you've never been to Pikes check out the pictures. For the benefit of those who've never heard the stories before, we'll slip a few Pikes facts in as we go.

Dave Pearce

The venue was a lot smaller than Bar M but the tunes were as large as ever

Dave Pearce

Dave's view of the dance floor wasn't the usual sea of people, more like a pool of water... a legendary pool as well


Pikes Fact Number 1.: Everyone knows that the swimming pool at Pikes is where Wham! filmed the video for 'Club Tropicana', but few know that Andrew Ridgely allegedly left without paying his bill

Ferry Corsten

Ferry Corsten pops in for a chat and a 'choon'

Pictures of the superstars

Pikes Fact Number 2.: Last year, Jeremy Healy was banned from staying there after breaking four beds!

Brandoms Cab

Rumour is that Brandon Block was carried home from San Antonio on this


Sonique returns to the island where she once lived, and pops in to see Dave...


...before giving the hotel residents a quick performance of her new dance routine

The view of the pool

Pikes Fact Number 3: When Jon Bon Jovi stayed at Pikes, six security guards were needed to keep women away from the lovely Jon

Dave Pearce

Pikes Fact Number 4.: When Dave Pearce played at Pikes, Annie Nightingale was the security guard

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