Bacardi’s concept in 1999 was not to just have a website, but instead have a virtual cyber club…
There are 3 versions of the club. Think of it as a dress code where only PCs wearing the latest modems get in. Let’s go straight to the “very high-bandwidth (28.8 modem or higher; graphics that will blow your mind, games and all the other good stuff!)” VIP version as the others are a bit Wetherspoons.
“Graphics that will blow your mind”. Are you ready?
SHEBAM! (I haven’t seen anyone dance like that since Ian Curtis)
POW! (Is it The Exorcist where a door goes a-slamming like that VIP door?)
PLOPP! (No toilets in this club, I notice)
WIZZZ! (Do you remember in the 90s when we all had pictures of cutlery on the wall – what were we thinking!)
Viewing the source code shows the work of a chancer who has put “sex” in the keywords in the hope that it would have a chance to appear in Google (erm 1999 – Altavista) for that term…
Frequently Asked Questions
My question would be “Is this question really frequently asked; or is it a case that the person who built the website was also responsible for the ad campaign?”
Build a Sandcastle
The game they were referring to on the homepage was this “build a sandcastle” game. If it was a real club, not a cyberclub, then a sandpit would be an ideal place to bury your vomit.
I have built one below which is how I imagine 90% of the probably around 3 total entries looked…