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12:18 Jul 28, 2007
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English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase:"Boiler Room"
A signature feature of the Big Day Out is the "Boiler Room"
room of telemarketers (sells people via telephone) using high-pressure sales tactics
Explanation: Look at the second meeting of "boiler room"
1. An area, as in a building or on a ship, that houses one or more steam boilers or hot-water tanks.
2. Informal A room staffed with telemarketers who use illegal or high-pressure sales tactics to sell stock, commodities, or land, for example.
Michael Powers (PhD) United States Local time: 16:25 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 40
the name of the secondary stage of the "Big Day Out" festival
Explanation: The Big Day Out is an annual one day music festival which tours Australasia. It mainly features contemporary rock music, although there is a secondary stage known as the "Boiler Room" which features electronic music and variety of other stages which feature less mainstream and local acts, including a stage dedicated to hip hop.
The festival began in 1992 as a Sydney-only show, and was extended in 1993 to Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. In 1994, shows in Auckland, New Zealand, and the Gold Coast were added. In 1997 it was announced that that year's event would be the last. The following year promoters, Vivian Lees and Ken West, organised a predominantly electronic and dance festival, however the event was cancelled, and the Big Day Out returned in 1999. www.totaltravel.com.au/travel/nsw/sydneyarea/innerwestsydne...