so you could even say "raves" or "all night dance parties" are socially acceptable" as history repeats itself.
Party Monster was a movie that was released based on the true story of Micheal Alig.Alig moved to New York to attend college at Fordham University from which he later dropped out. He began working at Danceteria in 1983 as a bus boy. A natural at throwing parties with little or no resources he soon began to rise in New York's party scene. Alig was mentored by socialite James St James and club owner Peter Gatien while rising in popularity and prominence in the national underground club scene. Alig was also influential in the early promotion of his then boyfriend DJ Keoki who studied under DJ Brian Telfair, top DJ at the time in Alig's and Gatien's clubs, most notably the New York club The Limelight, owned by Gatien and designed by Ari Bahat. In Sept 1995 the Limelight was closed by the police on suspicion of drug trafficking,but subsequently reopened several times during the 1990s. In September 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon".
Lee Burridge - Hong Kong Club Scene
Early Career (1985 to 1990)Lee Burridge's DJ career began in the tiny tourist village of Eype in the county of Dorset on 26 December 1984, when he played for the first time at The New Inn, a bar owned and run by his parents.
With the help of his father, shortly thereafter Burridge started his own mobile DJ operation, "Cutz" and spent the next few years traveling the surrounding countryside playing weddings, birthday parties and even the occasional funeral (after party, not burial).
Working as a mobile DJ led to an opportunity at a local holiday resort. Soon after, Burridge began performing every weekend at the local town's nightclub where he played mostly chart music while also entertaining the crowd with his antics on the microphone.
Burridge's first true big break came when he landed a residency at an award-winning club called The Palace in Somercet, where he played weekly and was introduced to the art of mixing records by one of the club's other resident DJs, Wayne Rideout. It was also at The Palace during the summer of 1987 that a group of visitors turned Burridge on to London's emerging acid house sound which would shape his career from that point on.
Hong Kong (1991 to 1997)In early 1991 Burridge was spotted by a visiting club owner from overseas who offered him a job abroad in the then British colony of Hong Kong.
Moving on his 22nd birthday, Burridge discovered an exotic city entirely devoid of a club scene. Burridge's Hong Kong stint started at a club called Joe Bananas during the hey day of the Asian economic miracle. He initially played to a mostly mainstream audience at his first Hong Kong job, where he earned a reputation for being a party DJ, hanging from the scaffolding ceiling of the club and mixing top 40 to a crowd of suits letting their hair down and eager to spend the easy come money of the time.
However, each night beginning at 5 am, Burridge would walk across the road to the Big Apple and would start playing house music for a late night crowd of bar workers, that carried on till more often than not mid afternoon, when the club closed.
These late night house sessions led to Burridge forging a friendship with two local bar managers from another club, called The Beach Hut, and the trio would eventually create a series of monthly Sunday night parties that become Hong Kong's first true rave.
These are just 2 examples of the club scene dating back 25 years ago and now it seems that history is repeating itself. This is nothing new or something that is just happening for the first time, it's just coming to the point where history, music, events and the entertainment industry is bringing in and launching old ideas. Marketing this as a new, trendy and hip idea isn't new at all.
So this is exciting news and I just hope that the promoters, artists and all involved get their events and the clubs packed to see the world's finest and as Snoop Dogg once said "Cause we ain't leaving t'ill 6 in tha morning"