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Has anybody had the hype of a venue and been disappointed when they got there .a couple of years ago our crew went to a venue in Stratford-upon-Avon can't recall the place but it was central, it looked like a library from the outside inside small brightly lit room .wouldn't go again but bought a couple of tunes .and the flip from this place we went to the sink in Liverpool small underground club with masses of atmosphere dark and brick arched dancefloor, has anybody any stories ,good or bad 👎

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Allways enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in Bidds tho off most people’s radar !

The windmill club Rotherham , derby assembly rooms and A niter in Sheffield which was A sports hall complete with badminton markings all lacking in atmosphere , guess I just liked the seedy venues .

Our thing is best in the near dark without a doubt. No handbags to trip over at the best places anyway. 😉




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2 hours ago, Stephen Houghton said:

Has anybody had the hype of a venue and been disappointed when they got there .a couple of years ago our crew went to a venue in Stratford-upon-Avon can't recall the place but it was central, it looked like a library from the outside inside small brightly lit room .wouldn't go again but bought a couple of tunes .and the flip from this place we went to the sink in Liverpool small underground club with masses of atmosphere dark and brick arched dancefloor, has anybody any stories ,good or bad 👎

Do you mean the arts centre? I thought that was pretty decent to be fair.

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3 minutes ago, Stephen Houghton said:

The art centre doesn't sound like the one we went ,I'm getting old now memory not like it was last week 🤔

Ain't we all😁 probably biased but oddfellows never disappoints. 

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Yep I've heard good vibes about oddfellows, but just some venues just don't do it ,they can be too light no atmosphere, and the tunes .but some like the one we went a couple of yrs ago in the Wigan courts .the first one down in the basement brill feeling as soon as you went in ,ex tunes and dimmly lit ,very memorable. But just some don't do it for us .

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The windmill club Rotherham , derby assembly rooms and A niter in Sheffield which was A sports hall complete with badminton markings all lacking in atmosphere , guess I just liked the seedy venues .

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Middleton civic centre was fantastic,  dark, seedy, brilliant then Middleton Arena was the complete opposite   Glass, well lit, plastic everywhere.  Horrible 

Exactly the same happened to Nantwich civic centre.  

Oh lord what's happening to your people.  When will they ever learn. Leave things alone 

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Allways enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in Bidds tho off most people’s radar !

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It's all about the lighting (Darkness!) Health and safety has ruined that.

Always a running argument towards the later years at a venue I used to run about the fire exit down lights on each side of the room - They didn't understand about 'ambiance' 

You shouldn't be able to see the other side of the hall! No one wants to be seen dancing......Do they? :huh:

Dark = Atmosphere!

Len :thumbsup:

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Nice to hear all your comments good and bad ,once you get the vibe and atmosphere it becomes memorable. Its not all about this place or that place ,but just some places we'll attended or not don't do it ,

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Yeh if a venue is too light it gives the feel of a wedding reception (Weddings can be good if you're there for a wedding of course) :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

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Tony's Empress Ballroom ... now that was dark, there were corners in there you couldn't see using military grade image intensifiers 😄 

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Martyn Pitt said:

Tony's Empress Ballroom ... now that was dark, there were corners in there you couldn't see using military grade image intensifiers 😄 

 

 

Martyn.  100 % agree my friend 👍 spent 5 hours one night there looking for Big Roger. And he was not the smallest or easiest person to miss as you know 🤣🤣🤣

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Remember going to St Ives in the small dark room (only lit by the cueing/record box lights) - I was chatting away to a mate (think it was Daz Dakin or Mad Mick) got up to have a dance, sat back down and continued my conversation for a couple of minutes until I realised he had gone for a dance himself and someone else had sat down in his place. The back room at The Fleet in Peterborough was much the same. Dx

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On 02/06/2021 at 22:00, Hornet said:

Allways enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in Bidds tho off most people’s radar !

Those toilets and re stocking the bar with a shopping trolly mid way through, only added to the ambiance. 

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On 02/06/2021 at 22:00, Hornet said:

Allways enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in Bidds tho off most people’s radar !

And Sheridan's.

Went to The Metrodome in Barnsley just the once. Sports halls with concrete floors aren't for me.

Hugh

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The Torch had atmosphere, and of course Wigan well kinda, also Tiffs Newcastle... both downstairs and up.

Nowadays Kings H, Ivo or Burgess hall as it is now, Grosvenor rooms never fails if your old school (I am) Northern line at Alford H Warrington is great too.

I guess it will depend on the music and DJ`s cos if the dancefloor is good and its belting along then the rest is just a blur.

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Pow Wow in Sheffield had a great vibe, in both of the venues that I can remember going to.  Remember going to an after-party at Club 60, which is basically an illegal drinking establishment (no license) in a downstairs cellar which you could only get to through a printing shop 🤫.  The cellar was not in the best of upkeep and looked like what I can only imagine the Cavern in Liverpool would have been like in the 60s.  Absolutely brilliant vibe in there; the only problem being I had to leave at about 5am to get home to take the son to play football on the Sunday morning 😴

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On 06/06/2021 at 17:48, Petesi said:

The Torch had atmosphere, and of course Wigan well kinda, also Tiffs Newcastle... both downstairs and up.

Nowadays Kings H, Ivo or Burgess hall as it is now, Grosvenor rooms never fails if your old school (I am) Northern line at Alford H Warrington is great too.

I guess it will depend on the music and DJ`s cos if the dancefloor is good and its belting along then the rest is just a blur.

Grosvenor rooms is great, amazing floor too - like a sheet of glass!

 

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