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The morning after......

EVENT:

30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

LOCATION:

DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

DATE/TIME:





EVENT:

30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

LOCATION:

DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

DATE/TIME:

28TH SEPTEMBER 2002, SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7.30PM SHARP






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......the night before








































THEME:

This is a fancy dress themed night - I am trying to recreate the ambience of the first New Romantics/New Wave regular night club in London from 1979/1980 - THE BLITZ

MUSIC ON THE NIGHT:

The music on the night will span key genres/movements which directly or indirectly influenced THE BLITZ and THE BLITZ KIDS, as well as other miscellaneous.



THE KEYS GENRES INLCUDE THE FOLLOWING:



- PUNK (E.G. SEX PISTOLS, UNDERTONES, THE CLASH, JOY DIVISION, IGGY POP, THE STOOGES, TOYAH WILCOX)



- NEW WAVE (E.G. NEW ORDER, STRANGLERS, BOOMTOWN RATS, THE POLICE, THE KINKS, BLONDIE, THOMPSON TWINS, SMITHS, B52'S, SQUEEZE, ALTERED IMAGES, KIRSTY MCCOLL)



- NEW ROMANTICS (VISAGE, DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, SOFT CELL, ABC, ADAM ANT, ULTRAVOX, JAPAN, HEAVEN 17, THE ASSOCIATES, CULTURE CLUB, BOW WOW WOW)



- GOTHIC (E.G. CURE, SISTERS OF MERCY, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES, THE DAMNED, BAUHAUS, THE CULT)



- SYNTH/ELECTRO (E.G. KRAFTWERK, GARY NUMAN, HUMAN LEAGUE, ERASURE, FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, AHA, THE COVENANT, PET SHOP BOYS, OMD, DEPECHE MODE, TEARS FOR FEARS, YAZOO, BRONSKI BEAT, MAN 2 MAN)



- GENRE INFLUENCES & OTHER ARTISTS (E.G. DAVID BOWIE, T-REX, THE BUGGLES, BLACK SABBATH, THIN LIZZY, KATE BUSH, YES, LLOYD COLE, MIKE OLDFIELD, QUEEN, VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE SPECIAL AKA, ROXY MUSIC, TALKING HEADS)

DRESS CODE:

The key to recreating the ambience of the BLITZ CLUB on the night is that everyone attending dresses in the attire appropriate to GOTH, NEW WAVE, SYNTH/ELECTRO, NEW ROMANTICS or PUNK. As you can appreciate this is essential for the atmosphere to be realistic.

NOTE: YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRESS AS A SPECIFIC CELEBRITY

There are links on the various pages (see navigation bar above), which will give you some idea of how people at THE BLITZ and other clubs of the era dressed for a night out on the town.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW


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The Blitz

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The Blitz

"Steve Strange gave me a job working the cloackroom in the Blitz.  It wasn't ideal being stuck in a dark corner.  I need the pennies.  I was sure Steve was trying to demean me and when I became famous he couldn't resist telling the world, "Boy George was my cloakroom attendant."  He forgot to say how much he paid me".

Boy George

Take It Like A Man