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    I was always fascinated and entertained by the going's on and news related to Studio 54 and the associated celebrities. Many here on the "bored" are probably neither old enough nor interested enough nor geographically located in a position where it had any resonance. For those however that are like me and sort of kind of kept tract even just a bit the link below just continues with that crazy story.

    https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/club-o...fe-by-suicide/

  • #2
    Very cool. My brother worked at one of the chic night clubs in New York in the late 70s/early 80s and was plugged into the scene. He arranged once for me and a friend to go to that Studio 54 back in the day. Quite the experience.

    I've since been to see Cabaret as dinner theatre, and it was a quite different thing

    Cheers.

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    • #3
      We went there a few times even though it was not really our scene. We headed right to the Ladies Rest Room Lounge, sat down and started doing blow and made new friends in seconds. Those were the days. We were more Hurrah's, Peppermint Lounge, Danceteria, Club 57, CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, Mudd Club, Great Gildersleeves etc fans.

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      • #4
        Danceteria was the bomb. They filmed the club scenes from "Desperately Seeking Susan " there. Only club I went to in NYC in the later club era (late 90's very early 00's) was Twilo.

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        • #5
          When in Manhattan I only go to Rudy’s

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          • #6
            I don't know or care much about Studio 54 and still get tired of most disco pretty fast, but I seriously do respect Fleischmann's decision here. And for the life of me, I wish I could now get "Staying Alive" by the BeeGees out of my head.

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            • #7
              I’ve never been anywheres near close to debauchery and excess on that level, but I was fascinated by how it succeeded in spite of itself:

              • A single-event liquor permit for every night the club was in operation - except for that final night when some hapless employee forgot to procure that night’s permit.

              • Andy Warhol visiting Rubin’s apartment and asking to wallow in the several feet-deep pile of skimmed cash in a large walk-in closet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jonnygospeltent View Post
                When in Manhattan I only go to Rudy’s
                Rudy's on 9th Ave? I hung there for years in the 80s & 90s. Went back last Summer for the first time in a long time. It has changed a bit, booths are smaller and jukebox used to be just jazz and blues. Still free hot dogs though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by vegas View Post
                  Danceteria was the bomb. They filmed the club scenes from "Desperately Seeking Susan " there. Only club I went to in NYC in the later club era (late 90's very early 00's) was Twilo.
                  There were a few locations but the best was at 30 West 21st Street. Opened in '82 with 3 floors, totally different vibe and party on each one with the best DJs in town.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kemp View Post
                    I don't know or care much about Studio 54 and still get tired of most disco pretty fast,
                    I find that pretty difficult to believe. As much as you resemble John Travolta, both in dress and behavior, I just can't believe that it's accidental.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vegas View Post
                      Danceteria was the bomb. They filmed the club scenes from "Desperately Seeking Susan " there. Only club I went to in NYC in the later club era (late 90's very early 00's) was Twilo.
                      I spent the summer of 1980 in Manhattan, and Danceteria had the hippest shows. There I saw a double bill of James Black and the Contortions and Defunkt, cult rockabilly singer Tex Rubinowitz, and the Feelies (must have been the 4th of July because they only played shows on holidays--I guess they had straight day jobs!)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by belyin View Post

                        I spent the summer of 1980 in Manhattan, and Danceteria had the hippest shows. There I saw a double bill of James Black and the Contortions and Defunkt, cult rockabilly singer Tex Rubinowitz, and the Feelies (must have been the 4th of July because they only played shows on holidays--I guess they had straight day jobs!)
                        It didn't get much better than James Black and the Contortions and Defunkt in NYC back in 1980 at Danceteria no less.

                        I still listen to both of those artists every once in a while. I went to shows where James Chance had 3 of his bands play one after another, James White And The Blacks, The Contortions and Flaming Demonics all in one night. Nothing today compares to nights like that.

                        I've seen Haledon, NJ band The Feelies a million times in Hoboken and NYC. Always a blast.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by belyin View Post

                          I spent the summer of 1980 in Manhattan, )
                          1980.....It was a great year for music.......or perhaps not.......some classics......or perhaps not


                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billbo...ingles_of_1980

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

                            1980.....It was a great year for music.......or perhaps not.......some classics......or perhaps not


                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billbo...ingles_of_1980
                            Mixed bag there of course.

                            Some great stuff in there and some artist names and songs that I have not heard or thought about for a long time.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

                              1980.....It was a great year for music.......or perhaps not.......some classics......or perhaps not


                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billbo...ingles_of_1980
                              If you judge by what was on the pop charts......Tons of great music came out that year like every year.

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