Monday, January 08, 2007

Bowing out: Trash (1997-2007)

End of an era tonight, then.


Tonight, Trash bows out after a decade.

It seems fitting that after 10 years, we should seal the lid on something which has been extremely special. Closing it at one of it's peaks is in honour of the special times we have all shared together.

Erol will be leaving his residency to concentrate on new projects, but will still feature in the next chapter, which will take the form of a new night involving many of those who make Trash what is it. But more details of that will follow in due course..

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the bands and dj's who have guested and played with us, and also thank the staff (from the doors, bars, security, cloakroom and the toilets!) who have worked tirelessly to make Trash happen week in week out, and a big special thank you to our home, The End, who have help make the last 6 or so years as groundbreaking and exciting as they have been.

Last and by no means least; to every single one of you who has ever come out on a Monday to dance, drink, laugh, love, cry, court, sing, shout, shuffle, stamp, jump, cheer and clap; to everybody who dressed up in ways that only they could; to the quiet kids in the corners and the mental party monsters in the middle; to all the lovers; to everyone who should have grown up a long time ago and probably never will; to the Ravers, Rockers, Mods, Club Kids and Freaks; to all the beautiful girls and gorgeous boys and those inbetween; to everyone who nursed a Tuesday hangover and lied to their boss / teacher / parents; to all you wonderful, noisy b*stards, whether you only came once, or were there every week; to all of you..

Thank you.

Trash was yours and you deserved it.

It will love you forever.

---Tonight will be a celebration of those 10 years. Expect nothing but the HITS!Dj's - Erol Alkan, Rory Phillips, Mavs & The Lovely JonjoDoors 9:30pm - Till we're doneEntry £6 Do we need to stress this? Please arrive early!

We could talk about the shortcomings of Trash and its high-school drama attendees, particularly in the last couple of years, but that hardly seems appropriate - god bless them for bowing out now rather than later, and god bless Erol & his crew for quite honestly changing the face of modern clubbing and for providing belting Monday nights week in, week out, and keeping everyone - from the Top Man clones to yours Softly - (more or less) happy.

Sob. See you there...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

but honestly - that club had such a huge cultural impact, mainly thanks to erol but also to rory, mavs, jonjo and the other residents over the years...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Blackest said...

i agree entirely. I didn't mean to sound like i was taking the piss... Trash really did change everything. Though it influences me a great deal less than it used to (back when I'd never attended before!), I can say quite honestly that without Trash 'culture' I would not be the man I am today. Serious respeck is due.

I'm just dwelling on how difficult it's going to be to get to the bar for a drink tonight. The whole world and his asymmetrically-haircutted tranny boyfriend is likely to be there...

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is kinda funny. As I just got my new issue of MixMag and it has an article/interview with Erol and his night at Trash. Then I read about Trash going away. Things do happen in weird ways.

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six quid really is a lot to get into somewhere on a monday night though?

Great club but I can't help but feel its importance has been exaggerated.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous porn said...

I'm just dwelling on how difficult it's going to be to get to the bar for a drink tonight. The whole world and his asymmetrically-haircutted tranny boyfriend is likely to be there...

9:11 PM  

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