Monday, 7 July 2008

BWO and Alcazar at G-A-Y

Marina Schiptjenko
Alexander Bard
Martin Rolinski
Alcazar (Mark 3)

Venue G.A.Y Astoria London
Date 5th July 2008
Time 01.30am
Crowd Capacity 2000

The atmosphere was phenomenal at the BWO and Alcazar night to celebrate London Pride 2008! Just before the the first act had come on, Jeremy Joseph, the promoter announced that this was the last G.A.Y pride party as of July 26th 2008, G-A-Y will be closing its doors (but it may return), in the meantime concerts will still be held at the venue whilst the decision will be made as to whether to raise the building to the ground. The threat of demolition has been looming for 10 years & it's still standing!

First Act was BWO the audience erupted their set included; the bells of Freedom, Lay your love on me & Chariots of Fire & towards the end of the set Martin Rolinski poured a whole bottle of water over himself and the audience went comletely wild. Second act was Alcazar again the audience went absolutely bonkers, their set included; This is the world we live in & Funky Town to name a couple. Both acts received a thunderous applause what a last Pride Party @ G.A.Y an the end of an era for such a well known venue.

Words and Pictures by Miss Tempest
Edited by Martin Hannah (Editor)

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