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If its style & sophistication you are seeking this New Years Eve, then The Shadow Lounge will be serving it up by the barrel load, that along with plenty of saucy shenanigans as the eyes of Soho look deep into the delight that is this premier gay venue’s “Greek Gods & Gladiators” gathering, But what’s it all about Alfie?, well……
We are never one to purposefully renege on a promise or a pledge, so while we gave The Shadow Lounge a “Short Shout” in our NY recommends newsletter, we did say that we would delve a little deeper into the detail of their plans for New year’s Eve. Plus given that this sophisticated spot in Soho has been part of the scene fabric for over 10 years now, we thought it only right to extend our recommends arm a little further with a last minute mini look at the venue’s “Greek Gods & Gladiators Party, which takes place tomorrow night (Sat 31st Dec), better known, New Years Eve, the day in the diary when the whole world waves goodbye to the old and waves in the new, And while some of you may find yourselves on The Thames watching the fireworks display, while others may be in house party mood with many of your magnificent muckers, we can be pretty sure that a considerable crowd will be looking to the Shadow Lounge to provide the New Year celebratory pomp & circumstance and it seems the team has come up trumps again.
So getting right into the detail, what is The Shadow Lounge serving up this New Year’s Eve?, Well, as we deluded to and the event title suggest, the theme is kind of drawing on a string of thoughts that will be all about in 2012, especially here in London, as (as if you didn’t know already), the Olympics are coming to town and so the terrific team behind one of Europe’s premier gay membership clubs decided it would be a great idea to celebrate that as we reach this momentous year in the capital’s history. But rather than looking to the now, they are taking us back to ancient times, when, as the club’s Events manager, Filipe Borne, put it to us, “…the Olympics were all about semi-naked men wrestling each other…” we like the sound of this party already!, Filipe adding “…this being a time when being gay didn’t even have a name, it was just the norm…”, yippee!!. But moreover, this “Greek Gods & Gladitors” gathering very much invites down that mythological path, no doubt bumping into a handful of Greco/Roman gods & gladiators of your own, we being pretty sure that The Shadow Lounge will be helping your dreams come true with a hefty helping of hunky eye-candy to treat all your senses to, the promise of “…stage Hellenic dancers, gladiators and sexy gods…” right up our alley!!
But naturally no party would be a party without mounds of magnificent music and The Shadow Lounge will be unleashing their centurions of sound on the captivated crowd tomorrow night, this sophisticated turned saucy Soho spot having lined up D.J.’s Harvey Adam, Adam Turner and Andrew Elmore (gosh that’s a lot of A’s!!) whom we are told will “…turn the dance floor into a gladiator’s arena to keep you dancing all night long…” and we can well believe it given the pedigree & training of these terrific talents. Now, having been credited as one of the fastest rising D.J.’s on the Shoo scene, Harvey Adam’s (also known as Harveyandro) sets his sound stool across a spectrum that includes uplifting/front house through to more tech tones tunes, but will have his eye & ear firmly on the party end of his spinning cycle on Saturday, while Adam Turner brings his home-grown skills along with some devilishly handsome looks to the party, an eclectic mix of the freshest & hottest fusion electro as well as pure & unadulterated dance remixes of your favourite pop-tastic tunes that along with the odd cheeky (not cheesy silly!) classic chucked in for good measure, all ensuring he will be a music god of sizeable proportions. Then there is Andrew Elmore, a chap that is every inch The Shadow Lounge, having been part of the residency team for the vast majority of the clubs history, his experience & knowledge of the crowd along with his pitch of both classic & modern house hits the clubs own golden ticket to a tremendous time.
So that’s the party theme & that’s the music machine, so what about the delectable detail? Well, The Shadow Lounge swings open its N.Y.E. doors at the super early time of 9 p.m. tomorrow night (Sat 31st Dec), also having lined up a super late of a spectacular if but bleary eyed finish at 7 a.m., advance tickets still available (although you will have to be quick) online at http://theshadowlounge.co.uk, or from Soho outlets Prowler & Clone Zone, priced at £20 for members & their guests (up to 4), while for others it £25, entry on the door possibly available, but expect to pay £30 plus, while we are told that a phone call or even a pop into the venue could secure you that all important entry pass, while in terms of entry, we are sure you will want to be one of the first 100 guests in, not least as the team will then welcome you with a complimentary champagne and canapés reception, all served by the fabulous Shadow Lounge hosts, no doubt dressed for the occasion. And talking of dress, there is an optional code of “…togas, sandals and whatever it takes to bring you back to Ancient Greece: Zeus, Poseidon, Dionysius, Cupid, Hercules…” you get the picture. Plus, if you feel like splashing out, VIP booth reservations are also available, including your own personal waiter & space for plenty of friends, more info up on the clubs website (address above). So, if it weren’t for our house party commitments, we are sure Shadow Lounge would have been on our NY tour of duty, meaning we cannot think of a better place for you to be seen on the scene on Saturday, so get your hands on (while you can) the most talked about New Year’s Eve tickets and welcome the New Year in style at The Shadow Lounge. (DISCO MATT)