Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,

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A couple of Saturday's ago, rozallin and I went to Slimelight, the first and most famous goth club in the world. We first went to Camden and had drinks at The Devonshire Arms. "The Dev", as it's locally known, is fantastic because it's just a regular pub, but catering explicitly to a goth/industrial type of crowd. You can sit down with your mates, order a pint, and chat -- just like any other pub. They apparently even try to enforce the dress code in order to avoid the hassle that inevitably ensues when you get a bunch of mainstream people (particularly frat boy types) who like to make fun of the goths.

The Dev is where we met Rich, a gentleman from down south who was going to the Slimelight later that evening. He agreed to let me post this pic, taken at the at Devonshire Arms sign. Not a great quality pic, but it's perfect how well he matched the sign.

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The Slimelight itself was only a short walk away from the Angel Tube station, so it's very easy to get to. You also no longer need to be a member to get in, though it's £8 at the door for non-members. They stay open until seven in the morning, but stop serving at five in the morning. Which, coincidentally, is when I stopped drinking! Curiously, though being tipsy before arriving, I didn't get drunk at the Slimelight. I danced until 6:30 in the morning and drank less than I expected.

I must say that while the people and music were great, the club itself wasn't what I was expecting for the "oldest and most famous" goth club. Several regulars told me that it wasn't a great night, but all things considered, I still had a fantastic time and am looking forward to going back.

Too bad they don't allow cameras. The outfits were stunning.
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