Sunday, December 31, 2017

Club Reports: Blackstar, Independent Bar, Peek Downtown

Another Pre-Grand Opening last night, this time for new club Blackstar.....and the Blog was there!
DJ Jerry The Reverend Johnson (USA) in the booth playing a mix of Dance, Classics and Band tunes.
Arrived around 11PM and there was already a good crowd in the club!
And free liquor all night!
Blackstar is located where The Brink used to be, and most recently afterhours club Nokturnal. While it has an Amelia Street address, the entrance is actually through the Firestone/Venue 578/Vanguard parking lot on Concord Street.
DJ Jason coming on next playing Industrial / Dark Wave / Power Noise.
The club has a second room that is about the same size as the main room.
I honestly cannot tell you what genre this DJ was playing.
But it was packed in here too.
And there are some outdoor areas too. We'll have to see what music format(s) they eventually settle on but it's brought to you by the new principles overseeing Vanguard's redevelopment so you know it's going to be a quality operation!
Now you know by now that if it's at all possible, I'm going to drop by Independent Bar on a Saturday night!
Just as it should be, DJ Indie John (USA) in the booth on a Saturday night!
Dance floor jammed!
Early to mid-80's New Wave!
A lot of the regulars plus a whole lot of new people!
Spotted at the bar: Laraine with former I-Bar Resident DJ Rob & former Mannequins Resident DJ DJ Dave Cannalte.
It's the songs everyone knows the words to!
All accompanied by the famous music videos!
Now over to Peek Downtown where it's been a Trance weekend!
DJ Suzy Solar (USA) in the booth when I arrived delivering only Trance classics!
Good crowd in the club here too!
Dance floor stayed packed!
Those looks you get from Trance!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Brian Benning (USA) who had played earlier.
Spotted on the dance floor: Jeff & Amanda
Spotted on the dance floor: Sage wearing a classic "Cat on the Cob" tee.
We're looking forward to more Suzy Solar shows in 2018!
Amazing vibe in the room!
And everywhere I went last night, a good time was had by all! Happy New Year everyone and tune-in tomorrow for our NYE coverage from Walt Disney World!


Suzy Solar said...

Thanks for write-up Bob:) Happy new year! \o/

KingBob said...

Great show, Suzy! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Suzy Solar is a absolute Legend, she has been throwing down for over 20 years, I rember seeing her in Tampa and Port Charlotte in the 90s, great to see her still rocking the decks and true to her Trance Sound

KingBob said...

Yes, she always puts on awesome shows!