Saturday, December 16, 2017

Club Reports: The Guvernment, Rebel, Crocodile Rock, Uniun (Toronto)

Armed with a $69rt ticket on Frontier, I was off on another journey yesterday, this time to Buffalo.
Wasn't staying in Buffalo though. After obtaining my rental car, I was quickly crossing the Niagara River via the Peace Bridge to Canada!
And then following the QEW to Toronto.
Where I arrived to icy roads under a low ceiling!
Canada's only contribution to DJ Mag's Top 100 clubs of the world was called The Guvernment and it was located across the street from Lake Ontario. I had seen DJ David Guetta (F) play there in 2011.  Link.  Sadly, it closed in early 2015 for the real estate development pictured here.
This massive venue is now called Rebel and it's located on a pier sticking out into Toronto's harbour. When I saw Above & Beyond (GB) here in 2014, the club was called Sound AcademyLink.
Located in Toronto's Entertainment District (TED), first visit ever last night to Crocodile Rock.
Wasn't sure what to expect but walked-in to a jammed venue which is more of a restaurant earlier and then turns into a club!
DJ Tan (CDN) in the booth playing mostly EDM during my visit! He's been the resident DJ here for ten years!
The DJ booth is upstairs overlooking the dance floor below!
I had expected the place to be mostly tourists but it did seem to be populated by locals.
Definitely want to spend more time in here next visit!
When The Guvernment closed, seems like many of the DJ shows migrated here to Uniun.
Last night Canadian DJ duo Manzone & Strong would be providing the beats.
Made up of DJ Fab Strong (CDN).
Tag-teaming with DJ Joe Manzone (CDN).
And the dance floor got packed!
Plenty of VIP booths flank the club.
Music started out more on the EDM hit side.
And then moved into more traditional House as the night went on.

 Second time seeing Manzone & Strong as they had opened for David Guetta in that link previously provided above.

 You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!

A good time was had by all!  (But June in Canada is better than December.)

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