CLUB ANTICHRIST – NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRES
@ THE CLUB COLOSSEUM
(1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8 5NQ)
FRI 31ST AUGUST 2012
Review by Jo Blackened
Photography by David Briggs
It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to attend Club Antichrist and I have really missed it!
With so much going on, from performances to some of the best DJ’s in London, there is always something to do at Club AC!
On arrival it was no surprise there was a queue forming of eagerly awaiting clubbers ready to hit the dance floor.
I arrived around 10pm, although AC actually opens it’s doors at 8pm with friendly and reasonably priced bar, which is ideal for people who like to arrive early to have afew drinks and sort out their outfits, as there in one thing a lot of the clubbers like to do and that is to Dress to Impress!
There is a strict dress code, so if you’ve not previously attended, please check the following link for details of what will/won’t get in; http://clubantichrist.com/ac/index.php/faq/ac-dresscode.
Last entry to AC is 3am and doesn’t close till 6am but it is so much fun there the time just flies! Theatre of Sins, which is a live performance arena hosted by Master of Ceremonies Father Sebastiaan which featured headliner band Ultraviolence; industrial legends, who were supported onstage by Pyromaniac Fire Arts, aswell as Star Scream; Electro glam rock stars, Angelbomb and Alice Bizarre. Also, if that wasn’t enough there was also the sexy Satan’s Strip Show with Sophia Landi; with her amazing fire performing skills, Esinem & The Rubber Cult who performed a virgin sacrifice for the vampire lord! What a show!!
After the performances it was time to hit that dancefloor and get out those glowsticks! PureFuckingIndustrial runs for the entire night and plays the best industrial dance, and I danced until I dropped!
There is also The Hellfire Room, which plays Alt/gothic and post-punk dance floor, so it was hard to choose which floor to dance on! I was also surprised to see that AC has just opened The Hellhole, which opened at 2am, playing Rock ‘n’ Metal till 6am, so this explained the metallers who attended tonight!
I was pleased to see there was a new Industrial Lounge & Bar, so I went to check it out & it’s lovely!
There is also a Chillout Room, which includes Alice Bizarre make-up stall, and as it was a Vampire Night theme, Father Sebastiaan was busy making custom fit ‘Clan Sabretooth’ fangs! There is also a lovely Thai food stall & free tea and coffee after 3am, served by AC’s famous saucy maid service, who also were happy giving out free condoms and jelly babies!
There is also a new Heated, seated & enclosed downstairs smoking area, which is also a really nice, cosy place to chill and chat with people and is more spacious than the upstairs smoking area, which is always pretty crowded, but with tables and chairs I found myself spending a lot of time downstairs to catch up with friends and get some fresh air after dancing!
Club Antichrist has so much going on that it’s a different night for everyone who attends.
There are some clubbers who don’t leave the dance rooms and for those who aren’t into dancing you can chillout in the other rooms or you can test your limits and enter the The Devil’s Playroom; a PlayPenz-equipped dungeon, hosted by the gorgeous Mistress Rebekka Raynor. For couples who are looking for slightly more privacy, then there is always the Couple’s Darkroom, which is for couples only but has free condoms and tissues available!
It’s so great to have such a friendly club like AC who really do cater for all, as there really is something for everyone and if you’ve not yet attending, I strongly advice that you do.
I can’t wait for the next one!!