June 24th 2011
Review & Photography By Jo Blackened
Friday 24th June 2011 saw the 7th Year Birthday Celebration of Club Antichrist with their Circus/Sideshow/Freakshow Themed Event held at Club Colosseum, Vauxhall, London.
Co-founded by Dominic Void, Club AC has become one of Europe’s largest Crossover events; with packed dance floors, including the well known ‘PUREFUCKINGINDUSTRIAL’ and the ‘Hellfire Room’; with some of London’s most established Industrial Dance DJ’s including DJs d.Void, DJX, DJ Stix, D.Void, and Jon Thegoth, AC is now firmly regarded as the Premier Industrial club in the UK.
With now 7 years experience, and booking some amazing alternative acts and bands around it was time for me to go see what all the fuss was about!
This is actually my second time to AC, on arriving to the venue I remembered the entrance well, bringing back fond memories of a fun & drunken night many years ago, I was keen to see if the Venue had changed much since then.
With a friendly greeting & the owners on hand sorting out passes & Guestlists it wasn’t long until I was inside.
The Venue is lovely, small but cosy and intimate, it did take me some time for me to get my bearings but the layout is pretty much in a circle so no matter where you walk, you can always find out where you started off!
Tonight I saw acts from ‘Theatre of Sin’, Wunderkammer; featuring glass eating, glass walking, human blockhead, bed of nails, the human dartboard and hanging a 14lb bowling ball from his ear lobes. Shanklin Freakshow were also on stage with their naked dancing girls, the tattooed girls from the Satan’s Strip Show, aswell as the sleazy electro ‘Mechanical Cabaret’ and performances from, MisSa Blue & Marnie Scarlet.
I liked the fact that all the themes and performance’s tonight were allocated in separate rooms, meaning you could choose what kind of night you wanted. You could choose to stay in the Hell Fire Room with some amazing DJ’s waiting for the bands and performers to take to the stage or you could simply go next door and dance the night away with DJ’s such as Jo the Waiter and Steve Nine!
For those of us with a naughtier side to our nature there is always the Devil’s Playroom, with the Playpenz dungeon hosted by Mistress Rebekka Raynor and Monitors all ready to dish out some punishment for those deserving! With the intimate secluded ‘Couple’s Dark Room’ for those of us who simply cannot control our sexual urges any longer on the comfort of sofa beds, aswell with the Club providing free Condom’s & tissues to those in need!
And those looking for some recovery after all this, there is always the Chillout Room; which is actually open from 8pm, so you’re welcome to arrive early and have a few drinks before the club is open, serving drinks cheaper than pub prices! Also on offer was a Thai food stall, free tea and biscuits and even Maid service after 3am, and again in every room there are DJs playing a selection of more chilled tunes quietly, making it easier to sit and chat!
It wasn’t long until the night was coming to an end & I have to say I had an amazing time, with so much on offer there really is something for everyone here! I was also surprised to see custom made fangs, aswell as FREE birthday cake, usherettes with free sweets, PhotoBooth opportunities, Kitty Minx Vintage Stall, AC merchandise stall, living statues including ‘Sophia Disgrace’, stiltwalkers, ambient anglegrinders aswell as a covered outside smoking area.
Wth the chill-out room opening at 8pm for the pre-meet up drinks with Happy Hour from 8pm-12am, Club open at 10pm and last entry 3am, with the club closing at 6am and tickets at £25, there is no wonder AC Events are always a sell-out especially with their ‘Early Bird’ Tickets and member discounts!
For Marnie Scarlet