Liverpool’s Cream opened on this day in 1992…

Before there was Creamfields, or Cream Ibiza, there was Cream, the hedonistic nightspot on Liverpool’s Wolstenholme Square, which opened on this day, 17 October, in 1992. One of the first

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Water, water everywhere… and not a drop to drink

One of the most-read articles on 909originals over the past year was about the availability (or lack thereof) of free water in clubs, and whether nightclub owners are unnecessarily putting

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Check out this news report on Liverpool’s Cream nightclub in its mid-90s heyday… [February 1995]

Founded in October 1992 in Liverpool, Cream is still one of the biggest names in clubland, and while its residency at Nation lasted a little under a decade, the brand

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The Ormond… 21 years gone, but not forgotten

One of Dublin’s most iconic clubbing venues, The Ormond Multimedia Centre, shut its doors for the last time 21 years ago today, 14 June 1997. Over four years, the venue

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Legendary Belgian techno club Fuse opened its doors 24 years ago this week. Here’s a documentary about how it all came together… [April 1994]

Paris has Le Grand Rex, Berlin has Tresor, and Brussels has Fuse. The legendary Belgian techno club opened its doors 24 years ago this week (on 16 April to be

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20 years ago this week, legendary gay club Heaven entered a new era… [April 1998]

Before there were gay clubs, there was Heaven. The London club, which opened in 1979, was considered a game changer in terms of tolerance and acceptance of the gay community.

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Check out this video from the opening party of The Kitchen nightclub in Dublin… [February 1994]

Despite operating for just over eight years (I had the pleasure of working there for three of them), The Kitchen Nightclub was arguably the best purpose-built venue in Dublin’s clubbing

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Annie Mac has a point about mobile phones, but cigarettes on the dancefloor were much worse…

Annie Mac got a lot of coverage last week for her comments on the use of mobile phones in clubs, in an interview with Music Week. “I noticed a distinct

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Why one- or two-hour DJ sets just don’t cut it… [October 1993]

There are few things more frustrating than having to persevere with a seemingly-endless procession of support DJs while waiting for a headline act to take to the decks. Worth the

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The must visit nightclubs… of 1996 [January 1997]

Were things really better in the 90s? A quick glance at Mixmag’s list of the Top 15 Clubs of 1996 would indicate that the answer is undoubtedly in the affirmative.

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