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Old New Romantics - Where do they hang out?

  • 05-08-2022 10:35pm
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    Are there any places in Dublin or Cork (or Ireland for that matter) that play decent 80's new romantic music (Spandau, Visage, Duran, etc) and fans can dress up and dance and hang out?

    We need more kilts, head bands, and pixie boots. Proper hairstyles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,087 ✭✭✭Jequ0n

    It rubs the lotion on the skin…

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,596 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    Imagine if you married one of the staff?

    "You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you ..."

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    No. There's barely rock/metal bars where you won't be seen as very weird for wearing that type of attire.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21

    Little Ukraine is in vogue at the moment. Try there op.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR

    I used play at a quality 80s night in The Grand Social called Temptation.

    Covid stopped it in its tracks. Hopefully we might get it going again.

    Sample setlist from February 2016

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Radio Prague

    Human League – Being Boiled (1982 Stereo Remix)

    John Foxx – Underpass

    Gary Numan – We Are Glass

    Depeche Mode – Photographic

    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Happy House

    The Cure – The Walk

    Adam and The Ants – Dog Eat Dog

    Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (7″ Mix)

    Rock Steady Crew – (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew (Single Version)

    Freeez – I.O.U. (Single Version)

    Shannon – Let The Music Play (Radio Mix)

    Prince – Dirty Mind (7″ Edit)

    Madonna – Everybody

    Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Extended Version)


    Squeeze – Squabs On Forty Fab

    New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Remix)

    and January 2020

    Cry Before Dawn – Girl In The Ghetto (Remix)

    Cocteau Twins – Carolyn’s Fingers

    Red Box – Chenko (Original 1983 7″)

    Wire – Kidney Bingos

    The Fall – Victoria

    Elvis Costello – Veronica

    Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth (7″ Mix)

    Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling

    They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng


    Everything But The Girl – Night And Day

    Billy Bragg – A New England

    The Housemartins – Think For A Minute (Single Version)


    The Beautiful South – You Keep It All In

    Aztec Camera – Pillar To Post (7″ Version)

    Prefab Sprout – Don’t Sing

    The Go-Betweens – Bye Bye Pride

    Style Council – A Solid Bond In Your Heart

    The Blades – The Last Man In Europe

    Microdisney – Town To Town

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,171 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    Unfortunately no. Even the gay venues I know are all Rihanna and bad contemporary pop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭Roxxers

    in hairy fannies

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,902 ✭✭✭✭anewme

    Great set list above!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,184 ✭✭✭riclad

    Forums, reddit, I can't think of a nightclub. that just plays 80s music, most want to attract young people who like whatever is in the charts, popular on tiktok, YouTube., theres 80s bands that still tour , do zoomers even know what a new romantic is? The only gay venue I know is the George, but I'm not an expert on nightclubs, venues,

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    Try the cellar in the international any night of the week insofar as they encourage all types of alternative music performances etc.

    Avoid Rihanna and mod pop hellholes like the plague, so true funny how it seems.

    If you like a style of dressing or living don't look around to scratch your itch, be it and wear it. This is the next century, where the universe is free, oh how you like to sing along, even though the words are wrong.... mid eighties fashion is awesome, I see young student babes wearing 20 hole Dock Martens on the Bus in the morning. Albeit squeaky clean ones, Docks should be scuffed up to fook , like they never left the carpet all night....

    Don't forget you are Gold, always believe in your soul , you've got the power to know.... you're indestructible , ( cringefest , apols )