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Remembering Cardiff's old clubs: Montys, Smileys, Moon, Revolution...

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by editor, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    ^ I used to run a night at a venue just up the road from that place. The Warm As Toast Cafe (TWAT Cafe). Happy times :)

    There was an excellent warehouse party that used to go on in the 2nd hand furniture/clothes shop on the same street.
     
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  2. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    The TWAT. I remember that place.

    Didn't they have on the menu the 'As Good as Ramones breakfast'.

    I had one. It wasn't.
     
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  3. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Jah Scouse's - now been turned into a Tesco :(
     
  4. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Square Club
    Metros
    GW's
    Hippo
    Grown up things
     
  5. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Did the same in the hippo club, there was frozen burgers in the freezer so they could be served, nobody ever asked for one.
     
  6. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I remember Andy the bouncer offering me a slice of pizza once. I just looked at him gone off
     
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  7. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Andy got blood all over my posh white daps one night, 3 blokes came in thinking they where the bollocks, one took a swing at Andy and landed a punch knocking his glasses off..... the next thing i knew was all three of them where on the floor and bleeding and Andy hadn't taken another hit..... two of them had to be carried out, the other one ran.

    :D to be fiar tho, in all my time there i only ever saw trouble 2-3 times.
     
  8. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Was there every Fri and Sat from when it opened for two years and never saw one bit of trouble
     
  9. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    I was there every Friday and some Saturdays, played the odd set in the Chillout on Saturday nights, still hang about with most of the staff, best days of my life in there :D
     
  10. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I'd most likely recognise you
     
  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    you guys not met?
     
  12. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Don't think so, but memory isn't one of my key skills
     
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Cardiff xmas 'drink'?
     
  14. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Yea. I'll be up for just about any going out after Monday
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  16. junglevip

    junglevip Marijuana leads to heron

    Loved them TWAT! Preferred the tuck in to new ramones:)
     
  17. junglevip

    junglevip Marijuana leads to heron

    Hippo:)
    Bogiez:hmm: - Never went
     
  18. junglevip

    junglevip Marijuana leads to heron

  19. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    faces init ;)
     
  20. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    A mate dragged me along to see Slayer play at Bogiez circa 1986/7. I thought they were hilarious. :D

    Quite handy that was.

    Though I did get my front tooth chipped there when some over-enthusiastic dancer exited the tiny dance floor rather too quickly and bumped the pint glass from which I was supping into my face about 3 in the morning.
     
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  21. junglevip

    junglevip Marijuana leads to heron

    I would have liked to have seen slayer actually
     
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Tiny? That would be the downstairs cellar one then.

    Upstairs one was just about big enough to swing a small cat.
     
  23. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    That was it. ISTR lots of pine wood, Fairground Attraction and The Cure.
     
  24. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  25. Yr Ellyll Goch.

    Yr Ellyll Goch. Dysgwr Cymraeg.

    I used to go to Smileys, The Moon, The Lions Den, The Terminus, and later, Bogiez and the Square Club, had some great times in all of them. (especially shagging in the alcoves upstairs in Smileys, but thats another story :oops:)

    I was talking to Andy Franklin (Bogiez bouncer) on Sunday, i'll ask him if he remembers decking those two guys next time i see him..
     
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  26. Yr Ellyll Goch.

    Yr Ellyll Goch. Dysgwr Cymraeg.

    I have just been talking with Andy Franklin, (and his new young lady this afternoon) and yeah, he still remembers getting really pissed off with those dickheads who broke his spec's.
     
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  27. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Tell him he owes me £10 for dry cleaning ;)
     
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  28. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    and ask him why he threw me out of the Philharmonic whilst you're there
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I used to play gigs at the Pig & Whistle.
     
  30. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member


    Rajah's closed under pretty sad circumstances. It's re-opened as the Rockin' Chair. Pretty empty most of the time. The only real difference is that the tables ain't bolted to the floor any more
     

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