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

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  1. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yes, possibly not the same ones but that's around the time of the last decent ones i remember
    Penarth rd opposite the sorting office and it snowed
     
  2. Ralph Llama

    Ralph Llama ERROR 23 : DEFAULT MODE NETWORK COMPROMISED Banned

    Oh yer... 9 bar ToothDust ItsyBitsy n trigger... i think . I remember the atmosphere being fantastic !
    Do you remember the milk floats at the dairy partry ?:D
     
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  3. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Top party. I was most impressed that some of the floats still had a bit of charge in 'em for the lights

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  4. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Yea, that one was round Xmas time if I remember right
     
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  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yes, very much so! :D
    a kiddie had to be stopped driving one into the walls
     
  6. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    i was on the door when plod turned up and they just wanted us to get a car moved that was blocking the lane
    after asking how many in the building
    then they left us alone! :cool:
     
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  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Seamus??
     
  8. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    i was actually allowed to play a short set at that!! :) despite the techno snobs grumbling
    no such luck at the dairy party tho
     
  9. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I remember a rig out the back playing jungle in the dairy
     
  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah, that had a variation but all the rigs had their dj's sorted
     
  11. Ralph Llama

    Ralph Llama ERROR 23 : DEFAULT MODE NETWORK COMPROMISED Banned

    I was just gutted we got evicted before we got all the milk float batteries... was having it.... and we had the best door crews ever TBF so nice one!
    Is that you Seamus ... WOW ! How are yer ?
     
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :D was asking if you were Seamus! no I am not
     
  13. Ralph Llama

    Ralph Llama ERROR 23 : DEFAULT MODE NETWORK COMPROMISED Banned

    No. Ahhh . Wonder where he went. He was always so calm , had some crazy ideas, but didnt we all :D
     
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  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    init! I wonder sometimes where he went too
     
  15. Ralph Llama

    Ralph Llama ERROR 23 : DEFAULT MODE NETWORK COMPROMISED Banned

    hopfully he`s made it to India where he is now being worshipped like a god for his spiritual prowess... which he did have i think
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  17. phoenixlily

    phoenixlily Active Member

    nogojones I was at that party! Memories are sketchy but someone definitely drove me around in a milk float for a bit ...



     
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  18. Ianto

    Ianto New Member

    Great memories, anybody remember a club called Buzz where the women behind the bar served in Swimsuits, can't remember where it was but I remember the attire strangely Must have been 1988-89?
     
  19. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Church Street.
    Not just the women wore swimsuits.

    I knew a guy who worked there as a flair cocktail maker. He was from a well off family but he was none too bright.

    The guys didn’t have to get up on the bar and dance in their suitsuits though.

    I also knew two of the women that worked there. One hated it and one liked it.

    It was a real meat market of a place.
     
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  20. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have thought it was like that from the above description.

    And frankly Gromit I'm quite shocked and suprised that you of all people even knew of such a place
     
  21. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I knew of it. I didn't go because... well swimsuits... Tacky
     
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    If it was a bar in Cardiff in the 80’s then I knew it and most of the clubs.

    If you think what you heard above is bad it got worse. When it started the entertainment was music and dancing swimsuited women. When that got old they got some drag acts in (this is the period I used to go as they were really good). When that got old it was Club 18-30 type sex games (no I never went then). Then the council found out and put a stop to that. Then they applied for a topless licence. The council said no. Then the place pretty much died.

    It’s one redeeming feature was that the club contained a K6 telephone kiosk to the standard design of Sir Giles Gilbert Scot with a Tudor Crown.
     
  23. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Was Buzz the one opposite the Old A, in the old Criterion Berni Inn premises?
     
  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    The other side of the road from the Old A and down some stairs (basement bar). No idea what was there before.
     
  25. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Thats the place, was a Berni Inn.
     
  26. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Oh, I have been there :hmm:

    Ended up there on acid one boxing day in the early 90's as there was nothing else open. Playing shit RnB and getting daggers off the regulars. We only stayed for one. Can't remember anyone in swimsuits though
     

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