London’s Latest Bi Thing
It was great! I only danced to one and a half songs, but that was because of my physical limitations: I’d happily have danced to loads more. The venue was unintimidating; the music was deliberately on the quiet end of the danceable spectrum so people could choose whether to chat or dance. The (very enthusiastic) DJ played a mixture of stuff from ABBA, through Pet Shop Boys and Scissor Sisters and some indie-sounding stuff I recognised, to pop and electronica that I didn’t recognise but that pulled the young people onto the dance floor.
Many people came – I don’t know what the venue cost, but it looked like a very successful event, many people there yet not too crowded. I knew a few people (maybe 10%?) and there were quite a few more that I recognised from BiFest, Pride or parties, but I reckon about half the people there I didn’t recognise at all, which is brilliant – maybe breaking some of the barriers between mostly-separated bi scenes?
Practicalities: there was a games room that was kept quiet (although I stayed in the main room so I don’t know what it was like). It was necessary to go through the loud(ish) space to get to the bar but not to get to the toilets.
It’s not wheelchair-accessible, unless there’s a back entrance I didn’t spot.
We stayed until a bit before midnight, when more people were still arriving. Next time I’d like to go with more energy and stay for longer (it’s open til 2am).
You should come too!