All The Clubs Have Been Knocked Down


From top: Hangar, Andrews Lane, Dublin 2 last August; District 8 (ex-Tivoli Theatre), Francis Street, The Liberties, Dublin 8 yesterday



District 8?

26 thoughts on “All The Clubs Have Been Knocked Down

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Government leaving the youth on the shelf.

      Bye bye Tivoli. Glad I caught Toots & the Maytals there a few months back for da memories.

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Is District 8 the Tivoli theatre? I remember getting the train all the way up to Dublin back in the day to watch Othello there when I was doing my leaving cert. The whole audience of teens sniggering merrily when Lodovico said “Oh bloody period”. Good times.

    1. rotide

      yeah, the Tivoli was great. ironic to see millennials getting teary eyed over a club that existed for about 6 years and replaced such a storied venue

  2. tom

    This is the nature of clubbing. Every generation has its venues they miss.

    For me the best times were had in Switch, Metropolitan, Twisted Pepper and McGruders.

    1. pedeyw

      McGruders was grim. I remember playing a halloween gig there and coming back the next day to pick up the gear and finding the same people from the night before propping up the place looking suspiciously like they hadn’t left.

  3. Clampers Outside !

    Best gig I was at in the TIVOLI was Moby in 1993…. he pulled out the guitar and started into some stonking hard metal, leaving barely six or seven on the floor flippin’ out and then the floor filled as quickly again… and the place went nuts…some feckin’ rush, and what a memory :)

  4. Grace

    Ah there will be another crash along before we know it, and the resulting empty and desolate spaces will be only perfect for the clubs etc

  5. Scundered

    Ah that’s sad to see, the Tivoli was my first trip to Dublin, playing as part of the support band for The Damned, good times.

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