another night club I went to in Norwich was called the jarkard was very dodgy nightclub one guy had a gun on the inside of his jacket. My friend said he was a pimp. I was pissed and did not even know who i was talking to. Did see Jools holland in their once.
I think this is the place I was only 14 when I went in their maybe 16.
I don't remember any being dodgy, well apart from the bouncers at Pleasuredrome and then Bowlers who liked kicking the door in the toilets open if you were taking a dump, or making your male mates strip off so they could perve over them, probably. Not sure how I missed that as I was there that night (and every other), but I must have gone outside before those of my mates were collared then stripped
Heard mates say afterwards that Angels, Hippodrome and one or two others were dodgy with gangs operating openly, but I loved these clubs when we went and I was oblivious to it all, so might just have been something and nothing :crazy:
Gang violence got so bad it got shut down. I only went twice, the first time I went (mid 90s), some crackhead kids from somewhere like moss side sucker punched me in the side of the head (!) and did the same or worse to another poor dude who walked in the same toilets. Luckily, the bouncers did turf the little feckers out after that, so I can't have been the only one on the receiving end of their abuse, was never very keen on it again after that, mind you, bolton had it's fair share of shitholes, think every northern town did.
Doncaster Warehouse 1993 - Watched a bouncer pin a guy to the wall by his throat about 6 inches off the ground.
Uprising at The Adelphi in Sheffield about 1995 - Parked up and massive bang on the back of the car which turned out to be a lad getting slammed into it. Got out and the fighting continued a lad got KO'd and the lad that did it took some steps back made a Tarzan roar, ran and 2 footed jumped onto the lads head.
Then we went inside and obviously sat in somebodies spot as I had a thick glass ashtray thrown at me. Then to finish off the night went outside and the car had been broken into and all our tapes nicked.
The Colosseum in Stockton - Was extremely shady aswell. Most bouncers were absolute lunatic North East gangsters, a lad had an asthma attack on the dancefloor and was carted outside and thrown in a nearby garden and died.
The odd thing is you kinda got used to it all but looking back :naughty: