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Goin' Steady @ The Boat

Everyone favourite 50's party, Goin' Steady, returned to The Boat Friday for a wild night of retro threads and hep kids gettin' down to the 50's sound.

The Birddog DJs: Matt Cully, Wolfgang Nessel and Lou Calabro, in associations with The Concrete Arts Collective have been throwing Goin' Steady 50's themed parties since August.

Initially, both the promoters and the venue seemed unable to handle the overwhelming popularity of these events, which brought both celebrities and unbearable overcrowding to The Boat. A venue switch to Footwork, a larger techno club, was attempted for the previous Goin' Steady party back in December. Although they did a good job of dressing up Footwork, the venue still seemed far too sterile, and the location was less appealing than Kensington Market. This was reflected in the poor turnout and weak vibe.

The Boat might be a small dive with unreliable sound and poor lighting, but all these things add to its charm and make you feel like you might have actually been transported back to some underground party back in your grandparent's era. The vibe was back Friday night as the venue quickly reached capacity. Party goers dressed to the nines and got down and dirty to the wee hours of the morning.

Goin' Steady will be back at The Boat in March. Stay tuned for details.


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