EDIT: All-ages goth night starting in Virginia.

May 20, 2009

While talking with Lori-Beth at Spellbound last weekend she brought up something that had been bumping around in the back of my head for a while, which was that northern Virginia and Washington, DC had some great club nights for older folks - Spellbound, Midnight, Umlaut, what have you - but nothing for the younger folks who aren't of legal age (regardless of whether or not they want to drink). These days, it's harder to sneak into clubs when you're still in high school because most every club really does check ID these days. Not that I'd know or anything...

Starting at Jaxx (6355 Rolling Road; West Springfield, VA; 222152; phone 703-569-5940) on the 22nd of May (this coming Friday) will be Sanctuary, an all-ages goth/industrial club night. The cover charge will be $10us, and the bar at Jaxx will be fenced off so folks under the age of 21 will be able to get in. Transept of Spellbound is the DJ in residence, and will be playing a mix of newer and older tracks. On 5 June 2009 and thereafter Sanctuary will move to Monday nights and run from 8:00pm until 12:00am, still all ages. Perfect for folks like me, who have to get up at 0600 for work the next morning.

Dress to die for. I know I'll be breaking out my best this upcoming weekend...