ONLY THE LONELY
A couple of years back we interviewed Cliff, one of the DJs from Feeling Gloomy, about what inspired the dreary, yet totally fun, party based in London and he said: “I was lying on my bed with no job, no girlfriend, and about to turn 30. I thought, ‘What’s the bloody point?’ Then ‘There Is a Light’ by the Smiths came on the radio.” Two years since the dudes of Feeling Gloomy launched their first party in New York, they’re still making the hopeless romantics and goth-at-heart cheery, so to speak, on both sides of the Atlantic, pumping out the hits by David Bowie, Echo and the Bunnymen, Radiohead, and many more that’ll have you swaying on the dance floor. And if you’re too shy, then perhaps the open vodka bar will help matters. After all, in the eternal words of Morrissey, “Shyness is nice, and/ Shyness can stop you/ From doing all the things in life/ You’d like to.”
Sat., Dec. 10, 11 p.m., 2011
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