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The GLBT-owned and operated Saloon has been a Twin Cities fixture for over three decades, offering an entertainment repertoire that caters to everyone from casual pubgoers to bear enthusiasts to diehard party boys. Traditional pursuits like karaoke and house-heavy DJ nights are augmented by more unique offerings like go-go "shower dancers" and Glee viewing nights. While the bar is a popular party focus, a recently added lounge section in the back of the building gives a more relaxed alternative to the crowded dancefloor.
Event Review: Goth Prom IX: Apocalypse
The end of the world is best observed with celebration! One of the best free 18+ dance nights in town, Hard Mondays and the Saloon present this year’s Goth Prom.
Industrial Club DJ END: the DJ from California guest stars, along with local regular DJs Noise and Nitrogen, DJ Fenris, and DJ DV8 - among them spinning Rhythmic Noise, Aggrotech, Hardstyle, EBM, Industrial, Goth, and Death-rock. Be there at 10 PM so you don’t miss aerial acrobatics by A-Frame and Zyra of The Stomping Ground circus school. This community-organized event also offers fervid, millinarian decor and games of skill, with proceeds benefitting The Aliveness Project.
Prizes come from local and national retail sponsors including Magus Books & Herbs, vintage shop Tatters, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, Eye of Horus, punk boutique Errant Gear, alt clothing website Cryoflesh, local label Shinto Records, Monster Ink Tattoo, Hair Police, Twin Cities Magic and Costume, Clubhouse Jäger, and more.
Whether your world ends in fire or ice, with a bang or a whimper, bring your date, or find one there.
Find us on facebook for more details, photos from previous years, and to learn more about prizes and our great sponsors.
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