Sanctuary Saturday, Vancouver

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23 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC

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    Sanctuary Saturday: Sanctuary Saturday @ Club 23 West

    by leafmcgowan Written Dec 29, 2008

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    Sanctuary Saturday @ Club 23 West
    1st/3rd/5th Saturday every month @ Club 23 West: 23 West Cordova, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Ah, back in the day when I first moved to Vancouver, this was the only Goth/Industrial club I could find in Vancouver late as Y2K was taking place back when it was at the Purple Onion. This fabulous night was established in 1997 and is the longest-running night in Vancouver that's dedicated to the Goth/Industrial/Underground and alternative music culture. DJ Pandemonium who started the night is still keeping it alive and beating serving the best of alternative/synth/electro/new wave/80's/90's/rock/goth/industrial/ebm/ and synthpop. Now joined with DJ's R-Lex, Vortex, Contrasoma and periodic guests; its taken hold on Saturdays instead of Sundays in the infamous thriving ground of Sin City at its home in Club 23 West. Doors at 9 and the party lasts til 3 am. Free before 10, students free till 11, and two-for-one's with cab receipt all night. $6 cover after 10, $1 off if dressed to impress. I've been a fan of this night since early 2000 attending every year since then, when I lived in Vancouver it was a weekly attendance, when living in Seattle it was a bi-monthly venture, and even when I was living in L.A., Miami, and Colorado ... I still came back at least a half a dozen times throughout the year with Sanctuary and Sin City as driving forces to selecting calendar dates to visit. Its a must visit venue for anyone in the underground scene that wants a great place to dance, meet people, and slam some drinks down. Dress to impress! Now with two floors: upstairs and downstairs spinning the best in the dark scene. Rating: 5 stars out of 5. Previous reviews I've written:

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