Would You Go Clubbing BEFORE Work?

Somewhere in the Bethnal Green area of London is Oval Space, a dance club that opens for people who want to dance before work.  From Yahoo! News:

London (AFP) – At dawn before commuting to his job in London’s business district Canary Wharf, 26-year-old Nathaniel Hone joins hundreds of revellers at a dance party fuelled only by coffee and smoothies.

At 6:15 am in trendy Bethnal Green, where art galleries prevail over the franchises common elsewhere in the capital, the dark streets are almost deserted under the drizzle on a recent visit.

At the end of an alleyway lined with graffiti of wide-eyed owls runs the Regent’s Canal, overlooked by the metal skeleton of an old gasworks, shaped like an amphitheatre.

A line of morning revellers is waiting patiently at the entrance of the Oval Space, a 560 square metre (6,000 square foot) venue with the feel of an old warehouse.

Welcome to “Morning Gloryville”: an alcohol-free disco held before party-goers head to work.

Seriously? Yep.  Read the whole story here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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