An original poster and press release for ‘Danceteria’, a night in McGonagles (previously of South Anne Street) which was launched in October 1981.
Music policy was Stax, Talking Heads, Electronic, Roxy Music, Ze Records, Hot Reggae, 60s Classics, Stevie Wonder – all on a 3,000 watt sound system. Downstairs was the dance floor while upstairs had a wine bar, pool table, football table and a T.V. showing ‘specially compiled music and video tapes’. Compere was stand up comedian Billy McGrath and resident D.J. was Ross Fitzsimons of Hot Press magazine.
It predated seminal dance nights in McGonagles like Club Voodoo and Soul On Ice which came along in the latter half of the decade.
I’m not sure how long the night itself lasted.