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OUT IN THE CITY: ACCESS ALL AREAS APRIL 2012


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L-R: Mark Ames and DJ Phil


XXL XXL HAS UPPED


STICKS, SAYING ‘GOODBYE’ TO ARCADIA AND ‘HELLO’ TO A NEW RESIDENCY AT SUPERCLUB PULSE…


Mid-March found us journeying down to Southwark to visit London superclub Pulse. The reason? The gigantic relaunch of XXL! The world’s biggest weekly bears club, but with the move to the 5,000-capacity Pulse, it can now officially claim to be the world’s biggest weekly gay night! Promoter Mark Ames, who runs both Pulse and former XXL home Arcadia, had been considering the move for some time, but his mind was made up when Network Rail identified structural problems at Arcadia and decided the venue was unsuitable for housing loud sound systems. Happily, there are no such problems at the enormous Pulse. The relaunch night was a huge success, with the venue’s lights, laser and sounds systems all being put through their paces. DJs Logan and Phil Marriott (Gaydar) ruled over the main floor with a heavy selection of uplifting anthems (resident jock Christian was ill on the evening – get well soon!), while Joe Egg spun the more eclectic and retro selection in the smaller arch. The venue also features perhaps the best garden area of any club in London, with an expanse of luxurious sofas for those who want to take the weight of their feet. XXL returns to Pulse every Saturday, with the smaller midweek session on a Wednesday. Expect a big Easter bash on Saturday 7 April. www.xxl-london.com


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