Back on the 29th July I took yet another journey into the night to relive my youth back at a location I had frequented many times in my late teens and early twenties. The Emporium in Coalville, Leicestershire for Passion.
Passion has been going strong now for over 20 years as a club brand that mainly focuses on the trance end of the dance music genres. The Emporium club itself has often been the subject of conversion to apartments, but it’s never happened, was close once, which even resulted in a last ever Passion at the emporium, but it’s since returned. I’m sure no one finds anything like that surprising these days. After all, I’ve been to Black Sabbath’s last ever concert on 3 separate occasions!!
Unlike the last Passion classics I went too, back in early February 2016 which was at Loughborough University (and also the night that saw me eventually begin suffering with constant Tinnitus) this one was just JFK on the decks for the whole night, and the stipulation was that everything had to be on vinyl. This is possibly due to a complaint that the previous Classics event had too many modern re-works of older tunes. So if everything had to be on vinyl, then we were potentially looking at nothing newer than 2006ish when the Pioneer CDJs truly took over from the Technic 1210s.
Arriving around 10pm, the place was surprsingly quite, but it did start to get much busier come midnight. It was good to bump into a few people from my days of being at Godskitchen every week as well.
Plenty of great tunes were played, and plenty of hands in the air moments too, as per this picture that was took of the back of my head!
We left about 3am, mainly because I had a job interview on Monday morning, and didn’t want to turn the whole of Sunday into a zombie day! (I got the job by the way, so perhaps I should go clubbing before every job interview)
Some small clips from my Instagram page below: