Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Weds 13th July: NYC Downlow at Block 9, Glastonbury Festival

 From the shipping-container dressing room to the dancefloor of the NYC Downlow replica relic New York night club - here are the girls that brush the mud off their boots and slip into leopard skin heels to bring the best show to the underground house and techno haven in the hills of Glastonbury Festival.  The nocturnal subterranean slice of gay culture to infiltrate the programming has progressively grown a cult following over the course of its ten year residency, since its inception from Gideon Berger and Steve Gallagher's spin on Burning Man scale entertainment.  
This year had particular poignant importance post Orlando fatalities, with Roger Sanchez dedicating his set to the previous week's atrocity.  It was a very difficult time for everyone to paint lipstick smiles over deep despair but more than ever this was a time for the show to carry on........... to show defiance, solidarity, compassion and come together as one, one love, for once and for all.  

(Photos inc. House of Johnson, MC Gaffy, James Hillard, Jacqui Potato, Rudi Douglas, Annie Pics, Roisin Murphy, Gideon Berger, Shay Shay, Alexus De Luxe, Orange Gina, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Tracy Ermine, Aaron Manhattan)

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