Judith Nichol first started clubbing in the early 1980s, at the tail end of the New Romantic era.
‘I used to go to The Beetroot in Soho…All the big names were there, Sade, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Spandau Ballet… On the table you’d find cards from The Grey Organisation advertising warehouse parties for the following night’.
These parties—held in disused warehouse space around the city—found a home in the King’s Cross area, where empty coal yards and buildings created the perfect spaces for the burgeoning Rave scene.
Big hair and outrageous outfits were all part of the look, but the main reason people went was for the music.
‘It was like a Tardis inside with lot’s of interconnected rooms playing different music…It wasn’t a posy club…most people were dancing.. it really felt you were in a private party’.
Judiths’ love of dancing hasn’t left her, and today she’s hopeful theres more to come.
‘I think there is still another clubbing phase in me…I love dance music.’