Posts Tagged ‘Madonna’

Defunct 1980s dance club: Danceteria

November 12, 2008

If you considered yourself a club kid in the 1980s, you probably remember Danceteria—one of those venues, like the Mudd Club, Area, and the Palladium, considered  vital part of New York’s downtown music and art scene.

This ad is from the East Village Eye, December 1985:


Danceteria existed at a couple of different locations before settling on 21st Street in the Flatiron District until its demise in 1986. It had a good run: a scene from Desperately Seeking Susan was filmed there, and it helped launch Madonna’s career.

Clubbing with Madonna in 1984

July 8, 2008

She was already famous by October 1984 when these party pictures ran in a downtown art-music-fashion newspaper called NY Talk. But she still had street cred; this is pre-Sean Penn wedding mania and very pre-Kabbalah Madonna, after all.

The caption (unfortunately cut off) reads “Madonna at a party for Amadeus at the Limelight.”

Area, Limelight, and Pizza a Go-Go…they’re in the dustbin of New York City ’80s clubs history.