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Slimelight

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The Slimelight Club is the longest running Goth nightclub in the world. It is a members only club thats, open every Saturday from 10pm to 7.30am (when the Tube starts running) with 3 floors playing music genres such as Goth, industrial, techno and noise.

It is currently (2005) located at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, London, UK where it has been for several years, though it has had a number of other locations previously. The building the club is situated in was an abandoned industrial complex and the club started out as a regular squat party.

The club's facilities were rather basic when it was first started in the late 1980s, perhaps one reason for naming the club the "Slimelight," though this is also a parody of another London club's name that was famous at the time, The Limelight. Over the years the club has been renovated and upgraded to feature all the mod cons of a proper nightclub, however it retains much of its decaying, abandoned feeling, due partly to the architecture and partly the state of disrepair of some facilities.

The club claims a membership of around 10,000 people worldwide, and has a loyal following of regulars who go every week. Originally the club had a policy of "bring your own booze", but recently due to licensing laws the club has had to clamp down on this, and have installed proper bars, serving alcoholic beverages until 2am and soft drinks until 7:15am.

The club was mentioned by the goth metal band Killing Miranda in their song "The Ballad of Torrens Street".

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