Story: Nightclubs

Devotion dance party, 1992 (1st of 3)

Devotion dance party, 1992

In the 1990s gay, lesbian and transgender dance parties were often held in warehouses to accommodate the crowds of queer and heterosexual people that attended. The stage shows were a highlight of the night. Alisdair France, shown here moving a prop into place before Wellington’s 1992 Devotion party, was an organiser and choreographer in the 1990s for Devotion and Auckland’s Hero parties.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Social-Gay-01
Photograph by Mark Coote

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How to cite this page:

Redmer Yska, 'Nightclubs - Nightclub boom, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 5 Sep 2013