Clubland- The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture by way of Frank Owen
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Overview: Outrageous events. Brazen drug use. Fantastical costumes. Celebrities. Wannabes. Gender-bending membership children. Pulse-pounding beats. Sinful orgies. Botched police raids. Depraved criminals. Murder.
Welcome to the decadent nineties membership scene.
In 1995, journalist Frank Owen started researching a tale on Special Ok, a dressmaker drug that fueled the after-midnight membership scene. He went to shop for and pattern the drug on the the world over infamous Limelight, a crumbling church transformed right into a Manhattan disco, the place captivating track, ecstatic dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted lengthy traces of hopeful onlookers. Owen found out a global the place reckless hedonism used to be increased to an artwork shape, and the place the ever-accelerating birthday party in the end spun out of regulate within the fingers of infamous membership proprietor Peter Gatien and his minions. In Clubland, Owen finds how a deadly drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fable, and the way, when the lighting got here up, their excesses left numerous sufferers of their wake.
Praised for his risk-taking and exhilarating writing taste, Frank Owen has spawned a hybrid of literary nonfiction and true crime, taking pictures the zeitgeist of a global that emerged within the spirit of “peace, love, solidarity and appreciate,” and resulted in tragedy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Philosophy > Popular Culture