Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Time to Dance Again!

A scene from the nightclub in "The Last Days of Disco."

Caught the late-1990s film, "The Last Days of Disco," on the Style Channel Sunday and it totally made me nostalgic for nightclubs pre-bottle service again.

The movie's crammed with juicy club scenes that make me yearn for a place to go where everyone's deliciously glam and obviously having a great time on the dance floor.

Chicago's Limelight and Shelter—dance clubs that raged in the late 1980s and 1990s respectively—are two of the spots that come to mind in comparison to the movie.

Incidentally, some reunions are reportedly underway later this year.

Former Chicago nightlife impresario BJ Murray, who now resides in Manhattan, is currently scouting for a location for a massive Limelight reunion in downtown Chicago.

During its heyday (it's now home to Excalibur/Vision), Murray served as the gatekeeper for the celebrity-ridden spot, and rubbed elbows with the likes of Tina Turner, Oprah, Sean Connery, Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, John Hughes, Eric Clapton, Eddie Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Andy Warhol, Bruce Willis and Gianni Versace.

And Carol Johnson, who worked a number of years at Shelter, says a reunion is also planned for the former nightclub that resided in the West Loop at 564 W. Fulton.

Even though the venue also played host to a number of visiting stars (Prince, Pet Shop Boys, A Tribe Called Quest and Sandra Bullock, to name a few), it was most notorious for its vibrant club kid scene.

We cannot wait to see what happens, and will keep you updated!


BJ Murray said...

thats why i i looooooove ya soooooo much my sista....the only Celeb missing in that day was you.... muaaaaah oxoxxo....

BJ Murray said...

ps...Russ Brunelli....Tom Doody....Rae Schiff....Downtown Melissa Brown...Richard Knight.....and like 100 hundred former employees expected to attend and have a feeling we might have like 8000 people outside that nite as we did opening nite

ps....You're The O.G. Carrie Bradshaw....right onnnnnnn oxo

312 Dining Diva said...


I LOOOOOOVE it! OG Carrie B.!