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Nottingham! Rock City!
Rock City (Nottingham)
Member Name: RiotGrrly
Rock City (Nottingham)
Date: 14/09/01, updated on 14/09/01 (260 review reads)
Advantages: Good music, Good vibe
Disadvantages: Fat girls dancing, Prices
If you approach Nottingham via the Mansfield Road, Talbot Street is a turning on the left. Keep an eye out for it, it creeps up on you. There is a multi story car park at the top of Talbot Street which is the best, if not the only place to park.
Rock City, due to it being licensed, is for 18's and over. With the exception of regular bag searches, security can be quite lax and I have only known one occaison where anyone has been ID'd. That said, it pays to be nice to the bouncers because I know of a lad who got thrown down the stairs and barred from an OMS gig. I don't remember why.
Leave your nice clothes at home - especially trousers - because Rock City Scum will never leave your clothes. I also tend to reek of draw for several days afterwards.
"Downstairs" at Rock City is a small room with its own bar. It's good to go and chill out there after a gig and less well-known bands play down there. After a Less Than Jake gig, I saw Orange Goblin. The Rig is a separate club (it does not open when City opens) but entry to City gets you into the Rig. This is where you can find fans of "hair metal".
Upstairs is the main stage. There is a food bar there as well but the prices are extortionate. Two sets of stairs lead up to the balcony. There's a bar up there ( I believe there's one to the side of the main stage but I'm always drunk, I can never remember). There are always huge crushes at the bar: be warned.
Thursday night is Student Night. Entry is about £2 with an NUS card and the drinks are cheap. The crowd on these nights doesn't tend to be specifically goth/punk/skate etc. so the music is doesn't tend to be specifically metal/punk etc.
Gigs take place throughout the week. If you attend a gig on a Saturday night then you don't have to pay any extra to stay on for the club night. If you don't attend the Saturday night gig but want to go to the club night, do
n't bother turning up until about eleven. Which is nice because you can sit in the Old Angel for a bit. The band that plays that night tends to reflect the type of music played at the club night. The rest of the time, it's the DJ's tastes.
Just no one mention my attempts at ska-dancing.