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Shindig @ Foundation (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

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Commercial dance and chart music with guest DJ's every Saturday night from 10pm - 3am.
57-59 Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 261 8985

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      10.02.2009 11:37
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      come and see for your self !!

      Newcastle .. party central or full of chav's ? Newcastle has been known for a while now of being party city where a lot of Stag and Hens go for the weekend .You can stay for roughly £60 a night in the city centre at a holiday inn or you can go further out of town and stay in Whitley bay at a local B&B for roughly about £30 a night - whitely bay has a lively night life as well but also a train ( the metro ) service that's gets you in to town relatively easy. So what's in Newcastle that entices so many people to come here at the weekends... We have millions of bars catering for every taste in music, cost and clientele so here are a couple o If your into your cheesy pop and cheap drinks the Bigg market is your cup of tea !- its got a string of 90's music bars (pop world, Flares , Lennon's etc ) which sell Elvis glass , afro wigs, white gloves ( Michael Jackson ) to entertain you - we've all done it once in our life's so do turn your nose up !! o If you like the upper class bars we have bedroom , living room , Perdu which its very posh , quite expensive but not as in your face as the cheesy Places and wont get stuck to the floor !!! ( these bars are just off the Bigg Market near the train station ) o If you enjoy normal bars with a twist then the Quayside is your thing , it has a nice mix of up to date bars, strange little pubs and a really good atmosphere . its on the quay side ( hence the name ) so you get to see the sites too , The Tyne bridge being one and the sage too !! culture as well as a corona !!! o If you like your indie, drum and bass music head to world head quarters , mystic ballroom or calling academy as there is always something going on at any of them ! o If you like your rock pop up to the Haymarket and go the percy arms - local pub big on Rock and then to Trillians and then Legends where you will be able to listen to your rock till your ears bleed !! Its not just the bars - we have hyena a comedy club , the gate which has a cinema , lots of restaurants and a couple of bars ( mainly for the boys if I do says so but has a massive tiger tiger one the side which is good ) , Millions of Restaurants ranging from Thai to Indian to Chinese to tapas - you name it we have it !!! and of course the good old Newcastle stadium to watch the footy !!!! We have Go-karting in Gateshead and paintballing available and lots of beauty places for pampering if that's your thing ( Men as well !!! ) and I can guarantee there is something for everyone ! I will say if your heading for the big Market it will open your eyes - just like every big city we have a large population of Chav's causing havoc - I firmly believe you only get hassle if your looking for it - I have lived her for 6 years and never had any hassle ( touch wood ) .It can be a bit expensive but what weekend away isn't really !! just make sure you have enough money to do everything that is available An Average weekend I believe will cost £200 for a good weekend !!! Come and see for your self !! x

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        25.12.2001 21:55
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        This club might not be as big as Cream or Gatecrasher, but it pulls in much better crowds in my opinion! Being a much smaller club, the atmosphere is very well contained. This club is a testament to the fact that Geordies know better than anyone how to party - that's why we were voted 6th most partying city in the world. Gatecrasher is full of baby-clubbers, who wear beads and t-shirts with silly faces on and glowsticks thinking they are "original". Other clubs make you dress as if you are going to a wedding just to get in. Foundation is the perfect medium. No tossers with frills and beads and spiky hair, but at the same time, jeans are not scoffed at, and shirts are not over-encouraged. The sound system is legendary, mainly because it's a small club with a damn good sound system. My mate, who DJ's around Newcastle's clubs and has DJ'd in other major cities, claims Foundation has excellent equipment. The lighting is good, but not incredible. No lasers or anything here, but it's enough. Here is what DJ Tiesto had to say about Foundation: ----------------------- (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/dance/anthems_tour_newcastle.shtml) "Well what a night we had on the second leg of the Dance Anthems tour last night, Newcastle showed us why they've earned their place as the home of Love Parade 2001 by being so up for it there was sweat dripping off the ceiling. The Foundation nightclub, home of Shindig, was packed to capacity by the time I arrived around 7pm. By the time we went on air at the later time of 9pm the place was rocking big time." Vincent De Moor and DJ Tiesto, who were really flying the flag for Holland, put on Stirling performances whipping the crowd into a frenzy. DJ Tiesto who has been whisked into remix stardom following his inspirational mix of Delirium's 'Silence' told me later that he was blown away by the reception of the Newcastle crowd. "So what made the night special for me? ...Answer...the crowd! Even the crew working on the show were dancing away and when the lights came up nobody really wanted to go home." ------------------------ It costs around £7/8 into Foundation on a Saturday night (shindig night), £3/4 on a Monday, and £5/6 on a Saturday. Which night to go on depends on your music tastes. On Monday, they play whatever they want, there seems to be no theme, basically anything that gets the crowd going. Promise night is better than Shindig in my opinion, but then I'm more into Trance music than cheese like Darude. However, if that's your taste then I guarantee you'll love Saturdays. The crowd consists almost solely of 18-25 age range, and I have to say this club consistently pulls in the best crowds I've seen in any UK club. Pulling potential isn't as great as certain clubs, or at least that's what I've found. If it's late on in the night, and your sole intention is to pull (from a lad's perspective) then I suggest you head to Sugar. It's a crap club, but is about 90% lasses! At Foundation pulling potential is about average, as the punters are just absolutely twatted and having a great time. The drinks are about average for a club, at £2-3 for bottles. The club is primarily one big dancefloor, with seating all along one side. Upstairs is a separate bar, and balcony overlooking the main dancefloor. Music ends at 2am most days, 3 am on Saturdays, and often 4 am on Promise night. Shindig night often has special guests, occasionally some very big name DJs. If you want to club a bit longer, Legends is open until 4am on Saturday, and plays a range of house music, but isn't anywhere near as good in my opinion, and that's not just based on music taste. It is probably the only club which isn't easy walking distance from the main nightlife areas of Newca stle. However, a taxi from the Bigg Market or Quayside won't cost you any more than £3. Sadly, Newcastle council are evil. Other cities, such as Sheffield, have clubs quite late, including Gatecrasher which is on until 6am every week. Newcastle's clubs predominantly end at 2, some at 3, and Legends at 4. This is sad, since from personal experience no city in the UK beats Newcastle for nightlife, except when you want an all-nighter. I sincerely hope the same council that ruined last year's Love Parade will do something about this out-of-date law.

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