Another beloved London venue prepares to party for the last time as Plastic People opens it’s doors one last time tonight.
London club culture is getting stale, no thanks to the seemingly endless attempts to close it down, more recently very successfully. Last year saw the loss of Vibe Bar and Madame JoJo’s, 2 of london’s best known venues, and we nearly lost Fabric along with them. Well, to kick start 2015, we’re losing Plastic People.
Home to vastly important club nights such as FWD>> for many years, Plastic People has been an important part of the global dance music culture for a long time. Having relocated to Shoreditch from Oxford Street in 2000, it’s fair to say that Plastic People was the home-from-home for Dubstep outside of Croydon, and a key contributor to the development of Shoreditch, as only some of it’s achievements. Increased pressure from external sources has led to stricter security and a general decrease in that well loved vibe, but I’m still sad to see it go for good.
RIP Plastic People. You made an enviable mark on modern culture and somehow survived longer than the Shoreditch nightlife did.
Photograph: Shaun Bloodworth