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One last night for Nevermind

Oxford Street’s gay hotspot Nevermind has shut its doors, with its new owner planning a hetero rebrand – but the Disgraceland crew will have one last hurrah this weekend.

“This Saturday night we’re going to be re-opening the hallowed doors of the little club that could for one final night of partying just like it used to be,” says Disgraceland’s crew.

All the stars of the club’s heyday have aligned – expect to see Courtney Act, who’s travelled all the way from her new Hollywood home, dancer Daniel Garofali visiting from New York, plus Nevermind’s former party promoter Tim Duggan (all the way from Darlinghurst) for this momentous occasion.

“Three and a half years ago we found a little nightclub on Oxford Street that we converted into the most happening party in Australia,” says Duggan proudly.

“This Saturday night we’re reassembling the original team to sprinkle a little bit of that magic over Nevermind for one last time. If you’ve ever partied with us, come along to make one last memory.”

It’ll be the last time the venue will be open as ‘Nevermind’. Its new owner has signaled a complete revamp of the club, catering to a mainstream but gay-friendly crowd.

Through the years, Nevermind’s celeb guests included Lady Gaga, The Spice Girls, Pusscycat Dolls, Amanda Lepore, Adam Lambert, pornstar Brent Corrigan and video crazy turned wannabe pornstar Chris Crocker.

The club’s former resident drag diva Courtney Act will also present her live show at the nearby Slide nightclub this Friday – find details here.

DISGRACELAND: ONE NIGHT ONLY is on the Saturday November 10 from 10pm until late at Nevermind, level 1 at 163 Oxford Street, for $15.

See photos from some of Nevermind’s big nights below, and video from when Lady Gaga visited in July 2011.

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Zepol23

Zepol23 said on the 5th Nov, 2012

good riddance, never understood the appeal of nevermind.

MrAsh

MrAsh said on the 5th Nov, 2012

Daniel Garofali is in town?

meezon04

meezon04 said on the 5th Nov, 2012

This is sad. I never got to check this club out :(

Stevie Boy

Stevie Boy said on the 5th Nov, 2012

That's excellent. 'Cause we all know Oxford Street is in dire need of another straight club :( On that note, has anyone noticed that the evil Havana is back? Why on earth the owners of that venue would convert it back to Havana after all the shit it caused, I just don't know

mark_

mark_ said on the 5th Nov, 2012

So does that mean there's only 2 gay hotels left? That's eight down from when we had ten places!

Tigerland

Tigerland said on the 7th Nov, 2012

Sounds like Oxford Street is going down the same path as Melbourne's Commercial Road.

yogi

yogi said on the 8th Nov, 2012

Thank god, it was a shitty club, it represented everything that is horrible about the gay scene.

mark_

mark_ said on the 9th Nov, 2012

I wonder what this teenager feels about it?

http://images.smh.com.au/2011/11/07/2755877/art-Matthew-20Wyllie-420x0.jpg

He lost two teeth and had his upper jaw dislodged at Nevermind last year

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nightclub-assailant-protests-he-was-the-real-victim-20111107-1n2fl.html#ixzz2BiJBb3Hr

EggsBenedict

EggsBenedict said on the 12th Nov, 2012



The Almighty dollar, I'd guess! New name means "new" club and might take time establishing itself. Wack up old Havana sign and get some of the old clientele back especially when all the shits died down from any antics that happened before. Money's always the cause.

Yep agree 100%. All Oxford St needs another straight club on the strip to create problems with drunken violence and homophobia.

xtacee1990

xtacee1990 said on the 12th Nov, 2012

Well no wonder gay clubs in sydney are closing one after one. The music is so shitty and cheesy and outdated. Dont get me wrong old music is fun too but at least play a good remix. And stop with the MVs. Im looking at you Shift.