BRIGHTON'S LEGENDARY 80's PARTY
GREEN DOOR STORE
GOODBYE TO THE HAUNT, HELLO GREEN DOOR STORE
It is still 1985 has been running every Saturday in Brighton for more than 11 years, 8 of those years have been at The Haunt where It is still 1985 ran every single Saturday from the very first weekend of The Haunt's opening in Feb 2011 running every single Saturday to the very last day The Haunt was open on Saturday August 31st 2019. It's been a brilliant eight years and we are thankful for every minute of it, but with the closure of The Haunt we now look to greener pastures (literally) as we are very excited to announce that we are now occupying every single Saturday at The Green Door Store bringing a legendary 80s party to you every week, in what is our absolute favourite venue in Brighton.
As ever you can just turn up and pay £3 on the door, but if you want to fast track your entry you can grab an advance £3 ticket from below now that also allows you to skip the queue and walk straight in. We cannot wait to see you in our new venue, where we will be bringing the same 80s joy week in week out that we have for the last 11 years. It is still 1985 ran for many years before The Haunt and will run for many years after it, and we couldn't be happier with our new choice of home where we play the same great music, the same great DJ (who has played every 1985 party EVER!), the same great price (only ever £3) in what has already proven to be an even more intense burst of 80s joy in the more intimate, exciting and underground surroundings of The Green Door Store. We are planning lots of special stuff for the space and absolutely cannot wait to welcome you all to this next chapter! Grab your queue jump tickets and we will see you on the dance floor!
AT THE GREEN DOOR STORE
Welcome to Brighton's favourite 80s party,"It is still 1985" now in it's 11h year as a weekly night, it's a footloose journey into the Sony Walkman of Patrick Bateman. Like stepping into a John Hughes movie 'It is still 1985' captures the feeling of the decade that brought you legimately great & legimately terrible pop music all in one epic party every Saturday. With a wild crowd of young partygoers who mostly don't remember the 80s firsthand, prepare to delve into a world of innapropriate dance moves & a whole heap of fun at what is widely regarded as Brighton's most popular & most fun night.
EVERY SATURDAY FOR MORE THAN
OUR MUSIC POLICY
It Is Still 1985 seeks to earnestly capture the essence of the slick, superficial, overblown decade that American Psycho's Patrick Bateman so thoroughly represented. Rather than just being amused by the vapid radio rock of the 80s, we want to embrace the shallow music of those times with the full emotion of someone who has truly invested in the epic air grab that became so synonymous with the power ballad music videos of the era. The night also aims to celebrate the great alternative pop music of the 1980s like The Cure, New Order & Kate Bush but (unusually for a night largely filled with hipster twenty somethings) we thoroughly invest in the sounds that live on Patrick Bateman's Sony Walkman such as Huey Lewis & The News, Whitney Houston & Phil Collins, and we are (with only the slightest hint of irony) prepared to dig deeper into the well of superficial emotion and with a straight face, (or possibly very emotional face) play records by the likes of Toto, Foreigner, Bonnie Tyler, Kenny Loggins, & even (once you are suitably drunk) prepared to force you to slow dance to Chris De Burgh's "Lady In Red". There is no question 1985 is prepared to go beyond the boundaries of good taste and we are very thankful to our audience of discerning party goers who are fully prepared to put their cool credentials aside each and every time they attend to make the event epic on a weekly basis.
Created as an occasional party back in 2004, "it is still 1985" saw its first weekly outings in Brighton's exciting underground venue New Hero in 2008, becoming a Brighton cult sensation, we packed the club out for 2 years straight every single Saturday with an array of exceptionally enthusiastic cool young people that took time off from being trendy to relish an opportunity to unleash a series of inappropriate dance moves to an uninhibited soundtrack of 80s joy. After leaving New Hero we put on sold out events at Coalition and Concorde 2 before settling our home as the flagship night of The Haunt, where we ran the night for a further 8 years. In the end we ran every single Saturday of The Haunt since day one with an uninterupted run stretching from it's opening weekend in Feb. 2011, right through to closing weekend August 2019. Now we are excited to announce a brand new home for the night every Saturday in our absolute favourite Brighton venue The Green Door Store, with a special launch party happening on Sept. 21st 2019, we absolutely cannot wait for this new chapter in the nights' history.
Every week for more than a decade we have been creating a phenomenon of 80s power unrivalled by any other night in the city. Brighton residents know that a visit to 'It is still 1985" on a Saturday is a reliably brilliant slice of 80s heaven, with a discerning crowd that temporarily put their good taste on hold for an evening of power grabs, knee slides and the kind of dance moves not seen since the club scene in the movie Scarface, or at least the background of a mid 80s Top Of Pops episode. Although every Saturday night sees queues, we always try to get everyone in and usually succeed if you don't mind waiting a little during our busier periods (people normally do even in the worst weather, as it's worth the wait), however we are now for the first time ever offering queue jump tickets for our Green Door Store launch party on Sept. 21st