BRIGHTON'S LEGENDARY 80's PARTY
IS ON HOLD
COVID 19 STATEMENT + HELP SUPPORT US
Owing to the public health crisis we have taken the decision to pause all our events and temporarily put It Is still 1985 on hold.
We have been running the night every single Saturday in Brighton for 12 years, first as a weekly party at New Hero, then for 8 years at The Haunt (when it closed permanently in Aug. 2019, we had an unbroken streak of running every single Saturday the venue had ever been open in it's entire history) and now at Green Door Store. Since we moved to Green Door Store this past September we have had the most extraordinarily exciting chapter in the night's history, we have seen a level of fun we couldn't have even remotely predicted, so we want to sincerely thank you all for that, and for making us a local Brighton institution. But at this time both ourselves and the venue felt we needed to just pause things for now as a result of the public health crisis.
This closure is going to hit us hard and and we know it will many of our customers and friends too both personally and financially. However if you think you can spare £3 we would ask you to help support us NOW, when we most need it, by asking you to buy a £3 "Anytime" ticket. This ticket entitles you to come along and jump the queue for ANY upcoming It Is Still 1985. We plan to be up and running again as soon as the situation reasonably allows but any help in the meantime is very much appreciated and needed!
We recognise that partying is not going to be at forefront of people's minds at this time (and rightfully so) and we know that 80s dancing isn't the most important thing in the world (I know some may disagree), and indeed some of you are not likely to be able to afford it, but you would be helping to support a small local events company through what is going to be a very tough time for us. As such we would really appreciate anyone who can spare the money to grab a £3 "Anytime" ticket so you can be at the very front of the queue when this whole thing ends and the country has the most almighty party in it's history. You can buy just one for yourself, or grab a bunch for you and friends or even buy lots for yourself so you can be sure you will get in to lots of parties during what is likely to feel like the end of prohibition! You can also think of it as a party gift voucher!
We don't know when this will end (we suggest you subscribe to our mailing list to kept up to date with our plans) but it WILL end and when it does we are going to be party central every Saturday just as we have been for the last 12 years. Until then please look after yourselves, and if you possibly can, try to look out for those around you. See you all on the other side.
It Is Still 1985 xx
HELP US BY BUYING £3 'ANYTIME' TICKETS THAT GET YOU INTO ANY FUTURE 1985 PARTY WE THROW AFTER IT'S SAFE TO DO SO!
REMEMBER THE TICKET DATE DOES NOT MATTER - YOU CAN USE IT ANYTIME!
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