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Oh Yes... They're back: The Backdoor Tea Dance returns

by our Editors in Nightlife & Reports , 10 januari 2015

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The Backdoor Tea Dance is making a comeback in the ABE Club & Lounge in Amsterdam. The legendary Backdoor Tea Dance started in May 2000 in Amsterdam and became a household name in the gay party scene in no time. It was known as a gay / open-minded party early Sunday evening. The visitors were treated to free cigarettes, joints, tea, chocolate and fresh fruit in the lounge. Tea with a Twist!

What is left to say about this Sunday Gay Tea Dance in the Backdoor in Amsterdam? Fun, great fun, fabulous? Busy, busier, busiest? That last time, in 2005, still had the same feel as previous editions; a full house, relaxing house music, good MCs, whipping performances, wonderful entertainment, handsome men... yes, many men who would fly off the handle to the bitter end on a record... and of course a wonderful vibe!

On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the Original Backdoor Tea Dance will return after ten years of radio silence, at the same location on the Amstelstraat in Amsterdam, where it once started and which is now called the ABE Club & Lounge. With renewed energy and new blood, these unique Backdoor events are continued. Stylist Huub Lammens, who used to do the styling of the artists and staff at the Backdoor Tea Dance, and is now known for Manifesto, Valifest and the Milkshake Festival, and Party Promoter Jurandy Lucas, known for his popular parties at the Escape Club, started a collaboration to revive the legend of the Backdoor Tea Dance.

The comeback of the Backdoor Tea Dance is celebrated in a big way. The crew pulls out all the stops to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Backdoor Tea Dance in an appropriate and spectacular way. With one hell of a program, a lot of attention to light and sound, and the necessary entertainment, the Original Backdoor Tea Dance will restart in 2005, which will see many wonderful parties.

The line-up in the ABE Club & Lounge is truly finger-licking. Except for familiar faces of the Backdoor Tea Dance, such as DJ Jarb, new heroes like International DJ Glaucio Duarte from Rio de Janeiro and Female DJ Marga Margaret will be on the flyer. To the accompaniment of MC Divine, they will spin the ABE Club & Lounge’s main hall to the roof from finish to start. The Opening party is from 18:00 to 00:00, and will be hosted by the famous drag duo CyberSissy & BabyJane. In short: the legendary Backdoor Tea Dance revamped.

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