You know the “One does not simply…” meme? There was an image going around on Facebook that read, “One does not simply ask for guest list at 8 p.m.” I think everyone who ever worked at a club shared it. I know I did. It’s one of those things that drives club people wild. By 8 p.m., we have our lists printed out and are on the road to the gig. What’s funnier though is when your friend who liked that particular status update texts you the next day, after 8 p.m., with the message, “One doesn’t simply ask for guest list at 8 unless it is Tony.” Since Tony and I have been friends for almost our entire adult lives, and since that text made me laugh so hard that I almost fell off my platforms, he became the exception to the rule. Point being, when you post anything resembling a rule on Facebook, be prepared for your friends to break it and for you to laugh so hard you can’t say no.
So, a few of my friends stopped by the party, which was great because I could dance with them on my breaks instead of sitting at the bar looking at my Twitter feed. The turnout was pretty good and the crowd was dancing all night, even when I threw in Xmal Deutschland. Someone requested that and, since nobody has ever asked me to play them at Underground before last night, I had to do it.
Here’s the set list.
House of Love– Don’t Know Why I Love You
Siouxsie and the Banshees– Israel
Visage– Fade to Grey
Depeche Mode– Fly on the Windscreen (extended)
Arcade Fire — Sprawl II (Record Store Day 12″ version)
David Bowie– Golden Years
Love and Rockets– All in My Mind
Soft Cell- Bedsitter (12″ mix)
Suede– Metal Mickey
New Order– Love Vigilantes
The Cure– A Forest
Echo and the Bunnymen– Lips Like Sugar
Duran Duran– New Moon on Monday
Human League– Sound of the Crowd
Depeche Mode– Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)
Trans X– Living on Video
The Cure– Lovesong (remix) (rq)
New Order– Perfect Kiss (rq)
Soft Cell– Sex Dwarf
Tones on Tail– Go!
Bow Wow Wow– I Want Candy
Siouxsie and the Banshees– Spellbound
Xmal Deutschland– Mondlicht (rq)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs– Y Control
The Faint– Agenda Suicide
M83– Midnight City
Gorillaz– On Melancholy Hill
Ladytron– Evil (Ewan Pearson mix)
Goldfrapp– Strict Machine (Ewan Pearson Mix)
Siouxsie and the Banshees– Dazzle