How was the crowd?
Really? Did everyone play the game?
Jackie was an interactive experience. When you entered the club, you entered our movie and you became a character in it. We did not allow cameras, so you were free to act out your fantasies. Our themes always had a twist. For instance, one week we did a take off on Studio 54 but as a morbid, goth club. We called it Stigmata 54. People were invited to come as dead disco stars and celebrities from Studio 54. I remember Antony (formerly Antony and the Johnsons, now Anohni) performed an incredible goth version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” This was a particularly fun theme because who doesn’t like disco and dead celebrities?!
If Jackie 60 was an evolution of the '80s NYC nightclubs, like The Mudd Club, Danceteria, and Area, where you DJ'd, which parties or clubs took over when Jackie 60 stopped? Where do you see the influence of Jackie 60 in 2018?
On Sunday, February 25th, Le Bain presents Birdcage
featuring Johnny Dynell and Michael Magnian
The Standard, High Line | 10pm
Header photo by Aaron Cobbett