Last Night The Last Cha Cha
posted by June 7 at 15:13 PMon
Last night, beloved Capitol Hill bar/evil hipster coke den the Cha Cha had itself quite a little blow out party before it migrates to its new digs on 1013 E Pike. DJs Porq and Damaged Goods played their favorite slabs of brit pop, electro, hip hop, and (ironic, really!) Top 40 to a packed crowd of Cha Cha regulars and assorted young folks. Almost all the booths were gone, which made for a nice little dance floor downstairs, and revelers were gleefully ripping decor right off the ceiling as they danced, donning the previously purely ornamental sombreros. Somebody soaked the crowd with beer when Damaged Goods put on “Since U Been Gone.”
It was a fun send-off for the old Cha Cha, but it was really more like a preview for Pony, the seedy gay disco that Marcus Wilson will be running in that space until its demolition. While the Cha Cha had the occasional DJs and one odd live show, Wilson plans to have DJs on the regular as well as frequent live acts in the downstairs (the upstairs will have pinball and video games reminiscent of the old High Score arcade). If last night was any indication, it’s going to be a hot, sweaty summer at Pony.