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Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Last Cha Cha

posted by on June 7 at 15:13 PM

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.

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1

Yes, Marcus! More pinball on the hill!

Posted by Paulus | June 7, 2007 4:17 PM
2

Damn, I hope my favorite velvet picture is still there! I want to steeeeeeeeaaaallllll.

Posted by Ari Spool | June 7, 2007 4:25 PM
3

wait, the cha cha isn't open tonight??? i got my days wrong.

Posted by infrequent | June 7, 2007 5:23 PM
4

Yesterday morning I saw some movers loading booths into a truck while I was waiting for the bus. "Here we go," I thought, "It's starting." Strange.

I'm with Paulus...MORE PINBALL!!!!!!

Posted by dod | June 7, 2007 5:41 PM
5

i wish the cha cha was closed permanetly. that would be nice. that den of hipster hell should go away. for good. along with coke heads.

Posted by screw cap hill | June 8, 2007 9:35 AM
6

wow! an article on the Cha-Cha written by king hipster himself! What groundbreaking journalism!

Posted by bobcat | June 8, 2007 10:05 AM
7

hating on hipsters is so tired!

Posted by erika | June 8, 2007 11:10 AM
8

so we're post-post-hipster now? anyway, gay porn dance party! more coke than before! just reading about it makes me think summer=party til my heart stops.

Posted by kate | June 9, 2007 5:54 PM
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Dig Dug, Commando, Star Wars...Bring back the Hi Score....like Cap Hill needs another gay bar...

Posted by atariuberallis | June 10, 2007 11:12 AM

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