Saturday, October 7, 2023
Advance Tickets on sale now.
We welcome back our extended Flash community to Washington, D.C.'s iconic 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐚𝐰𝐧 for a presentation of daytime music and celebration! This is the 2nd installment of our 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕊𝕊 series, featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more! Rain or shine, 18+ (pets included)!
SLEAZE is a monthly party blending the darker sides of disco with forward-thinking techno. We pay homage to past eras of gay nightlife & culture in order to usher in a new breed of LGBTQ+ nightlife in Washington, DC. We aim to bring you the highest caliber of underground DJs and performers from all over while highlighting incredible local talent.
Initially established in 2003 at The Eagle in London’s Vauxhall, Horse Meat Disco has evolved into a powerful force in queer and club culture as a whole, while staying local to its original home, each and every Sunday. Co-founded by James Hillard and Jim Stanton, and encompassing residents Severino and Luke Howard, the crew continue to maintain not only the weekly Sunday party, but a number of residencies in cities across the world, alongside a kaleidoscope of club appearances, festival dates and specially curated mixes.
Taking inspiration from a diverse, counter-cultural history of clubs and DJs, as well as from the sprawling, ever-expanding musical collections of its resident crew, the sound of HMD is impossible to place. Nonetheless their style is undeniable, as is a popper-scented air of sheer authenticity. Rooted in hedonism, rhythm, freedom and emotion, a Horse Meat Disco set reinforces everything invigorating about disco, as comfortable as shattering old-school mirror ball cliches as basking in their light.
A typical HMD set blends classics, italo disco, house, oddities and punk funk, to conjure their initial spirit of “a queer party for everyone”, including, but not limited to, “Homos and Heteros, club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens and ladies who munch.” They have made appearances on every notable club scene in the modern world, as well as those beyond, and have long been a key fixture at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Festival No.6.
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Horse Meat Disco (UK)
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