Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scenes from Tottenham Court Road


End Of The Astoria, originally uploaded by Ronald Hackston.

Wednesday night was the last night for the Astoria on Charing Cross Road. What was the venue for G-A-Y and many a wild crazy night for chicken and their admirers will soon be gone. The Guardian is asking its readers to share your beer-stained memories but I wouldn't dare do that. I think the only blog posting that I ever did that got a "you be careful" comment from my mother was in relation to the Astoria. The story is blogged somewhere here but it is probably best left unlinked as those days are behind me. Well, I'm sure wherever there are gays, there will be a place for Jason Donnovan to perform. Bring on the wrecking ball...

1 comment:

Mark in Canada said...

There's something so depressing about the demise of old theaters. When other types of buildings are demolished, it doesn't usually affect me. But theaters aren't usually replaced by better theaters. They are just gone.

I also wanted to thank you for all your comments. They make my day.

Here's to Tuesday, when a new day will begin.

Mark in Canada