At "Desires" last night everyone was saying how different to other clubs Speed Queen is and how completely and utterly special it is. So what makes Speed Queen unique? Energy? Panache? Sense of occasion? Great music? Unabashed release! Well it's all of that and more...
Beyond the exurberism and flamboyance there is definitely something about the integrity of the night, the diversity of the clubbers; age, race, gender & sexuality are celebrated. Glamour, difference and a healthy smattering of deviance are at the core of Speed Queen. And it may sound corny but there is a real sense of a Speed Queen community or even family.
Is was brilliant to see regulars;
James and David (Story of O), Kate B and her new man Jamie (met at the Speed Queen in July!), Miss Nigeria aka Ms Odudu, Harry the Mover, Rob de Architect and all the regular DJ's and delicious dancers plus Cool Alex on Stilts, Boymatic Bong Dave and Charlotte - The Robot. And of course, all the lovely "Ladies".
Last but not least, a special mention for Speed Queen virgin - John ("who drank all the gin?") Wootton.
From a stilt dancers perspective (about 8 ft up!) everyone in the club makes you feel so appreciated. Clubbers at Speed Queen are gregariously gorgeous, full of flirty fun and voyeurism! And their healthy sense of playful spontaneity makes working there a joy. And they go out there way to help us on steps unlike typical "townies" who would prefer to trip you up or push their "mate" into you.
We got snapped by Speed Queen paps but forgot our own camera please can we have some photos with you lovely people?! You can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a comment or even "like us". There are even more photos, video footage and info on our website Urban Angels Circus .
Below I have added a gallery of images from our history at Speed Queen. There's lots for info' at Urban Angels Circus Enjoy!
Aerial Hoop at Speed Queens one off
The Circus event.
Photographed through the railings of smokers
corner, an Urban Angel cranks up the glitter
for Speed Queen!
Stilt witch at Halloween.
Intergallactic interactions from Audacious Aliens
Speed Queen will return for New Year so keep your eyes on the hoardings, Speed Queen or email@example.com because demand will outstrip supply.