By Lorne Gillies
The world famous Glasgow Garage has been a landmark nightclub on the lively Sauchiehall Street for 20 years entertaining merry revelers on nights out to bursting the eardrums of thousands of music fans with their wide range of gigs and comedy nights. Celebrating 2 decades as one of the city’swell-loved clubs with thousands of dedicated Garage fans and memorable club nights including the popular Thursday Neverland takeover, Glasgow Garage is putting on a birthday party to remember…and the punters are getting the birthday presents.
Friday (28 February 2014) will see the doors open for Garage’s 20th birthday with DJs spinning tracks from the last 20 years since the clubs opening in 1994, Champagne and birthday cake, and giveaways including a PS4, holiday for two and a new car; it is a birthday after all.
Since 1994 music fans have been graced with the who’s who in music goodness and to celebrate the Garage’s birthday here are our top 5 most memorable nights at Glasgow Garage.
Purple clad funk hero, Prince performed the Garage under his then name The Artist Formerly Known As helping to launch the yellow truck venue over 15 years ago. The impromptu and secret performance by the Purple Rain singer after his sold out stadium show cemented the Garage as the go to venue in Glasgow.
From funk to goth rock. Marilyn Manson performed what was more than likely a latex, sweaty and rock fueled gig in the venue bringing a touch of darkness to the Garage.
A whole host of genres have performed in this 700 capacity club including Orange County metal band, Avenged Sevenfold. Tattoos, guitar riffs to blow your mind and an allegiance of dedicated fans in such a small venue made this metal show a memorable calendar moment.
Fall Out Boy
The Sugar We’re Going Down pop – rock band are amongst a long line of bands that have graced the Garage stage. Fall Out boy are such fond fans of the venue bassist and singer, Pete Wentz still visits the club whenever they’re in town, what a sweetheart.
Even floppy haired sugar pop boy band One Direction had to start out somewhere and the Garage were more than happy to play host. Like almost all performers in the Garage the quintet have went on to have relative success, just a little recognition, nothing major.
We want to know what your most memorable night, gig or event in the Garage has been by tweeting us @Scotcampus.