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21-09-2017, 12:21   #21
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It's not massive inside so maybe doesn't pull particularly good ticket money?
The layout is pretty crap too which does put people off.

It wasn't amazingly well looked after either, they put on loads of student nights which trashed the place pretty fast.
I know people who'd rather watch gigs in Nottingham or Leeds instead of Sheffield, just because the venue's are better.

It's not an awful venue though- could do with a lick of paint etc, but if they booked bands, people would go. For sure. It's amazing how few bands play in Sheffield in general now though.
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21-09-2017, 12:25   #22
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Presentation is everything and for a relatively small amount of money they could get the O2 sign fixed and the external lighting bulbs replaced.

With a new academic year they shouldve invested to get it fixed because the building should be a landmark but instead it looks like a spit and sawdust dive.
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21-09-2017, 13:35   #23
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Presentation is everything and for a relatively small amount of money they could get the O2 sign fixed and the external lighting bulbs replaced.

With a new academic year they shouldve invested to get it fixed because the building should be a landmark but instead it looks like a spit and sawdust dive.
well it does fit in with the rest of sheff then
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22-09-2017, 09:04   #24
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We may have even seen each other there!

Had some great night there, at Rebels and at the Drop. That was basically my youth (gone wild, as the song says)
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22-09-2017, 09:43   #25
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Presentation is everything and for a relatively small amount of money they could get the O2 sign fixed and the external lighting bulbs replaced.

With a new academic year they shouldve invested to get it fixed because the building should be a landmark but instead it looks like a spit and sawdust dive.
Completely off topic, so apologies for that. Who's that in your avatar? At first I thought it was Will Farrell. Now I'm not sure.
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22-09-2017, 10:06   #26
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Completely off topic, so apologies for that. Who's that in your avatar? At first I thought it was Will Farrell. Now I'm not sure.

It's John. C. Reilly.
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We may have even seen each other there!

Had some great night there, at Rebels and at the Drop. That was basically my youth (gone wild, as the song says)
Yeah i spent years at the drop too, and the palais (normally on a tuesday) in fact i was so regular at the Palais the owner joked he was thinking about putting mi own beer pump in.
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22-09-2017, 11:23   #28
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Yeah i spent years at the drop too, and the palais (normally on a tuesday) in fact i was so regular at the Palais the owner joked he was thinking about putting mi own beer pump in.
Palais was great! I seem to remember they had a neon room in there!

Drop remains my favourite I think.
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It's John. C. Reilly.
Thank you.
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Surely a bit of grit adds to the venues appeal.
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It's John. C. Reilly.
Its not John. C. Reilly

Its Dr. Steve Brule

2 totally different people.
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22-09-2017, 18:16   #32
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Surely a bit of grit adds to the venues appeal.
It would if the ticket prices for the events were lower!
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22-09-2017, 18:17   #33
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the inside carpets stick to your feet,its a dump and needs cash spending on it,but as most people don't see this as its dark ,but needs a revamp.
Don't know it, but the description sounds a lot like the Penthouse in the 70's . Mind you that was lot's of fun, despite the messy environment.
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Don't know it, but the description sounds a lot like the Penthouse in the 70's . Mind you that was lot's of fun, despite the messy environment.
AND going on to Rebels in the 80s / 90s
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Roxy was a sheffield institution, remember Saturday night's in there, best nightclub ever
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Roxy was a sheffield institution, remember Saturday night's in there, best nightclub ever
What is the location and what was it prior to Roxy?
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What is the location and what was it prior to Roxy?
The O2 is what Roxy used to be

this
https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/f...roxy-nighclub/

says it was Steelys and Top rank before Roxys

i know Hit man and her was filmed at roxys so they go way back

looking at the pics the bulbs were out back then too lol
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AND going on to Rebels in the 80s / 90s
Did they clean it up before it became Rebels? Lol
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Did they clean it up before it became Rebels? Lol
never went to pre rebels, early rebels, but at the sound....no lol
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