This is the 300th post on In Dangerous Rhythm since I began the blog back in August 2005. To celebtate 300 posts, I thought I would indulge in a little nostalgia after I recently discovered the whole Wigan Casino documentary on You Tube. Wigan Casino was one of many all-nighter venues associated with Northern Soul in the UK over a 35 year period and though we could argue whether it was the best or most influential; it is undoubtedly the most famous and the name of the club is synonmous with Northern Soul.
I suppose Wigan will always remain dear to my heart because of the sheer excitement generated by the venue. The year 1977 will always be my year of the Casino because I hardly missed a night that year. During the first six months of that year, I would always go to the nighter with my then girlfriend Christine. The excitement would begin for us on the morning of the all-nighter as used to hang around my house playing 45s or we would meet up later after catching up on some sleep.