Dust off your dancing shoes and get into the disco spirit this Halloween, because Riverside Museum has a spooky plan. Melting Pot DJ is bringing the disco vibes alongside dancers, drag performers, acrobats and more to get party-goers delightfully terrified. The night of Saturday, October 28 will be as memorable as it gets, with its disco revolution in One Night at the Museum.
Visitors will be granted a chance to visit an era of pure decadence, excess, glamour and music with a one-of-a-kind event inside Glasgow’s contemporary venue. As it wouldn’t be Halloween without a proper spooky outfit, guests are invited to dress up either in the most gut-wrenching attire or to blend in with the music with a 70’s disco outfit or anything spooky season-related.
On top of the exciting line-up of dancers, drag performers, acrobats and stilt walkers, with a soundtrack from Melting Pot’s very own resident DJs, guests can admire the beauty of the museum as well as the vintage museum vehicles, subway stations and “the oldest street in Glasgow”.
Disco music took over the New York club scene throughout the 70s, and revolutionised dance music for years to come. From the underground bathhouses hosted by Frankie Knuckles, the apartment parties held by David Mancuso at The Loft and Nicky Siano’s Gallery parties, to the opulence of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage hosted by Larry Levan. The New York venues were a place where everyone was welcome, where music lovers found solace and the perfect dance moves with music produced specifically for the dancefloor.
And now, Glasgow’s Melting Pot nights aim to offer just that: to find one’s groove again and to get back into the times when peace and love were the only presence on the dancefloor.
Mark Mackechnie, Melting Pot Director, said: “This is always one of our favourite events of the year when we get to bring together our resident Melting Pot disco mystros in the iconic Riverside Museum for a party like no other.”
Who knows, the magic of disco might even bring the exhibitions back to life at the Riverside Museum this Halloween. If this sounds like your vibe, you can get your tickets here.