The Lost Horizon. Went there Saturday night to see Capricorn Black debut and it was the 1st time there in years. Just parking across the street brought the memories flooding back. This was our hang-out after high school. Back in the days of Albino’s warehouse, this was where we all went to party and watch each other play on stage. This was packed every weekend and was open during the week so we almost always ended up here before closing up the place and hitting the All-Night Eggplant (the original one). Ah, good days indeed. Okay, back to the present. Still pretty much the same. Graffiti covered bathrooms and walls. The bouncers at the door. A long oblong bar that we had surrounded and they needed 4 or more bartenders to keep up. On this night Heather was mixing and pouring. Happy little lady and friendly, makes a good stiff drink so that was cool. Many of the old same faces from the years were here so it was kind of like going back home. The Lost is a roomy place so there was no reason to feel cornered; there were maybe 100 people, so all kinds of spots to hide. The sound system still cranks out with a sound man and it still kicks you in the face when the band starts. The pole is gone from the stage that was a pain in everyone’s ass. The staff was all cool, maybe even a little bored but the crowd was mellow save for a few. (Ladies…..) While the hours are down to band night only, it still is a cool place for bands and those rocks. They do run drink specials on certain nights so maybe the hours will increase again sometime soon. I always felt to be and stay relevant, you have to be open and get that familiar crowd in. They have all the ingredients so let’s hope it happens. The crowd depends on the bands so if it’s metal, expect a metal crowd. Remember that this isn’t acoustic night with berets and tea, this is a mainly rock bar so if a mellow night with candles is your deal, this isn’t it. The Lost is still cool, still loud, and that’s awesome. You want a true club experience and not a loafer night, come here. Check out the website and local mags for dates and times and get off your ass and rock. The Lost Horizon does that better than just about anyone. Important to remember to that you wont see a TV on here, I don’t think there is one. It’s all about the bands here. So dump the usual and go rock out…….what’s that smell?!
I’ll add more photo’s on a return visit, my camera died :(
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