Lundi Dis Moi Oui at The Garret: "La Creme de la Creme of Nightclubbing"
Photo by Lex Hernandez
Lundi Dis Moi Oui.
That's le mode d'entrée into the new Monday-night disco fête, launching tonight at the Garret.
"Lundi Dis Moi Oui was a party I used to DJ in Paris at [the now-defunct nightclub] Le Palace," explains Rico Poulous, the man behind the bash and co-owner of Grand Central.
"It was the first Monday disco, gay-friendly party that still exists today, 20 years later in [different clubs in] Paris. It's not as good as the first party, because I was there," Poulous laughs, "but it's a legendary Monday-night party."
Back in his early days as a disc jockey at Le Palace, all that mattered was the quality of music.
"People would dance like nobody was watching and just lose themselves. We also used to have a wonderful light show. It was the best I've ever seen," he recalls. "The party would start at around 1 a.m. The music would get louder and louder as the light show began.
"It was only five minutes, but during those five minutes, it would get crazy! The sound, the lights, everything. That's the spirit of the party."
Don't expect to see a reincarnation of Le Palace's legendary light show at the Garret. The music, however, will be reminiscent of the Parisian club.
"There's gonna be a lot of old school music, disco, funk, early house, garage, and I'm going to throw in some vinyl, much like the classic sounds of Le Palace," he explains.