"A Religious Experience" - the return of Clubbing
June 21 wasn't to be, but the month-long delay of lockdown restrictions being lifted to July 19 went ahead as planned in England this week. Clubs wasted no time in reopening their doors, with many welcoming back dancers at the stroke of midnight and attracting long queues.
As clubbing returned in London, we headed to three parties across the capital. The mood varied among dancers and venues, as did the approach to the still-present concern of the risks posed by the pandemic. The dominant feeling across the board was excitement, as dancefloors thrived again for the first time since early 2020.