How many of you remember wild nights at the Asylum, Dayton’s Alternative dance club that was on Patterson Road in downtown Dayton? Or more likely, how many of you don’t remember much of what happened there?
According to club DJ Matt Freeman, the Asylum opened circa 1993 and closed in 2005 (under the club name Fusion). You’ll have your chance to relive those glory days for one night only, on Friday Nov 23rd at the Asylum Reunion, being hosted at Therapy Cafe, located at 452 E 3rd Street in Dayton.
We asked Freeman about the upcoming event:
MF: We do our best to recapture the days of dancing, being social, and sharing memories of that time. We will have the infamous dance cage, which was at one time hung above the crowd at Asylum, live video mixing including photos & video from the Asylum, and two of the club’s longest running DJs, Matt Freeman & Eric Heilman. Music for the evening will include a mix of 80s, 90s, and early 2000s alternative / dance featuring Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Blur, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Armand Van Helden, Daft Punk, Faithless, KMFDM, Lords of Acid, The Prodigy, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Portishead, Moby, The Bucketheads, Garbage, Beastie Boys, New Order, Ministry, Wink, Orbital, Meat Beat Manifesto, as well as dance tunes featuring Beastie Boys, Björk, Blur, The Breeders, The Cure, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Filter, Front 242, Garbage, KMFDM, Lords of Acid, Marilyn Manson, Massive Attack, Meat Beat Manifesto, Ministry, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Nitzer Ebb, Portishead, The Prodigy, Rammstein, Sheep on Drugs, Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Sneaker Pimps, Underworld, and the list goes on…