One of my few/many memories of the Starck Club was finding Stevie Nicks not so elegantly wasted and passed out in the “ladies” room. One of her false eyelashes perched on her cheek like a dead butterfly. Her black eye makeup ran like skinny sideburns down both sides of her face. Lacey patterns of white powder were scattered across the front of her gauzy red dress. I put my hand up and covered one eye just to make sure there was only one Stevie Nicks on the toilet.
I’m sure the new documentary Warriors of the Discotheque will contain many such stories. The time was the mid-80s when most club-goers consumed massive doses of designer drugs and had random, meaningless sex with strangers. Sometimes I miss the spontaneity of the 80s; other times I can’t believe I survived them. If you have a memory of the Starck Club, leave it below.
Here’s the news: There is going to be a screening of Warriors Of The Discotheque, The Starck Club Documentary at 7:00 pm on April 30 at the Angelika Film Center. The following evening, May 1, Dali Wine Bar at One Arts Plaza will host The Ultimate Silver Anniversary Starck Part. Former Starck DJ Mark Ridlen will spin Starck tunes. The film makers, both former Starckers, Joe Alexandre and David McDonald, will be there. Attention promoters: I checked Stevie Nicks’ tour dates–she will be in Dallas at the AAC on April 30. She plays Houston on May 2. I’d love to share a glass of bubbly with her at One Arts. Get busy.
Film info: 214-821-3456 (USA Film Festival). Contact Ann “Hippie Chick” Spicer at Dali: 469-385-9360. BYOE .