IN&OUTTONIGHT 22 Friday, 10 July 2009 London Lite CLUB TALK By Scott Manson I WOKE up in a cold sweat the other night -- Id had a nightmare. It was a vision of a man who looked like me, but he was somehow very unlike me. Then I noticed the details. He/I was listening to a funky house Hed Kandi DJ mix, dancing on my own and I was blissfully happy. The walls of my bedroom were covered with Hed Kandi posters, Hed Kandi CDs were stacked up around me and I was wearing a Hed Kandi University Tour 2029 T-shirt. For some reason I had become obsessed with this cheesy dance music label. But I was happy. I knew what to expect so I wasnt disappointed, and I didnt leave after 15 minutes because the crowd was too challenging. It was familiar and safe. But thats what scared me when I woke up. I guess there are two things Im trying to figure out. One is whether its better to be happy or cool, and the other is whether WEEKEND FOR DAYTIME PARTY TYPES TCR BBQ TCR label marks its 15th birthday with the annual TCR BBQ. Cocktails will be drunk, food will be consumed, Glade tickets will be won and music from Rennie Pilgrem, Jay Cunning, Diverted and more will be spun. But how much of the party will you remember the next day? Tomorrow, Lockside Lounge, West Yard, Camden Lock Place NW1 (020 7284 0007), 2pm, free. Tube: Camden Town FOR ARTIES Jeff Koons The man who made balloon animals cool for those over the age of five, exhibits a couple of his inflated sculptures here alongside Dali and Andy Warhol-inspired works. Until 13 Sep, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens W2 (020 7402 6075), 10am-6pm, free. FOR FAME SEEKERS Capture Your Classic Denise VAn OuTen leads hundreds of dancers in this mass recreation of the street dance scene from classic eighties film Fame. spandex and leg warmers at the ready... Sun, Secret location E3 (tcmuk.tv/ cyc), noon, free. LAUREN PAXMAN LAIDBACKANDLOWKEY Live forever: Denise Van Outen leads a Fame dance H ere I am, still adjusting to the fact that Ive had to kiss away any hope of going to Ibiza this summer -- its a disposable barbecue on Clapham Common and an iPod dock for me. Apparently Im not alone -- the economic downturn, redundancies and the weakness of the pound has left an unprecedented number of Londons dance lovers resigned to a summer away from the White Isle as the purse strings draw ever tighter. even my most die-hard friends are praying for a Lottery win in time for the closing parties in September. Its rough, but there is a glimmer on the Greenwich horizon. The unlikely area has become the last bastion for clubbers as we watch our notable nightspots razed to the ground or pushed further out of town. As Matter stoically puts on cracking night after cracking night for Londons deprived dance music aficionados, it now finds itself with a comrade-in-arms at neighbouring THAT club (formerly known as The House And Terrace). The past 14 months has seen the dedicated THAT team turn this unassuming pile on the Blackwall Tunnel approach into a dance venue with a capacity of 1,600 and with an extra trick up its sleeve: the only fully functional dance terrace in London. With no expense spared on the decadent dcor typical of a balmy Balearic hotspot, it didnt take long for Ibizas finest party organisers to see its potential and begin booking nights here for the clubbers left behind this year. Secretsundaze opened its sum- mer here to a full house, quickly followed by Cream Ibiza and last Saturday was the turn of In Bed With Space. The Ibizan super- club team promised a true Space experience with its trademark uplifting techno sound coming from Jaded Afterparty resident raymundo rodriguez and ryan ellis at the top of the line-up. Just after midnight, our taxi pulled up outside THAT, which rose like a pink and blue neon beacon from the side of the A102 off Boord Street. Located a few yards back from a major A-road, the only hint of what was inside came in the form of bikini-clad stilt walkers welcoming the clubbers lining up to pay their 8 door tariff. Behind the velvet curtain into the huge main room, a plush den of iniquity awaited us. The crowd, earnestly tucking into a lively house set from Animal House, was of the dress-well-party-hard extrac- tion -- in skimpy summer dresses and oversized shades just like theyd do it on the Continent. After a round of vodka and by charlotte melville SPIRIT Of THE WHITE ISLE COMES FindIbiza onthe Costadel Thames index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html