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Head to the Fringe Club and send this DJ to retro hell

Some '90s songs are so "atrocious" that Steven Weir, aka DJ Haggis, needs persuasion to play them – especially Eiffel 65's Italo-dance 'Blue (Da Be Dee)'. "It's the worst," he groans. "And it was a huge hit!" 
Nevertheless, he'll be toughening up this month on behalf of the Fringe Festival, playing the best and worst of the decade at the Fringe Club's 1992-1-OH! party.

The night also promises retro covers performed by Talei Wolfgramm, Tony Kopa and guests, with dancer Anna Achia (Anna's Go-Go Academy) hosting. Punters are of course encouraged to dress up, '90s style.
Weir, originally from Edinburgh, DJs regularly at the Toff's Sunday Set afternoons (where he's played other '90s tributes) and its new sister venue Boney (formerly Pony).

At 1992-1-OH!, he'll drop everything from Britpop to grunge to dance to cheesy pop. "I got lots and lots and lots of requests for Spice Girls last time, which made me feel a bit physically ill," he admits. Fortunately for Weir, the 2010s being the Age of Irony, he can get away with it. Besides, he's keen to expose partygoers to some forgotten (and more "cred") classics. "I still try to make people love a song called 'I'm The Baddest Bitch (In The Room)' [by Detroit saxophonist-cum-house diva Norma Jean Bell], which is my favourite song from that era, [but] which no one ever remembers."

So why the collective nostalgia for the '90s? "People are bored of '80s and '70s stuff now," Weir says simply. "'Eighties is just kinda like code word for 'daggy'. It's almost like it's too mainstream to do '80s now... Ironically, the '90s is just fresher than any other nostalgia at the moment."

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1992-1-OH! details

The Fringe Club
521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne 3051

Telephone 03 9660 9666

Nearby Stations: North Melbourne

Price FREE
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Date Fri 04 Oct 2013

Open 9.30-late

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