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For a long time, you had to be into a certain kind of music to go in there Luke. The crowd most nights at Posers at the West end of Georgetown on M Street, could be determined by the wild Punk Rockers hanging out at the corner doorstep. You better be ready to "Slam Dance" even if you had no intention to. I love the music they choose to play there, and I personal always had a great time there.

 

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It was called Poseurs, and it was really cool. I remember they had great Sunday night drink specials but the place hasn't been around since 1989, sadly.

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Guest tho900

lol I used to live there on the weekends.. man sad to hear it closed... I was going there circa 1984-86ish... no slam dancing when I was there... really cool crowd... I was chilling with a drink one night and here's this guy all decked out in his leather with a mohawk... Monty Python's Flying Circus was on the TV there... we both sat there and laughed at a few scenes, anyway we started talking he tells me how much that movie reflected the socioeconomic upheaval in the UK at the time it came out... ends up he had his masters in international studies.. who knew..

 

I remember the first time I used the back exit and something felt familiar.. that's when I found out it was the stairs from "The Exorcist" where the priest got pushed down.. I liked the mannequin in the upstairs window... you knew you were there when you saw that from down the street.....

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Guest Luke

The holograms pictures were really fun to look at. One was a microscope. After a few beers the bacteria would come alive. LOL

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Guest Dan Cannon

Hello People..... I was Poseurs FIRST DJ! Yes, its me for those of you that remember.. .. I lived on the third floor. I introduced television Monitors to the club. No one had them then and I remember playing bizarre films that needed no dialog, Clockwork Orange...etc...

 

I'm still alive!

 

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Hi Dan,

Did you come up with the idea of putting the mannequin on above the entrance? Loved your music.

 

Luke

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Guest Lisa B

Hey just found this post Hope ya'll plan to attend the 30 year reunion coming up August 10th... check out the FB page that's where everyone who loved/lived at Poseurs will be... Hope to see ya'll on the 10th

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Guest Kate

I used to go there all the time, I wore a monkey fur coat. It was an awesome place to dance and party. I saw Ed begley jr. There one night.

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I remembered hang out with my ex-wife at Poseurs in GTown in mid 80s. It was a fun spot for music & the people. At the end they sometimes threw one off party at Fifth Column on Monday night and called it 'Poseurs Night'. But nothing was like the original joint in Georgetown.

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