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Den - aka Wolfgang

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Ended up in the Purple Turtle a few years back. Saw a secret gig in Koko and staggered in after. They had a couple of punk bands on, and some sort of burlesque act if I remember
Ah yeah, Koko is kind of opposite - Rarely hang out in Camden these days (seems to have turned in to a bit of a dodgy place at night in recent years), but next time I'm there I'll have to take a walk down to the Mornington Crescent and and see what's going on at the 'Turtle
 

JustLikeMe

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Ah yeah, Koko is kind of opposite - Rarely hang out in Camden these days (seems to have turned in to a bit of a dodgy place at night in recent years), but next time I'm there I'll have to take a walk down to the Mornington Crescent and and see what's going on at the 'Turtle

I live locally and I'd actually say that Camden has got safer at night over the years. Gentrification has hit hard, especially up towards The Stables Market end since it was purchased by a billionaire. Just look at the new Hawley Wharf development. Purple Turtle has been gone for years!
 

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That’s cool it’s still there.

I liked the scummy chic look they went for bitd. I’ve probably not been for at least 5 years.

I remember playing T2 in there!
 

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Ah yeah, Koko is kind of opposite - Rarely hang out in Camden these days (seems to have turned in to a bit of a dodgy place at night in recent years), but next time I'm there I'll have to take a walk down to the Mornington Crescent and and see what's going on at the 'Turtle
If you're at Camden, and you're playing strict Stovold, you can only go to Mornington Crescent if you're in nip (one of the very few times being in nip is an advantage). (And as I post this, I hope at least a few people know what I'm on about)
 

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Had to chuckle at the idea that Camden has become more dodgy at night. Having worked there through the 90s Camden today is far less edgy now. It’s massively changed and lost a lot of its edge as a result. Sadly lots of the independent businesses have gone and been priced out by chains.
 

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Had to chuckle at the idea that Camden has become more dodgy at night. Having worked there through the 90s Camden today is far less edgy now. It’s massively changed and lost a lot of its edge as a result. Sadly lots of the independent businesses have gone and been priced out by chains.
I was around there in the 80’s/90s and agree, same as the South Acton estate where I’m from which is now a calm place compared to back in the day. Was a no go area for most people including the police. Think the same goes for quite a few areas in London that we’re dodgy back in the day that are much nicer now.
 

Den - aka Wolfgang

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Had to chuckle at the idea that Camden has become more dodgy at night. Having worked there through the 90s Camden today is far less edgy now. It’s massively changed and lost a lot of its edge as a result. Sadly lots of the independent businesses have gone and been priced out by chains.
Fair enough; I haven't been there much of late (mainly stick to The world's end and The Black Heart when I'm there these days).
I'm open to the suggestion that I'm just getting old, soft and paranoid😄 maybe I was oblivious to the large groups of Hoddies hanging around near the station when I was there all the time in the late 90s/00s during my 20s.
Anyway, apologies if I upset anyone who holds Camden close to their heart; I've lived all over place the last 10 years; Holloway Road/Archway, Southend, Southwark and now Upton Park and so probably skewed my perception- back to discussing 'Tap👍🏻
 
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