19 Reasons The Willow Was The Greatest "Nightclub" The World Will Ever See
It closed for good on Sunday, and York will never be the same again.
Here's why, despite being grimy, crowded, and completely bizarre, it was the greatest club of all time:
Because at what other club can you munch on a big bucket of prawn crackers throughout the night?
Or dance to the Game of Thrones theme at three in the morning?
Because it was more than just a club, it was a fashion statement.
Because Tommy loved it so much that he kept running it every night until he was seventy years old.
Because staying until it was light outside was basically a rite of passage.
Because £1 tequila and sambuca shots – what more is there to say?
Because for so many students, it is the abiding memory of their time in York.
Because it never tried to hide from its roots.
Because everyone knew it was shit, but that didn't stop it being great.
And because the DJs would always take requests.
Because after queueing for what seemed like (and sometimes was) hours, this sight was like the Holy Grail.
Because the layout actually worked kind of perfectly.
Because you could get kicked out for the stupidest reasons, but it was all part of the fun.
Because everyone knows someone who's fallen down these stairs.
Because the thrill of getting in first and having the whole dancefloor to yourself never went away.
Because the last ever night was such an event the place ended up looking like this.
And because even if you forgot everything that happened all night, there was always something to remember it by.
RIP Willow, you will live on forever in our booze-stained hearts.
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