Farewell Vigil was a simple vision, an opportunity for Twilo's own to
gather and bid farewell and thank-you to their beloved club. But as with
everything related to Twilo, things have a way of evolving into something
larger than even the originators could have imagined.
From about 7:30-10:30 PM, members
of the Twilo's community and lovers of electronic music came out on Thursday
evening to participate in the vigil. While an official headcount was never
tabulated, approximately 100 people fill the sidewalk and spilled over
onto West 27th Street. Local networks and publications were on hand to
document the event for their services. What they found gathered that evening
was a community of open-minded individuals, brought together by their
love for music danced to in this warehouse on West 27th Street.
Throughout the night, mementos
were left outside the black steel entrance of the club, the very same
entrance that brought you a step closer to a place "Like No Other Place
on Earth." Scattered about were messages sent from absent supporters,
posters and photos of Twilo events, autographed shirt, stubborn candles,
bouquets after bouquets of flowers, and even a lady's wedding bouquet.
Appropriately so, glowsticks and Red Bulls, common sights on a regular
night at Twilo, made its way into the piles of goodies.
Although Twilo is currently
vacant and the faithful had already gathered to bid farewell, life reminds
us that the future is never as bleak as it looks. Those of us gathered
that evening witnessed the strength of our community and realized that
the Twilo vibe is greater than the establishment itself because it lives
within us and around us. This has been evidenced in the fiery success
of private loft parties which included Sander Kleinenberg and Danny Howells.
No one is keeping their heads
down about this. The powers that be are working and striving toward keeping
the excitement alive for future. July 3rd, the forces are coming back
strong. Danny Howells will playing for independence at Vinyl. The city
can take away our building, they can enforce rules and regulations on
us but they can NEVER, NEVER take away our hearts and our souls.
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