The Electric Salon was an attempt by Vostok Lake and Scarlett Lashes to build regularly-themed club nights involving electro-pop, burlesque, drag, comedy, and a woman-queer friendly environment. We liked to call it "The Muppets versus The Mighty Boosh in a steel cage". It was a hell of a lot of fun. We might start it again some day.
Some reviews included:
- “Unpredictable, entertaining and funny night! Well done. In a word, it was saucy.”
- “That was a seriously trippy experience.”
- “The most surreal night of my life” – Tim Batt
- “…the whole night was so perfect!!! Stand Up comic an all… so many people missed such a cool show…. what other gig is as sexy and insane?? None I have seen…” – Jarad Bryant of New Hang Ups
We had 90+ people through the door at the first instalment. We made a profit and were able to pay performers. This was unprecedented in Auckland indie music.
We even got papparazzi photos in the local gay newspaper, for heaven's sake!