VFD is super excited to have MØNSTER QUEEN move into the basement for the first time this Friday 3rd August with a night that promises to 'slay your souls' by 'bringing to life your most dark and twisted fantasies.' Phoebe chats to Lais and Aarron, the creatures of the underground behind this powerful night...  

 

Hi Lais and Aarron! We’re super excited to have Mønster Queen at VFD on Friday 3 August. When did you start Mønster Queen together and what was your motivation? 

Mønster Queen was realised on the 4th February, in a pancake cafe, and later summoned on May 31st for its debut night to provide queer alternatives with a place to dance, explore and network. 

The motivation behind risking our lives to summon such a demon was for reasons dear to our heart. Essentially we felt London needed more choice and more safe spaces to explore their identities. 

 Aarron (left) and Lais (right)

Aarron (left) and Lais (right)

Who are your Mønster Queen inspirations? 

We have been inspired by so many incredible talents and influences such as Dragula, Vander Vonn Odd, the 80s new Romantic and punk era's, The Blitz, our DJ’s and friends.

What do you feel that you both bring to a Mønstrous night? 

Love that question! Well, we both bring various elements that are supplementing, we are somehow always on the same page when it comes to the ever growing vision. 

Apart from great synergy we both bring a total of 15 years of experience between us, either with running nights and events or creating networks. 

We also have to say that we bring you some incredible talented DJs such as Jon Coco, Parma Ham and Samantha Togni - who play the music that every one else is too scared to play. 

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What do you look for when booking Mønster Queens for your night? 

We look for entities that are not afraid to freak out the freaky and who explore queerness to the furthest reaches. 

If Mønster Queen was cast away on a desert island, what 8 tracks would they take with them? 

OMG Such a difficult question, how could you?! **Luckily we scooped an extra track along the way ;)

Pain – Boy Harsher

Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of mercy

Stillhalten – Schwefelgelb

mObscene – Marilyn Manson

Fluorescent – Pet Shop Boys

Eurythmics – Sweet Dream (Are Made of This)

Tones on Tail - Go!

Bauhaus - Bela lugosi is Dead

Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen

 

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Who should come along to Mønster Queen? 

Anyone who has inner demons to either exorcise or exercise ;)

Anyone who needs a place to be themselves, dance the way they want, talk and flirt with whoever they want. 

Mønster Queen is unleashed at 10pm on Friday 3 August 2018 in Dalston at VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB. 

Only £5 (!!) if you click 'attending' on Facebook here