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Calgary was booming in the 70s. Club Carouselthe only gay club at the beginning of the decade saw its popularity wane as commercial gay bars opened in the city. The owners and operators had more capital to invest in their emerging discotheques, and the growing gay community barr to.

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The Parkside was named after a famous gay tavern in Toronto. Vance Campbell, a businessman and gay bar owner from Vancouver moved to Calgary to start the Parkside with local partners.

Rudy Labuhn, who was initially a DJ at the club and then manager, remembered that Gxy the Parkside began they served 50 cent burgers to all drinkers. He explained that the Province also limited the amount of recorded music that Hot listings Etobicoke wiki be played.

Fortunately, a straight bar called Lucifer challenged those rules successfully ushering in the age of disco to Calgary. The Parkside expanded upstairs creating a second bar called The Green Room. Drag Calhary, Sandy St.

Peters who grew up in Calgary and lived and performed across Canada, entertained occasionally at the Parkside. After a big Saturday night at the bar, she would run across the street to campily welcome churchgoers arriving Sunday morning for early service at the First Baptist Church.

In addition to drag performances, Eartha Kitt Sweet sassy Saint John did a highly regarded concert one night in the Green Room. Sandy St. Peters Image Source: YouTube. SW now a parking lot. This gay lounge and disco were initially open Friday and Saturday nights for men. Butch Bucks from a Calgary Slave Auction in The preserved sign now hangs over the door of the contemporary Backlot bar on 10 th Ave.

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