Clubland UK : On the Door in the Rave Era Paperback
Clubland UK is a story of violent men and the worlds they inhabit.
At the height of the hedonistic '90s rave era, Steven McLaughlin policed some of Blackpool's busiest seafront clubs on chaotic nights, as the virulent dance and drug craze exploded onto the scene.
Working on the frontline, he witnessed the dark underbelly of clubland culture and the predatory menace lurking beneath the smiley face T-shirts, 'pilled-up' clubbers, ever-present dealers and frantically waving arms.
He saw people revel in it; he saw people excel in it; he saw people profit in it; and he saw people die because of it. Because sometimes being 'a face' in clubland demands the highest price of all.
From smalltown gyms to big-time steroid dealers; from martial arts myths to back ally street fights, to door wars and gang grudges in Britain's undisputed, gaudiest seaside town, Clubland UK is a story that takes the reader into a twilight world where testosterone, male pride, brotherhood, arrogance, ego, a warrior mentality and Samurai philosophy all collide in a bruising, bloody mess. This book is a must-read 'trip' into the dark side of 'the dance decade' that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of pills and blood-spilling thrills, where agony and ecstasy co-exist in a blurred neon blaze.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1 x 8pp colour & b/w
- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/08/2013
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781780575988