Take a look back at 30 pictures that Northampton’s “mini celebrity” Disco Henry took while at Chicago Rock Cafe, Reflex and The Old Bank on Saturday July 25 2009.
Disco Henry has been kind enough to share his archived snaps of people on nights out to keep the town’s spirits up while clubs are shut due to the global pandemic. However, that’s soon to change as all Covid restrictions will be lifted and nightclubs allowed to reopen on Freedom Day (July 19).
For those who do not know Disco Henry he has been taking photos of revellers in Northampton and Wellingborough nightclubs since 2004 – he was possibly one of the first in the town to really utilise the internet and social media to provide people with memories of their nights out.
In an exclusive interview with the Chron last month, Disco Henry gave an insight into what it’s been like being a “mini celebrity” across the county.
He said: “I would say I’m a mini celebrity in Northants. If you asked most people I would say they know me. People know of me and obviously my Facebook, which has about 26,000 followers now.
“It’s lovely to be recognised and to be appreciated for my work. I think 99 per cent of people appreciate what I do. I just do it because I love people. I love socialising. I don’t get much financial gain out of it, I just love it.
“When people look back on my pictures they say how good the nights out were. I was taking a thousand photos some nights. I have probably met and pictured millions of people.”
Spending so many years in town and watching different generations party, what has Disco Henry seen and what were his favourite nights out?
He said: “Between 2006 and 2015 were my favourite years. My favourite nights were at NB’s and Lava Ignite because of the larger capacity of people. Embargos was great. Groove was great, too. It was a lot more fun 10 years ago than it is now, there was more camaraderie.”
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