VENUE FOR IDEAS"
inquiries or ideas, contact Andre at 0952482921.
354, JungHua 2nd Road, SanMin, Kaohsiung City
the corner of JungHua and TungMung roads is a place
that is both a club and a bar. It is also a lounge
and a studio, and many other things all in one. The
best way to define it would have to be as a "venue
Andre wants to offer Kaohsiung residents something unique.
In his own words, he wants to "offer the community
something unseen up to now--a place to do just about
anything they want to do." So he has opened his
house as a venue for bands to practice their music, artists
to give outlet to their creative urges, socialites to
host parties, and anyone with the slightest idea to come
in and share it with other like-minded folks.
Of the huge five-storey house, the basement, three floors
and the roof are open to the public. (People staying
in the house take up the rest, and rooms are available
for anyone interested.) The public domain includes lounge
areas, a makeshift movie theatre (where DVDs can be projected
onto the wall from a PC), a basement used for jamming
sessions and a large studio complete with sound systems
and other essentials.
The idea is for anyone needing a venue to get in touch
with Andre, and then to see what can be done through
collaborative effort. Barbeques, bands and bashes--he
truly is up for anything. At least once a month, however,
he hosts his own house party. Invitations go out through
word of mouth, and rumor has it that these parties are
memorable. On any given night though, the best way to
think of going to Andre's would be as visiting a friend.
Bring your own refreshments and an open mind.