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MusicMarch 27, 2018

Till Dawn: The last dance of The Golden Dawn

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The Golden Dawn, the Ponsonby pop-up bar that accidentally lasted seven and a half years, closed on Sunday morning. Simon Day and Emily Raftery were there, cameras in hand.

What he came as, no-one knows. Photo: Simon Day
Taking shelter. Photo: Simon Day
The Queen. Photo: Simon Day
Decor. Photo: Simon Day
Man of the hour. Photo: Simon Day
Play hard. Photo: Simon Day
No sign on the door. Photo: Simon Day
Shaking off the rain. Photo: Simon Day
Sunshine in the rain. Photo: Simon Day.                                          
Jane. Photo: Simon Day.
A moment captured. Photo: Simon Day.
Matching banana skirts. Photo: Emily Raftery
This is IT. Photo: Emily Raftery
Crawley on the mic. Photo: Emily Raftery
Crowds gathered. Photo: Emily Raftery
Shining sequins. Photo: Emily Raftery
A la Grace Jones at ACL. Photo: Emily Raftery
How low can you go? Photo: Emily Raftery
How about you? Photo: Emily Raftery
Hands down. Photo: Emily Raftery
Skull and flowers. Photo: Emily Raftery
Shimmy and shimmer. Photo: Emily Raftery
They rise at dusk. Photo: Simon Day
Rockstar moment. Photo: Emily Raftery
Selfie. Photo: Simon Day
Who is it? Photo: Simon Day.
They flocked, and it was worth the wait. Photo: Simon Day
The night darkens. Photo: Simon Day
Caught. Photo: Simon Day
A guest appearance by Bjorn Borg. Photo: Emily Raftery.
Sing loud. Photo: Simon Day
Can’t hide the happy. Photo: Simon Day
Feel the vibes. Photo: Emily Raftery.
So much excitement. Photo: Simon Day
Don’t let go. Photo: Emily Raftery.
Leave your mark. Photo: Simon Day
Last night the DJ changed my life. Photo: Emily Raftery.
Like there’s no tomorrow. Photo: Simon Day
Paws up. Photo: Emily Raftery.
The Champions. Photo: Simon Day
A decorative diamond. Photo: Simon Day
Sharing is caring. Photo: Simon Day
Family. Photo: Emily Raftery.
Love. Photo: Simon Day

Read our interview with The Golden Dawn’s Matthew Crawley and Nick Harrison here.


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