Gallery: Blast Off reunion, Wolves Civic

Thousands were reunited when Wolverhampton Civic Hall hosted a one-off Christmas get together of its legendary club night.

A sell-out crowd attended the Blast Off reunion night, with a record breaking number of tickets sold.

An extra 600 tickets were released after 1,900, priced at £6, each sold out in less than 48 hours. Promoter Dave Travis said he was overwhelmed by the response to Saturday night. 

He said: “One thousand tickets were sold overnight and we knew we would need to release more. We never had plans to host a reunion night. March really was the last one, but then we decided a Christmas party would be really good.” Nicola Guest, aged 25, from Sedgley, met her husband at the club in 2009 and they married in June. She said: “I absolutely love Blast Off and we got tickets to the last one earlier this year. 

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“We were gutted when it closed and were just so happy when we heard it was opening again for one night that we organised to bring our work Christmas party here.”

Sam Williamson, 28, from Tettenhall, said: “We missed out on tickets to the last one so when these tickets went on sale we grabbed them straight away. I have been coming here since I was 18 and just love it.”

After the success of the Christmas reunion,  Mr Travis said never say never about the future of the night. 

He said: “We are just a few hundred people off one million customers and would be the second club night in the world to achieve that. That would be incredible not just for the Blast Off but for the city.” 

He added: “The final song was planned to be Sally Cinnamon by Stone Roses but the crowd refused to go home and I was happy for a few more tracks including The Liquidator.”

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