Portland And Flask
LOVE Jamie O’Sullivan
Love is about to celebrate nine years at Flask Lounge. What does this milestone mean to you?
It means that Time Flies!! It also means it’s about to embark on its tenth year, and that makes me feel proud. Proud that the thing I started is still here, growing, and as much fun as ever.
How do you describe LOVE to a stranger?
It depends on if they’re an Enthusiast (a head) or not, but in general, I say it’s a dance party focused on underground electronic music with a very eclectic crowd. All ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, races, and socioeconomic statuses.
How does the Portland dance scene compare to other cities?
Portland has a rich history in the dance club and gay bar culture since the ’70s. Punk, rock, and dance club culture were prominent in the ’80s, and then rave hit Portland in the early ’90s. That’s considerably early in American rave history. It’s real here and has a unique personality that differs even from other New England states. It’s a wicked tiny community due to the population and popularity of underground dance culture.
Do you envision retiring or passing Love’s torch?
No. Not at the moment. My original goal was to try at least and make it ten years, which is coming right up. If there’s still a crowd and I’m still able, I’ll be here doing my thing.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I like to think I take ok photos.
How can people connect with you?
For Bookings Contact Me @ 207.318.7895
What are your upcoming shows?