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What Was It Like To Dance At The Warehouse Club In Chicago?

Editor’s Note: This story was first published in 2019.

House music got its start in the early 1980s — and it originated right here in Chicago. Curious City listener Anthony Avery has always been a fan of rave culture and music. As a teenager, he went to rave parties in old warehouses, where he often danced to house music. Growing up in New York, he wanted to know what the house scene was like in Chicago when it all first began.

Many people say The Warehouse, a prominent local house music club, is where the genre got its name. So we talked with house heads (superfans) who danced at The Warehouse as teenagers to learn more about the scene.

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