Brandon: I have always been intrigued by nightlife. My freshman year in college, my roommate and I set up a popup bar in our dorm room every weekend and called it Bar 213. How we never got caught for that still makes us laugh. It’s fun going to work knowing people are coming to your club to have a good time and to forget whatever problems they have. My dad once gave me a piece of advice when Attic first opened that I still think of daily: “It’s not rocket science, just throw the best damn party in town!” RaverMag: The Attic Orlando is the #1 party spot in Downtown Orlando, hands down. When I visited for the first time, it reminded me of an underground hip New York style club. The strobes, the disco ball, the lasers and the brick wall behind the DJ booth give it that raw feel that people can lose themselves in. From your perspective, what do you think makes The Attic Orlando different and unique from the other venues in Downtown? Brandon: I could not agree more. The bones we have are priceless; the building is over a decade old for God sakes. The brick walls and the beat up wood floors add so much character. There is something different about a space that was built and designed to be a club, vs. a club that was created to fit an existing space. When we took over the location six years ago, I did some digging around and found out the craziest stories about the building. It was originally a
horse and buggy repair shop that eventually evolved into a ballet studio. It is also said to be haunted. We have a ghost tour that comes through every weekend before we open. It’s kind of cool and creepy at the same time. RaverMag: Your brand is building and the word is out that The Attic Downtown is the place to go. Why do you feel that your venue connects so closely with the Orlando crowd? Brandon: The music scene in Orlando has exploded since we opened our doors. When Attic first opened, I envisioned an entirely different party than the one we have now. I thought it was going to be a venue that played a mix of open format music; that did not last more than a month. We soon became the home of the best dance music in town. It was a wild party no matter when you came. People always ask me why I went 100% EDM. With Chris Bushnell, DallasK, Henry Fong, and Milo and Otis as my resident DJs when we opened our doors, open format did not stand a chance at Attic.
Published on Dec 1, 2016
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