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Club Tango View St.

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Club Tango View St.

1037 View St Victoria BC
By 1966 owner Ian Diment relocated the Club Tango to 1037 View Street in town which ran until January 31, 1977.
Image is The Guess Who onstage
Owners: Silverwood Dairy, Hugh MacDonald, Ian Diment/lessee
Managers: Rocky Brush

Ha ha ha ........ wow over 50 years ago ....... this was what was the regular style of entertainment at the Tango back then ....... till a 17 year old hippy convinced Ian D. to rent to him the venue to do a hippie psychodelia style concert/dance was successful and because there was no trouble or damages and because we clean the place up after the show, I was allowed to rent the Tango on a regular basis and the old style dinner dances slowly faded away as rock music came to dominate the venue's bookings, funny to look back and remember that scared kid putting all his money on the line and doing something that had never been done before and I definitely was too naïve to know how it would evolve into a whole new era of entertainment, that launched bands and venues for the next 3 decades on the island !!! You had to be there at that time to understand the ending of the crew cut generation and the new dominance of the original hippie generation and the conflicts with society that we battle through taking on the establishment, ignoring the cannabis laws ( from there to legally smoking a joint with my son ....... unthinkable back then) and fighting the dirty hippie narrative, as a passenger of the movement back then I can tell you that the Tango's impact on my generation's local history is under reported and under appreciated and the combination of the venue and the new music was a major local incubator for this time of change !!! Ron Wright
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Focus by Brad Nugent March 1967
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Author: Brad Nugent
Focus by Brad Nugent February 1968
Focus by Brad Nugent
Author: Brad Nugent
Published by: Victoria Daily Times

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