The end of a Mighty era

Last updated 08:00 21/05/2014
Mighty Mighty
CAMERON BURNELL/Fairfax NZ

END OF DAYS: Mighty Mighty owner Sally Thomson in her bar, which closes up this weekend.

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The four-month countdown is almost over for Wellington bar and venue Mighty Mighty, which is now in its final days.

The Cuba St venue, which opened in November 2006 , has its last night this Saturday.

When she announced the closure in January, co-owner and manager Sally Thomson the bar was originally opened with the idea of being around for two to three years.

''The space took on a life of its own and now, as circumstances for the owners have changed, it's time to close the doors and leave the legend large."

Three of her fellow owners - Christian McCabe, Sam Chapman and Leon Surynt - were living out of Wellington and busy with other projects.

''This is a decision we have made and are positive about.''

Since opening it has hosted many acts, including Lorde in her first paid gig.A who's who of musicians had played there, including Delaney Davidson, The Clean, and Die! Die! Die!

The line up for the final four nights is:

Tonight: Make Out Night, complete with a vodka slide, kissing booth, music, and more.

Thursday is a ''Robot Party'' with a costume competition and music from Disasteradio and Golden Axe.

Friday is Country Night with The Rye Grass Staggers, Ping Pong Country, Moonshine Hut, DJ Cousins and MC Field Days O'Brien.

Saturday, the final night, is Party Til You Die with The Users, Lightning Tape Wolf, The Raskolnikovs, and a DJ battle.

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- The Dominion Post

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