Big famous gay circuit party in Brussels (Belgium). La Demence offers two big dancefloors, one smaller dancefloor on the top floor next to the cruisy darkroom. Many muscled guys from all over Europe create a steamy mood.
La Demence is one of the biggest parties in the Benelux.
Transfer per bus from Amsterdam, Cologne or Paris is possible.
To get pre-warmed, check out resident DJ Steven Redant's podcast at www.stevenredant.podomatic.com
Demence is great for fun and sex. Fun : Guys dress with sport wear or funny clothes. No one is cocky you can talk with everyone. Sex: i ve never been in such a hot Place. Guys suck and f*ck eachother in darkrooms. After 5 am, when guys are excited( and drunk or high) you can easily have an orgy with cute and young guys. I like getting f*cked while kissing a third guy. Unlike many guys, i don t go to la demence to dance as i don t like the music, except in the small third room on the second floor where they play pop music. La demence looks like a gay party in the 70s in New York, although i wasn t born at that time....
Had a great time, was not too crowded and hot like in May but our car got vandalized in the area. Last time was in 2011. So better park your car at a secure parking garage or further away from this shady neighbourhour as it's always bingo!
Can't wait to go there again next Friday to the 301th La Démence. Best crowd goes to La Démence, people are more open then in Amsterdam. Always great to meet friends from all over Europe here. It's rocks.
Last party was like a sauna, so we left earlier then planned. If the weather is hot outside it also will be hot inside. Still the best regular party in Europe. Thierry is doing a great job as this party is already here for 22 years. Last party was his 300th La Démence! Congratulations!
Guus over a year ago
I love La demence i only wish that the music would get better like Rapido. They really need to trow out that Jon Doe who always plays between 5:30 and 8 ,the dancefloor falls always dead when he plays I cant understand that they keep holding him in the main dance area . I stayed away for many years in the past because of Jon Doe and now again i get irritated because the crowed and the place is the bestbut the nusic have to be good to . Also many people i speak on the party say always the same so why does nothing change ? But still la demence is a plus ! If you jon Doe was not playing there you got 5 stars for me but now i give 4 :)
My first La Demence this Friday..! Can you tell me please if the Monday party at Fuse will be busy or is it more about the Saturday and Sunday for the birthday weekend and we will be better to come back for a regular party at Fuse venue another month?
La Démence parties are probably some of the best circuit parties around. Music is usually fantastic and the crowd hot and knows how to party. I recommend to visit La Démence once. But I warn you, youl'll certainly want to go back ;-)
the only bad thing I can say about la demence that it is highly addictive... once you pop, you cannot stop ;-)
Jason van den Hoek over a year ago
La demence is de beste party van de Benelux. Fantastische muziek, de internationale, goede sfeer en de vriendelijke mensen. Het enige dat echt verbeterd moet worden is de verspreiding van koele lucht, misschien een betere airconditioning dus.
I was at the last La Demence party on sunday June 12th and at the end, at 12 in the afternoon, at the top of the stairs at the coat check, I met a f*cking cute guy. He said I had a nice head and I said same you too. A few minutes later we saw each other again outside at an ATM machine and we said hi. Unfortunately I was too tired and wasted to make a move but I hope you will read this and contact me, cute guy.
Jeroen over a year ago
Great Party's! But the heat is almost unbearable. Management; the time has come to invest in proper airconditioning system!
@SceneBitch: I read your text and I couldn't agree more with every aspect you discussed. You reflected THE perfect image of our beloved club "La Demence". Nobody could've told any better. Nicely done ;-)
Now the freezing snow is all gone, we could risk Eurostar once more, and that means La Demence is only 2 hours from Londres! Spring is coming, time once again to embrace the warmth of a European super clubbing phenomena. With Latino B.itch engaged working, then Tall B.itch was left to do all this hard work alone, oh mercy? Let’s party with my benelux buddies!
There was a bus and metro strike in Brussels which only ever so slightly delayed my arrival – with taxis being in short supply - I had heard entry can be busy from 12-1 and with only 2c that is not for me! But thankfully arriving Cinderella-like on the stroke of midnight it was straight in through the innocent looking entrance door. So no queue and no security check. With my online ticket quickly scanned in the tiny entrance hall; then through a curtain to the stairs where there was probably a ten minute cloak room queue but it was being efficiently handled by security and a lane system - to then be served by the cutest of guys – ooh what time does he get off with me? There seems to be a Belgium obsession with curtains however, the security kept closing off the queue on the stairs by closing a curtain, hoping magically when it opened again we would all have disappeared perhaps. The magic theme continued on the main staircase that had some hallucinogenic influenced mega flashing swirling light spectrum bouncing off it – jeez - is that disconcerting for navigation by drunken clubbers – kind making steps disappear and reappear! So entering the main bar – packed tightly with a mixture of men from all over Europe – a spectrum of ages and a fair selection of different scene types with hot guys wearing leather harnesses just as likely to be dancing with a sports kit clad twinks - but generally the Rapido, Matinee, SuperMartXe, Salvation crowd – so HOT. But with some dregs throw in to show it’s an inclusive club for all. Amongst these gorgeous types were my dutch friends, can’t miss that tattoo. Grabbing a drink from a gorgeous and smiling twink at the bar we hit the packed dance floor; where we found Oliver M doing what he does best - and spinning a fair selection of funky upbeat vocal house; delivering a massive crowd pleaser inspired by the Roy Orbison classic ‘I drove all night’ and we could have danced all night to that one, except a friend who seemed to be getting sucked off all night on the dance floor!! The dance floor is a sea of throbbing bodies surrounded by a walkway/viewing platform that leads down to another bar and ‘stage; type area at the far end. This is my favourite place to see and be seen :P and the attention started immediately - oh come on boys, I’m not that easy! But why do the shortest guys come trying to dance - ah well I can’t see you down there so will just ignore you ;-) such the b.itch that I am.
We made a tour and found the 2nd level room nicely throbbing and the multi layered seating decks jammed, but jeez the stairs are again difficult to navigate in the crush of people or do I need new contact lenses! But ouch I was burnt twice by the same guy with his cigarette. Yes oh Belgium I have moaned before - but smoking inside bars and clubs is so 1990’s jeez – why are you so behind the rest of Europe – wake up and smell the coffee so we don’t have to smell the smoke! (PLEASE). There are toilets off here – again up a steep cramped staircase – jeez what is it with this building. But time to take a look at one of the features not so common in UK clubs – the darkroom – up another 2 flights of metal stairs into yes, pretty dark rooms – reminds me of navigating around an old castle – there were obviously some althletic twinks being used by everyone but also some of the dirty raincoat brigade who looked a bit out of place – but not in this dreary dungeon ;-) anyone got a torch? But enough of this tour back to the dancing but mind the glass – gosh so much broken glass about – ok eco friendly but with the amount of smashes you kind of wonder just how.
Back to the main floor, and oops we found there is actually a second toilet off the main dance floor bar – but what a steep narrow staircase – mind your head! were Belgiums originally a very skinny nation? Before that is they started on the beer and chocolate! We positioning ourselves back at the stage area in full view of the dance floor we were in for a treat with Micky Friedmann from Germany who brought back memory lane and a great track featuring sampling from Blondie – but don’t ask me which one it was – been listening to loads on YouTube but still can’t be sure - the moment has gone! But his set was back to back with some cool uplifting house and trance tracks – anyhow it made us lost in the music dancing on the front row of the ‘stage’ area at the far end of the dance floor which was packed from a scene from Alice in Wonderland with hundred of pink illuminate rabbits ears (see the pics at lademence.com). I was in bunny heaven, totally surreal and able to command a full view of the dance floor and attract as usual too much attention from the madding crowd – and what with the freakishly tall guy over 2m – yes honey – but – loose the T shirt so I can have a glimpse of what’s to come! Although I immediately caught the Gay Romeo gaze of what was to come - a slim, blonde, 1.96m twink heading straight at me.
It was with this cute guy I was then introduced to the 3rd bar – and ooh another dark room I’d not seen before – in the dark about that one! Well there was some tremendous whaling coming from the distance what sounded more like a whale birthing and apart from causing people to laugh did make us think that the hotel might be a more suitable location for our own after party rather than this dungeon or indeed Macho Sauna – and so off to create ‘carpet burns’ to match the cigarette burns – and why do bed hotel headboards always bang so noisily when it’s like 7am! La Demence is an amazing party, one of the best on the European circuit – super hot mixed crowd, added with simple security and pleasant bar staff. The duration of the party means you don’t need an afterparty (10pm through to midday Saturday) – i.e. no jackets on trudge somewhere, queue again etc - so hassle free uninterrupted clubbing. The music is generally uplifting – just felt a little disjointed at times before it flowed perfectly in bunny heaven! The smoking is a “Belgium thing” which I am sure will cease sometime soon – surely. The venue is not the hottest, but K-nal the smart new venue they used for the birthday party had its own cloakroom fiasco so you can’t win – Fuse Club is a tried and tested formula that works well but at times makes the cramped railway arches of London seem spacious. We left early for obvious reasons and then continued way past our bedtime but will be back as its both so convenient and hot! La Demence, La Boys, La Gay, La Magnificent!