Monday Mourning knows how to get down on a Wednesday!
Monday Mourning knows how to get down on a Wednesday! Matt Baume

"IT'S HOTTER THAN PARIS HILTON IN HERE."

The Stranger overheard a tall, gangly clubgoer yell that somewhat pop-culturally dated comment at his friend as we washed our hands inside the all-gender bathroom at Supernova, SoDo's newest club officially opening this weekend. And it was hotter than Paris Hilton inside the giant warehouse. But it didn't matter—clubgoers snapped pics, danced, and laughed the night away anyway, reveling in the first night of our state's official reopening. (A little more air conditioning would definitely help, though.)

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Supernova invited The Stranger and other media people out to their soft opening last night—being weekday partiers, we obliged. As we entered through the club's incredibly Instagrammable and trippy hall of mirrors, we found a mish-mash of attendees: investors, investor-types, Burners, straight men in lamé, sexy disco ball-headed go go dancers, members of the Marshall Law Band, government employees, a dude who looked exactly like Tony Bennett having the time of his life, a dude who looked exactly like Joe Biden also having the time of his life, musicians, people dressed for the club, people dressed for the grocery store, etc. On the periphery, very hot drag queens served alcohol to the VIP tables.

Is Supernova really "the Studio 54 of 2021"? That's up to you, the people of Seattle, to decide. Now for Matt's pics:

As The Stranger waited to get into the club, a magician worked his way down the line to entertain the clubgoers. How DID he disappear those squishy red balls?
As The Stranger waited to get into the club, a magician worked his way down the line to entertain the clubgoers. How DID he disappear those squishy red balls? Matt Baume
An enthusiastic club investor showed The Stranger the different buttons to change the lighting in the long mirrored entryway. You can choose themed colors and sounds like Purple Rain, Super Mario Kart, and Atari Pong. The front door hostess called it the Diddy Hall.
An enthusiastic club investor showed The Stranger different buttons that change the lighting in the long mirrored entryway. You can choose themed colors and sounds like Purple Rain, Super Mario Kart, and Atari Pong. The front door hostess called it the "Diddy Hall." Matt Baume
A clubgoer revels in the colors.
A clubgoer revels in the colors. Matt Baume
When you exit the hall of mirrors, youre pooped out onto an upper deck above the stage and dancefloor. Theres a bar, which this dude works at. The Strangers gin and tonic was strong and bitter like we like it.
The entrance's hall of mirrors poops you out onto an upper deck above the stage and dancefloor. There's a bar, which this dude works at. The Stranger's gin and tonic was strong and bitter like we like it. Matt Baume
Scott Plusquellec, Seattle's elusive night mayor, in the flesh. And that's Kate Becker, King County's Creative Economy & Recovery Director.
Scott Plusquellec, Seattle's elusive night mayor "nightlife business services advocate," in the flesh. And that's Kate Becker, King County's Creative Economy & Recovery Director. Matt Baume
Downstairs next to the stage, these disco ball-headed go go dancers were really something else.
Downstairs next to the stage, these disco ball-headed go go dancers were something else. Matt Baume
The good times are here (just don't think about the delta and gamma variants).
The good times are here (just don't think about the delta and gamma variants). Matt Baume
Everyone loved the Diana Ross club remixes.
Everyone loved the Diana Ross club remixes. Matt Baume
Charli Foxtail and Angela Visalia pose for a cute pic.
Charli Foxtail and Angela Visalia pose for a cute pic. Matt Baume
The time to party is NOW. Also we need this
The time to party is NOW. Also we need this "PARTY" fanny pack. Matt Baume
Standing in front of those A/Cs to cool down from the heat and fog because a club rite of passage. We should have asked one of those investor-types to install a dozen more of those bad boys around the space--we're just thinking of the queens.
Standing in front of those fans to cool down from the heat and fog became a club rite of passage. Someone think of the queens and their flammable hip pads. Matt Baume
Supernovas DJ sets get assistance from a LIVE saxophone player! Not pictured: a dude on bongos.
Supernova's DJ sets get assistance from a saxophone player. Not pictured: a dude on bongos. Matt Baume
Behind this (nonfunctional) phone booth is a private selfie room where you can record silly GIFs of you and your friends on an iPad they have set up. It's cute.
Behind this (nonfunctional) phone booth is a private selfie room where you can record silly GIFs of you and your friends on an iPad they have set up. It's cute. Matt Baume
Back on the top floor, theres a lounge that looks like its out of Floops Castle in Spy Kids. A huge plus in our opinion.
Back on the top floor, there's a lounge that looks like it's out of Floop's Castle in Spy Kids. A huge plus, in our opinion. Matt Baume

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