Introduction by Klaus Grunewald
Welcome to the official Agony a Go-Go website! 'What is Agony a Go-Go?,' you ask? Agony a Go-Go(AaGG) is most simply described as a secret nightclub, but it's much more than that. So much more. The name 'Agony a Go-Go,' which was coined in 1963, by Uruguay Gumz, the former head of the Agony movement, is a trifle bit misleading. Although the AaGG gateway is primarily accessed through the sporadic nightclub incarnations, one could hardly limit these nocturnal gatherings, which showcase various painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, musicians, writers, and spoken word artists from around the world, to simply being dance clubs. AaGG is a meeting place for the creative intellect that exists, hidden from society.
It is a place where the torments and rigors of everyday life in the modern world are embraced and glorified. It is like nothing you have ever seen. This website can only just begin to breach the outer rim of AaGG. For the first time in history, we offer this knowledge to the public. Explore.
An Extremely Brief Historical Note
The earliest evidence of AaGG, or, rather, something like it, can be found in 12th century France. However, there can be found parallel occurrences of a similar phenomenon in Japan, during the same time period. It wasn't until the second half of the 16th century that something, actually comparable to what we today call a nightclub, was formed. Little is known of this first incarnation of our beloved nighthaunt except that it was someplace in Germany, and was abruptly closed, demolished, actually, by the Catholic Church. More on this later.
HOME- Where we begin.
FORUM- What they say.
WRITINGS- Words that stay.
GALLERY- Things to see.
LINKS- Take my hand, follow me.
SEND MAIL- Here I am.
Last Update:03JAN11: 1330EST
This page is dedicated to all the old stomping grounds and all the people in them. Wish I could've gotten to know some of you better. Wish I could go back: '17 South' and 'Campus Corner'(Jacksonville, Florida); 'Drug #6,' 'The Pit,' and 'Big Heart City'(San Fran, Cali); 'The Garage'(Misawa, Japan);'Ward6' and 'Communion'(NYC, NY), 'The Edge'(Palo Alto, Cali); 'Club FX'(San Jose, Cali); heck, even the old 'E-Club' at NTC Millington, TN!