Frequently Asked Questions...
The event takes place in Soho London, but not as you know it. We go back in time and visit virtual 80s soho from the comfort of our homes. Or wherever your device takes you, if it’s sunny, why not tune in from the garden or the park….
The event takes place Saturday 15th May. That last weekend in the UK before the bars fully reopen. It’s one last virtual night out! 💃
The event begins at 7.00pm(GMT) with live entertainment for 2.5hours, the event then continues with pre-recorded content.
This is an 80s themed event so we encourage getting dressed up in whacky 80s attire. But hey let’s face it, we’re all still in lockdown mode, and a soho night out in our pjs does sound pretty awesome right?
Also don’t forget, as it’s virtual, we can use some whacky webcam filters. There’s some great ones to be found at: Snapcamera
Yes. Expect the same kind of fun and frolics you would on your usually jaunt down Old Compton Street on a Saturday night. Expect raunchy entertainment, a few bits of French and lots of fun! 18+ only.
Absolutely, the more the merrier! Keeping to government guidelines, your bubble and the rules of six of course.
For a really immersed experience, we suggest connecting your laptop to your tv and surround sound, so the party takes over your lounge!
Tickets are £5 plus a £0.98 processing fee.
The entire £5 goes to the charity. The £0.98 ticket processing fee goes directly to Eventbrite.
There will be extra opportunities to donate at the event.
The event is raising funds for the National AIDS Trust. This UK charity provides vital support to those living with HIV and works tirelessly to help prevent the disease. You can find more information on their website here: National AIDS Trust
We will also have a room at the event to showcase some of the vital work the charity are undertaking.
Absolutely, we understand that plans can change particularly as covid regulations do, so the £5 ticket fee for this event is entirely refundable. The £0.98 ticket processing fee is not and is kept by Eventbrite.
Expect to enter a virtual world through your web browser. Once you’ve arrived, explore our map of 80s Soho, click into it’s iconic venues and enjoy live entertainment in each of them.
The venues will run simultaneously, so you can dip in and out of them as and when you please depending on which entertainers you’re enjoying the most.
There will be 2 – 2.5 hours of entertainment in each venue. Entertainment will be 80s themed, but varied. Expect, musicians, dancers, comedians, and drag queens galore!
In some of the venues you’ll simply be spectating, and others will be more immersive, such as the the venue hosting our bad dancing competition.
After the live entertainment has finished we will be leaving some of the venues open with prerecorded entertainment so that you can continue the frolics and dance the night away.
There will be a minimum of 3 iconic venues live at any one time. And this is likely to increase as the tickets sales do, as on our typical nights out, we don’t want overcrowded venues, like wise, an empty venue ain’t so fun either.
There will be a minimum of 4 performances per venue. However we do have a few bands, so expect a few more performers. The average set duration for all performances will be 20-30 minutes.
You can expect a variety of performers. From dancing, to comedy, to drag.
All performers are well versed with performing at virtual events and we’ve some pretty recognisable names on the schedule.
We have Prides Got Talent finalists and winners. We’ve 80s Party hosts. We’ve stand up comedians from the London Comedy scene and we’ve some iconic soho drag queens.
We’ve some really big names to drop, all to be revealed soon…..
Over the coming weeks we will be releasing lot’s of updates, including; performer announcements, visuals of our virtual map and details of the featured iconic LGBTQ+ venues.
All updates will be published on our Instagram page here: It Was A Sin Instagram
The event is accessed through a web browser. We will send you an access link by email a couple of days prior to the event, so that you can create an account and login.
The event is best experienced through a laptop or PC. It is not optimised for tablets, however will work. Unfortunately mobile phones will not, the screen is just too small.
For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome.
As long as you are connected to a wifi network you should be fine. 5G with strong signal will also work. Basically if your internet works fine for all those Zoom calls we’ve been having over lockdown, it will be fine for this event.
Yes. Some of the venues are embedded directly into our virtual map, whereas others open up into a pop out Zoom Tab. So please have Zoom downloaded. It also makes sense to have a web cam, so that you can interact in the more immersive venues.
So basically as long as you have a laptop, reliable internet, google Chrome and Zoom downloaded, all will work perfectly.
That’s all bases covered, but we will send you some more detailed instructions closer to the event.