This picture was taken by Alex Ross in 1968. It captured the crowd waiting to get into Electric Circus. Electric Circus was a nightclub and discotheque on St. Mark’s Place, and it lasted from 1967 to 1971. It embodied the wildness and creativity of club culture in the 1960s.

 

Electric Circus is important because in 1966 artist Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey sublet the ballroom from Cassen and Stern, and turned the Dom into a nightclub, and then later in 1966, it was transferred to the Electric Circus Company.

 

Electric Circus was the popular icon of the nightlife on St. Mark‘s Place, but it only lived till 1971.