Conga Club is an Alternative Party
In the words of their creators, the Conga Club was "Born in the blazing summer of 2011. The Conga Club soon became one of the best parties of Lisbon's alternative nightlife circuit. Originally conceived by 5 friends to create a monthly party to stir up the city with boiling DJ's & emerging performers. Being creative, innocent and free means everything to us! Viva la Conga!". The creators were inspired by the brazilian singer Gretchen and her single "Conga Conga Conga" due to her ability to defy a conservative environment and fight for equality. Conga Club initially hosted its parties in Etílico, a space in Bairro Alto. There has also been a Conga Party in Construction and another in Ritz Club. Despite that, most Conga Club Parties take place in Faktory Lx.
Conga Club Let's Dance Party in Faktory Lx
Conga parties are hosted once a month usually. The only way to know when and where is the next one is to follow their Facebook page. The latest Conga Club Party took place in Faktory Lx - located within LX Factory. This is an area where old warehouses have been taken over and re-developed with the creation of businesses, restaurants, bars and a fantastic library. The theme of this party was "Let's Dance" and it was inspired by David Bowie. We arrived early (1am) to miss the queues and were soon pleasantly surprised by the space. It is large enough, with 2 levels, each one with its dance floor and a very simple, yet cosy interior design. The space quickly got full with a fun-eager crowd. The music was very danceable and it ranged from alternative retro pop to more commercial hits. All in all, the atmosphere was perfect. There was a very friendly and positive vibe, with everyone enjoying themselves. We had so much fun that we didn't even expected to see the sun shine through Faktory Lx windows. This was at 7am and it was the closure time of the party. On our way out, we were greeted with jello-shots and headed home to recover.
We hope the Conga Club organizes many more parties and we can't wait for the next one. If you happen to be in Lisbon, in a weekend with Conga, make sure not to miss it.