Promoter Bruce Yelk had been looking for a venue to throw “a raw, sexy dance party” in D.C. when he learned that the DC Eagle was getting ready to open its top floor.
“I walked in the space, and I immediately knew it was the right place to do it,” says Yelk. “It’s a very old-school space.”
A Philadelphia native, Yelk frequented both Tracks and Nation in D.C. and got his start as a promoter at Philadelphia’s former gay nightclub Shampoo and one of the organizers of Philly’s legendary circuit party, Blue Ball. The result of his experience is DistrktC, a party with a name partially inspired by The Hunger Games. This Saturday, Feb. 13, DistrktC will christen the DC Eagle’s top floor, fifteen months after the DC Eagle opened in its new location on Benning Road NE.