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Welcome to the Trocadero Transfer memorabilia section of 'Remember' the Party.

If you have any memories to share regarding any of these images, or if you recognize anyone that we haven't identified, please feel free to write to us at memo@remembertheparty.com. Please remember to put "Trocadero" in the subject line, otherwise we may not get the message. Also if you have any images you would like to donate to this section please scan and send to us at the above address.

Much thanks to Keefe C., Miss Carla, Brian B., Steve Fabus, Ken C., Stan Walker, Mike M. and Todd J. for providing us with these wonderful images.


In 1977 when Dick Collier took over the old KQED television studio at 520 4th St. he knew he had a lot of work to do. This picture, taken in Oct of '77 shows the exit to the alley and the corner where the pyramidal DJ booth would later reside.


It's March 1978, the club had opened in mid December of '77 with no liquor license and was only serving soda and juice. Here we see the club all dressed up for the White Party. Notice that the famous mirror ball cluster is not yet in place. The center display is a carousel of spotlights with rotating color wheels. Rumor has it that this was originally used for a Rolling Stones concert at Madison Square Garden.

The clubs lighting system was designed by Phoebus Lighting and the Graebar sound system had 12,000 watts of distortion free sound.


Here's another view, the spiral staircase in this picture is leading up to Dick Collier's office, it was moved a few times during the club's life. When it led up to a balcony it was named "The Crystal Staircase" and was used by many a drag queen to make a grand entrance. Later it was nicknamed "The Stellar Staircase".


House lights down and time to open the doors and party! The DJ and light man are in the booth and Dick is ready to meet and greet.


This newspaper clipping from the San Francisco Chronicle was owned by Dick Collier and stored in a small plastic wallet. It must have meant a lot to Dick since it was one of the first articles written about the Troc.


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