Acid House Experience
FEBRUARY 1998 & REISSUED BY VIRGIN 2018
Class of 88 – Museum of London Time Capsule
Genesis’88 & Class of 88 Make British History
It’s not everyday a famous museum contacts a former party promoter with a once in a lifetime opportunity. Imagine the Class of 88 book locked in a time capsule beneath this prestigious museum in the City of London. How did that happen? A museum curator contacted Wayne Anthony after one of their patrons (Mrs Magenta) read his book and brought the title to the museums attention. They requested his input and presence at a dedicated exhibition called Drugs where they hoped he’d give a talk and join a panel to discuss the effect of drugs on Londoners.
Wayne donated some Genesis’88 flyers to the Museum of London, which they added to their collection and served as part of an exhibit representing Acid House. He did an opening speech followed by a public debate on the negative effects of drugs on Londoners. The private viewing revealed the Acid House paraphernalia in a glass display sitting opposite one of the queen’s coronation coaches. Donating Genesis’88 flyers to a museum, rubbing shoulders with high ranking police officers, professors and curators debating the positive attributes of Acid House was a proud moment for the Genesis’88 promoter. He even had a moment with some Green Party supporters trying to bully him into making a public statement supporting (but that’s another story).
The museum called him some days later to announce Class of 88 had been added to a collection of items destined for a time capsule placed beneath the museum. Each of the selected exhibits represents a unique feature of London life in the twentieth century. Wayne Anthony’s unique Genesis’88 story will be remembered well into the future. Genesis’88 Lives On and On…