“I’ve been involved in the Sydney nightlife industry for the last 20 years. I have staged massive dance parties, run successful clubs, bars and restaurants. I am also a father with an 18 year old son and 15 year old daughter. The iconic Oxford Street Nightlife Precinct where I spent many years and had many of my clubs is now a ghost of its former glory. I’m also baffled by these Lockout Laws.”
-AFTER THE LOCKOUTS DOCUMENTARY
Sean Finlay is one of Sydney’s most legendary nightlife entertainment entrepreneurs. At the age of 18 he was promoting and producing Dance Delirium parties during the eighties, pulling in crowds of 5000 people at a time.
Sean ran Fridays at The Freezer where he would play cassette tapes until he hired a DJ. Sean also produced and promoted a number of events including Fridays at Lady Lux in Kings Cross and the strip parties, which would bring in around 1000 people at a time.
Finlay has also dabbled in the fashion industry after importing street wear from the USA. He continued in the fashion industry with designing and retailing his own clothing brand out of his own store in Paddington.
Sean was the owner and operator of the hugely popular Grand Pacific Blue Room on Oxford Street fore several years and has produced launch events for big companies like Finlandia, Lexus and Absolut Vodka.