Furious at club dress code
PUBLISHED: 11:04 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010
SIR – On Saturday, October 21, two friends and I queued for almost 45 minutes to get in to the Liquid nightclub to experience the opening weekend. When we reached the main entrance, I was then told that I was dressed too casually to enter the nightclub. I
SIR - On Saturday, October 21, two friends and I queued for almost 45 minutes to get in to the Liquid nightclub to experience the opening weekend. When we reached the main entrance, I was then told that I was dressed too casually to enter the nightclub.
In all honesty I was outraged and disgusted by this comment. I was wearing clean jeans with a black leather belt, black ballet shoes and a grey, off-the-shoulder jumper.
I highly appreciate the fact that the management is looking to gain a high opinion of the new nightclub but I feel they need to appreciate that not everyone may feel comfortable in high heels, mini skirts or a shirt and tie. A friend of mine was declined entry because he was wearing Timberland boots; in what way are Timberland boots an issue?
I feel that a person is entitled to his/her own personal identity and by no means should a club feel able to borderline any one person's identity.
It needs to be understood that night-clubbers have the right to feel comfortable when on a night out, surely it would be obvious that this makes for more enjoyment!
I personally feel that the attitude towards this issue has been incompetent and wrongly addressed, if addressed at all! When advertising for the club the dress code has only been stated as, smart/casual yet people were being declined entry for wearing T-shirts under smart jumpers!
On Sunday 22, my friend was told he could only enter the club if he put his bling away! It is an absolute outrage! I strongly advise that if it is the club's desire to only allow entry to those wearing suits and gowns then the general public is made aware of the exact attire that is permitted; perhaps writing up a short list would be better than simply advertising the slogan, 'I cannot wait for the weekend to begin.'
I am in great hope that this complaint will perhaps make managers realise that without listening to the voices of the general public, they are only likely to fail at offering any decent form of entertainment to the general public.