UK : LDN (N) : Fabric to reopen after accepting new license conditions
- November 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm #704296
Best of luck to them – they will surely need it with all these conditions – they are near identical to what clubs in Ipswich have been faced with at various points following the murders in 2006 and some other incidents (more directly related to nightlife) in subsequent years.
Not sure if the 19 years age limit really makes sense, I don’t think youths of 19 are much more mature than at 18 (I wasn’t anyway) and ID scanning tends to put me off venues – as I have concerns over what else the scanned data could be used for (even if the advertisers don’t use it directly its also a list of young people with hedonistic lifestyle choices that insurers etc might want).November 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm #983850
19 year age limit? Is that a typo or are they really that fucking stupid and naive?November 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm #983848
unfortunately the Grauniad haven’t uploaded the whole document (which should normally be a public record) so I can’t double check but its probably something grudgingly agreed between the Council and Fabric management.
A 21 years limit (more common outside London) would likely mean they went bust anyway due to losing the youth market as todays youth increasingly seem to consider themselves to be becoming middle aged at 25. However there is also a risk to the other end of the age group as lots of folk my age stop partying for years due to family, work etc, decide to go clubbing / to festivals as a “one off” and get caught out by todays stuff being way stronger, so age limits won’t necessarily make anyone any safer.November 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm #983849
Official joint statement from London Borough of Islington and Fabric, confirming the age 19 limit. OK the electronic scanning means that bouncers and club staff (who are not always the best at maths) will be able to easily enforce it but it does read like the club now has surveillance better than nearby HMP Pentonville (where two lads escaped from recently).
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