Monday 11 October 2010 12.01am
Wow what a nostalgia trip! Even the monthly trip up to Manchester for Flesh!
it's a bit difficult to argue against clubbing in SE1 given that this is more-or-less where modern club culture first started in the UK (Southwark St and Clink St in particular).
In fact, this reminds me a bit of the time that a colleague who had just moved to St Johns Wood complained to me with a straight face that the crowds at the cricket at Lord's were ruining the neighbourhood!
It would be different though if sites for new residential buildings are chosen because they won't be disturbed by clubs and then a club appears. Not that I'm aware of an example of this. Jacks has been there for ages, and Whirl-y-gig is there, so drugged up new-agey types have been around there for years. The real issue is whether crime/anti-social behaviour is involved. Belushis on Borough High Street
isn't even a proper club and the amount of violence pouring onto the street from the place is shocking.
I'm a bit suspicious of Cable. NagNagNag considered moving there, rather than ending (when their venue was removed) and Cable were, shall we say unenthusiastic. So they're happy to have class A drug crowds dancing-not-drinking at the weekend but not have a mid-week boozy crowd with regulars like Bjork and Kate Moss? Strange business that's all I can say.