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Euphoria : New Dublin Gay Club
 
# 16 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 07:28
 
 
wait, does thomas own this new place?

Edit: no.
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# 17 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 10:50
 
 
Someone said :

Proper late opening for clubs like 6am (the madness) and at least a couple of smaller gay bars maybe catering for more 'niche' crowds/ tastes... maybe a gay club with a decent sized dancefloor too but now I'm losing the run of myself

I agree with you on both points. A club open untill 6am would be great. The only club night that I remember having a decent size dancefloor was when F.A.G. was in ALT.
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# 18 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 12:44
 
 
Someone said :
That is said EVERY time a new club night is starting off. What is it you are looking for this to offer? What is it that the Dublin gay scene is missing?

The answer to this is "critical mass". The dublin scene suffers because any new venue rapidly loses its sheen because its the same old faces seen at the other venues, and after the initial excitement, all that is new is the colour of the wallpaper.
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# 19 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 13:18
 
 
Someone said :

The answer to this is "critical mass". The dublin scene suffers because any new venue rapidly loses its sheen because its the same old faces seen at the other venues, and after the initial excitement, all that is new is the colour of the wallpaper.

Not sure what you mean by critical mass?
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# 20 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 13:30
 
 
Someone said :

Not sure what you mean by critical mass?

Is it when the priest spouts homophobic hate from the pulpit?
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# 21 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 13:32
 
 
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# 22 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 13:34
 
 
lol lol lol
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# 23 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 13:38
 
 
Someone said :

The answer to this is "critical mass". The dublin scene suffers because any new venue rapidly loses its sheen because its the same old faces seen at the other venues, and after the initial excitement, all that is new is the colour of the wallpaper.

It is what we make of it, if you go out hoping for something then you are likely not to get it. However if you go out just for the sake of going out and having fun with friends etc then no matter where you are it should be pretty good.

Even a cup of tea at home would be delightful with the right company!!
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# 24 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 14:36
 
 
Someone said :

Not sure what you mean by critical mass?

More people who go out on the scene to support more places
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# 25 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 15:00
 
 
Someone said :
I agree with you on both points.



There are plenty of gays in Dublin. It's a capital city of well over a million people which draws in gayers from all over the island (including Belfast, Cork, Galways etc etc) and always has done. It has more non-nationals coming in from overseas to work than ever and tons of tourists.

Dublin's night life woes have never been down to just one issue. It's a mix of our licencing laws, the cost of those licences and venues, and the late/ stunted development of a proper club culture here. In recent years the fact that a lot of 30 and 40 something gays are screwed by their mortgages doesn't exactly help either!

Anyways it's good to see someone trying something new and somewhere new so good luck to them!


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# 26 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 15:21
 
 
Licencing laws have a big part to play too. I remember when Bukakke used to be on in the Purty Kitchen every Sunday, it was always very busy plus you had the crowds spilling over from Bingo in the George also.

I am always glad to see new nights and a new venue opening up but I get fed up of this "oh there are not offering anything new / they will be closed down in a few months" argument when these same people can't seem to offer suggestions themselves as to what actually is missing from these nights and the scene in general.


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# 27 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 15:49
 
 
Am trying to think back now... weren't Hilton Edwards and Spirit running at the same time for awhile on a Sunday? Both were busy usually too and the George. I remember being in Spirit till well after 4am. The killjoys in Pearse St Garda Station then decided that the gays, hairdressers, restaurant staff who went out on a Sunday night were dangerous hooligans and set about shutting everything early with some archaic law South of the river before closing the theatre licence loophole.

Christ I seem to recall some politicians saying that going out on Sunday nights was detrimental for the nations GDP like that's what really fucked us up
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# 28 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 16:03
 
 
Someone said :


Christ I seem to recall some politicians saying that going out on Sunday nights was detrimental for the nations GDP like that's what really fucked us up

You can blame Dermot Ahern for that
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# 29 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 16:08
 
 
Spirit was great and the Sunday nights were always the caterers night out! I miss those days.

I think the thread shows a lot of problems with the gay scene in Dublin (and one that exists around the world but seems to prevalent here) everyone is always looking for the next best thing, if we support events/nights like this then there will be more to offer and I think the point about the number of tourists, and weekend visitors to Dublin is extremely valid.

I would like to know what exactly it is that everyone wants from these venues that they feel they are not getting?
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# 30 : Saturday 15-2-2014 @ 16:28
 
 
Dermot Ahern gone but not forgotten

I wouldn't mind something like the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, or Joiners Arms in London... and I think Dublin could handle something a bit on the sleazy side. It has 2 saunas the world won't end if there's a bar with cruisey toilets ... and Dermot Ahern would be totally fecked off by it too


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