Mudcat Café message #2602234 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119211   Message #2602234
Posted By: TheSnail
01-Apr-09 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks

As Tom says in his article, clubs are closing or having fewer guest nights. You have to be wearing blinkers NOT to see this.

This seems to have become the standard way of avoiding producing any actual evidence that clubs are closing, just state it as being blindingly obvious. Perhaps they are, but in this region, I know of one club that opened but didn't last very long and three which have opened since then and still appear to be going strong despite the fact that two of them are once a month on the same night. Could someone please produce some actual evidence? Then we might be able to see why they are closing (if they are) and offer solutions.

I repeat; like Tom, I'm not criticising the club scene- I still love it- or the valiant work of those who keep it going. But if it doesn't attract a young new audience it will inevitably die out, thereby removing the platform for new performers trying to launch their careers.

If the young don't want to come to the clubs run by the old farts, isn't it up to them to organise their own platforms? I'm glad to say that some are.