Fever Nightclub - taken from the corner of the dancefloor

Fever Nightclub Wollongong NSW (Bluenote) - taken from the corner of the dancefloor

Tonight I am in wollongong with friends to check out the clubs. We were on our way to Hostage X or Illawara Hotel for the final club of the night, after visiting The Harp, Ivory and Glasshouse. It’s already 2am and locals have told us Hostage X was dead, and that Illawarra Hotel closes in one hour. This pretty much ended our night.. except there *was* one club left still open after 3am – This club was named Fever (It was formerly known as but still constantly referred to as The Blue Note / Bluenote)… it plays RNB, and apparently gets packed once all other clubs close – so we realy don’t have a choice – so here we go!

Saturdays @ Fever Nightclub (Formerly Blue Note / The Bluenote)
Assessment Time: 02:00AM – 04:00AM
Opening Hours: Unknown (apparently opens late) – 05:00AM
Lockout: None
Website: No website found.
Address: Corner of Station St and Pacific Highway, Wollongong, NSW.
Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual OK. Hats are not allowed to be worn.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $10 all night
Guestlist: None
Inside: Walk upstairs two or three flights of stairs to arrive to the nightclub, which holds about 160 people. Dancefloor to the far right corner, bar on the left, and lounges on the furthest left corner. Dancefloor is a flashy neon-based dancefloor. Check out the video for footage, its quite sizeable and this is where the dancing is concentrated at.
Cloak Room: None
Bar: Did not drink at this venue.
Music: Purely RNB as far as I can remember. Mix of contemporary and old school.
Crowd: Mostly locals, and almost all of them have come from other clubs and bars in the area. Asians, Samoans, Aussies, Indians, Euros.
Entertainment: Big flashing dancefloor! Biggest flashing one I’ve seen in a long time. (ok, I haven’t seen that many)
Atmosphere: Dead at first, but it picks up at around 3am, when all the other clubs close, and Fever / The Blue Note is the last place within 100KM’s that is still open and belting out the beats.
Video: Walkthrough into Fever Nightclub
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Video: 360 of Fever Nightclub including flashing dancefloor
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Timeline:
The man with the killer move
There is a short man up on the dancefloor dancing about. M and I try and outdance this guy but everybody on the dancefloor is just staring at him. His signature move is to squat and while pointing his hand vertically air, he stands up. Then he repeats this slow dance move. There is no passion in this move, and its working wonders for the innocent crowd. It’s embarrasing for a mediocre dancer such as me to watch this guy dance. We tried to outdance him in another area of the dancefloor but once people start looking at us, all he would do is bend down, and squabble towards our legs and take the attention away from us. Fuck me dead! He stands/squats purposely in our dancing area so that we can’t move around and are forced to stand and watch him. This guy has ONLY ONE MOVE, and it’s bloody annoying! JUST THINKING ABOUT IT AS I WRITE THIS ENTRY MAKES MY BLOOD START TO BOIL .. OMG HOW CAN THIS ONE SHORT DUDE WITH ONE MOVE KEEP UP THE SAME CHARADE THE ENTIRE NIGHT?? ARRRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT TO HIT SOMETHING RIGHT NOW!!!

Relax… *deep breath* – ‘Dear dude with one dance move’…
FUCK! IF YOU WANT PEOPLE LOOKING AT YOU AT LEAST LEARN MORE THAN ONE MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE MOVE = ANNOYING MUCH?

Fun for the whole Family
We met a samoan girl hanging out with her Auntie. Her Auntie has been banished by security to sit in the corner. Yes, there is a punishment corner in the club, which has a bench, for where drunk people sit down and sober up. What a concept. Well that is what I was told. They await for 9 more of their Samoan relatives to come to the club. Man, I didn’t know clubs in Wollongong were family friendly. I may yet take my mum clubbing sometime.

Drunk Auntie
Auntie is easily the most visible drunk in the club.
Case 1: Auntie pulls someone on the dancefloor and walks backwards, pushing everybody out of the way. I didn’t see her coming and she just literally smashed me off balance as she started to dance.
Case 2: As she sat down on the lounge, I see her literally sit on M, not knowing he was there. The poor guy, getting squished.

I see asians, but they don’t wanna talk
I saw asians. Being wollongong, there are not many in this area, so I went up to talk to them. She was the most unfriendly Asian I had ever met! haha. She did not want to talk to me or anything. Of all girls to pick, I picked the unfriendliest one. Sigh.

The dance off that lasted 1 second. I won!
I am dancing away, and suddenly another asian girl stomps on right up and starts to stomp her feet and wave her arms like a mad woman, dancing away. IT WAS ON!! But the moment she strided in to dance with me, her foot slipped … and she landed extremely hard on her ass. I was too busy laughing to help her, but eventually I helped her up, and for the rest of the night she couldn’t really dance. Whose fault was it that her arse is now injured – hers for wanting to dance with me, or mine for dancing so well that she wanted to dance with me? I blame her for wearing heels.

Arrivederci
So tired from dancing and drinking, so we left.


Recommendation
Avoid this club before 3AM as it is a deadhole. However do come here after 3AM if you still have the energy.

Saturdays @ Fever Nightclub (Formerly The Blue Note / Bluenote):
1/10 (before 3AM),

6.5/10 (after 3AM)

6 Responses to Saturdays @ Fever Nightclub (The Blue Note), Wollongong NSW: 17th April 2010

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  2. dr_stoopid says:

    Auntie was enormous. She made Shrek look like a dwarf.

  3. ash says:

    Sunday nights are way better!! The Harp is the last place to close on a sunday (12am), apart from the Note of course… Everyone heads up there and it rips!

  4. Bonny says:

    Fever, you can get a lay. For the guys out there, best place to be. It will become a cockfest if you come way late. The security guys wont let you in unless you have chicks with you. So, come early – around 1, get stamped – walk out and come back later. (then its pointless to leave @ 1 course wollongong has a lock out time of 1AM) SIgh. So to gurantee entry dont come really late. You will need girls, chances are you dont have a girl on you. My 2pence boys!

  5. vic says:

    it was called Mimo’s 25 years ago, do they let 45 year old guys in, I am harmless as my dick hardly works anymore, but I can still dance

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