Klassic Nights @ Bligh Bar – 10th October 2009

On October 10, 2009, in Bligh Bar, RnB, by James Tran

A friends birthday at Bligh Bar where he was also a promoter. *groans* Oh well, I have to go.. so here we go!

Bligh Bar Sydney

Bligh Bar Sydney

Klassic Nights @ Bligh Bar
Assessment Time: 11:15pm – 3:00am
Opening Times: 10:30pm – 3:00am
Website: http://www.klassicnights.com
Address: 2a Bligh St, Sydney
Dress Code: Casual ok. I had a Fedora, white collared shirt and vest going on.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $15 on guestlist, I think. Can’t remember if it was $10 of $15. $20 otherwise
Guestlist: See website
Inside: Setup hasn’t changed. One small dance floor, one bar, and seats on the other end.
Cloak Room: None
Music: Contemporary RNB first, with the occasional electro song. Around after 1:30am the hip hop/rap music comes out, reggae, whatever. A typical RnB club setup.
Crowd: All asian, with the exception of one group of wogs. Two or three birthdays here tonight.
Entertainment: Nil
Atmosphere: Better than last time, (last time was shithouse). However it still was dead outside the vicinity of dancefloor. Dancefloor itself was ok and constantly busy, but it wasn’t packed. So long as you stayed in the direct vicinity of the dance floor you were ok, but once you stepped outside, you could see how desolate the rest of the place was. The entire place was only at best at a third capacity, and that whole third was on the floor.

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Preface:
My friend C has asked me to join her at Arthouse. Sure thing, so here we go!

Preface: Chinese Whispers @ Arthouse
The longest guestlist line on planet earth

The guestlist line outside arthouse. ha.

The guestlist line outside arthouse. ha.

Video:

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We had been in the guestlist line for about 30 minutes at the time I took this video. Meanwhile, the normal line ($5 extra) was a measly 20 people deep.After 10 more minutes of waiting, me and the guys left. C stayed in line to get in 30 minutes later, for a total of 1 hour waiting. She said she had an awesome time there, and that it was pretty packed. Of course it was packed, look how many asians there were in line!

Coda: Ditching the line for another club
So where did we go? We went onto Bligh Bar… I honestly wasn’t keen to come to Bligh Bar, but it was a friend of a friend who was organising it. When I met the friend of a friend, I recognized him! He was the same promoter for the Fridays @ Bar Europa (I think I gave it an ok review….) Here we go!

Klassic Nights @ Bligh Bar
Assessment Time: 12:30am – 1:30am
Address:  2a Bligh St, Sydney
Website: http://www.klassicnights.com
Dress Code: Casual ok. I wore a fedora hat, jeans, collared shirt, dress shoes.
Entry Fee/ Cover Charge: I think we paid $15
Inside: One main room, sectioned off by a hinese pretzel looking wall. Bar occupies an entire corner of floorspace. Tables and chairs everywhere else.
Crowd: Asian, young to mid 20s.
Music: Modern RNB

Atmosphere: Felt a little empty, could have been better. Actually it was shithouse. Think of Pavillion Hotel on a bad night. People sitting around the floor. At peak time, all 20 or so of us were dancing on the small floor.  There wasn’t much promotion that I noticed for this event, but the dance floor was small enough to have a vibe going. The last time I was here, urban agent held a Friday Night here back in December 2008 – they did a pretty ok job (I didn’t write an entry for it but I was dressed in a Santa Suit, feeding people chocolate). Tonight was worse. However we had paid our entry, and so we just danced it off. The only benefit of a dead club though, was that there was no waiting at the bar – Hooray!

Walk-in video:

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