Highlife - Favela Podium

Highlife - Favela Podium

I’ve always wanted to go back to Favela. With Privilege Bar closed, their Friday RnB nights moved to Favela – It was time to check it out – Dance buddies C and M are with me tonight – here we go!

Highlife @ Favela Nightclub Sydney

Assessment Time: 12:50am – 1:50am
Website: http://www.favela.com.au, http://www.paulstrangepresents.com
Address: 1 Kellet Way, Potts Point, Sydney
Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual ok. Hats were ok in here.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $20
Guestlist: send to guestlist@paulstrangepresents.com
Inside: This is a two room setup. As you walk in, you will see lounges and a central bar. On the lower level is a tiny dancefloor area for 20 or so people and a DJ. This is where the old school and funky house is playing. There are two separate flights of stairs to go up to the main room. Here is a slightly larger floor for 50 or so people. Bar, DJ, and lounges along the side. There is also a VIP room if you choose to borrow.
Cloak Room: None
Bar: $4 Tap Beers, $6 House shots. The wait was about 5 minutes for a glass of water.
DJs: Moto, Tikelz, Samurai, Mo Funk, Maurice Beats
Music: RnB, Hip Hop, Old School, Funky House. No real complaints.
Crowd: Mostly white. I think we were the only asians in here. Everyone here is young and good looking.
Entertainment: There is an MC in the main room to help out with the atmosphere. The lights help as well.
Atmosphere: It was pretty crap throughout the whole place. I heard Saturdays are packed, so I assumed Friday tonight was to be awesome as well. Well, it wasn’t. It was pretty shit. There were no more than 5 people on the dancefloor below, and no more than 10 in the main pit of the dancefloor.



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Video of the ceiling lights:

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Taking over the floor right away

I found my friends pretty much right away, and within 5 minutes we have taken over the place.By taking over, I mean everybody else has been intimidated by us and evacuated the dancefloor.

Dancefloor pit at Favela - Highlife Fridays

Dancefloor pit at Favela - Highlife Fridays. This is the peak of it.

Taking over the second floor
We went downstairs and there were about 4 people there. We dance, and they stare at us. We are rocking it out, and then after a song or two we are bored and go back upstairs.

The place just got more dead and dead and we left after an hour to go to Soho


I did arrive late, but even so, it should still be somewhat busy at 1am. A good venue, two promoters (Paul Strange Presents and Hypnotize Entertainment) should have usually guaranteed a good night tonight, but it was not meant to be. Perhaps Kings Cross is never meant to have an RnB night for the white folk that frequents it.

Highlife @ Favela Nightclub (2nd week of opening) – 3/10

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