The Dain Bramaged crew are sad to announce that the dream is over. After much debate over how on earth T-Bar turn a profit with their famous egalitarian philosophy of not charging punters on the door, it has all sadly come to an end....kind of....
Announcing on their blog today that from the start of next year they will be charging an entrance fee on Friday and Saturday's after 11pm, it appears T-Bar have finally given up on their principles and succumbed to the capitalist beast. And we don't blame them really. We are dirty capitalists too after all. It was obvious it could not go on forever - nothing does. It is just a shame that one can no longer just turn up and dance.
On the plus side though - maybe now we will get some of the 'bigger' DJs playing on the weekend rather than on weeknights - thus stopping the internal 'we shouldn't really go out clubbing' debate those of us with proper jobs have when we see the like of Magda, Smagghe, Weatherall, Ghenachia et al playing on week nights. It hopefully will also lessen the douchebag contingent on the weekends....we hope.
And maybe, just maybe they may reinvest the extra profits into installing some kind of air conditioning system. Let's face it - the October Magda/Heartthrob night was not fun for anyone.
T-Bar, we still believe in you. Just don't make it too expensive!