We went to Creamy Fingers again last week. It was the second time they’ve run it after a bit of a gap since its launch. I think it’s meant to run fortnightly now, so I’m not sure why they had the launch, then a gap, then the second one, but anyway.
It was…. OK. Quite good in some ways, very boogalooy, and Dolly Rocket seems to be doing it now too so it’s even more boogalooy than when they had Le Gateau Chocolat. The music was really good, the DJ put on some really good stuff from quite early on.
It encountered a tiny problem though in that no-one seemed to come. I think they probably had about… 20 people? 30 tops, including those that only came for a drink then went away. And three of those were us! So it was a bit sad really, I’m really worried about it.
We had a bit of a dance and a few drinks (it’s always very cheap in there), and then Stu did one of his ‘intimate’ cabarets, where he knows that basically there’s not enough people there. Chris semi-nobly took part in the cabaret, in that Jamie shoved him towards the stage so he didn’t have much choice, and also he probably wanted to be a bit generous to Stu. He came to regret it a bit though, because the cabaret game was based on answering questions and eating a cream cake if you get it right and two cakes if you get it wrong (or maybe the other way round) until one of you has cleared a massive tray of cakes and is declared the winner. The cakes were quite nice, but you can’t really eat eight of them in quick succession while drunk, so I had to help him out a bit by scoffing a couple. He still lost though, to some girl who was more popular with the crowd (presumably because she had more than two friends), but we did win a box of maltesers. He then threw up in the toilet, nice.
But considering that was only the second Creamy Fingers and it didn’t attract very many people at all, I think it is a bit of a worry. I just don’t get what the problem is, Boogaloo used to be so popular and had a very loyal following. I suppose the loyal following has grown up and can’t go clubbing on a weekday so much now (apart from us as we don’t mind going in hungover). They need to attract a new student crowd who think it’s cool, some of the kooky gay kids who aren’t into the mainstream tight t-shirts and doosh doosh doosh music of Revenge. But how? I could post an advert for them on the university social network, I don’t think I’d get into trouble for that, and at least if that got them to join the Facebook group it might widen the audience a bit. Boogaloo Stu should really sell it at Super Boogaloo this Saturday too, that’s the right kind of crowd and it’s always full on a Saturday.
Chris thinks it’s a problem with clubbing in general, rather than Creamy Fingers itself, particularly mid-week clubbing. Everywhere seems pretty quiet, people just aren’t going dancing any more. Maybe it’s to do with 24-hour licensing, as people don’t need to go on to a club in order to carry on their evening, they can just stay in the pub? But then again even the gay bars have been pretty quiet. Do people just not like going out any more?? When did everyone get so old?