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Old Posted Apr 10, 2009, 1:21 PM
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Clubbin' Pubbin' Drinkin'

Well, I don't think a thread has been created for our fine City's featured night life. Discuss and share!
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Anybody go to van Buuren last night?
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Where did he play?
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Anybody go to van Buuren last night?
Would have sold my first born for tickets! NONE to be found!
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Would have sold my first born for tickets! NONE to be found!
Yeah, few friends of mine wanted to go and couldn't get tickets either. I didn't even bother trying as I had a class last night, would have been quite a show to be at though.
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Yeah, few friends of mine wanted to go and couldn't get tickets either. I didn't even bother trying as I had a class last night, would have been quite a show to be at though.
#1 DJ in the world at the BEST venue in the city!!! Hard to pass up! Pretty sad that I missed it actually
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/\ speaking of which, do you have anymore tunes to share? I've been listening to your Palliser mix while studying lately....
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#1 DJ in the world at the BEST venue in the city!!! Hard to pass up! Pretty sad that I missed it actually
While I still think that Tiësto is a more skilled DJ, I can see why van Buuren was voted #1; the guys just loves to spin! Although I'm a planner, my biggest passion is footy and seeing him on the tables is like seeing my self on the pitch at The Emirates. As he absolutely loves and enjoys what he does, he brings a truly refreshing passion that he emanates and spreads through the club. It was one of the best shows I've been to simply because of the joy it is to see him in his element, mad props to RvB!
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Benny Benassi is playing somewhere tonight according to my sister, anyone who's going should give us a rundown on how it goes.

I'm still curious as to if Natedawg Jaxxon still plays. I have his podcasts from a few years ago and have yet to hear better hard dance.
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Benny Benassi is playing somewhere tonight according to my sister, anyone who's going should give us a rundown on how it goes.
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What's with the sudden influx of international DJs?
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We always get DJs here, I have seen many over the years, including AVB before. The spring is a big time for them as most hit up the WMC in Miami and then do tours around North America before and after.

A few years ago it was never so hard to get into things but now tickets are so hard to come by for so many events in town. My theory is that there is a certain group of people in this town who do not necessarily appreciate what they are seeing but just have to go as it is the place to be that night and makes it harder for us who actually care!
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After-Hours Clubs Lose Liquor License
Owner Decries 'Strong-Arm' Treatment

January 29, 2010
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I t's been a rough week for the denizens of Calgary's after-hours scene now that The Warehouse and The Underground have gone underground for good -- as in six feet under.

The joint clubs on 10th Avenue S.W., which were a staple of the city's nightlife for 26 years, have closed their doors permanently after losing their Class C liquor licence last weekend.

The venue, which has also been a popular spot for live music in the past decade, has been classified as a private club since opening in 1984.

That Class C status allowed the Warehouse/Underground to operate as an after-hours establishment where people could stay and dance long after the last call for alcohol at 2 a.m.

"We had a huge niche in the afterhours (scene)," the club's owner, Chris Hewitt, said on Thursday. "We are the niche, that's it. There's nobody else."

But according to the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission, the Warehouse/Underground wasn't following the guidelines set for private clubs.

"In recent years, we've received complaints that it's not a private club, that they're open to the public. (Their) events are advertised to the general public," noted Lynn Hutchings-Mah, a communications officer for the commission. "In a typical private club, if you're a member, you have to go in and show a membership card, and, if you've got guests, you have to sign them in."

Hewitt counters that the club was pushing its membership dictates, but he admits there was a few cracks in the system.

"There will be multi-thousands of people coming through the room every year, so if we happened to let a small trickle of people in who managed to get through without a membership, it's not all that stunning," he said.

Hutchings-Mah said the commission tried "to work with the licensee," encouraging the Warehouse/Underground to apply for a Class A (minors prohibited) licence -- similar to a typical nightclub.

As Hewitt saw it, though, "they were trying to strong-arm us into doing that."

The main reason the Class A status wouldn't work for the Warehouse/ Underground, said Hewitt, is that it would force the club to clear out its premises every night by 3 a.m., thus eliminating its status as an afterhours hot spot.

"There's going to be a very big hole (when it comes to) mid-size concert venues," he said.

In recent years, internationally acclaimed indie rock acts such as Caribou, Jello Biafra, the Boredoms, King Khan & The Shrines, the Hold Steady and Gaslight Anthem have performed at the Warehouse/Underground.

Before it became a live venue, the club was central to Calgary's DJ dance scene, added Hewitt, a DJ himself.

Ultimately, Hewitt feels he was mistreated by the commission.

"It's not like I was running some underground crime scene," he said. "It's not like this was a blight on Calgary and everybody will breath a sigh of relief. . . .

"Everyone just goes there to dance."


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So, Calgary has lost another one of its clubbing institutions... What's everyone's feelings on this?

Personally, I find it comical that this city talks about wanting to join the rank of World Class city yet it sets last call at 2am and has a mandatory closing time. How many World Class cities even have have a last call far less a mandatory closing time? I know it is the Provincial government that regulates this stuff but it is something that could improve our cities at little cost compared to pieces of transit or cultural infrastructure.
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So, Calgary has lost another one of its clubbing institutions... What's everyone's feelings on this?

Personally, I find it comical that this city talks about wanting to join the rank of World Class city yet it sets last call at 2am and has a mandatory closing time. How many World Class cities even have have a last call far less a mandatory closing time? I know it is the Provincial government that regulates this stuff but it is something that could improve our cities at little cost compared to pieces of transit or cultural infrastructure.
Alberta Liquor laws in general need to be updated, albeit better than most of Canada, there's still room for improvement... beer & wine sold in convenient stores, all liquor sold in grocery stores and last call should be anywhere from 4am (nightclubs) to unlimited (casinos) are some of the changes I'd like to see! IMO
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The Warehouse/Underground was a private club? I used to party there all the time and was never asked to purchase a membership or anything. I never even knew it was available, or I would have purchased one. Though, I can safely say that I was also able to drink there after last call. More than once I was still able to order alcohol after 2am.

I think its bloody insane to have the place shut down. And I agree that having a 2am last call and mandatory closing times are asinine. I'd love to see alcohol available 24/7, it IS legal after all.
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So, Calgary has lost another one of its clubbing institutions... What's everyone's feelings on this?
Meh. There was nothing stopping them from staying open other than their own reluctance to follow the rules.

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Personally, I find it comical that this city talks about wanting to join the rank of World Class city yet it sets last call at 2am and has a mandatory closing time. How many World Class cities even have have a last call far less a mandatory closing time? I know it is the Provincial government that regulates this stuff but it is something that could improve our cities at little cost compared to pieces of transit or cultural infrastructure.
Personally I find the mere mention of "World Class city" nauseating. You know what all "World Class cities" have in common? THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT BEING "WORLD CLASS", THEY JUST ARE.
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So, Calgary has lost another one of its clubbing institutions... What's everyone's feelings on this?

Personally, I find it comical that this city talks about wanting to join the rank of World Class city yet it sets last call at 2am and has a mandatory closing time. How many World Class cities even have have a last call far less a mandatory closing time? I know it is the Provincial government that regulates this stuff but it is something that could improve our cities at little cost compared to pieces of transit or cultural infrastructure.
I think its too bad they closed down, but I'd hardly say this is make or break for us as a city to join the "worldly" ranks. It's not the city's decision to revoke their license, its the province. Can hardly blame Calgary for this one.
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On another note...The CORE posted on their Facebook that Tangerine has shut down and that they'll keep everyone posted on details...
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The Warehouse/Underground was a private club? I used to party there all the time and was never asked to purchase a membership or anything. I never even knew it was available, or I would have purchased one. Though, I can safely say that I was also able to drink there after last call. More than once I was still able to order alcohol after 2am.
Here's why they shut down. The rules suck, yeah, but as stated here, they were broken.
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