Melbourne 2AM Lockout Protest

Written By bryanboy

Melbourne 2AM Lockout Protest

I’ve never been to Melbourne but it’s one city I must visit SOON.

Anyhoo. I don’t know about you but I’m against any city that imposes a 2AM curfew (to curb violence) on nightlife venues such as bars, pubs and clubs. 2AM? You have GOT to be kidding me. How barbaric is that? Thank god we have some freedom here in my lovely city in the third world. Hello! A lot of venues here are dead empty before midnight and they don’t close until the sun comes up! I can’t even remember the number of times over the years that I’ve stumbled out of the club, foaming in the mouth at 7AM, sunglasses and all.

Melbourne 2AM Lockout

Go check it out. http://www.melbournelockedout.com

Thank god I live in a developing nation where most shopping places close at 10PM (including weekends), where restaurant kitchens are still open at 10:30PM (unlike in Sydney) and where clubs don’t close until the following morning.

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  1. chloe

    well, if people take responsibility and dont go violance then this wouldnt be the result ..

  2. janthina

    i noticed the RSS on lj. it is so ridiculous having everything close at 2am. i have often wondered why california insists on sending out all its drunk denizens at 2am sharp. as if we dont have enough drunk driving accidents already.
    and theres nothing worse than being at a club at 1:45 when the lights come on and everyone’s suddenly ugly.
    so outraged that this ridiculous law has found it’s way out of california to spread across oceans.

  3. Hear! Hear! BB!
    That’s one reason why I have always loved living in Asia – cos the clubs never seem to close. Whenever I’ve been forced to return to the UK, I’m like, “Hey, it’s 2am, let’s go clubbing” and my poor friends, prisoners of a First Boring World are like, “The clubs close at 2am.”
    Booooooring.
    I will never live in the First World again. Ever. Ever. Ever.
    EVER.
    Also, if more people smoked the right stuff, there would be NO vilolence. NO wars. Everybody would be shagging and making the peace sign.
    Sigh. How warped the world has become.

  4. Never fear – you don’t get kicked out of the club at 2am. You just can’t get into any clubs after 2am… so once you’re in, you have to stay there til it closes, or go home early!
    We don’t have that in Perth, thank goodness. We can still be trusted here in the sticks, apparently.

  5. Here in Toronto, it’s illegal to serve alcohol past 2 A.M. and that’s why bars and pubs close at that time. However, clubs remain open ’til daylight and most of them break that law all the time.

  6. BB Melbourne is wonderful
    I was there last weekend staying around the corner from Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, LV, Miss Louise ( shoes darling shoes ) Mecca Cosmetica a must do, Christine and Belinda also high on the list -you will love as well as a new Prada store in the making ( it is all boarded up all pretty with the campaign)
    the food is pretty special and the people like to look at you ……..
    Brian if ever there was a city for you !
    the clubs do not close at 2 am as our friend JD pointed out only the entry closes and the party carries on so pick your spot well.
    A great city to eat and shop and stare
    with love xoxox marian

  7. My mates and I gonna be there, its just 5 minute walk from our school =p
    I could’ve met you Brian when I went to Sydney but just shy that you might just snob me if ever I’ll greet you.
    The scary thing In Melbourne is when you are going to have public transport to go home from clubbing, drunk people really, will scare the hell out of you… gonna beg money, ask you lots of questions, etc. just scary

  8. It is not a curfew.
    You can stay in a club until daylight if you wish, but if you leave the venue after 2am, you’re not allowed back in.
    It is still shit though.

  9. keeping people out after they leave would make the issue worse. more people roaming around drunk = more violence. perhaps a train could run every hour so people arent waiting around for taxis every night.

  10. Just letting you know that Melbourne is Australia’s Fashion capital so you defiantly have to come here BB. Check out my blog (I actually have 3, a Melbourne Street Fashion blog, a fashion blog called Fashion Hayley Hits Home and a blog about my year living in Tokyo) Anyway just letting you know that like what the other people have said the lockout doesn’t mean the clubs close at 2am it means that you can’t get back in at 2am. The reason for this is people would roam the streets going from club to club and cause fights along the way. Now instead they go from taxi rank to taxi rank really angry about not being able to get back into the club and cause fights. It totally hasn’t fixed the problem. There was a stabbing last night around the corner from my apartment (I live right in the city) and that was BECAUSE of the lock out. Such a stupid bloody idea, a bandaid that won’t heal the problem, just make it worse. Its only a “trial” so hopefully it will end soon. I never start to go out till 1am so this really annoys me, cos I love to bar/club hop. Poo to this stupid law.

  11. Just letting you know that Melbourne is Australia’s Fashion capital so you defiantly have to come here BB. Check out my blog (I actually have 3, a Melbourne Street Fashion blog, a fashion blog called Fashion Hayley Hits Home and a blog about my year living in Tokyo) Anyway just letting you know that like what the other people have said the lockout doesn’t mean the clubs close at 2am it means that you can’t get back in at 2am. The reason for this is people would roam the streets going from club to club and cause fights along the way. Now instead they go from taxi rank to taxi rank really angry about not being able to get back into the club and cause fights. It totally hasn’t fixed the problem. There was a stabbing last night around the corner from my apartment (I live right in the city) and that was BECAUSE of the lock out. Such a stupid bloody idea, a bandaid that won’t heal the problem, just make it worse. Its only a “trial” so hopefully it will end soon. I never start to go out till 1am so this really annoys me, cos I love to bar/club hop. Poo to this stupid law.

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