Tuesday, October 21

X-FACTOR


Lately Saturday nights have been turning out to be a little bit on the quiet side, so what’s going on? Is it the so called credit crunch or even as some believe the start of a full blown recession. Well I don't think so myself I put the blame fairly and squarely on ITV. They are stealing the peak Saturday night trade away from the pubs and clubs and more importantly from the taxi trade. Saturday night from 8pm until 11pm is dominated by that popular cult TV show the X-Factor. Why I don't know because I don't watch it, but on Saturday night it dominated the conversation of the fares I picked up, some of whom were actually going to X-Factor parties. What that involves, I don't have a clue but it sure seems popular. Even worse news was told to me by one fan that was dashing between two x-factor parties; apparently the series lasts right up until near Christmas. Why can't these TV companies be made to show this stuff during the week instead of wrecking the whole country’s night time economy?
One interesting snippet that I did get told on Saturday night from a reliable source fascinated me no end. The new club which is due to open shortly, CLUB-M has been fitted with a new entrance solely for the use of the local emergency services. This I am told is so paramedics can attend to injured or ill folk and cops can remove troublemakers all without going through the crowded club. But the best bit is that the club has actually got its own padded cells to detain folk and prevent them from injuring themselves or others. The polite name they tell me is the detention or holding area. But a cell is a cell to me and I wonder is it legal, can they actually detain someone against their will? Would it not be false imprisonment, is it a step too far?

11 comments:

roy said...

Strictly come dancing,
Seriously come dancing
Dance!

Peggy said...

Civil rights? Are those pesky things still around?

The club only has to detain the wrong person once and the private dentention area (formerly the smoker's room) will become a storage area again.

afriendlyface said...

A club having its own padded cells sounds like a good idea to me. Presumably they can use citizen's arrest rights, or some kind of entry condition to make it legal.

Bill said...

X- Factor. Big Brother... Bone Idol (or was it pop idol). Come Dancing etc

All this reality TV crap I never watch. Cannot stand it. Makes me wonder why I pay a licence fee

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Bob said...

roy:like a bit of dancing do ya!

Bob said...

peggy:I will interesting to find out how it pans out in practice

Bob said...

afreindlyface: Maybe but I would like to know if it really is fully legal.

Bob said...

bill:wot you pay a licence fee! I doubt it.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Legal or not it sounds good to me so I definately wont knock it!.

Real cab driver said...

I kind of miss the Rocky Horror Picture Show parties they used to have here. The pub you're talking about must be the only gin joint in town. I'd never go into a place like that, and I'd definately tell passengers it's a sketchy place.