We’re actually surprised (a bit) by how little people we’ve talked
to care. As a gay man you don’t look at venues like Bromptons like
straight people who stop going out at 31 usually during November. You
look at venues as somewhere to see out your days as that’s what we do
as gay men: socialise even when we’ve long since given up on he gym and
just want a quiet pint with your top on. So to lose even one venue like
Bromptons is a tragedy… we reckon on this current vein of insane
So, sadly the demise of local clubs continues apace and we worry for
what this means for those other joys, Ted’s Place and the Coleherne.
Cockroach infested yes, but local. Could we one day end up with just
two gay villages, Soho and Vauxhall? Are we doomed to getting cabs when
we want a pint in the ghetto? Thank God for the credit crunch and
alleged imminent property "adjustment" that will hopefully save many a
stalwart from being turned into luxury flats.