I was really looking forward to this night - I'd never been to a Hed Kandi night (or indeed Pacha London) before and by all accounts I was in for a treat. Got down there with my mate at 10pm and there was already a large queue of well over 150 people. The queue moved at a snail's pace and increased in size all the time. We didn't reach the front of the queue until 11pm
and by this time the queue stretched right down to the end of the street. Why on earth can't they get 150 people into the club in the space of an hour!!. So we get to the front of the queue and with one dismissive look were told that we were dressed too casual for the night
I was wearing what I consider to be smart clubber gear, diesel head to toe, but sorry, no entrance. I was gutted and bloody annoyed. A group ahead of us had one guy in faded jeans and an old t-shirt but they let him in because he was in a group with a number of girls. It seemed that they were using any excuse to refuse groups or pairs of guys. To be honest, if I can't get into a club wearing my favourite clubbing gear then I'm not interested. I expect that sort of small-mindedness in Cambridge but thought London had more sense. If this was their door policy, why couldn't someone walk down the queue and tell people that they wouldn't get in instead of lettting people queue for hours to be dismissed at the door. We went to Renaissance at the Cross instead and had a cracking night.