Nightclubs in Glasgow have been refusing to host alcohol-free events

Tryingyourbesttostayawayfromboozeandtemptationthismonth?Wehearyou.Ofcourse,ifyou’reintoregularravingandlikedancingyoursocksfeveryweekend,thiscanbeatrickytimebutinGlasgow,itseemstobeevenharder. DJandpartyorganiserRonnieWhittakerhasbeentryingtosetupasoberclubnightwherepeoplecanheaddowntohaveapartywithoutalcoholorexcess.Unfortunately,though,hisideahasn’tbeentakenwellbylocalbarsandclubs. Afterapproachingseveralnightspotsandvenues,Whittakerclaimshewasshutdownbythemajoritypeoplehespoketo. SpeakingtoGlasgow’s,Whittakersaid:”Itriedeverybody.Nooneelsewouldhaveus.Ithinkit’sreallyshort-sighted.Wearenotanti-drink,wejustenjoyourselveswithoutit.We’vebeendoingeventsonasmallerscalefortwoyearsunderthebanner‘ConsciousDance’butthisisthefirstpropernight.” DespitesupportfromtheScottishRecoveryConsortiumandseveralalcoholawarenessgroups,Ronniecouldn’tgethisbooze-freenightfthegrounduntilthe300-capspaceIvoryBlacksagreedtohosttheevent. Goodonyou,Ronnie. FunsterisMixmag’sDigitalEditor,followhimon Via:]

- by Betty Ducharme