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Cube – it ain’t really for homos any more…

By simbo - 26 November 2007 60

On Saturday night, I went to a trivia night for bit bent (a local gay group for under 25’s – I’m older than under 25 (I turned 34 today, in fact), but, well, they invited us oldsters as well).

Tables got drinks vouchers valid for Cube, that night only, as complimentary “thanks for showing up” prizes. So went along with a friend. Yes, he’s male, yes, I’m male, any comments about that will be resolutely ignored…

[ED (Kramer) – the following story is rated M – recommended for mature audiences. Please keep any homophobic comments to yourself (unless they are really funny)]

We got there early enough that one of the couchy-nook areas was free – the couchy-nooks are sorta high couches which feel more like, well, beds. So sat in one of them with friend. And proceeded to smooch for a bit. And cuddle. And fondle above the waist. For about two hours (we did break to buy drinks occasionally, to hit the loos, to wave our arms around in a vague approximation of dancing, etc).

Obviously our smooching was getting a bit too exciting for someone (possibly because our shirts did come off, and, well, I’m not exactly, slim, lithe or back-hair-less) because I ended up getting most of a glass of ice thrown over me, and a security goon saying “OUT. NOW.” By the time I’d reassembled myself and was ready to go, we got a second security goon.

I wasn’t particularly given to argue, seeing as, well, this is Cube. They knife people there…

Anyway, went back to my place, and proceeded to special-cuddle far more in various ways that are none of your damn business.

But on the plus side, I can now say I’ve achieved one of my main goals – to get kicked out of a nightclub for lewd behaviour before I turn thirty-four…

Yes, I’m aware that in public places, certain levels of decorum are expected. HOWEVER, if you’re going to offer something that pretty much resembles a bed, in a club that’s theoretically gay-aimed, you’re going to expect a certain amount of lusty behaviour.

And now, fully opening myself up for a “eewww, gays are wrong and evil and shouldn’t be allowed near our children, there could have been five year olds watching” reaction in the comments…

What’s Your opinion?


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60 Responses to
Cube – it ain’t really for homos any more…
VYBerlinaV8 8:45 am 27 Nov 07

Wow, someone got kicked out of a nightclub. I’m with the other V8 man on this – who really gives a crap?

sepi 8:14 am 27 Nov 07

Gee – maybe they want us to acknowledge that they exist?

barking toad 7:44 am 27 Nov 07

A fat hairy gay bloke getting kicked out of a gay club for, well, being gay? Who’d have thunk it.

I’m with the V8 man – who gives a flying?

What is it about some gay people who feel they have to shove their gayness in our face – “look at me, I’m the only gay in the village”.

EtFb 11:18 pm 26 Nov 07

@BigDave: actually, that’s not what being gay is all about. Apparently “liking people of the same sex as you” is what it’s all about. Who knew?

Dante 10:54 pm 26 Nov 07

Now this is where I get really confused.

I’ve been there recently with a bit of a troupe for my girlfriend’s friend’s birthday and over the PA comes this bloke’s voice “This is a gay club, if you don’t like it then fuck off!”. With the club harbouring an attitude like that, I felt like leaving straight away but hung around as it was a friend’s birthday…

So can someone tell me… which clientèle are they actually aiming for?

johnboy 10:39 pm 26 Nov 07

I think the point is that Simbo has, through years of experience, a certain view of what is normal behaviour in a gay bar.

And Cube no longer seems to be filling that role, which is its prerogative, but an interesting decision for a venue which has to date successfully marketed itself as a gay bar.

BigDave 10:39 pm 26 Nov 07

Isn’t that what being gay is all about though? They want to be treated the same as anyone else, but expect special treatment at the same time. Kind of hypocritical really isn’t it?

Doctor Evil 10:34 pm 26 Nov 07

Sounds like this whole experience has left a bad taste in your mouth simbo….

aa 10:33 pm 26 Nov 07

a lot of people are usually there topless, so you’re not telling us the full story here. Plus I agree with “You”‘s comments, you expect to be treated te same as eeryone else, but your own club just treated you the same and you want to be treated differently. Which is it, to be treated the same or differently?

You 10:15 pm 26 Nov 07

You want to be treated the same as everyone else, and yet you expect to get special treatment when getting naked in a nightclub?

Okay….

Mr Waffle 10:00 pm 26 Nov 07

The only time I’ve been there (a couple of years ago, dragged by a friend’s girlfriend) there were tons of guys with their shirts off, dancing in their short-shorts all over the place…

simbo 9:54 pm 26 Nov 07

I’m more interested as to how this is considered relevant or newsworthy to Canberra.

Well, I was asked to post it by an ex-admin of this site. So he obviously thought it was worth it. I debated whether it was worth the hassle of getting e-mail after e-mail worth of replies from judgemental knobheads, and, thought, nah, they won’t be that bad. Ah, well, more fool me.

Also – you’ll find hetero couples getting the same treatment in other clubs. Wow.

With the greatest of respect, VN, there’s a diference between what happens when a bloke takes his shirt off and a girl takes her shirt off. THere are probably sites on the web that can show you the difference, if you’re that interested…

Traitorsgate 9:37 pm 26 Nov 07

Clearly you and your partner weren’t trying hard enough if it took 2hrs of fooling about for the Bouncers to escort you to the door.

All jokes aside, whether a club is Gay or Straight two people getting up close and intimate shouldn’t be an issue for management or patrons, its a Night Club afterall not a church.

Jazz 9:37 pm 26 Nov 07

what is it about a supposedly ‘gay’ club that makes you think that getting mostly naked is acceptable behaviour? Snogging is one thing, it happens often enough in any other club between guys and girls, but i think its fair enough that anyone gets kicked out for going that far regardless of if the couches resemble beds.

get a room!

el ......VNBerlinaV8 9:31 pm 26 Nov 07

And now, fully opening myself up for a “eewww, gays are wrong and evil and shouldn’t be allowed near our children, there could have been five year olds watching” reaction in the comments…

I’m more interested as to how this is considered relevant or newsworthy to Canberra.

Also – you’ll find hetero couples getting the same treatment in other clubs. Wow.

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