Party Promoters, Be Sensible

Ok, so Club Bois had to relocate following a police cease and desist order under the Noise Abatement Act and the owners of the property realising the real use of the place, of course this was in a upscale residential area so sooner or later there was bound to be a phone call to the police with cars and mostly men in one place.
Well bluntly put, it was not so much the “noise” from the music that was the problem as upon my several visits there is low as the property is huge and the house sits in the center with a 12 ft high wall surrounding it hence containing the sound.
There are rumours of “bad mind” at work here where the police were called in because of a fit between the owner and some jealous lover, however that is yet to be confirmed.
The morning in question at around 3:00am the police arrived to turn off the proceedings, I was there and to be honest they were professional, they asked for the proprietor/manager and explained why the music needed to be switched off, I had personally encountered 2 of the officers before so they knew me and the “essence” of the party however the two new ones were clearly uncomfortable and the drag queens around them gyrating and jeering them, asking them to allow the event to continue (a birthday party) was no help.
Whatever the case may be my main concern is in the current scheme of things is that we have to protect our safe spaces, squabbles and fights should not be allowed to creep in, solve your stuff before or after away from the space for our own entertainment, so the police don’t have to get involved in our stuff like that.
To add insult to injury the new venue only after two weekends of operations made headlines this week,
That paints a bad public image of us and its a turn off for decent gay persons just looking for cool entertainment spot for relaxation and then we wonder why invitation only parties are on the rise again?
Promoters just be sensible in what you do.
Let’s protect our safe spaces.

Howie seh so

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Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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