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The Top 20 Excuses For Flaking On A Club Booking

 

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Here at Velvet PR we typically deal with hundreds of bookings every week and whilst the majority of our guests are fantastic and we enjoy looking after them time and again in the clubs we host, sadly there are always the guests who make our lives a bit of a nightmare. Troublesome guests can include those getting too drunk, being rude or not dressing according to the club’s requirements.

 

There is one particularly upsetting category of troublesome guests however, who we simply name 'Flakers’. Flakers are those who book in a big group of guests (often for a birthday) then cancel within mere hours (sometimes minutes) of the event taking place after having planned for days on end their night out to minute detail.

 

In celebration of these flakers who we have grown so fond of, we have compiled a top 20 list of the best excuses we have been presented with to explain the cancellation. Whether the excuse is valid or a porky pie remains a mystery, but we have helpfully accompanied each of the 20 excuses with it’s own lie-o-meter (which works on a scale of 1-3 with 1 being almost certainly true and 3 being a Double Whopper with extra bacon and cheese!). Also, for your reference we've helpfully added a frequency of use scale so you can see just how often we get offered each of the following (again on a 1-3 scale with 1 being low and 3 being so common they probably have it saved as a shortcut on their phone for easy access!).

 

So here we present our ultimate list of the top 20 excuses for flaking on a booking. Whether you are reading this simply for your amusement or as a how-to guide on some of the best cop-outs you can have at your disposal next time you are in urgent need of a get-out-of-jail-free card, we hope you will enjoy the fruits of our research, and don’t feel afraid to refer someone to this next time you hear one of these infamous lines. We certainly will be!

 

 

1. ‘I got bitten by a homeless person’s dog and I’m in A&E now. I don’t think we can make it tonight’.

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

2. ‘My cat got sick. We can’t come now I’m afraid.’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

3. ‘Sorry for the last minute change of plan but I have to attend a funeral.’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

4. ‘I’m afraid we can’t come now as my uncle just died. What’s happening tomorrow - any parties then instead?’

Lie-o-meter Score: 2stars

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

5. ‘Family emergency...We aren’t coming now’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

6. ‘We had a car accident on the way so we don’t think we can make it to the club’

Lie-o-meter Score: 2stars

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

7. ‘We can’t make it now as I’m ill’...’What about the rest of your group of 20+?’...’No they can’t come either’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

8. ‘Sorry I got food poisoning so I’ll have to cancel’

Lie-o-meter Score: 2stars

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

9. ‘My friend’s hamster got lost in her garden so we can’t make it this time’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

10. ‘Sorry I realised I was too young to get into your club tonight’...’How old are you?’...’14’

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

11. ‘We won’t be coming...Something came up’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

12. ‘The birthday girl dropped her cake on the way and she’s too upset to come now’

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

13. ‘Sorry my friend got pregnant last night unexpectedly, we’re not going to be partying tonight’

Lie-o-meter Score: 2stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

14. ‘We can’t come. Unexpected business trip came up’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

15. ‘We’re not going to make it tonight.’...’Any reason why not?’...’Personal reasons / Unforseen circumstances’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

16. ‘Where are you?’...’Im in Greece’...’What about your birthday night for you and your group of 10 guests tonight that we’ve been arranging for the past month’...’Oh. Was that tonight?’

Lie-o-meter Score: 2stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

17. ‘I’m going to have to cancel. My wife just found out I was going clubbing so it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen now. Next time, sorry’

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

18. ‘Sorry, change of plans so we can’t come’

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 3stars3

 

19. ‘Sorry can’t make it. I’m in hospital’

Lie-o-meter Score: 3stars3

Frequency Of Use: 2stars

 

20. ‘My mum is insisting she needs to join and we don’t want to take her. Sorry we will have to cancel’

Lie-o-meter Score: 1stars

Frequency Of Use: 1stars

 

 

Unlike many of the excuse-makers responsible for the above, we've put time into this research so we'd love to hear your feedback. Any of these sound familiar? Are you guilty of one or two of these? Let us know...

Spotted: Will.i.am at Drama Parklane

The Voice judge and ex member of The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has received multiple awards.

 

Wiill.i.am sang at drama a few of his won hip hop productions including some of his old and classic songs like “Where is the love”. Even with the use of electro and house music elements, will.i.am prefers to separate the underground from pop.

 

He sang for about an hour and it was the most exciting part of the night, he did a amazing show! After he stayed to enjoy the end of the party until 3 am.

 

The star was wearing a black hat, black jacket and black t-shirt and of course his classic glasses. With his unique and cool style he took the attention from everyone around.

 

The club was packed, and was a great night for who was there.

 

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July 18, 2016Posted by admin in Blog

Spotted: Rihanna and Drake’s four-night-clubbing marathon in London

One night out is of course not enough for Rihanna, so she went out with her old flame Drake four days in a row:

 

29/06 Nicole Scherzinger's birthday at Tape

 

The first night they went out for celebrating the birthday of Nicole Scherzinger in the high end club Tape. Nicole turned 38 on the 29th of June and was first enjoying dinner in the Mayfair restaurant 34 and after this she was celebrating until 5:30 am in the club Tape. She was wearing a pink crop top,  black high-waisted trousers and black high heels. Her curly hair was hanging around her shoulder and she was wearing pink lipstick which suits to her top. She doesn’t look like 38 at all, right? Rihanna and Drake were celebrating together with Nicole, but left a little later at 6 am. Rihanna was nearly stealing the X-factor star the show with her pink cut-out dress and the silver high heels. Drake was dressed more casual with a sported red jacket and denim jeans.

 

29/06 Tramp

 

In the following night they went out to the club Tramp, where they stayed until 5 am. Drake was wearing light trousers, a black leather jacket and timberlands. Rihanna looked beautiful with her black dress and the rainbow high heels. One source told E! News that they are not back together and just hooking up.

 

30/06 Chiltern Firehouse

 

In the third night they went  to have dinner at Chiltern Firehouse and were spotted on heading back to the same hotel together. RiRi was wearing a grey skirt with a suitable jacket and just a pink bra underneath. Drake was wearing the same leather jacket like the night before and some black trousers.

 

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June 29, 2016Posted by admin in Blog

Spotted: Rihanna at London's high end Club Drama

The reason for Rihanna's stay in London was the concert she gave at Wembley last Friday. Surprisingly the hall was half empty and the fans were shocked. Anyway she went out to the club Drama on Sunday and didn't leave the club before the early morning of Monday.

 

Her look was very special, no one would dare to wear this double denim look, but Rihanna did and she looked awesome.

 

The look consists of the Manolo Blahnik denim chaps boots, denim Daisy Duke shorts and a flowing white top combined with a great Louis Vuitton handbag. On top of this she was wearing a lot of golden jewelry. The boots are actually so high that there is a belt included and they can be bought for £2769.

 

Her hair and makeup was not very dramatic, but still smart and the highlights were the red lipstick and the middle-part flowing hair.

 

Rihanna was not celebrating alone, the 39 year old model Melyssa Forde joined her and they had lots of fun together. In the club she was seen drinking beer and cooling down with a fan.

 

Rihanna at Drama Club London
June 14, 2016Posted by admin in Blog

Spotted: Kourtney Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan at Lou Lou’s

 

Kourtney was just staying a few days in London, but she already has been out clubbing. Thursday morning she was seen with some extremely big sunglasses and a baseball cap of Kanye West. Maybe a hangover? She was wearing a big white pullover, leggings and some sneakers - she was obviously very tired! The reason for this is that she went out with - in her words “long lost twin”- Lindsay Lohan until 4 am.

 

They went together to a restaurant and after that to the private club “Lou Lou`s” in Mayfair. Both looked amazing in their dresses. Kardashian was wearing a very short leather dress and Lohan a very colorful, V-cut dress in red and blue. By the way the black dress is from Fendi`s and can be bought for just £5960 - for all of them who can afford it. They had lots of fun which you can see on the pictures, for example a snapchat picture with some flower crowns. Jimmy Carr, Chloe Simms, Robert Tchenguiz and Hofit Golan were at “Lou Lou`s” that night, as well.

 

The actress and the reality star seemed to be a great team together - perhaps one can see them more often together next time. And if you celebrate until 4 am and look so fantastic like Kourtney did, it’s fine to wear something casual for your journey back to the US on the next morning, isn't it?

 

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Sonarz - A radically different take on current affairs

 

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If you haven't yet heard of Sonarz Magazine, it's time to check it out now! The site that is currently going viral worldwide thanks to it's controversial and often hilarious news articles that cover everything from Justin Bieber's threesome in London after a night out at Tape club to investigations into the politics behind the Boston bombings.

 

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July 24, 2013Posted by admin in Blog

Epic Wedgie!

Its the middle of the week so here is a silly video 😉 why not!

 

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June 19, 2013Posted by admin in Blog

Brutal Rugby hit!

Looking forward to seeing this at the next Aura Mayfair touch rugby tournament!

 

May 22, 2013Posted by admin in Blog

Aura Mayfair Newsletter 20th - 26th May 2013

 

 

 

Are you ready for the Boat Party?

After the success of our first boat party in May, The Directors of Aura Mayfair are very excited to invite you to our second Aura Boat Party! The party will be on Saturday 15th June, when we sail from Kew to Westminster Pier. Only limited tickets will be available which cost £25 and can be purchased here.

This week at Aura Mayfair...

Start your bank holiday weekend early as the biggest Old Skool Hip Hop and R&B night in the South West arrives in London for the launch of 'Vinyl Mayfair'. DJ Bilal, DJ Subz and DJ Squire will be taking to the decks playing the finest blend of Old Skool tunes through until 3am.

Our Summer holidays are just around the corner, and ladies, we all know you lot a bit of pampering! We are very excited to welcome the gorgeous team from "Rosebud Beauty" this Friday at Aura. Ladies, join us as we give you lots of pampering treats, including Shellac nail polishes, nail files, and discount vouchers! DJ Spencer Tarring will be in the booth playing the very best in House, RnB and HipHop.

We have a HUGE Saturday night in store with many a reason for you to get yourselves down here! As well as being joined by Italian designer Umberto Bruno, "Made In Chelsea" star Jamie Laing and his friends will be partying with us all night long for their End of Season Wrap Party! The last time Jamie joined us, he made himself at home by breathing a bit of fire and spinning some tunes on the decks! We can't wait for him to be back. Chad Tyson will be DJing until 3am, and Girls Roc will be performing!

On Sunday, our doors open at 6pm for an exclusive cocktail party in aid of "Target Ovarian", raising money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer. Throughout the evening there will be entertainment from the By Request Singers, a raffle where you have the chance to win some wonderful gifts & experiences including a return flight from London to Malaga (how lovely!), and an opportunity to hear from and talk to those who are deeply involved in the Target Ovarian charity. All ticket money goes directly to Target Ovarian, and you can purchase your tickets and find out more information here.


If you would like to get on the guestlist or book a table for any of these nights please click on the flyer or visit the

Aura Mayfair
48-49 St James's Street
London

SW1A 1JT

 

How to Find Us:

Aura Mayfair
48-49 St James's Street,
Mayfair,
London,
SW1A 1JT

Nearest Tube: Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly, and Victoria Lines)

Email: rsvp@auramayfair.com
Phone: 020 7499 9999
Website: auramayfair.com

 


 

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May 22, 2013Posted by admin in Blog

Groovy Lady

I have a feeling this lady was ready for a big weekend at one of our clubs....