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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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The Qube Project Guestlist & Table Bookings

The Qube Project Guestlist & Tables

 

London shed a mighty tear when one of the last bastions of clubbing closed down in Victoria back in early 2014 leaving the area desolate; but wait, who's that coming to the rescue? It's The Qube project guestlist team, f*ck yeah! From the dying embers of what was once one of London’s hottest clubbing districts, rises the mighty phoenix which is The Qube Project. Situated mere seconds away from Victoria station this new pinnacle of rave promises what will be an nightly gala of ass shaking, ear smashing, and toe tappingly good times.

The Club

Without the fairly substantial que outside the venue, Qube would blend seamlessly into the sleek business like architecture of the surrounding area. The ultra-modern design doesn’t stop at the door however, with bare metal beams, a Fabric style room overlooking a lower dancefloor, miraculously pristine leather sofas in the vip areas and mesmerizing light displays Qube has the upcoming super-club style down to a t. The layout continues this theme, with a sizeable smoking area for those well deserved breathers, multiple rooms in which to boogie down that although are visible from each other, somehow do not leak any sound. Art installations and 3D video mapping add another element to the experience, making this one of the most aesthetically focused clubs in the city.

Vibe

Qube is certainly a place any die hard clubber should check out. Whether you’re looking to find yourself a sexy friend to have some fun with or simply dance the night away into the early hours The Qube Project guestlist has everything you’ll need in spades. The club doesn’t get into full swing until 11pm on most nights so expect to be walking home in the blinding sunlight a little worse for wear, that’s if you haven't already sneaked home with a new friend. As the night progresses the club will get rather intimate as the people continue to pack in. But fear not the vibe stays friendly and everyone is there simply to have a good time, a vibe that is encouraged by staff and DJ’s alike.

The Music

The drinks are priced as you’d expect from an upcoming club in the heart of London, with singles and beers running at just shy of a fiver. There is however a substantial range available compared to many clubs who offer pints or tinnies. Each room also has its very own bar, so if queuing for half your night tends to ruin your buzz, have no fear. Qube is set to match it’s rivals on the DJ front, pulling some fantastic names. With a bespoke Martin Audio sound system that really comes into it’s own in the ground floor room, music afficionados will not be left wanting. Some great names in the world of house and techno appear on the events list, and they will no doubt be a contender for the best names in London in no time.

Bussey Building Guestlist & Table Bookings

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Bussey Building

This place was nearly demolished in 2007, but good thing it wasn't; otherwise where would we go for some of London's greatest parties? Before you answer that with the name of your favourite club, shut up; Bussey Building is fantastic. Also known as the Bussey Warehouse or the CLF Art Café, this place has it all. Theatre, paintings, drawings, live music, dancing, you name it and Bussey Building has it. Like a grocery store of clubbing, only this one you can buy booze after hours; you go in for one thing and spend hours doing another.

The Club

What used to be a warehouse that made cricket bats has been a hot clubbing site and entertainment venue for a few years now. This place is pretty big; it can fit almost 1,000 people inside, though it's not like they're all crammed into one room. Bussey building has quite a few rooms that can be rented out, and often there is even more than one party going on. It also comes with a 5,000 square foot rooftop, making it ideal for watching any fireworks that happen to be nearby. Just make sure you're not so drunk you fall of trying to grab at the fireworks. That'd make an interesting story in The Evening Standard.

The Vibe

Now you think that a building as old as this with such rich history would be reserved for only the educated and that it would only hold hipster snobs? Far from the truth, Judgey McJudgerson! This club is very laid back and unpretentious, and great for a place to find like-minded people who are out to have a good time. Just make sure that you are dressed right; the door staff are nice and friendly, but will not be afraid to turn you away if you're not dressed in smart casual. But hey, at least they'll be polite about it.

The Music

Electronic music of any kind is Bussey Buiilding's speciality. Drum and bass, house, techno; if you're an electronica junkie than you absolutely must make Bussey House a stop on your clubbing list. Sometimes they throw in a bit of soul and 90's hits, but their main focus is anything synthesized through a computer. And they often have guest DJs, so you know you won't be hearing the same-old same-old every weekend. Bussey Building has all of your standards and favourites; wines, beers, spirits, and all of the common cocktails and mixers are here. So maybe the drinks will be same-old same-old, but you could always mix it up and have a different mixer every night; you're in Bussey Building, may as well get creative; just remember that green is not a creative colour. Drinks here are affordable; on occasion they have specials like £2.50 drinks all night, giving you more than enough reason to take a hammer to your piggy bank that holds all of your loose change. Bussey Building is where you go when you want to get it all done in one place. Want to catch some theatre? Catch an evening show and then go clubbing. Maybe you want a comedy night? Laugh your arse off, then go for a drink and hit the dance floor. Or just come here from the start and groove to some great beats while hanging out with genuinely nice people sipping on a reasonably priced cocktail. Unless you're so unreasonably picky that you can't be bothered, Bussey Building is your next destination for a great night out clubbing in London.

Club 41 New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Club 41 New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Club 41 New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

Prohibition comes to Chelsea at the glamorous Club 41. Expect an extravagant and unforgettable night to bring in the year 2017 at this incredibly stylish and elegant nightspot.

 

Club 41 is located adjacent to the Kensington Close Hotel, less than a minute walk from High Street Kensington underground station.

 

Knows for its lavish furniture and beautiful architecture, Club 41 will be transformed to bring you the sights and sounds of the prohibition era, but don’t worry the alcohol will be free flowing at this party! Doors open at 10pm and the party goes on until the early hours, coming to a close at 5am

 

Tickets are £30 per person (including a complimentary glass of Prosecco) and tables are available starting at £500 minimum spend.

 

Eventbrite - Club 41 New Years Eve 2016 - 2017
September 9, 2016 Posted by admin in NYE

Bonbonniere New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Bonbonniere New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Bonbonniere New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

We have yet to confirm the information for this years NYE party 2016 - 2017 at Bonbonniere, but check back on this page in due course and we will update the event information page - when we receive it!

 

This years event is promising to be a huge night so we highly recommend pre-reserving your tickets by emailing us at guestlist@velvet-pr.com, quoting "NYE 2017 at Bonbonniere"

 

Once the event is on-sale we will email you with a ticket link to purchase your tickets for Bonbonniere New Years Eve 2016 - 2017.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team and we will be happy to help!
September 9, 2016 Posted by admin in NYE

Mason House New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Mason House New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Mason House New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

We have yet to confirm the information for this years NYE party 2016 - 2017 at Mason House, but check back on this page in due course and we will update the event information page - when we receive it!

 

This years event is promising to be a huge night so we highly recommend pre-reserving your tickets by emailing us at guestlist@velvet-pr.com, quoting "NYE 2017 at Mason House"

 

Once the event is on-sale we will email you with a ticket link to purchase your tickets for Mason House New Years Eve 2016 - 2017.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team and we will be happy to help!
September 9, 2016 Posted by admin in NYE

Charlie New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Charlie New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Charlie New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

This years event is promising to be a huge night and you can buy your tickets below for Charlie New Years Eve 2016 - 2017.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team quoting New Years Eve 2016-2017 at Charlie and we will be happy to help!

 

Eventbrite - Charlie New Years Eve 2016-2017
September 9, 2016 Posted by admin in NYE

Boujis New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Boujis New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Boujis New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

We have yet to confirm the information for this years NYE party 2016 - 2017 at Boujis, but check back on this page in due course and we will update the event information page - when we receive it!

 

This years event is promising to be a huge night so we highly recommend pre-reserving your tickets by emailing us at guestlist@velvet-pr.com, quoting "NYE 2017 at Boujis"

 

Once the event is on-sale we will email you with a ticket link to purchase your tickets for Boujis New Years Eve 2016 - 2017.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team and we will be happy to help!
September 9, 2016 Posted by admin in NYE

Chinawhite New Years Eve 2016 - 2017

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Chinawhite New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 - Buy Tickets

Velvet PR are pleased to be able to offer tickets for this years Chinawhite New Years Eve 2016 - 2017 event.

 

We have yet to confirm the information for this years NYE party 2016 - 2017 at Chinawhite, but check back on this page in due course and we will update the event information page - when we receive it!

 

This years event is promising to be a huge night so we highly recommend pre-reserving your tickets by emailing us at guestlist@velvet-pr.com, quoting "NYE 2017 at Chinawhite"

 

Once the event is on-sale we will email you with a ticket link to purchase your tickets for Chinawhite New Years Eve 2016 - 2017.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team and we will be happy to help!
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