Fabric London gives lifetime ban to attendee for shaming fellow clubber

The guest received a lifetime ban from the renowned clubbing institution, after filming and uploading a video mocking a fellow clubber on the dancefloor

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 15th Dec 2022

'London's home for electronic music', Fabric has issued a lifetime ban to a guest for filming and uploading a video to social media which appeared to show a fellow clubber being mocked on the dance floor.

The video, which was posted to Twitter earlier this week and has since been removed, featured a partially dressed man dancing expressively inside the club with the caption, "Yo I’ll never be going to Fabric again after seeing this".

Upon discovering the Tweet, the team at Fabric London sprang into action to defend the dancer stating, "Great, given this tweet, we’d prefer it if you didn’t come. Our club was built on the values of free expression and the freedom to dance and not be judged. We also have a No Photo Policy to protect our dancers’ privacy. Please do the right thing and remove this video."

On Tuesday 13th December, Fabric London posted an update on the situation which outlined the enactment of the lifetime ban. 

“Yesterday we were made aware of a Tweet circulating featuring a video of a dancer at the club. We have requested that due to the nature of the caption and the context in which it was taken, that the video be removed. The author has been given a lifetime ban."

Unfortunately, it seems the aforementioned case isn't an isolated one, with reported incidents, including people mocking or behaving untoward to others at music events, on the rise here in the UK in recent months. Thus, we here at Skiddle feel obliged to share our short 'Clubbers Etiquette Guide', to ensure you nor any of your party are causing offence to those around you, looking for a quality experience from a night out clubbing. 


1. Put your camera or smartphone away 

Like Fabric London, many clubs are beginning to introduce their own 'No Photo' policies. Electronic music and dancing should be enjoyed without distraction. It's also widely been noted that performing artists are unsettled when faced with hundreds of lights glaring up at them from the crowd. A cheeky selfie with your friends here and there, no danger! But refrain from filming others, especially without their permission. 


2. Respect your fellow clubber and the artists

Following on from the previous point, if you see others being filmed without consent, harassed or generally acting out of line, make it known to the venue operator or the venue's security. In this day and age, there is no capacity for judgement, ridicule or abuse on any level at any live music event. Or outside of a music event for that matter!

Treat your fellow clubber with respect. Likewise, with artists, should an audience member be causing a scene during their performance, let the venue staff know. 


3. Pace yourself and keep your cool

Don't be the one being led out of a club or a venue by the bouncers for getting carried away with the shandies and losing your cool. Don't forget, everyone else around you has paid for a great night out. Make sure you remember yours for all the right reasons and not the wrong ones. 



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Header image credit: Fabric London / Facebook.com