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Mon 19 Mar 2012 2:47pm
“LUSU continued to offer the same support to the Carleton as it did in the past, but its seen its attendances decline over the last few years and it’s sad to see that it has not been able to continue.” – How is running an LU night directly in competition with the Carelton’s student night in any way supportive of the Carelton’s continued business, which was already shaky?
There’s a real answer to all of this – £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
Mon 19 Mar 2012 2:49pm
Sugar could have run its Indie night on one of the days when the Carelton wasn’t running its student night. Such as; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.
Mon 19 Mar 2012 5:37pm
Sugar Wednesday is an ‘indie night’? Have I been going to the wrong Sugar?
Mon 19 Mar 2012 6:22pm
I’d personally choose not to associate my ventures with a disgraced weekly, but you know, I’d also not run a club like the Carleton.
Mon 19 Mar 2012 6:34pm
“no one was doing an Indie Night in Lancaster, and so it was decided that this should be the basis of the new night, especially as if differed from what the Carleton did.” —–> ““LUSU continued to offer the same support to the Carleton as it did in the past” – Right, I will now read these two directly contradictory quotes with a clear head, now that I’ve finished pissing myself laughing.
Mon 19 Mar 2012 7:01pm
Just out of interest, Ronnie, why are you so annoyed about this? As far as I can tell, LUSU wasn’t under any obligation to help out the Carleton. And it’s not as if the Carleton has completely has closed down, either, it’s just the ‘student night’ that’s gone – people will be keeping their jobs.
Mon 19 Mar 2012 7:06pm
I’m not annoyed about it, Joe, and I said nothing about people losing their jobs. I just find the contradictions highly amusing, and the false sorrow most edifying.
Mon 19 Mar 2012 7:12pm
Fair enough. I know you said nothing about people losing their jobs, just that your tone suggested annoyance, and knowing you to be a caring chap, assumed that you were just sad for those unlucky enough to have a job there. But yeah, contradictions, everywhere!
Mon 19 Mar 2012 7:18pm
it seems to me that lusu was actively trying to snuff the carleton out. tuesdays and thursdays have literally nothing going for them anymore, yet sugar decided to launch this alleged “indie night” as direct competition. pretty sure there are enough students knocking about to offer us at least a shred of variety
Mon 19 Mar 2012 8:44pm
It’s a real onion in the hanky job and no mistake.
Tue 20 Mar 2012 3:02pm
At least now we can look forward to The Sugarhouse investing their increased revenue in ways to improve the nightclub experience. A queue barrier? Outdoor cover? Maybe the opportunity to leave the club for more than 15mintues without having to pay again? Free cloakroom to reward our brand loyalty? haha
Thu 22 Mar 2012 8:45pm
I have grave concerns the impact LUSU may continue to have on this industry in the local economy. A student Union is there to represent students and ensure they have the best time possible at Lancaster; instead ours is taking a tangential route to a business portfolio by buying out the other time slots which in the long run will give students less choice in the City Centre and surrounding areas.
Fri 30 Mar 2012 11:59pm
Without meaning to criticise, LUSU should have seen this coming and it should really consider the long term effects of their actions. This unfortunate story even highlights important issues regarding the Lancastrian’s university social experience. We ask whose fault it was and us freshers were and still are clueless otherwise- should we have availed the the tradition of the Carleton student night more? Speaking from personal experience, moreover, the only obvious loyalty came from the sports teams and societies. Very alienating it seems, to all those who seem out of the loop and out of the crowd. Regardless of my personal affinity with these societies, there was not enough encouragement to widen the appeal of the Carleton to the rest of the students. It is rather a shame that we got to see it go and it does feel like we will be missing out but the the new intake won’t know otherwise-much like how we were naively unaware that Lancaster nightlife was -apparently- a lot better before and the Sugarhouse was also -apparently- the last place to be. Dwelling on this will be pointless but there is an important lesson to be learned for LUSU. Since the trend reflects that Sugarhouse has never done so well than before, the opportunity must be seized to keep improving the service provided. It must also, however, realise that it is not here to obliterate the choices available for the student, especially at a time of tuition fee hike. As Yasmin Jaunbocus incisively pointed out in a previous article , going to same club three times a week gets wearisome and depressing. Heaven forbid that LUSU thinks the pattern to take is force feed the Sugarhouse to students because it is the single fatal, worst possible, mistake that could be made.
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