Partygoers everywhere love to have a good time, dancing and singing along to their favourite songs. Music soothes the savage beast, though at these places they’re more likely to unleash it out of it’s cage to let loose. Nightclubs and music festivals are awesome for this very reason, but which one is better?
Let’s explore the pros and cons of both to determine which one gets us partying harder.
1. If you don’t like one nightclub, there are plenty of other nightclubs to choose from around town to party at.
2. If you need to go outside for a smoke or to see a friend who’s gone outside, you can come back in once you’re done.
3. Being smaller than the festival venue, it is easier to keep up with your group and not lose them.
4. You can request a song to the DJ, but can’t with bands.
5. It’s easier to get a drink in a crowd of 50 people in a nightclub than at a festival with 5000 people.
6. Nightclub toilets are cleaner and have a much smaller queue.
1. Though security at festivals won’t let you in if you don’t have a ticket, at a nightclub the bouncers are bigger tight arses about letting you in. At festivals, if you have a ticket, it’s all good.
2. You have to dress well to get into nightclubs due to the aforementioned picky bouncers and the club’s atmosphere.
3. Unlike festivals, nightclubs are only open at night and don’t last as long.
4. Though many nightclubs have more than one room each playing different music, you’re stuck with what they’re playing. Far less variety than at festivals.
1. You get to hear your favourite bands live and see them in person rather than a recording of their music.
2. You’re outside in the sun rather than crammed inside a building; so much more room to stretch!
3. Festival tend to only happen once a year, making them more special; you can go clubbing any weekend.
4. You can make a whole day of festivals rather than just a night.
5. No dress code. People can wear t-shirts, shorts and thongs rather than nice clothes you worry someone will spill their drink on.
6. Plenty of food to buy from stalls (though the food’s often not great).
7. You can go to different stages to listen to different bands if the band on one stage suck.
1. The weather can stuff everything up; there could be a heatwave or heavy rain. Nightclubs are indoors and air conditioned.
2. If there’s a particular band you want to watch, you have to go to the stage early to get a good view. If you don’t, you could be far away from the band that have become the size of ants.
3. If you get lost from your group, it will be much harder to find your friends because there’s so many more places they could have gone to.
4. Many festivals don’t have pass outs (once you’re out, you’re out!).
5. Ridiculously long line for disgusting toilet cubicles.
So the winner is … festivals! Though both nightclubs and festivals go off, frankly festivals are just more unique and exciting!