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I do agree that this night seems like a carbon copy of other nights on the scene. For some reason I am getting a Mother type vibe off it but I could be wrong. The night might very well fail, who knows but seeing it getting slated by the usual people before it has even started is beginning to get boring and predictable.
That R.I.P night tried something new with live music but it still didn't survive despite the reasons you mentioned. The monthly Bear night that happens in either Nealons or Pantibar tends to cover the leather fetish night to a small degree.
Maybe the Dublin gay scene is too small to have a wider variety of club nights?
I'm not sure why RIP never came back. I was at the last couple and they were hopping. Maybe the promotors just lost interest or there were venue issues. But it wasn't for lack of popularity.
The Dublin scene is by no means huge. But that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a bit of variety. Both Mother and Sunday Social offered something a little different, both in small venues and both were/are successful.
The thing that will just not survive in the Dublin scene is a night that's only replicating what's available already. Variety is the way forward.
Personally I don't see any problem with criticising a night that is clearly 'more of the same.' Especially since I feel that the 'more of the same' attitude from some promotors is more than a little bit patronising.
'Oh the gays will lap this up because there are gogo dancers.' It's just like that new 'gay bar' that opened for one night a few months back. We don't all want the same shite, thanks very much.