Skip to comments.[Debauched London Nightlife] Boujis nights: partying with the posh boys
Posted on 02/04/2008 5:24:58 PM PST by Aristotelian
What happens when William and Harry hit the town? One man spent a month trawling the nightclub world of the Turbo-Sloanes to find out
Please dont call it a scene. Norman Mailer and Mikhail Baryshnikov ordering drinks while Jerry Hall and Debbie Harry hit the dance floor at Studio 54 thats a scene. Francis Bacon holding court over 100 sq ft of talent at the Colony Room thats a scene. Prince Harry lurching, glass-eyed, out of Boujis on a Wednesday morning? Prince William at Mahiki, jiving like an uncle at a wedding? Not so much.
A scene requires a motivation beyond the twin engines driving any night out whether its at the Blue Orchid nightclub in Croydon or Annabels in Mayfair of getting wasted and getting laid. It requires the possibility of genuine novelty. It requires the interesting people to turn up. It may be uncharitable to say so, but if a scenes two torchbearers are Harry, who left one of Britains best schools with a B and a D at A-level, and William, whose most memorable sound bite is Cmon, chaps, lets drink the menu, it is unlikely to be a scene worth recording for posterity.
They are not, it should be said, Londons biggest party animals. While some weeks it seems they are out every night, there are some months where they may only splurge once or twice (and, for the next three months, as he learns to fly with the RAF, William is on an alcohol ban). But, through the society pages of our evening newspapers and monthly magazines, the princes have, nevertheless, become a catalyst for Londons re-emergence as a posh boys playground.
(Excerpt) Read more at women.timesonline.co.uk ...
The article is one of those pieces to read and digest at your leisure, for it provides lots of insight into modern-day culture -- some of which takes time to sink in.
A very, very good read. I promise.
For comparison, check out the “Hellfire Club” of Olde England.
Things will change when sharia kicks in.
It’s good to be the prince.
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