Is This The End Of Clubbing? asks…. well, you get the idea from the rather descriptive title, since the whole point of being in a nightclub is that there’s a lot of people in a fairly confined space listening to loud music.
Despite being in my 40s, yes, I still go clubbing, and it’s great fun, so I’m very much missing them. So, what’s the solution? That’s what presenter Jamz Supernova intends to figure out, who I learned is a DJ on Radio 1Xtra – a channel I’ve never listened to, so it’s unsurprising I’ve never heard of her.
Along the way, we see people streaming from their own homes, and others trying to create a new ways of having a rave, either legally – in terms of streaming to your mobile (even though it won’t be the same), or illegally – such as an underground rave, as has been reported a few times in the press.
Jamz chats to a number of people including a DJ called Sherelle, who says she and others are putting music up on Bandcamp to sell their music so they can still earn a crust and pay the rent, while there’s also a male DJ called Plastician. I presume that’s not his real name.
She also chats to a man in a string vest with a bad haircut, but I didn’t catch his name.
I assumed Is This The End Of Clubbing? would run for around an hour, but… it’s a mere 21 minutes. Take a look, but don’t expect any real answers to the question in the title. It’s obvious that some business will stay open, some will close – and in the case of the latter, it’s not always down to the pandemic, but because some businesses have not been a going concern for some time.
Is This The End Of Clubbing? is on BBC3 from Wednesday August 26th on BBC iPlayer.
Director: Kathryn Parker
Producer: Kathryn Parker
Presenter: Jamz Supernova
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.