Call To Extend Opening Hours for Nightclubs

The owner of Tropicana Nightclub and President of the Samoa Nightclub Association, Falanaipupu Dan Aiafi is calling on the Liquor Board to extend opening hours for nightclubs during the weekend, predominantly for Friday night, to help alleviate financial strain ahead of the Economic Stimulius Forum to be held on the 27th of March.

Acknowledging the cultural importance of Sunday, he said Saturday closing time should remain the same (currently midnight).

As far as Falanaipupu is aware, no nightclub has closed down as a result of the recession, however business has been slow during the week, the usually packed out venue is now seeing more floor space during the week and the crowds seem to be packing in only on the weekends.

“Perhaps Government workers are on contract more these days and need to perform the next day at work” he speculated.

Hmm, an intelligent reason, given that its a widely accepted fact that Government workers are spending Government money, time and resources at work being hungover from wild nights at Tropicana or their Nightclub of choice.

The fact that he is asking for an opening time extension, a week before the forum seems to be a waste of time, if it is approved (which it hasn’t) he would have an extension of only one friday before the forum the following week.

A bit late. And in no way would an extra 2 hours of Government workers drinking help stimulate an economy, if they banned Government workers from drinking, it might help productivity in the lazy offices of Apia and we might finally get somewhere.

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  1. Excuse me, as I drift into my own little world. This piece here is entitled; Downing A Few Beverages Under A Banana Tree.

    I’ve always wondered, but never asked, why this was done. Like an aborigine on a walkabout. In 1995 I decided to take my first trip to the other side of the plantation, to witness first hand how things were done: In the island way.

    I recall a family member would drag me away into the mau’maga covered with over grown grass and banana trees that looked malnourished. This was the place where we would drink and be merry.

    What I couldn’t understand is why we couldn’t just drink in the fale, like civilized folks. Instead of squatting outside under a dirty banana tree with filthy insects crawling all over your skin.
    (over dramatic. I apologize)

    Is this a tradition?

    Was it done, because he or she did not want to share their brewski’s with the others?

    Rebel?

  2. lmfao @ lua.

    best mixed drinks = V Bar

    best club = hm, I guess -- Paddles / Vbar / Crabbers (depending on your taste of music)

    Savaii (im not too sure, I’ve never been out in Savaii)

  3. so what are the best “clubs” to hangout at in upolu and savai’i?? just in case i feel the need…lol…where do they make the best mixed drinks??…u know just in case i know someone who likes that kind of stuff…lol

  4. hehe! thanks jj:)..

    yo.. lol, i spent about 5 minutes at tropicana man.. and it was aight! the band is tight!!! 🙂

    hmmmm @ your parents!!!

    woohooo!! *i can just picture your mom and dad* p.s please say hi for me!! 🙂

  5. LOL soon as i saw Tropicana i thought of my parents ‘wild nights’..even tho dad keeps calling it ‘Pinnochio’ haha.

    wow..issues with the night life in samoa, iv never been (cos i wasnt old enuff when i went last time) still it makes you wonder aye. Just reading the fact that they ‘considering’ to allow extra time to party before this forum thing sounds…*raises an eyebrow..then laughs*, im sure they can come up with a better idea…or a better ‘problem’ to worry about -- is it lack of job variety? or hmm i dunno, is the nightlife that much of an impact on the economy over there?…this is interesting tho.

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