Now prohibition is over, the citizens of Sydney have a civic duty to party

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Opinion: Now prohibition is over, the citizens of Sydney have a civic duty to party | nathanaelcooper

Sydney has been the lucky recipient of a rain bomb this weekend, so it's understandable that people might want to curl up under a blanket and binge some Netflix.

It was 9pm on a Friday night on Crown Street, and he laughed. Not only were our dining options restricted to an admittedly delicious burger joint with metal stools and benches, but our "heading out for a drink" time was running out.Two years later, I've learned how to find food that hasn't been cooked on a grill after a show and I know where to get a drink after that.

In Sydney the preference seems to be to complain about the lockout laws and what a cultural dead-zone the city has become, then quietly go to bed obscenely early, energised to whinge for another day. It was an effective strategy, in the end. In 1989, long before cowards in the Cross ruined things for everyone, the government of the day slapped a ban on the Civic Hotel in the city that required "entertainment by way of rock & roll bands to cease forthwith".


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nathanaelcooper No they don’t. Venues have a duty to provide a fun and safe environment for our (my) kids. Then it will thrive.

nathanaelcooper Prohibition ain’t over yet. Legalise it and party peacefully.

nathanaelcooper Prohibition is not over.

nathanaelcooper OMG, seriously? Prohibition? Sydney must be a sad place now, if that is the best you've got... 'civic duty to party'!?

nathanaelcooper If only I could afford $15 glasses of wine

nathanaelcooper Go, Sydney! Have to come see you someday! 👍🏻

nathanaelcooper to party n start brawls punching innocents on the streets What kind of econ is that? get drunk n parties to make money for pubs

nathanaelcooper It all made sense until I got to, 'while you are reading The Sun-Herald'!

nathanaelcooper Q. How many of the nightclubs and businesses were forced to sell due to the lockout laws? Who now owns them?

nathanaelcooper Why party? Inner Sydney cost are high, no wages growth, lockouts have driven out the city culture, we have draconian policing & party culture suburbs have been obliterated by mass apartments with non partying residents. Sydney has been killed except for when it explodes fireworks

nathanaelcooper Stay at home! You don’t need to be roaming the streets drinking at 3am. Get a life!

nathanaelcooper I forgot how.

nathanaelcooper Could the journalists who quoted with zeal a tourist revenue of $44 million per day from this change add a report on the actual revenue and social impact to their to do list please.

nathanaelcooper '... the government has given us *permission* to party ...'

nathanaelcooper What become a Bigger Pisshead? Younger Generation waking up to the Damage Medical Profession has been telling Australians since Long Time Back that Alcohol causes life long problems that may not occur till later life but will come to get lots. abcsydney Sex at home Safer to All?

nathanaelcooper If you can afford to party, given the cost of housing. How much is a night out these days? I’d say for many people it’s a special treat unless living at home with parents.

nathanaelcooper Hold it right there ... not so fast. Maybe you need a 'little bit of fear' to go with your night out. Now bend over and show us your gooch. Nice and slow.

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