The Buff Club, Glasgow, weekly, Mondays
If you were to walk into Burn at the Buff Club, the first thing you may notice is that it doesn’t seem like you are at a Monday night club and the second thing is the freshness of the night after 12 years of partying. Burn has somehow found that magic potion that promotes youth and vitality in club nights as the music has the unique ability to be both new and cutting edge, though firmly rooted in disco and funk.
Presided over by Normski, Zeus and Mash, Burn was originally set up as a free night for people working in restaurants, pubs and clubs as Monday night was always traditionally the big night off in the licensing trade. The club is still free to anyone with a trade wage slip, and the relaxed attitude of the DJs and promoters means that the emphasis is not on making money but putting on a good night.
Normski echoes this sentiment: ‘People phone up and say there is a squad of us out and we’re a bit pissed, there are 18 of us and is there any chance you can sort us out with a guest list and that’s great. It gives people who are working hard a fun night out that is something they feel part of.’
When asked if the night still feels like a weekend, Normski is quick to point out that, ‘it feels more of a weekend than the weekend does.’