As you’ve no doubt heard, the future of Fabric is currently looking pretty shaky. The 2,500-capacity London club, which opened in 1999, has had its licence withdrawn for 28 days by Islington Council following two drug-related deaths on the premises within nine weeks of each other. The club has since promised to review its security and reiterated its zero-tolerance drug policy, and a host of big names including Rob Da Bank, Seth Troxler, Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers and London’s mayor Sadiq Khan have backed the campaign to keep it open. A Change.org petition titled “Save London’s nightlife. Stop the closure of fabric”, which was started by the club’s promoter Jacob Husley, has now amassed nearly 80,000 signatures.
Meanwhile, Fabric punters have been sharing recollections from their wild nights out at the Farringdon venue on Twitter using the hashtags #fabricmemories and #fabricmoments. Some of them are funny, some of them are touching, and some of them are a little bit disgusting – if you like sick beats but not so much sick itself, it’s probably best to proceed with caution.
My first Valentine's Day with my now wife 10 years ago and ending up in Fabric. #FabricMoments
— Friend Within (@FriendWithin) August 25, 2016
— kebabylon (@kebabskengman) August 25, 2016
Regularly being sick in the bin in room 3 quite a lot of weeks #fabricmemories
— Rhuairi (@_r00_) August 25, 2016
#fabricmoments The first time I'd heard drum and bass in a club environment. Absolutely Mental!
— Paul Whitehead (@PWMMusic) August 26, 2016
— professional emailer (@wwwacht) August 26, 2016
— Jay the foolish one (@jayfaull) August 26, 2016
Also remember once being handed a raw potato in the VIP area #fabricmoments
— tonypoland (@tony_poland) August 26, 2016
Fabric was the first ever club I went to. I saw Basement Jaxx and it opened my eyes to an amazing, loving community of people #fabricmoments
— Natalie Keeney (@NattyIsAFatty) August 26, 2016
Room 1, 2004, Mark Ronson dropping Kanye, everybody screaming out Jesus Walks #fabricmoments
— Hannah Pescod (@HPalindromic) August 26, 2016
buying a vodka lemonade and being skint for a year #fabricmemories
— holly (@HollyUWETSONNY) August 26, 2016
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) August 26, 2016
Find out more about the campaign to keep Fabric open on the Change.org petition page.