The night of Madrid has returned. The president of the Madrid Community, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, announced this past Wednesday that time restrictions of the nightlife they ended the dawn of Sunday to monday after 555 days in the dry dock. The pandemic caused by Covid-19 had truncated the Madrid party. But now it has returned thanks to the decision of the Executive autonomic. However, the Madrid government I did not count on the lack of control that has been in nightclubs from the capital for non-compliance with health measures to stop new coronavirus infections.
Supposedly, the nightclubs and pubs of the Madrid’s community they could only count on him 75% of the capacity, the partygoers had to be sitting at their tables – separated from each other by a distance of 1.5 meter– and the dance floors and the bars they should be banned. Something that has not been fulfilled, as EL ESPAÑOL has been able to verify. This medium has accessed three discos of the capital and, in all of them, the dance floors were full and the use of masks – mandatory in the interiors – has been conspicuous by its absence.
The young people from Madrid —And not so young— have been disheveled during the first night in which nightlife could open until 6 am, as in those times before the arrival of Covid-19 in our lives. Dances, kisses, pogos, chants, yelling and, of course, lots of alcohol. That has been the general trend that this newspaper has lived while dancing to all the hits of the moment or enjoying the electronic music punctured by DJs.
On The Cartuja, the last of the clubs visited, located at number 10 Calle de la Cruz, this medium has witnessed a curious scene. While the inside of the local was crowded with young people dancing on the track without any distance, outside the National Police he turned a blind eye. At this moment of the night, this newspaper was going out to take the air and smoke a cigarette when, suddenly, we saw a Zeta stop in front of the premises. Quickly, one of the gambling den workers goes to the window of the uniformed car and, after talking to the agents, gets them to continue on their way without even noticing the flagrant breach of the sanitary regulations that were inside the disco.
“Well, yes, the night has returned to Madrid”, Comments this medium at the door that controlled access to the premises. “I’m telling you …!”, Exclaims the worker, dressed in black, as he continued controlling the entrances and exits of the disco. Within it, yes, the vast majority of Waiters and the rest of the staff wore their mask, but they were not at all rigorous when asking distance among various groups of friends or to require them to wear the mask. It did not matter. The partygoers were only concerned with dancing to the latest hits from Bad Bunny O C Tangana.
Workers without a mask
But the night for this newspaper had begun long before. Specifically, a few minutes before the midnight. In the first stop, this medium has gone to the disco Mymo, located at number 3 of Miguel Ángel street. Although it is true that in this place the tables respected the safety distance from each other, it is no less true that none of the workers The local wore the mask on, except for one, who wore it on his chin. “Today we may reach 200 people on the premises ”, explains the waitress to this newspaper while serving a couple of glasses of gin and vodka.
Although EL ESPAÑOL did not check whether at the end of the night the dance club reached the two hundred partiers, yes he could observe that in the booth, about 15 square meters, there was between 30 and 40 people dancing to the rhythm of electronic music that was playing the DJ. Some of them were actually smoking vapers, the electronic cigarettes whose consumption is allowed indoors. Or at least when the Sars-CoV-2 to change our lives.
Despite this, the rest of the premises respected the Maximum capacity allowed from 75%, because half of the dance club, at least until one in the morning, It was empty. On the sofas and chairs, separated by screens, there were also groups of young people around their tables without invading the personal space of others. Or what is the same, respecting the safety distance. Of course, there was not a single Madrilenian partygoer in the nightclub who wore a mask.
No rules, no photos
About the two o’cloc after midnight, this medium goes to the next disco, Holy Water, at number 17 on Calle de Santa Engracia. The place, really, is not in view of passers-by and it is easy not to perceive their presence. When we find the entrance, the door asks “Do you have a reservation?” We say no, but it does not matter because there is still space in the premises, so let us access prior payment of the consumption that we will take inside.
“Here you can not take any type of photo or video”, warns one of the workers. This medium, however, in its incessant work to inform, takes the occasional snapshot to show that, again, there is a dance floor in which sanitary measures are not respected. But the workers notice and force the photographer from this diary to delete any kind of photo from your mobile phone.
It sounds in the background, under the red lights from the disco, a DJ brought from Berlin to “celebrate the start of this new season,” as he told The world Teo Mariscal, the owner of the pub. He, in fact, confessed to the aforementioned medium that the “faithful public” had made the premises financially support itself by converting itself into a daytime disco. Until this past early morning, in which regional government has allowed nightlife to revert to old schedules for pandemics.
The big ones, closed
Despite the absurdity experienced this first morning Without hours in the clubs, it is true that the largest in the capital have decided to be conservative when opening. Tito Pajares, coordinator of the table of Nightlife, Shows and Restaurants in Madrid Business Forum and president of CEONMexplained to Efe that the big clubs would not open this first sunday after 18 months with time restrictions.
However, he believes that the opening of the hours is a step, but points to other countries of Europe in which the dance floors they are open like Italy, France, Sweden O Portugal, with other limitations in some cases such as the requirement of the vaccination passport, because, as he insists, demanding this restriction from a disco is very difficult to understand.
On Madrid, let’s remember, the dance floors They are still prohibited, in theory. But practice has shown that in different nightclubs this restriction has not been met. And the party peopleIn general, they were not at their tables either, but rather wandered around the premises – glass in hand – in search of the party lost after year and a half pandemic. They found this party, but also Covid-19? We will see.
You may also like…
-Suburbios, a split from the Athletic Front led by ‘El Ratilla’, participated in the homophobic protest
-All the scandals of Noelia Posse, the mayor of Móstoles cornered by justice and the ‘plugs’
-Gavà Mar, the wealthy neighborhood that has pushed for El Prat not to expand: “Let it stay as it is”
Follow the topics that interest you