Getting kicked out of a club for being too fucked up – I guess (hope) most of us have experienced that at one point or another in our lives. But an Adelaide man experienced the total opposite, being kicked out of Lava nightclub for apparently ‘not drinking’ enough.
John (as he requested to be named) said he was burning up the dance-floor at around 1.30am on Saturday morning when the ‘incident’ occurred’. John recalls being approached by a security guard who asked him if he had been drinking when John replied that he had been ‘sipping on soft drinks’. The security guard then told John “you must be drinking if you are here… because you can’t just be dancing around not spending money”.
John, who says that he doesn’t like to drink because he is often the designated driver due to a medical condition and simply because he doesn’t like alcoholic beverages, took the matter up with South Australia’s Liquor and Gambling Commissioner who is currently investigating.