An exclusive member’s only nightclub in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) district has been closed until further notice after an unfortunate accident last weekend. The venue was packed with hundreds of clubbers when a pipe from the second-floor VIP bathroom running directly over the dance floor burst, covering patrons with raw sewage.
“I had just stepped off the dance floor to grab a drink at the bar,” said Raymond Jiang, a 32-year old financial analyst who had been at the club to celebrate the birthday of his female colleague, “Suddenly, there was a loud cracking sound, followed by screams from the dance floor and a terrible smell.” Mr Jiang turned around to observe the scene, and was shocked to see most patrons covered in excrement. “The birthday girl in our group had been wearing a white dress at the start of the night, but now it was completely brown.” 23-year old Agnes Chan was one of the unfortunate clubbers on the dance floor when the pipe burst. “The timing was uncanny in that it happened just as the beat dropped; at first I thought it was a jet from the Co2 cannon, but the horrible stench told me otherwise.”
While most of those present were traumatized by the incident, at least one person saw the funny side of it. The DJ booth was mostly sheltered from the burst pipe, and the visiting Swedish DJ was inspired to play a rather appropriate track as the club was evacuated, opting for a dubstep remix of Van Morrison’s 1967 hit, Brown Eyed Girl.