Memories in Margate had a spectacular Memorial Day weekend 2021. Huge crowds and people waiting in line to celebrate the re-opening without mask and social distance restrictions.
Sadly, Memorial Day Weekend 2021 at Memories in Margate featured situations that were never experienced before.
The Geator: Last weekend, I was surprised to find a number of young people who were not respectful of our guidelines. Rules that have kept Memories a successful and safe haven for 49 years.
Generation after generation come to Memories.
For almost his entire life, Jerry Blavat, The Geator, has been entertaining people of all ages, all races, denominations and sexual orientations. Ages 21 to 101.
This past weekend, I (Jerry Blavat) saw people who have never been to Memories before, come in and act like cowboys in the Wild West.
Unfortunately, the first thing that happens when someone is asked to leave for a legitimate reason, is for them to go on social media and accuse the club of being racist, homophobic or transphobic.
When denied entrance or asked to leave for one of the above reasons, or because the club was full to capacity and we could not allow in more people, it had absolutely nothing to do with who they were kissing or dancing with or what race or sexual orientation they were.
Remember also, that we have to control the outside, otherwise there’s a problem once you’re inside. Often, people aren’t allowed in because we’re full to capacity. And the first thing they say is that I’m racist or anti-gay.
We want EVERYONE who comes to Memories to feel safe, to dance, to have fun. If you’re asked to leave, it’s for breaking one of the rules, so please do not resist.
Part of the success of Memories has been due to posted rules and regulations. These are the rules. They help make Memories what it is. A fun and safe place for all.
- No drinking on dance floor. If you spill a drink on someone, or you slip and fall because someone spilled a drink, or maybe cut yourself on broken glass, it’s a problem.
- No smoking or vaping inside club.
- Proof of age. Must have proper ID to enter club.
- Must be dressed appropriately – no flip-flops, torn jeans or cutoffs, undershirts, etc.
- You cannot be intoxicated or unruly when entering, or enjoying the club
Throughout the history of Memories, they have NEVER discriminated.
Earlier in the evening, guests of Memories range from age 35 to 85. As the night goes on, the age range is 21 to 65.
The word is respect. I respect you, and it also should go other way.
We welcome everyone. all ages. But please be respectful. Remember that other people share the space with you and also want to have fun and experience what Memories is all about.
If you’ve read my book, you know who I am. You know that my whole life has been dedicated to making people happy. Memories in Margate is one of the ways I have done that. It has been successful for 49 years.
Please be respectful of the traditions that have created so much fun and happiness all these years for all people of all ages, races, and orientations.
The Geator, Jerry Blavat