If there’s one thing I’ll never understand, nor ever hope to understand, is expensive bottle and table service in ridiculously overpriced nightclubs. I really can’t for the life of me wrap my head around the appeal unless you’re trying to impress a bunch of strangers and feel cool.
You can’t hold a conversation with anybody because the music’s too loud. The $500 you’re dropping on a single bottle of $32 liquor, along with maybe $10 in chasers is beyond exorbitant, and the place is always super crowded. I could understand if someone was giving you and a friend a massage or some like, acupuncture while you’re sipping on a Henny and Red Bull, but, they’re not. You’re paying to occupy someone else’s “space” for a little bit of time.
And since the primary export of Instagram is image, it makes perfect sense for an influencer to hold their birthday in a nightclub. Which is exactly what South African Instagram influencer Nadia Jaftha signed up for.
The Saint Nightclub in Cape Town is hosting her birthday bash and decided to post the prices for some of the party packages that were available to those who were interested in hanging out with the model on her special day.
The thing is, people weren’t really having the prices, with the cheapest ticket costing an equivalent of $104 just for a standing table downstairs. The most expensive one, “VVIP package Platinum C” gets you your own table for the low, low price of only $1,040!
Understandably, people were utterly flabbergasted by a few things — the first was the ridiculously overblown price of a table. The flier doesn’t indicate whether or not having access to one of these tables includes a quantity of booze.
I’d say, if it was unlimited and you could find 11 friends who all Venmo’ed you beforehand, then book that 12-person table and drink all of the liquor they have in that bar. But I’m guess that isn’t the case.
Some people had ideas of their own as to how they’d secure themselves a seat without forking over tons of money to do so. Others were left wondering just who Nadia Jafthe is. At 239k followers on Instagram, maybe the nightclub over-estimated what the star’s reach would be in the region.
Even those who knew who Nadia was found it kind of hard to believe that anyone would pay that much money to have the privilege of spending her birthday with her. And to be honest, I don’t understand spending that much money on a party.
I mean isn’t the entire point to spend a celebration of your birthday with loved ones? Why are you putting other people in financial hardship, if you love them, just to party with you? So OK, internet strangers aren’t exactly family, but that begs another question.
Like, why in the world would you want to party with a bunch of internet strangers on your birthday and then have them pay to come and hang out with you? The whole thing just seems like a rude waste of time.
Nadia defended herself by saying that she didn’t set the prices for the table service herself, but that it was Saint Bar’s normal pricing pasted on the flier, which is a photo of her chilling by a pool looking all fit and fly.
If I’m being quite honest, the other troll party offers served up by other people seem to be a heck of a lot more enticing, like this “Spur Pool Party.” The most expensive package in this guy’s bash will only cost you $13.47, sounds like a steal.
Someone even did some legwork to find out what they could get for the same amount of money, and less in some cases, as a table night at Nadia’s birthday celebration. Week-long vacations seem like a way better deal than a few hours sitting at a table in a club, doesn’t it?
Some people seem to think that Nadia intentionally did this to help get her name out in the social media sphere and I have to be honest, I never heard about her prior to this outrage, so if that was her intention, then she hit the nail on the head.
Soooo…anyone headed to the party?