The Pros and Cons Of Staying Out Until 5am

By now, you may have heard some bars and clubs are open till 5am here in KL. Maybe it’s us getting wiser (that’s just a euphemism for ‘older’) but we wondered “should we really be out that late?” So we weighed the pro’s and con’s and imparted our wisdom below.


Nothing Good Happens after 2am
It’s been scientifically proven that after 2am, one or all of the following will take place; you take those drinks you didn’t need, that girl/guy isn’t really cute in the daylight, you will somehow acquire a bruise or injury only to be found at a later date, you will lose a prized electronic device and some of your dignity. These things only happen after 2am, unless it’s your birthday – then all bets are off.

Spending more money
It’s basic logic; more hours out drinking = more money spent on drinking. Maybe we’ll finally experience that thing called ‘moderation’ everyone keeps telling us about. The possibility of this happening is best described by the words of the all knowing 8-ball; outlook not so good.

Longer recovery times.
The weekend slips away fast enough as it is, spending the day recovering from the night before makes them seem even shorter. Unless your one of those people who “doesn’t get hangovers”, in which case, tell us your secrets!


Things that seem ‘good at the time’ happen after 2am.
It’s healthy to get a bit nihilistic on the weekend.  After all you’re only young once and questionable judgment is all part of the fun – just as long as said judgment doesn’t lead to you waking up in a bathtub full of ice, missing a kidney. Besides the only alternative to letting loose on the weekends is joining a fight club, and you wouldn’t want to ruin that pretty face.

Longer DJ Sets
You’ve most likely seen some of the events around town that have like 97 DJ’s in the span of 5 hours, but the truth is, a DJ needs more than an hour to truly get the crowd going. DJing is much like the courting process; it takes a while to warm up to a DJ, they get to know you, you get to know them and that’s how dancefloor babies are made! I mean that in a strictly metaphorical sense because dancefloor makeouts are not a good look for anyone.

No more sketchy after parties
Yay! My desirability factor as a roommate just increased exponentially since I often hold said parties. Also since the clubs are open later, when you do want to stay out late, at least you won’t end up drinking KK brand liquor in a back alley somewhere. Unless you’re into that, in which case I say shine on you crazy diamond, shine on.

Image: Colourama Team from Colourama 2010

It’s a draw! What do you guys think? Will we be seeing you out in the wee hours this weekend?