From sidewalk parties: Depressing video shows 2020 Schoolies revelers forced to sing songs in the streets after covid restrictions banned nightclub parties
- Thousands of Tik Tok users mercilessly ridiculed Schoolies 2020 celebrations
- School leavers were forced to sing and dance in the streets due to Covid rules
- One person said the event looked more like a 7th grade nightclub than Schoolies
School leavers were forced to party on the streets with Covid restrictions banning dancing in nightclubs, with some likening it to a 7 year disco.
The second week of unofficial Schoolies celebrations kicked off on Saturday in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, after a year of study interrupted by the coronavirus.
Although the Queensland government canceled the party months ago, that hasn’t stopped thousands of grade 12 students from descending on the Glitter Strip to celebrate the end of schooling.
But images of social media revelers partying outdoors have been mercilessly mocked online.
The TikTok video, which has garnered more than 230,000 views, shows grade 12 students singing and dancing by the beach under the watchful eye of a heavy police presence.
Commentators were ruthless in their reaction to the clip.
“They are the saddest school children I have ever seen,” one person wrote.
“It looks like a 7th grade nightclub, not school kids,” said another.
Others said, “I feel embarrassed for them. “Even the cops look embarrassed. “
One person said they were “so happy” that they didn’t make the trip because it seemed “depressing”.
At the end of August 2020, the Premier of Queensland, along with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Minister of Health, announced that all Schoolies organized events were canceled, citing mass gatherings as a high risk of the spread of Covid- 19.
“Friends usually go to various ‘schools’ for a well-deserved break to mark a milestone in their lives,” the Queensland government said on its website.
TikTok commentators said, “I feel embarrassed for them.” “Even the cops look embarrassed. “
Over 230,000 views Tik Tok video shows grade 12 students singing and dancing by the beach in Surfers Paradise
“The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means school children will be very different for grade 12 students in 2020.”
School leavers were especially praised for their good behavior at unofficial Schoolies celebrations across Queensland.
But some footage showed teens vomiting on balconies, having apartment parties without social distancing, and jumping on police cars.
In a video posted to a Schoolies Facebook group, teens danced and smoked on a narrow balcony on the Gold Coast, with a low railing protecting them.
A separate video showed another Schoolie vomiting from the balcony at the people below, warning them to step back from their own balcony if they wanted to avoid the sick.
“Friends usually go to various ‘schools’ for a well-deserved break to mark a milestone in their lives,” the Queensland government said (pictured, Schoolies 2019)
CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS DANCING IN QUEENSLAND
For licensed sites operating under an approved COVID Safe industrial plan, dancing is permitted in all outdoor spaces – but not indoors.
Indoor dancing is permitted, subject to the one person per 2 square meters rule, under certain circumstances.
A venue for a wedding or a school may be suitable for dancing, as well as in exercise classes or strip clubs.
For licensed locations, such as restaurants, indoor dance floors cannot be used for dancing.
Dance floors at nightclubs are not allowed to be open, but can be used for additional seating.
His comrades encouraged him to continue “tactically throwing up” – a term used to encourage people to throw up after a few alcoholic drinks in the hope that it “made room” for them to drink more later in the night.
A third video showed crowds gathered on a beach as a man performed a dangerous backflip, apparently just a day after he landed dangerously on his head while attempting the same trick.
Queensland Police have maintained a strong presence in Noosa and the Gold Coast despite reported good behavior in the unofficial first week of Schoolies.
Schoolchildren on the Gold Coast have been marred in recent memory by the deaths of several young people after they fell from their balconies.
In 2019, 18-year-old Charlie Scott from Melbourne fell from the Hilton Tower to his death, while Hamish Bidgood fell from the Surf Regency Holiday Apartment a year earlier.
Images have surfaced in previous years of teenagers hanging from balconies and leaning over edges while talking with people on other floors.
But Acting District Superintendent Jason Overland said police were generally happy with the behavior of the Schoolies this year.
Acting District Superintendent Jason Overland said police were generally happy with the behavior of the Schoolies this year.