Manchester venues such as the Sugar Lounge, the living Room and Red Door have been host to so-called “harvesting” parties. Harvesting is where girls are gathered for VIP events with Manchester United footballers such as the one that ended last week with a rape allegation, The Sunday Times explains. Tickets are distributed to young women in big stores such as Harvey Nichols, or Selfridges or the players go into the shops and chat them up. The women are attracted to the club because they might normally have trouble getting into them and they get free champagne. The Sunday Times 23/12/07 page 4