The Experience: Cheap, Loud and Dirty.
Confession time. I love nightclubs. Nothing thrills my fluttering heart more than the ear-crushing WUB WUB WUUBBB of crispy, gut wrenching bass notes pounding out of over-the-top Godzilla-sized speakers.
This is you. Every night. All night. [Image: memorama.com]
Okay, so glossing over the fact that these establishments are often home to some of the
finest members of society, there are a TON OF POSITIVES
from these dirty dancing extravaganzas that so many people don’t fully appreciate! Before casting aside the possibilities for an incredible time and choosing instead to throw stacks upon stacks at bottles, fancy cushioned seating, and
pricier places, you should know that glorious fun times await if you’re just willing to drop low and get DOWWWWWWNN.
1. There’s actual dancing (kind of, sometimes, maybe).
My kind of party. [Image: reactiongifs.com]
Ya’ll already KNOW why you came to a club in the first place. To
pick up bahd gals, studmuffins, and get belligerently drunk outta yo mindd
DANCE YOUR ASS OFF. At a nice cozy sweaty nightclub full of questionable people and equally questionable bass drops, your body can do no other than shake itself relentlessly – perhaps in the vain hope that you’ll forget why you stepped foot in this cesspit in the first place. But I digress. Point is, people might actually move!
2. Crazy awesome people, and some that are plain crazy.
The quiet ones. [Image: hollywoodvideo.com]
The second great benefit is that there are all sorts of cool and crazy people just waiting to have intelligent conversations with you. Most of these Academy-Award worthy dialogues start with WHOAA DUUDDEEEEEE! or I LOVE YOU OH MY GOD!!! Have no fear. Put on your party hats and strap on your “what duh” seatbelt. Sometimes you’ll find genuinely sweet peeps to party with. And if they’re just flat out annoying? Just tune em out, I mean, that’s what loud, incomprehensible music is for!
3. When the music just POPS!
Why would you bring snacks to a – oh nevermind. [Image: i.imgur.com]
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the whole EDM thing. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes nothing gets you going more than air-bending synthesized vibrations, but for me, hip hop is where it’s AT. A little bit of latin flair, a bit of old school, a pinch of this, a taste of that. The best nights happen when the music just makes SENSE. Swaggin when you’re feelin fly and simmering saucy when you’re down to get frisky. Variety is the spice of life. If you’re lucky enough to be enraptured by a sweet groove, you’ll know what I mean.
4. Your confidence determines EVERYTHING.
Your adventures, the kind of people you end up meeting, the kind of night you have. Be confident about yourself, be brave and try something different and swell things will happen! Too many people are trapped inside their heads, thinking “what if” and “what will they think” and “oh shit” and shit. That’s a whole load of baloney. Nobody gives a fiddler’s fart about what you do (and if they do be fartin, it’s probably a compliment, embrace it) because they’re all too busy worrying about themselves! Stay healthy, be positive about what the night may bring. Don’t worry too much about expectations and external factors you can’t control, YOU decide the awesomeness of your night. Trust me. (Shameless self-hype: pump yourself up with some tunes in my Tunes and Grooves posts!)
All you need for the club. [Image: memegenerator.net]
5. Learning how to give ZERO FUCKS and have a GREAT time no matter what.
Where oh where did I put them? [Image: quickmeme.com]
At the end of it, this is undoubtedly one of my favorite things about grimy nightclubs. You learn very quickly that if you want to have a great time, you’re going to have to find a way to genuinely enjoy what you’re doing. It’s hot and sweaty. Why would you subject yourself to such pleasurable conditions unless you found a way to have fun? We dance because we want to express ourselves, be it frustration, happiness, joy, animalistic urges etc. So do it! People might talk. Okay. Swell. But while they’re wishing they had a quarter of a fraction of the cojones you have, you’re out there ripping the dancefloor a new one. Remember, even if there is literally NOTHING going for you at the club, at the end of the night, IT’S SOME DAMN GOOD CARDIO!
A night well spent. [Image: img.izismile.com]