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Are clubs crap?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
I thought as this was the relevant page, to get a bit of banter together then i would ask?
Are "proper" clubs shit? You know one's with DJ's playing stuff other than chart stuff?
I've only been to one, and to be fair it were a bit rubbbish. Then there was 80's night at another...i loved it!! they even played Guns n roses and spandau ballet!!! cool tacky cheesy music....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

So?

"I must find a truth that is true for me......the idea for which I can live or die."(Soren Kierkegaard)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It depends on what you enjoy.

    I don't really like chart stuff so I wouldn't enjoy an evening of it.

    I mainly go to a rock club playing track after mindless track of rock and metal. Then occasionally something that i like. I don't enjoy it in the slightest but my friends are there, and if i didn't go then i would hardly ever see them. I've not been out for 2 months and i've not seen them once.

    When i'm not there, I like to go to specific nights at certain clubs. Spellbound (a drum and bass night) is one of the best nights out in Machester. Havoc (a techno night) is good too. Not actually the techno cos I don't like it, but the music in the chill out room is amazing. There are a few others but i can't think of them right now.

    I think i prefer proper DJ's to 'normal' clubs.

    I was made for a better world.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well to be honest when it comes to a night out i enjoy all kinds of stuff and so seem to ahve a good time in many different types of club - which is good!

    however as you say, these proper DJs, well i personally am a big dance music fan and so have a very good time out clubbing when they play. That is why i'm off to my local club. the crystal rooms to watch signum play tomorrow <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    its not illegal til u get caught :P
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to think that going to a trance club would be crap. Then I went.... and I can't think of anything that could possibly be more fun to do with your friends. Which therefore finds me heading off to Antiworld at the Stratford Rex tomorrow....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In my view proper clubs are sweat pits, places where you can't talk to anyone unless you go into the chillout and where everyones luvd up on E instead of pissed up lairy bastards on the lager.

    The music has to be dance and it has to be underground. I've always followed an underground scene. From Hardcore to Gabba to D&B where an elite group of people come together to have fun and be a little different then the rest .



    - Skive
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In the clubs I go to, jus about everyone is loved up on E, so ya can talk to anyone anywhere..... and I like it!

    Only 24 hours to go <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mate, you need to get out more. You obviously still haven't been to any proper clubs! Go to london, and don't go into a club unless it costs at least 20 quid. You will then either be inside a wikkid wikkid venue, or a whore parlour.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm absolutely appalled by the title of this topic! Clubs are one of the best legal ways of having fun. Even though I like some chart stuff, having live Djs is about a hundred times better- the idea being that usually you won't have heard the music before, thus rendering your evening even better. In addition to this, the atmosphere is a lot better in live clubs because people who go there usually go there because they like that style of music (personally into house, trance and drum and base, though enjoy mosh pits greatly) and not because the bars are shut at a ridiculous time (like in england for example) and they want to get even drunker. In fact, after spending the summer in bruxelles, where you'd usually go to a club at around 1am, and leave whenever, I'm dreading going back to england and it's cheesy disco-bars.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There have always been 4 types of clubs to me:

    * Minor Local Clubs - play a mixture of chart stuff along with dance

    * Medium Local Clubs - play dance music

    * Major Dance Clubs - Large capacity which hold regular big names (ie. Gatecrasher / Home)

    * Underground Clubs - Underground Dance Raves such as Helter Skelter / Slammin Vinyl

    In my experience I've always found that since going to most of the major clubs and underground parties around the country that others really do pull the scene down. The smaller clubs just don't seem to put the effort in as much as they could and yes I accept that this is often down to money but there are plenty of small things they could do to help.

    Many of them are run by people who don't understand the club scene, the last club I worked at was a prime example, the guy running it didn't even know his types of music... He wanted Gatecrasher and Cream style music and his opinion of that was the 1998 style of trance which doesn't always wash well, on about our 3rd night we speeded the music up to hard house going with what the crowd where requesting, he came over to us at the end congradulating us for the night and thanking us for not playing hard house and not that hard... the club was going at Sundessential level, any harder and we would of taken it underground.

    As for my attitude on what clubs should be like I wrote a post talking about one of my visits to Home, London.
    http://www.thesite.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000392.html

    The only problem with major clubs like these is once you've been you never look at clubs the same again, you except more and locally you often won't get it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Ambition:
    don't go into a club unless it costs at least 20 quid.

    Although this is sometimes the case I've foundit's not always true.



    - Skive
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't like chart or much dance music so I go to the Limelight in Belfast. It's a really cool alternative club - alt dance (daft punk, fatboy etc), rock, metal, indie, hip-hop, bit of 80s <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">. Always a great night out.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    clubs arent crap, theyre just over-rated. I spent most of my pre-teen years waiting to be old enough to get into clubs/drink/smoke/have sex/drive/all 4 at the same time. But when you get there theres about 10 people doing Jane Fonda's workout video on fast forward and the rest are standing around picking their noses.

    Some clubs are fun, its usually the smaller intimate ones, those huge great big uber-clubs kind of scare me.

    Maybe its just me... 99% of the clubs up in NorCal are jungle or house or trance all 3 of which are crap, in my humble little opinion. Drum and bass is really good although i cant listen to it for more than 4 hours at a time.
    ~ned
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