If you’ve been to a night club in one city, you’ve been to a nightclub in every city. I just got back from a pub crawl featuring some of the hottest, excessively riddled with human beings floors in the entire world, and I can still say that after traveling to the (party capital of the world?), it’s the same exact thing and if anything more packed. Fuck yeah, come to London where you can be smashed into a tiny room with music guaranteed to be playing at volumes so loud that you won’t be able to hold a meaningful conversation for more than 14 seconds.
Now I didn’t write this simply to bitch about what most people would give an arm and a leg to experience (although I’ll never accept why). I wrote this because I want people to understand that that for a large percentage of people, nightclubs are fucking stupid. Don't get me wrong, it was awesome to see firsthand the Friday night scene in London, to wander home drunk with the group, enjoy a delicious sausage from an unmarked street vendor (quite possibly an angel?) at 1 in the morning.. I loved tonight, but the one thing it did the most was to reaffirm my belief that nightclubs/dance bars are really fucking overrated FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE DANCING AT CLUBS. I can totally appreciate people who love to express themselves through dancing. However, I can have just as meaningful and spiritual of an experience listening to music sitting in a computer chair by myself at 3 PM.
Unfortunately for young people like me, we often feel as if we are in the minority, a feeling that usually appears during trips to business places of social gathering (bars, clubs) blasting Billboard Hot 100 music at volumes only warranted by hearing aid safety experiments. Want to have a conversation with a good friend or acquaintance over a fine alcoholic beverage? Tough shit, bitch. Either get your ass to dancing or drink your beer in the corner with the rest of the dissenters.
Now for many of you, the natural thing would be to tell me, “If you hate clubs so much then you don’t have to go to them, you whiny little bitch.” But that’s just the thing. As young people aged 21 (or 18 in Europe’s case) to 30ish, clubs are the default destination for them to wander over to on a Friday night. But at every bar I’ve been to, I see TONS of people scattered around the perimeter of these clubs and bars looking COMPLETELY out of their element. At the very least these people would be better off in a quieter area, perhaps having some drinks in a place where they can hear each other talk without screaming across the 1.5 feet separating you and your buddy. We’ve let ourselves be taken over by this culture of nightclubs, where you’re expected to wriggle around in a sweaty b.o. sauna-pit of half-zombified humans (Well, if they had anything worthwhile to say I sure as hell couldn’t hear it).
I’m all for being social, but let’s try to put some fucking thought into it. So, basically, All I’m saying is when it comes to social get-togethers, the default choice shouldn’t have to be sweaty b.o. sauna bits filled with half-zombified humanoids.