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April 20th, 2012 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Apr. 20th, 2012

11:02 am - Not a clubber

Originally published at craschworks. You can comment here or there.

I went to the Bicycle Day celebration at 1015 Folsom last night. It was much more of a club scene than I was expecting, and it really illustrated my fundamental introversion. The club was packed with people, and the music was so loud that the furniture visibly vibrated. Very difficult to have a conversation, even shouting. How do people connect in an environment like that? I suppose the protocol is you dance, and if you connect physically with someone on the dance floor, you retreat to somewhere quiet for more conversation. But I feel very self-conscious dancing, unless chemically enhanced. And the music was too loud for me to really enjoy it. And there were very few quiet places in the club–I eventually retreated to the smoker’s corral outside, and was able to strike up a conversation with a friend of a friend. I also suppose the experience is very different for a cute young girl, than it is for a non-photogenic, overweight, 35+ year old guy. Not my best environment overall. Those of you who enjoy clubs, what do you enjoy about it? Any tips for getting more from the experience?

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