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NOT GETTING MY DANCE ON

Well, I wanted to do some dancing last Friday, but all my options were sad, sad, sad. Dr S. and I wandered around downtown going from sports bar to horribly-overpriced-dress-to-impress-yuppie-hell to sports bar playing rap or top 40. We thought about seeing this bhangra DJ, but it was $35!

I am of the generation that believes that dance music is techno or house. Listening to Groove Radio will give you an idea of what I mean. Industrial or electro is also acceptable. Of hip-hop influenced genres, dancehall, bhangra, reggaeton, or baile funk are also good, but I have to have an assurance that regular, mainstream, top 40 rap will not be mixed in. Sadly, the good stuff is often reserved for weekdays when only young'uns and those in the hospitality industry can attend.

I just can't dance to rap music. It does not make my boogie muscle move. The good stuff is great for listening in a car or at home, but not dancing.

Well, at least there's still Ground Zero's Bondage-A-Go. Too bad it is hard for me to get to by bus. What is up with all these clubs being so far away from transit now? Is it a conspiracy of the taxi industry? I don't want to haul my ass all the way to Maplewood and walk 1/2 mile through mall parking lots in order to get down with my bad self.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Where the hell was it $35 to see a bhangra DJ?

We should go to Hard Monday at the Saloon sometime, if your schedule can accommodate it.
ash966 said…
It was at the Fine Line. Some celebrity UK DJ who opened for Michael Jackson . . .

I would like to go to Hard Monday sometime.

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