I like pubs. I like to go out and talk to the people I’m with, have some drinks, and go home.
My sweetie likes clubs.
To me, a club is kind of like being on the receiving end of an SAS assault. There is a sudden rush of sensation where you are overwhelmed by bass sounds and flashing lights, and then you can’t see throught he smoke and yet people who know how to move through this are able to do bad things to you. The bad things generally involve over charging for drinks, which is minor, but I still don’t get it.
You go out with people you like, then walk into an environment where you can’t speak to each other because of the noise, can’t really see each other because of the smoke machines and the strobes and the lasers, and somehow this is fun?
I may be old now, but I used to enjoy hardcore gigs back in the day. DOA and SNFU and so forth, I was out there in the pit moshing it up and it was all good, but do people really go to clubs for the music? Is listening to Sean Paul sing the same song the same way for the 42,348th time really worth it?
What am I missing? Why is this supposed to be fun?