The girls and I went to a nightclub yesterday. I haven't been in ages. Mainly, I find it too expensive and the men too annoying, but we gave it a go anyway. We went to a HUGE club near Pigalle. It has three different floors, each with a different type of music, and the line to get in was long and well-picked-over by the guardsmen at the front door.
Inside, the story was surprising. The average age had to be 19. We felt like old hags in there next to the 16-year-olds in their mini-skirts and tube tops. I'm not sure how many people were coked out or high on Ecstasy, but I'd say more kids were than weren't. Some of the people there were just downright sketchy.
But for the most part, people left us alone and allowed us to dance in peace, something I haven't experienced in a nightclub in years. It was nice, and when we went to the basement and discovered the DJs were playing 70's and 80's hits (the other two floors were techno and God-awful rap, respectively), we knew we'd found our niche. We stayed for several hours dancing our booties off, and then took the first metro home at five am.
The funniest part of it all? I ran into one of my students there. At a NIGHTCLUB. It should be funny to see how that plays out in the classroom. Hopefully, not at all.