Young adults sometimes have a struggle to find something exciting and safe to do on the weekend. Its hard to find fun things that are not too dangerous.
In the past, finding excitement has been a challenge for me, also, but in recent years I personally have found excitement in dance clubs and dance music. I find dance clubs, with large crowds of young people, usually eighteen years and older can be a place to let loose of the weekday pressures and just have fun. With the large crowds, clubs usually sell out and long lines form outside, with people waiting to get into the crazy environment of the club. Clubs usually are very well prepared for this scenario, of handling large crowds, by having an increased amount of security and enormous venues to accommodate the sell out crowds. Having such a huge amount of people waiting to get in makes security very uptight and sensitive.
Guards make sure everyone is properly identified and they check every guy that gets in. This causes long lines that wrap around the club, like ants marching to their hill. One by one, guys are patted down for safety. Security makes sure no weapons or drugs are carried inside the club. As you wait outside, you hear the pulsating music of hip-hop and old rock-n-roll mixed into break beats and techno by the usually over priced D J.
Everyone is so excited to get inside. Some people dance around outside like little toy robots, to the beat of the fast music. As the line continues to grow outside, you find excitement through the massive doors that everyone is waiting to walk through. Two steps inside and youre in a magical world of disco lights, laser beams, and the irreplaceable glow of black lights shinning on people. Everyone is smiling and having such a good time. You dont even realize youre packed in the club like sardines.
The D J moves you in ways no one has ever done before. Mixing the loud music on the turn tables to the beat you desire to hear, the D J watches the half naked bodies of young men and women dancing around as if something has possessed their bodies. Men are wearing an under shirt, or no shirt at all, and pants. They eye the women who strut around in tank tops and tight dance pants or skirts, and who are smiling, and letting all their worries go away. The line at the bar is extremely frantic, with people getting water or their favorite alcoholic beverage.
This is so important because perspiration is a major factor, and nobody wants to pass out from dehydration. As the big warehouse size fans blow as hard as they can, to cool down the sweaty bodies, you smell the musk of the guys and the sweet smell of perfume from the ladies as the cool breeze flow over the gigantic crowed on the dance floor. With the exhaustion of dancing to the frantic beat, some people choose to take a seat in the spacious, cool room furnished with large couches and chairs that are big enough for giants. Sipping cold water of alcoholic beverages, some people chat with their friends as they relax and try to catch their breath. Other people find tranquil peace by getting a massage from someone they know to help relax their tense muscles. As the walls have side shows of your favorite Disney movies or just some weird cartoons, many find peace and happiness in this way.
After a long night of hearing music and watching happy people turn loose, nothing is better than knowing someday, you will do it all again. Clubs are a great way to let some craziness go and forget about the week that just went by. But, reality will strike and you must return to work or school and your regular lifes schedule. These clubs are fun, while youre young, but one day it will all end and the excitement will be left behind. A forty-hour workweek and just sitting back enjoying your time off will come too soon.
Until that time, I will still plan to enjoy the excitement of the dance clubs and continue to support the over priced D J, because of my addiction to the large crowds and the free spirit it has to offer.