I don’t club. I don’t dance. I don’t have money. I don’t have the clothes.
Those are some of the many reasons behind my ‘I don’t club’ reason.
My friends love going to clubs because they like dancing. I can’t dance. Period. I can move; swing left, swing right, go front, go back. The basics. I don’t even dance in my own room, unless you count shaking my head as dancing.
So yes, we have established the ‘Jasmine does not club’ thingy majigy.
But last Saturday, I finally made my way downtown to taste this highly talked about clubbing experience and I have to tell you, it was actually… not too bad. I recently bought a new wardrobe which I thought was perfect for a night out. My friend offered to buy me drinks and they were being supportive with me dancing weirdly, so I was all, “Why not? It’s time I break my clubbing virginity.”
“Don’t worry. Nobody will judge your dancing.” They said, confidently. Gee, thanks. *nervous!*
Clubbing. This was my first official, dance on the dance floor, alcohol filled night out. Though I have been to clubs before, it was mostly for events. So I got pretty excited to be a part of the bright lights, loud music and pretty people doing their thing on the dance floor.
A lot of things can happen on the dance floor when you’re in ‘the moment‘. Here are just some things that I think clubbing virgins should bare in mind before actually hitting the dance floor.
Always bring flats, especially when you’re going to dance
I didn’t feel like wearing my heels that night, so instead, I opted for flats. Sure I was surrounded by girls my height who were 123545x taller than me because of their high heels, but I can tell that they were in a lot of pain. Only wear heels if you can dance in them comfortably or willing to stand the pain! *wink*
Plan on bringing your handbag that you bring on a daily basis? Bad move! You might want to consider bringing a smaller handbag or no handbag at all to the dance floor (If you can’t find anyone to hold it for you while you dance)! Imagine carrying the heavy weight on your shoulder. It can be very annoying when you’re having fun dancing.
Check out hot boys
Going to a club/bar is the best excuse for you to be checking out guys and returning a smile or a wink. “Don’t be a snob,” a friend of mine said. If he smiles at you, smile back. You’re hot and everyone wants you. Smile/wink wisely though!
Learn to say no or cover your backside with something
I have to say, being ‘grinded‘ is a bit creepy and disturbing. They’ll take your hips and swirl their body (or package) around your ass/back – your package. I find it uncomfortable since I was not used to it. What to do? Dance near a wall or a pot of flower to make your backside inaccessible (Haha! I love this term!) to all those grinders. It works somehow.
If the previous step fails, put out those secret weapons!
What’s the secret weapon? GAY FRIENDS! They’re amazing! My first clubbing experience was superb because my gay friend was there to ‘protect’ me from other wild boys. I went out to have some fun, not to bring home a guy or get grinded. So whenever a random guy(s) approach me, that friend of mine would come to the rescue, cock-block them from me and dance with them instead. He’d ask me if I wanted to dance with these boys and I don’t, so he’ll tell them that and decided to have them all for himself instead. It was hilarious but I somehow felt safe after that and making my first clubbing experience that more richer than before.
Okay, so I’m not some professional at giving out clubbing guides/advices or anything, but as a first time clubber giving out advices to other soon-to-be first timers, I guess these advices do come in handy at some point.
If you have any tips for first time clubbers or clubbing in general, do share!
I would loveeee to learn some new things from you! And I bet other first timers would too!