Monday, January 14, 2008

The Endorsement - Dancing

This weekend I danced, I found spots and events where i could dance to the downtempo breaks i love, and the house and techno that make me move.

Thursday night I started slow, going to Bar 10 in boston for a swanky warm-up: no dancing, just mingling and grooving to some euro-lounge for my friends birthday. Then to the Bee Hive in boston's south end. Very cool acid jazz spot where they don't really help you out unless you know what you're doing - where to stand, what to order, how to dress. Sounds pretentious, but it was not. Head downstairs to the cavernous bar and listen to live jazz with a cocktail, or get dinner reservations and spend an evening up close and personal with your date and the band.

Friday was when the real dancing began. Went to a live bossa nova show at Estate. I was expecting a pretentious Boston clubbing crowd, but was treated to a lovely, eclectic mix of people, art and music ranging from the promised bossa nova, to Brazilian drum & bass, and then to a beautiful mix of creative deep house - courtesy of my DJ friend, Enrique Florendo ( I danced all night and headed home exhausted.

Saturday was spent with Niressa, who introduced me to Underbar and the afterhours club Rise. This was truly a clubbing evening, mostly techno and house, and lots of water and Monster after the alcohol stopped flowing at 2. I hadn't stayed out so late in months, and i had a fantastic time, moving with the beats.

So it was an electronic, eclectic and electric weekend, of friends new and old, and me doing what i love and resolve to do more.

1 comment:

nrsoul_13 said...

Glad you had a fun weekend. I too am trying to get out and explore different spots as well as the regulars. Supporting local and visiting DJs is so important. Rise in my opinion is a truly diverse community in respect to music and lifestyle. I've only been there a handful of times but each visit has been above par. Hopefully it will be the 1st of many nights (mornings) for you!

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