Friday, November 20, 2009

Club Reports: CityWalk



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I haven't reported lately about Thursday nights at CityWalk. Thursday night is 80's Night at The Groove and on the recent Thursdays that I've been there the crowds have been rather light to moderate. I don't think interest is slipping, it's just off-season right now so the tourists are not there to mix in with the locals. To attack that they tried something different last night....the live band Switch performed on the stage playing a large assortment of 80's spread across three 30-minute sets. In between sets, former 8TRAX DJ Doc spun requests and his own selections. There was a decent crowd on hand; the band no doubt drew some of its own followers. It's way too early to judge whether having a live band one Thursday each month is going to be worth the expense. It was interesting though; it seemed different people danced to the band than danced when the DJ was playing. Will be interesting to see the turnout next Thursday...Thanksgiving.

Thursday night is Ladies Night at Latin Quarter featuring renowned DJ Leony of Sirius/XM Radio. Thursday's are usually crowded here but it never quite got that way last night. Me thinks the Latin Night at nearby Blue Martini has drawn away some of LQ's crowd. It wasn't empty, just not packed. The dance floor did get packed when Leony put on his mini-House music sets.

The most densely populated club (per square foot) last night was Red Coconut. DJ G-Clef of Celebrate Tonight fame had the floor crowded after the Herb Williams Band ended for the night.

6 comments:

SoCalGal said...

You referred to 'off season', what is considered 'in season'?

none said...

the summer and holiday weeks

KingBob said...

Exactly. This week is a holiday week and then there is approximately 2 weeks over Christmas/New Years. Summer is very busy. Not mentioned is the period of approximately 4 weeks that make up "Spring Break" when a lot of students are in town.

Ken said...

The Mardi Gras events at City Walk draw a good partying crowd and pretty much coincide with the Spring Break time period. It's my favorite time period for going to City Walk - the free entertainment of bands (Zydeco, Blues, etc) from the New Orleans area on the Plaza Stage is awesome. Looking forward to the 2010 season of Mardi Gras weekends.

Anonymous said...

...not sure if you read the Orlando Sentinel, but they recently voted Red Coconut Club as the best dance club in Orlando!!!

KingBob said...

I saw RCC mentioned somewhere but I don't think it was for best dance club.