Tuesday, December 29, 2009
PI Update: Inside the Clubs
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The clubs continue to have small amounts of interior lighting which allow you to peer in after night falls. Motion is the easiest to look into and as far as I can tell, the club has not been stripped of equipment but there is no way for me to know for sure. There is still a podium on the stage with a pumpkin sitting on top. (Photo Upper Left) At Comedy Warehouse, it looks like a lot of the junk that was stored in there has been cleared out however the wood seating is still in there just like it always was. No real signs of active renovations. Soundstage has definitely been stripped of equipment down to bare walls. That's more fitting to a building about to be demolished. We know AC has been stripped of most artifacts too. Over at 8TRAX the interior looks the same as it always has; you can easily see the different levels, the fencing, even the old Twister game on the floor. What was most interesting though is I spotted an employee of Paradiso 37 go into the 8TRAX downstairs door with a cart of what looked like junk and then come out with an empty cart. Apparently they are using 8TRAX for storage! No renovations in sight. I did not look inside Mannequins this trip but you can see on the outside that the former upstairs fire escape door area has been smoothed-over compared to my prior posting and this is now ready to be plastered over. (Photo Upper Right)
I just can't stay away from Celebrate Tonight though; the 5:30pm edition tonight included the Electric Slide and some kind of blind baseball game. They have definitely stopped asking people "What are you celebrating?" because that question rarely generated decent answers.