Saturday, August 14, 2010
Club Reports: Star Wars Mixer, Rising Star, The Groove
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The I-Drive corridor was crazy-packed with traffic last night as people were flowing into Orlando for the Star Wars Convention. They were running a "mixer" dance party in the Valencia Room of the Orange County Convention Center but it turned out to be kind of lame. There was a big crowd on hand but instead of dancing to the Top 40 music being played by the DJ from upstate New York, everyone was in a big circle watching some guys battle things out with their lightsabers. And not all that many girls dressed up in their Slave Leia costumes. So I took my group over to CityWalk.
First stop Rising Star for some karaoke. This place has always amazed me because of the lines to get in. It's always crowded and the singers are much better than what I hear on cruise ships! A couple of Lady Gaga songs were really good. What sets this place apart is that the singers get the benefit of a band backing them up along with two dancing girls. Cool place!
But one needed to get into The Groove if one wanted dance music with people dancing. DJ King was on duty playing the typical Groove mix of Top 40 and Hip Hop. Upstairs was closed so the downstairs was really crowded. Not as bad as most Saturday nights though.