Sunday, November 28, 2010

Club Reports: Bliss, Vintage & Independent Bar

The decorative star overlooking the corner of Orange & Central Avenues can only mean that it's holiday season again. Clubbing downtown got off to a slow start last night with most of the places I passed by or visited being relatively empty before midnight.

Began the night at Bliss Ultra Lounge with some refreshing selections off the Dollar Menu. DJ Mickey Bono (Beat Thrillerz, RadioDanz, Vain) got people moving on the floor to Dance music and then turned over the tables to DJ Chad Andrew's more pure House music. Miami Edition DJ's Keith Christopher and Ed Whitty were to play later but I had places to go & people to see so I did not stick around for them! As is typical here, the girls look pretty in dresses while guys are slobs in jeans.

Over at Vintage Lounge DJ Dominick Morrison (Mannequins, EPCOT) had a few people dancing in various spots to his mix of Dance and Top 40 but most people were spending the time drinking and socializing.  I will be among the masses this year at his New Years Eve extravaganza outside China in EPCOT!

Up in the rafters at Independent Bar, DJ Indie John plays 80's Old Wave hits on Saturday nights to an always packed venue. Most of the "regulars" were there including a number of people I knew from Mannequins. Always a fun group and fascinating for people-watching, the music is full of memories and a completely different mix from what is played at 80's Night at The Groove. So no new territory covered last night but sometimes you gotta stick with the familiar!

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