Raleigh, North Carolina
December 22, 2006
We didn't have to pay a dime to watch all of the action. They had conga lines, smoke machines, drinking contests, stage-led contests and games, and much more going on at each different nightclub. This was very fun to watch. We did go inside Senior Frogs and Carlos and Charlies to eat two different nights. Senior Frogs was very fun. They had an '80s night when we were there.
One of the games was for several female volunteers to come out into the audience and gather as many shoes and shirts as possible. The one who got the most won the contest. My husband and I volunteered our shoes. Our lady didn't win, but at the end of the game, they announced that the last person to get their shoes had to do a shot of tequila. They piled all of the shoes up on the stage, and it was a mad mob to get them. I jumped in there with the rest of them and retrieved my shoes.
The conga line was fun. They had "drink stations" set up where the staff would offer you a shot at different points in line. They had a contest where "volunteers" would have to dance "sexy" and the loser had to go down the water slide into a swampy, yucky water area in the bay. I'm glad we didn't volunteer for that one! It was all in good fun ,and we had a ball that night.
Carlos 'n Charlies had very good food. My husband ordered tacos and they gave him a funny bib. They had magicians and clowns walking all around. When it came time for dessert, the waiter got out this huge stamp and "stamped" the menu on our brown paper tablecloth. This place had a very fun atmosphere and was just beginning to rock when we finished our meal at 10:30pm.
The local culture is to eat dinner around 9pm and then go and party after that. The clubs start getting busy around 11pm and run until 4am. Yikes, we are getting too old for this! We are not big drinkers and didn't sample the local drinks too much. One thing that I found is that the margaritas are super strong in Cancun. The nightclub area is very interesting—and an optical treat, as there is smoke, bright lights, and lasers everywhere!
From journal Fiesta Americana Cancun