December 20, 2004
My next favorite night has got to be Saturday ‘80s night. Everyone is there for fun. Basically, you get the college students who are sick of the "meat market" bar scene and want to dance to some good music. The other group you find is young adults who are trying to relive their high school years with the help of the friendly bartenders. If you're shy about dancing, don't worry here. Those who can dance are too busy concentrating to notice those who can't dance, and those who can't dance are too busy having fun while dancing to notice that others can't dance. The style of dancing, though, is not your normal bump-and-grind. You might get a Michael Jackson wannabe on stage or people jumping to "Come on Eileen".
Friday night here caters to the Goth scene, with industrial and trance music. It used to be good, but the last time I went, it was filled with mostly poseurs. Apparently an even heavier place opened up downtown. Ah well, I guess it was hard to be depressed amongst red Naugahyde.
If you're looking to take someone home, you might have some luck, but don't count on it. The density of people and loud music don't lend themselves to subtle conversation and flirting.
This bar is very GLBT friendly, but if you're a breeder like me, there’s still no reason to be intimidated.
From journal Some of the Fun Unknowns in Albany