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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Five Reasons This Club Sucks

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:02 AM

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Photo by Christopher Victorio
Sign a club sucks: You walk into a room filled with candy eaters.
No one wants to waste their Saturdays on shitty drinks in shitty environments. And there's nothing fun about wasting hundreds of dollars on a night that you'd rather forget.

So here are five signs this club sucks. If three or more of these triggers are set off by the party spot that your best friend just suggested, don't drop a dollar on a cover charge.

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If she still sucks a pacifier, she's too young for you.

All Ages If you're under 21, you're probably all like, "Hey, what gives? I love all-ages clubs." Talk to us when you're 22, bb. You'll realize that everyone under 21 may as well be 12. You have absolutely nothing interesting to say. And everything you want to drink tastes like candied asshole. Most people older than 22 who want to hang out with people younger than 21 are creepy, and they are there to prey on your naiveté. Go to house parties and leave the club scene alone. For our good. And yours.

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Professional sound systems: Not just for setting your drink down.

Sounds Like the DJ Is Playing From Computer Speakers Sound is paramount, but not everyone got the memo. It doesn't matter how hot your dancers are, how bright your lights, or how strong your drinks. If your bangers seep through the life-size equivalent of a Fisher-Price My First Stereo System, real motherfuckers won't frequent your spot. You could seriously just have a dark room with nothing in it and a massive sound system that bumps clear highs and lows, and you've got a winner. Don't put yourself through a garbage listening experience. And for the record, just because it's loud doesn't mean it's "good."

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Photo by Karli Evans
Leave the photography to the professionals

The Crowd Lookin' Like PhoneFest 2K14 This may be hard to avoid, but a crowd stuck on their screens is not a sweet hangout. If the music is bumpin' and the vibe is right, people won't worry about who's texting them or what time it is. That's the goal every time you walk into a party -- to turn off the rest of the fucking world. If you walk into a place past midnight and most people are still standing around looking at their gadgets, that's a clear sign to run for the hills and never come back. It's always possible that it's just a bad night, but if you see this happening more than once at the same place, never return.

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