Dance Paradise at Lexington Avenue
29th September 2004
On Wednesday night I went to Dance Paradise at Lexington Avenue with two of my mates; India and Louise.
I couldn't wait for the night to get started and even though I have been out in town tons of times before,
I still had butterflies.
Approaching the crowd of well over 500 teenagers, it really hit me: tonight was going to be a huge thing.
Everybody looked spectacular.
Girls with their short skirts, boots and little tops and the
lads on the other side of the door with their jeans and shirts on, hair gelled into place.
Once I had got in, a huge circular floor was staring me in the face.
Surrounded in seats covered in soft, spongy material, the lit dance floor looked great.
With the theatrical smoke billowing from the ceiling to create the effect, it was just perfect.
As soon as it had filled up a bit more we went to the centre and did our thing!
I am really into dancing and when I get started, I really let rip.
I don't look too bad (cough cough)...
After a while when there were loads of people wandering about, the R'n'B room was opened
and loads of us rushed upstairs. It was great up there as well.
Smoke, music, seats to chill out in, a bar to buy your drinks and raving teens to make your night the best ever.
Have you ever seen Save the Last Dance?
If so, you will know what I mean when I say about the seats in that Steps nightclub that they go in.
Well, they are kind of similar to those in Lexington Avenue. It is soooooooo cool!
They are great to chill out in and REALLY comfy.
Not only do they have dance floors, comfy seats and great rooms, but they sell a great
range of food and drink at great prices so if you get a tad hungry or dehydrated,
there are no worries.
For afterwards, there are some really funky toilets downstairs, too.
They are decorated lop-sided so they make you feel like you have taken something or are drunk.
It really messes your head up! (But don't get me wrong, they are still great...)
The night was filled with glow-in-the-dark wands that you can purchase there
for a mere £1 each which is situated on the desk where you can get your membership,
near where the cloakroom is.
There were also flashing tiaras and earrings.
The music was great and they played all of the latest tunes, such
as My Back and My My My.
On request they played your songs and the play list for the evening is never-ending,
with plenty of varied songs so everyone can hear a song of their liking.
Every month as far as I know, there will be a band or famous artist performing
at Lexington Avenue for an extra bonus...
The DJ's are pleasant and so are the rest of the staff.
They're not too old so it doesn't seem really old-fashioned but some are quite young.
The bouncers aren't too mean, either. Only as intimidating as they have to be.
Did I mention the themed nights and foam parties they have, as well?
If not, I have now! Every couple of months, instead of having the same old party,
they may have a foam party or if it is Halloween or Christmas, you will dress up for the occasion accordingly.
Which reminds me - next time Dance Paradise comes to LA's, it is a foam party so don't miss it.
I will certainly be there. It's on Wednesday 13th October.
For any more information, log on to www.danceparadise.co.uk and register to get discount
off all future Dance Paradise nights (at Lexington Avenue etc.).
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