Clubbing is a Contact Sport
Trip Start Aug 18, 2011
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Last week I went to the first club of graduate school. I met up at Stockholm Nation with some friends that are studying with me in my program. I was not a fan of Stockholm Nation when I was here last time, I pretty much still have the same opinion of the nation club, however, their club is by far not the only club where you have to dance in a defensive position
Now most people who were dancing around me may not have noticed that they were being rude, probably because what was happening to me was also happening to them, and maybe they are just more used to it, whereas I am a new comer on the scene of clubbing and I am not able to go with the flow.
The flow of alcohol is also abundant in these clubs. Maybe if I had had some that night I may have been able to deal with those around me. I am by no means saying that you need alcohol to have fun, but it may have dulled the pain when I had skin scraped off of my foot by a girl's heel who did not notice what she had done. Those I was dancing with did not even notice that I was hurt when I yelled in pain because the music was so loud. Yet, the problem of getting even one drink was not worth the hassle. I watched as my friends waited maybe ten or fifteen minutes to be given the honor of telling the bar tender what they wanted to trade their money for
The problem may also have been the fact that we were at Stockholm Nation. Stockholm nation is known as the nation where the, "brats," hang out. Basically what a brat is, is a rich snobby kid, (usually from Stockholm,) who more often than not looks as if she/he stepped out of a Ralph Lauren clothing advertisement. These are the kids who are joked about by the other Swedes, (who are not trying to imitate the style,) and they are mocked with a saying that translates to, “Papa Will Pay.” Brats are just those kids that you hated in high school or college whose parents pay for everything. For Brats it is also better if their families are connected or close to the royal family. So imagine rich snobby kids, but make them all look like super models, and you have most of the population of Stockholm Nation. Now, everyone from Stockholm is not like this description, but that is the stereotype.
I may go back to this club, but I think that I will be better prepared. I will wear defensive heels of my own, that are not open toe, and maybe I might make it to the edge of the bar and convince a bar tender to sell me a drink. We shall see if I am deemed worthy to give them my money. I will practice my shoving and pushing skills and maybe next time I may have a better time in a clubbing situation. I had fun last time, but that was at different clubs. Stay tuned.