Image courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Maybe you aren’t really “a club person,” but your friends have convinced you to join them at the hippest new club in the city. Or maybe you’re finally 21, and you’re ready to go out and be the life of the party. Either way, you’re going to be going to a club for the first time, and you want to make sure that you’re ready. Going out with your friends will always be a fun time, but if you’re new to the club scene you may feel a little intimidated when the night gets closer. Don’t fret! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about having a good (and safe) night out with your friends.
Check the dress code
There’s no bigger waste of time (or bigger embarrassment) than arriving at a club, and then not being let in because you don’t meet the dress code. Do yourself a favor and find out what the standards are before you get ready to head out. Some places may expect ladies to show up in sexy nightclub dresses, and others may not have any restrictions. Either way, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressed for the occasion. A quick look online or a short phone call can help you avoid a fashion disaster.
Wear good shoes
We know that you may have the perfect pair of heels that you’ve been dying to wear, but if you can’t stand in them for more than ten minutes you shouldn’t wear them to a club. If you’re going to a new hot spot you’re going to be doing a lot of standing in line for drinks, dancing, and generally anything but sitting. Looking stylish is important, but not at the expense of your comfort. Wear something you’ll be happy with at the end of the night – blisters and sore feet aren’t worth it!
Look out for each other
Ideally, everyone would stay together throughout the night, but as you start to go for bathroom and drink runs and meet people on the dance floor, you’re bound to split up at some point. You don’t have to constantly keep tabs on your friends, but you should have a general awareness of where everyone is over the course of the evening. If one of your friends seems too drunk, don’t be afraid to pry them away from their dance partner and get them a cab. Always be sure to watch your drinks, and don’t be afraid to turn someone down if they make you uncomfortable.