Tasting “Sin City Fridays” @ Disctrict 36
Friday February 24th, 2012
Hosted by : XO Asian Network
Music provided by: Kyroman
Sin City Fridays is a Friday night dance party in the K-town area on 36th street. Because it is hosted by the XO Asian Network, the crowd was predominantly Asian but I don’t believe you were turned away for not being of ethnicity. Entrance was free for ladies and $10 for guys. Coat check was mandatory and $4 per item. There was also an open vodka bar for girls from 10-11pm.
* Sorry but I can’t stop seeing “golden showers” when I look at this.
Here’s what our “Tasters” thought. Click the Names to find out more about them.
earlyBIRD : Been awhile since I’ve been out for review. The gang has been staying out later and later and leaving me behind. That’s ok, more time for video games and such. But now I’m back and here on my thoughts on an early arrivals experience at Disctrict 36.
So what happens if you come here at the advertised start time of 10 pm? Well you’re going to find yourself waiting on line for 35 minutes. Yup, you heard me. They didn’t let us in till 10:35. Now I understand the reason behind this; clubs probably want to make it seem like there are already lots of people inside so they make the early arrivals wait on line. If someone passes by they see the line and possibly think -
"Oh it’s only 10 pm and there’s already a long time formed outside. Must be a good place!"
A group of girls waiting behind us were all shivering and wondering why they wouldn’t allow us inside. I overheard one of them say -
We’re gonna miss the open bar if they don’t let us in. That’s the only reason I came here!”
So they finally allowed us to enter and we’re immediately met with a pat down. Good thing we didn’t bottle any vodka. Already I wasn’t feeling so good about this place with the late start of entrance and now the added security wasn’t helping. When they’re patting you down, then someone at one point, probably brought in a weapon…
Virgin: District 36 really reminds me of Pacha. It’s also has 3 floors with different types of music on each level. For District however, the 3rd floor was for VIP tables and the DJ booth. After being frisked and checked for anything concealed, we weren’t sure where to go. There were a whole line up of door in front of us but they were exit only. Huh?
The staff pointed in the direction to some stairs on the left. Okay, down we go and now we’re greeted by more employees and we’re supposed to hand in our tickets. Time for the guys to pay up. And now the mandatory coat check. They’re really milking the money out of us aren’t they?
Here’s where some people may be confused. When you finally arrive to one of the designated dance areas, you’re starting off in the basement. This room is reserved for hip hop and rap I believe. If you want to see the main act, head straight through the room and go up a flight of stairs to the main floor.
earlyBIRD : At this point, I kicked back as the ladies downed as many vodka tonics as they could in the 25 minutes they had left of free drinks. District 36 feels really big. Even later on in the night when more people came out, it still wasn’t crammed full of partiers. Nice for me. But promoters probably weren’t too happy with the lack of tables being sold.
After we were all liquored up it was time for SWIRL and I to get our groove on.
SWIRL: Dammit the music here was really good. This guy is only the opening DJ and I’m dancing like it’s well into the evening already. Bravo sir. But of course it’s only 11 pm so the floor is pretty bare. There were a group of B-boys/Ravers who got up from there table at one point and started doing their dance thing. Extra eye candy if the giant disco ball and flashing lights don’t do it for you. Pretty soon though other small groups began to migrate towards the beat and a nice flow of movement began.
virGIN: While earlyBIRD and SWIRL were dancing about I decided to get upstairs and check out the rest of the place. So everything up here was basically just VIP seating. Maybe you had a large party or you just wanted to look down at the people below.
The DJ booth was also up here and the view from his crow’s nest was pretty nice actually. If you also wanted to spy on him and check out his scratching technique you could literally stand behind him and watch through a fence.
SWIRL: I really have to find out who was opening for Kryoman because he was really awsome. Some other DJs came on after and while they were keeping the party going, I didn’t feel they were as good as the opener. But we were still dancing and the floor was slowly filling up. The nice thing about going to an Asian dance party is they’re usually pretty polite and get out of each others way. Not a lot of bumping into. That is, unless they’re drunk. Then they’re just like the rest of us and fall all over themselves and grope at the nearest set of tits. Oh and some dancers came out at one point.
WHY WE WOULD COME BACK FOR SECONDS
- Good place to dance
- Open bar (only for ladies)
- Great music and sound system
WHY WE WOULD SEND IT BACK
- Confusing venue layout
- Didn’t start anywhere near on time
- Questionable crowd if they need that type of security