How does everyone function in nightclubs

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07 Jan 2014, 3:31 am

I space right out either by dancing rhythmically to the point where I hypnotisde myself; dancing spasmodically so I lose myself in the whilrwind or just rooting to the spot and watching the drunk revellers lurch about.

If I liked the music however I reckon that I could probably zone into the experience. The other proviso would be enough personal space to lose myself in the music. The thought of going to a club right now terrifies me... the noise the hustle and bustle * shivers


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07 Jan 2014, 3:42 am

I played in night clubs when I was in a band. That's different than just going casually which I didn't do.



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07 Jan 2014, 3:56 am

I am too young for nightclubs of course, but from what I have seen
of them living in the Las Vegas area, they look like a nightmare.



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07 Jan 2014, 4:17 am

I went to a nightclub once and had a severe meltdown which ended up in me being restrained


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07 Jan 2014, 4:19 am

Never been.

Never want to go.



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07 Jan 2014, 5:09 am

I don't function at all in night clubs, so I don't ever go.


Just the thought of all of that chaos, noise, flashing lights and babbling human beings is making me panic.


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07 Jan 2014, 6:08 am

Well I don't, I can count the times on one hand I've been dragged into nightclubs, its a horrible place. Crowded, lights, noises, rude people, bas behavior, everything costs a fortune. On top of all that you have to pay to get in.

No just no.



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07 Jan 2014, 6:19 am

Defintely relate to everything said here. My sensory overload issues only kick in if im stressed or tired in which case I wont be doing any socialising anyway. The only time i'll be anywhere near a club is if im feeling in perfect* health. Even then I will either 1) leave very early 2) shutdown as a defense mechanism


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07 Jan 2014, 6:46 am

I don't handle night clubs well at all! Music is too loud, people move to fast, the lighting is erratic and the general expectations around how to carry yourself are quite high... I can handle any one of those things, but, all put together, I get very overwhelmed.


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07 Jan 2014, 7:26 am

I couldn't handle it. I only went there because my "friend" took me there. I hated the darkness with flashing lights where I couldn't see things properly, hated the overwhelmingly loud music which made it impossible to talk and hated the atmosphere there where introverts/weirdos didn't seem to be welcome. Everything's expensive, too.

I also don't know how to dance. I just can't. And I honestly thought other people looked ridiculous when they were dancing. I found it embarrassing. I wouldn't want to do that sort of thing.

I stayed there only for 5 minutes or so and then waited for my "friend" for a few hours in a nearby cafe.



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07 Jan 2014, 7:46 am

binaryodes wrote:
I space right out either by dancing rhythmically to the point where I hypnotisde myself; dancing spasmodically so I lose myself in the whilrwind or just rooting to the spot and watching the drunk revellers lurch about.

If I liked the music however I reckon that I could probably zone into the experience. The other proviso would be enough personal space to lose myself in the music.


This :D


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07 Jan 2014, 7:56 am

loner1984 wrote:
Well I don't, I can count the times on one hand I've been dragged into nightclubs, its a horrible place. Crowded, lights, noises, rude people, bas behavior, everything costs a fortune. On top of all that you have to pay to get in.

No just no.


Yeah, this would be my answer too. It's a sensory hell and you have to bloody pay for the experience! I have been dragged a couple of times but *shutter* I would never go again.



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07 Jan 2014, 8:26 am

Never been to a nightclub but went to a loud bar at 19. Everyone ridiculed me for not tipping and I loudly proclaimed "they expect you to tip ON TOP of these insane prices?" If I wanted to torture myself I should at least get a few bucks for the experience not have to empty my wallet. I was at a bar a couple years ago and the damn loud music is just too much to handle!



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07 Jan 2014, 8:42 am

I don't. No meltdown, no shutdown, but the noise and clamor overwhelms me. I can't isolate any single sound enough to do something like manage a conversation. I have electronic hearing protection (clamps down on max db), so I think I could handle it better now, but all I normally do is sit there doing nothing.



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07 Jan 2014, 9:07 am

It's rare that I go to a nightclub, but when I have been before, I didn't like it. It's so noisy that I couldn't hear myself think, and I couldn't talk to anybody either and they couldn't really hear each other either unless they stood or sat in the corner or outside. I just felt so bored, and the dim lighting made me feel dazed, and I don't like drinking too much so I felt like I was the most sober person in the place, and I was just watching the clock the whole time.


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07 Jan 2014, 9:11 am

I think that nightclubs are both boring and pretentious, and that this reflects the general quality of the people that habituate them.