As you may be aware, when it comes to the club scene here in Minnesota, Hmoodle has you covered. Through my years enjoying the night life, there are some things I have learned and would like to share. I call it the do’s and don’t’s of clubbing.
- Guys, do not wear sports jerseys to the club. If you must, then wear a jersey that doesn’t have the name and or numbers worn out, so you can’t read it. It should also be a recent jersey with a player who still remains on that team, unless its a throwback. No one should be wearing a Penny Hardaway jersey to the club—not even Penny Hardaway.
- Under Armor Clothing is a no-no. They make great clothing for working out and other athletic activities. In their commercials, they don’t show people wearing their clothing at the clubs, it’s always athletic related. If you are trying to show off your physique then wear a tight tee like Simon Cowell, otherwise leave the Under Armor in your gym bag.
- Iron your clothes. You are about to pay $15 to get in the club and meet some of the finest ladies the club has to offer, so why not take the extra ten minutes and iron your shirt, especially if you spent good money on it. Remember, the little things help.
- Buying a woman a drink is always a good icebreaker, but don’t assume she wants a shot of something. Always ask her what she’d like to drink. If you make her take the shot, you won’t get a chance to talk to her as she’ll finish her drink and will be on her way. Get a real drink so you can hang out and get to know her while you both finish your drinks. Also, girlfriends tend to be leery of guys who are buying their girlfriend shots. If you know the girl, then throw this rule out the door.
- This is a continuation of the previous rule. Ladies, if a guy buys you a drink, don’t drink and run. Hang out until your drink is finished. If at the end of the drink you aren’t interested. Tell the guy thanks and go on with your night.
- Just because it’s lingerie night and the ladies are wearing revealing clothing doesn’t mean she’s easy. It also doesn’t mean she’s free to grab and molest as she passes through the crowd or dances with her friends. Don’t be afraid to approach the girls. What girl doesn’t want to hear is that she looks sexy? Just go about it the right way. Ladies, if you are going to wear these outfits, allow yourself to be hit on, because it’s going to happen. No reason to rude to the fellas as long they treat you like a lady when they approach you.
- Jealousy at the club peaks its ugly head all the time. If you can’t handle your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/partner getting hit on, then don’t go to the club. Don’t hate on the other person ’cause they hit on your girl/guy, especially if they didn’t know they were taken. Take it as compliment, move on, and enjoy the night. The club should be a drama free zone.
- Don’t over react to the small stuff. Accidental bumping is going to happen, especially if the club/bar is at or close to capacity. There’s no reason to start World War 3 because someone accidentally bumped you while trying to get to the bathroom, or the other side of the dance floor. Just put your hand up and give the all okay sign.
- My last rule is this. When leaving the club and you’re in the parking ramp and the traffic isn’t going anywhere, stop honking your horns. It doesn’t help traffic go any faster and it’s very annoying. Next year when the Twins open their stadium in Minneapolis, traffic is going to be worse. Plan ahead and park somewhere else if you can’t stand it on the ramps.
You’ve seen some of my rules, now I’d love to hear some of your do’s and don’t’s of clubbing and hanging out at the bars. Leave your comments after the article and share some of your thoughts. We want to hear from the ladies and the fellas. Don’t hold back.
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