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So this is fucking weird.  And it makes me feel really old.  The very first ‘club” I was ever “up in” in my life has become a sort of haute-bourgeois foodie mecca and it opens this weekend.  The first place I ever saw real live drag queens and heard real live Deep House music and ever watched people do real live cocaine now has a fromagerie and something called a “Sneaker Gallery.”  It’s surreal. It’s like Limelight is growing old with me.

First one of us was an innocent child and one of us was a church.

Next, one of us was a wild(sort of) teenager who wanted nothing more than this. And lo, Limelight was the club of our lazy suburban wishes.

Then we were a little more mature and wanted to see Music Shows and stand and nod while bands played. Hence, Avalon.

Now we’re adultish. We have jobs, responsibilities, bills to pay.  And, yes, we both like a really good Manchego.

There’s something somewhat sinister about it.  Like the time at college when an S&M themed party got way out of control and people were engaged in some sort of weird whipping orgy on the lawn and then the next day we had a children’s carnival for kids from the neighborhood on the very same grass.

Anyway, I’m gonna check it out. You should, too.

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  1. May 7, 2010 at 9:29 am — Reply

    Ashley, you will grow old so much more gracefully than I. I fucking hate this, and it represents all that’s wrong with NYC these days. Although, I admit, I never actually went to the Limelight. Maybe I would feel differently if I had?

  2. Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe
    Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe
    May 7, 2010 at 9:33 am — Reply

    It blows that they turn beautiful spaces into mini-malls, at the same time, any excuse to bring Grimaldi’s pizza closer to me is a ok

  3. Well in all honesty I think it’s kinda shitty too, but I suspect thats the voice of my narcissism and personal tastes. Expecting the city to stay the same as it was when i was young is pretty unrealistic. If it sucks, it will eventually go under and hey, maybe it will be one of our guiltiest pleasures.

    Brooklyn used to be nothing but farmland after all; not all change is bad.

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