Last night was one of the most liberating experiences of my life...
I was out in my red jacket... with a few of my closest friends.
Hype Boulevard picked me up for a pizza. We drove around... and then...
took a trip to a Jamaican restaurant for salad and a sad friend...
A quick stop to pick 'Dancing Queen' from work... and 'Complex Simplicity' from monotony
We checked in at the cineplex... 10.30pm and the last movie playing was Beowulf
We'd watched it before.
Funny metaphors, Great company and an SUV...
Leaving there, we laughed to our hearts content... at boyfriends, exboyfriends and ex-almostmotherinlaws
Next stop: the bowling alley-
We went upstairs to the wrinkled white woman at the counter and her chippy smile
$2 for bowling shoes... $3 for each game
Complex Simplicity: I want a size 9 shoe
Dancing Queen: I want a 9 and a half
All the girls: What do you want Overwhelmed... a size 15?
Me: FUCK YOU>>> BITCHES!!!
We decided not to bowl anymore after it turned out that my girl 'Hype Boulevard' and I didn't have socks on... and we sure as hell werent going to wear those 'for-all' shoes without any
We decided to go to a bar...
Hype Boulevard and Complex Simplicity had never seen Dancing Queen and I drunk
We walked in... to about 8 guys grinning at the door, a pool table and many more nursing beers with a smile.
Sat at the far leftside of the bar
A pitcher of Stella Artois... and 2 Pineapple Malibus
and interesting conversations...
"I can't stand the bastard... "
"You guys won't believe this... I actually think this brown boy is sexy...God his voice"
"Whitelips is such a perv"
Half an hour later:
"Waitress can we please have more Pineapple Malibus"
"God wheres the eye candy..."
"Why don't we do some shots"
"Sambucas for all of us please... and a lighter"
"Light that bitch up and on the count of three"
"I havent had some in a while"
"lol... you probably forgot how"
"... you need a duster to clean out those cobwebs"
"I want escargot. She wants some vegetable spring rolls'
"The blue hawaiian comes with vodka? One of those please!"
I took off my red jacket... hmmm I was feeling nice
"The escargot's delicious... and the blue hawaiian... blue heaven!!"
"A shot of tequila for all of us... and salt"
"Salt on the hand... lick... down the shot... and lemon"
I wanted to dance... like a white girl
so i stood up and shook my dark hair and danced without rhythm
my friends laughed as we trooped past the 'gambling room' to the bathroom.
We decided to go to a strip club... and once again trooped into the car.
On the otherside of the stripclub was a danceclub...
We weren't dressed for it...
...I was in VANS, a hoodie and a size too big skinny jeans...
...Complex Simplicity was in a jean jacket, blue jeans and loafers...
...Hype Boulevard was in a leather jacket, jeans and black loafers..
Dancing Queen was a bit more suitably dressed in her black winter jacket, jeans and black boots.
We'd never EVER been to a club in flats!!!
...or dressed so 'bummy'... even as teenagers
But that was what was so enchanting about it... the unexpectedness... and simplicity
No tweaking of hair and eyebrows, lipgloss and stilletos, cleavage and jewellry
...well other than Simplicitys Movado and my 'Rolex' (inside joke)
I danced liked a maniac... we all did...
Hip-hop and Reggae all night
'...weh dem a do weh dem a try marrow wi fly into the sky... gun mi na borrow mi money buy...'
'...I got my drink and my 2-step its on... and I'm home get the patron and tell them that its on'
2 Jamaican guys with too much jewellry winking at me while i danced like someone in a trance...
We dared to be as silly as we wanted to... danced without thought... consciousness... or care
We laughed and joked and screamed when our songs came on...
Displayed moves we'd almost forgotten we had... old school, new school and everything inbetween
For the first time in my life, I knew what it meant to dance like no one is watching:
...foolish... unfettered... and free.
Last night was the most liberating club experience I've ever had...
no artifice or fancy clothes...
Just me against the music.