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We Found Love

17 Jun

Rihanna Clearly has Love Issues

This is not the kind of love I want.  I honestly just loved how this video was filmed.

Why does Rihanna have a faux British accent?!

Just Sayin’…

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Sweet Nothing in my Ear

16 Jun

I cannot get this SONG outta my head!

Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris Feat: Florence Welch

I know… now you can’t get it out of yours.  

Avenu Dallas, Club Review

6 May

Avenu Review

I’m going to preface this review with the fact that it could have just been bad timing all around… so I’m going to let Avenu slide. The ONLY reason I’m letting them slide is because I have friends that frequent the establishment and advised me that last night was just an exponential point. I stayed 45 minutes. I couldn’t handle it.

Why I had a bad time

I had to wait in line

Too many frat boys

Overcrowded

The Glowsticks

The Waiting.

I don’t consider myself stuck up in the least bit, but I don’t do lines. Lines are for people who are between the ages of 18-20. As far as I’m concerned, if you are old enough to buy a drink then you are too old to be waiting in line. Don’t get me wrong. I get it. It was my first visit was on “National I’m white, but I’m going to pretend I’m Mexican Day”. Some of us call this Cinco de Mayo. While waiting in line I overheard some Leave it to Beaver looking fraternity boy telling the bouncer that he purchased a table, and half of the line was his organization. At that point I knew my night wasn’t going to be good.

The Fratties.

Fratties are farturnity boys. No. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with being part of a frat. In fact, if you’re in school right now I highly recommend you join one. What I am saying is that these are SMU fratties… meanings it’s just a bunch of sloppy dressing, 3/7 haircut, khaki cargo short wearing douchebags acting more important than what they will ever really be. Oh, and they are all short. By short I mean between 5’9- 5’10. Oh well, at least I was able to see over the crowd to find my group.

Too Many People.

It was wayyyyyyyyy overcrowed. I wanna say maximum capacity is 50 and they crammed the folks in like sardines. People weren’t nice in there either. They were pushing each other. No. Not in the nice gentle way, but in the “bitch move” way. I wanted to knock a couple of people out. However, the thing that got me was this one MORBIDLY obese dude (wearing a fuckin’ three piece suit in a hot ass club with no A/C) just SPIT on the dance floor right next to my shoe. What a nasty ass fuck! Who the FUCK spits on a dance floor?!!! Openly?! He was disgusting.

Glowsticks.

Avenu. Are you for real? I felt like I flashed back to the late 90’s at the Electric Daisy Carnival rolling on E. Who the fuck plays with glowsticks anymore? Not just regular glowstick. These were Texas sized glowsticks! Humongous! I wanted to tear my eyes out. The only thing that Avenu was missing at this point was Adidas and some asshole passing off dyed Tylenol as Ecstasy.

Now don’t get me wrong they are some good things about Avenu.

Their staff is really nice and courteous

It was safe and clean

DJ was okay

 The Staff.

While waiting in line people began complaining about how others were just cutting them. It was just the frat boys getting in the wrong line. Everyone knows there are typically two lines at the club. One for the people showing up, and one for the people who bought tables. Typically when you have VIP you don’t go anywhere near a line. You walk around the people in line right up to the bouncer.

While others were complaining about the “cutting” in line the bouncer calmly addressed people’s growing resent. He was nice and helpful. Most bouncers in this position would have been total assholes, but he wasn’t. Once in the facility all of the staff was nice and respectful. I have to appreciate that.

Cleanliness.

I have to acknowledge that the staff stayed on top of broken glass, spilled ice, and wet spots. They were like vultures to that shit. Great job.

Music.

While the DJ only played house music (during my 45 minute set) he was VERY good. Even though I don’t have a taste for it, I can appreciate the fact that he made it tolerable to listen to while at Avenu. I was told they switch it between hip hop and house every hour, but I couldn’t make it to the next hour.

Overall…

Would I go again? Yes. I honestly think that I caught Avenu on a blue moon. There is no way the people I hang with would frequent a place that was dominated by SMU fratties and house music. The people I associate myself with are young professionals with no kids. 

It was Cinco de Mayo, and I can’t blame Avenu for selling their tables out to a bunch of young SMU frat boys. I get it. Avenu is on that, as this kids say, #GetMoney mindset, The point to having a business is to make money. However, I just didn’t like the crowd that night. That’s what it really boils down too.

School ends for SMU students soon so I will give Avenu one more chance. Stay tuned for another review.

The Glass Lounge Now Charges to Get In

4 Mar

Since my initial posting about Glass Lounge way back when I have gotten SEVERAL comments from people.  Most of them just negative.  I did have the owner of Glass reach out to me and invite me back, but I have not made an attempt.

Reason being?  Just wasn’t interested.

Been there. Done that.  As Jay-Z said… on to the next one.

Now, don’t get me wrong, at the time I went there, the club was BEAUTIFUL.  Aesthetics aside, I just wasn’t into it because the music sucked. (I could even forget the fact it was hotter than hell in there.  Since I’m the kind that can fall asleep in a sauna.)

Recently I received the following comment from a reader:

Shawn, let me tell you why they attempted to charge you $10 to get through the door.  They now let in 18 year olds.  YUP!  So you did yourself a favor not going in that place.  Next time try Winstons.

Signs that a club is going down hill?  They let in 18 year olds.

I’m going to assume that Glass is catering to the SMU market by letting these kids in.

Once the SMU kids come to play it’s time to take your ball and find another playground. 

Glass, let me give  you a LITTLE advice:

1.)    Eradicate this 18 years or up rule

2.)    Don’t charge anyone who is of drinking age

3.)    YOU NEED TO BUILD EXCLUSIVITY! 

The first two things are easy to accomplish.  I haven’t been to Glass lately, but I’m going to assume the place has not been junked out by Affliction wearing motherfuckers, and girls who wear dresses two sizes too small.

You guys know that Dallas is stuck up and jaded.  People want to be in a place just to be seen.  They want others to know they got in and you didn’t.  Dallas thrives off that adolescent bullshit.  You have the PERFECT facility to accomplish this.  Bring that shit back.  Turn away people at that place.  You want it to be known that Glass is THE SPOT.

People go because they hear great things about the club.  Make it exclusive.  Have high rollers run through there.  Different girls of all flavors.  Men who dress the part.  Have a standard.

Let me tell you, letting 18 years into a club is NOT the standard.

I have no idea why I want Glass to do well.

Please tell me you got rid of that DJ.

Short Man Epidemic in Dallas

17 Oct

There is an epidemic of short guys who are just good quality in Dallas.  For example, MC.  This guy is of good caliber.  He’s the type of guy anyone would want on his team.  He’s so much smarter than he gives himself credit for, handsome, hard working, fun, thoughtful,… geez I can go on why he’s a perfect suitor… but the fact of the matter is he’s short.

Even though I could write an entire novella on MC this is not about him.  I met a super cool guy this weekend who, by any girls’ standards, would be close to perfect.  Good looking, healthy, dresses well, own place, own car, good manners.  This kid can handle his business, but he’s sooooooo short.

 Of course he’s favorite feature about me? My long legs!

 

I know God must have a great sense of humor cuz he likes fucking me with.

Signs You’re a Dallas Douchebag: Vanity Plates

19 Jul

Exhibit A: If you’re this asshole

 

The Uptown Inbreed Concept (Dallas Edition)

6 Jul

The definition of Uptown Inbreed is where everyone in your metropolitan area knows each other.  For example, in Dallas if you are between the ages of 24-34 and live in the city there is a HUGE chance that we already know each other.  We may not know each other’s name, but there is no 6 degree of separation between the two of us.   At most it may be two.

You can verify your relationship with anyone now thanks to the power of FaceBook.  There have been many of times were I have met some people, they befriend me on FB, and turns out we have 6 mutual friends. 

It got to one point where I met a really hot badass chick that I was telling me friend Eric about.  I was trying to hook them up.  Only to find out she knew already knew a ton of friends in our inner circle.  What I found amazing is how I just realized her. 

I hate this whole inbreed thing.  EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE.  It makes it hard to meet new people without finding out all their business.  Nothing is a secret anymore.  If you sleep with them it’s like sleeping with all of uptown. 

If you are between the ages for 24-34 in Dallas we are all interconnected.  So if you are a girl who sleeps around or a guy with crabs beware because I’m probably talking about you, if Nik Richie already isn’t.