15 Misconceptions About Dance Clubs

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With dance music hitting the mainstream at a rapid pace, the numbers of people hitting the clubs and festivals is increasing. Based on the depictions of raves and clubs in movies and TV, EMD nightlife is rife with new expectations and fresh stigma. We've already shown you a number of the types of people you'll meet at a rave, but now it's time to delve into the stereotypes and misconceptions that many have about hitting dance clubs. Go through this handy checklist and make sure you aren't that raver assuming it's nothing but a drugged-up sex party up in the club.

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  • Steven Austin

    I disagree with #10. DJs get paid to play what people wanna hear and of course dance to. So if they get a request (so long as it’s current and relevant), they need to be trying to find a way to fuse that into their mix. End of story.

    • X

      DJs get paid to play their sets because club owners—and more often, club managers—believe the music fits their scene. You don’t tell a DJ what to play, as they’ve set this up in a way where the songs transition well.

      Your request may be stellar, but a DJ doesn’t just think of random songs on the spot—not a good one, anyway. They have a form to follow and, if they change it up, there will be good reason.

      Besides, if they play your request, then everyone will want to hear their song.

      • Steven Austin

        Well, it’s not like you make a public display of it. It’s similar to a student telling his teacher how he learns best in the hope that the teacher will adjust (maybe not completely revamp) their style to accommodate the patrons for the desired effect.

        If people aren’t dancing, and I ask to hear a current and relevant song by sending a private note, how am I the asshole because I don’t decide to just patronize somewhere else instead. I’d guarantee Jon Taffer and Tabatha Coffey would agree with me.

        • dromance

          I agree. If a crowd isn’t feeling the dj’s style, it doesn’t hurt to type a message with a request on your phone and hold it up to the dj. The worst that can happen is he doesn’t play it…

  • J Roller