September 2016, I began writing weekly listicles for IDontDoClubs.com. Each week, 10 events are featured as the top things to do in Charlotte for black, young professionals. Since I’ve had this gig, I often hear people say to me how they love the site because do not like going to clubs anymore. It has me thinking….is “clubbing” a fad that is now over among the nine-to-fivers?
Most of the people in my crew typically go to kickbacks, hookah lounges, or just chill at a bar. There are a few who travel often as well so it could be a priorities thing. Maybe the new millennials (as we’re called) would rather spend coins on flights versus overpriced club drinks.
I’m not sure about most cities but the party scene in Charlotte is sort of….blah. This is not because the music is bad or the promoters don’t know what they are doing. It is because the crowd just…..stands there….holding up the walls…..looking in their phones. Tickets are typically $10-$20 and all the Charlotteans want to do is stand and look pretty. Could this be the reason people are not interested in the club scene? They don’t want to spend money to watch a room full of “party-goers” not party? If they aren’t on the floor standing around, they’re in the VIP section (that they did not pay for) looking down at the crowd as if they’re peasants.
What is it? Do you think it’s because as we get older priorities change? Or are people taking “bad and bougee in the most literal sense? Help me understand. Lol. Leave a comment so we can discuss!