Originally posted by xtollo
I think I met atp? lol Night is a big foggy...
Yes, you did! Nice to meet you.
We arrived at "This is London" around 5 or 10 minutes before 10PM. We thought that time would be sufficiently early to get a reasonable spot in the guest list lineup. When we arrived, we initially got in the general admission lineup and the bouncer near the entrance to that line told us he had no idea if there were other lines to get into the club (
) . A bit strange, so we explored the back of the club and discovered the chaos that was supposed to be the guest list line.
We were maybe 80 to 100 people back in the guest list line and waited two hours to get in. We refused -- unlike so many others -- to "sneak" our way into the front. The main criticism I had about the entire experience was the management of those lines. The flow of traffic was not contained *at all* and the lineups were *barely* moving. It's cold out, and the club is only half full. There's no reason to hold us out in the cold for that long.
The club, once we were inside, was really quite nice. The decor in the main room is great, although a bit more lighting along the perimeter would be nice...with such beautiful accents, wood panelling, etc, it would be nice to show it off a bit more.
The upper floor was also a bit on the dark side and the bathrooms were somewhat difficult to access.
Incidentally, I would say 70% of the guys were wearing jeans and runners. I never saw a single person get turned down at the door for their dress.
I actually felt a pretty positive vibe throughout the entire night despite the number of princes and princesses scattered in the mixed crowd. I think I actually appreciated the crowd because it was fascinating to watch the different groups of people interact, and the variety of people in their dress and behaviour made things interesting.
So what about the music? Well, I'm not really a fan of progressive, but I was really impressed with Deep Dish last night. I'm a big fan of Ali now, having watched and listened to his mixing skills. These two definitely know how to keep the pace and read/manipulate the crowd. They pulled out a remix of Trans Europe Express, they mixed out of Madonna into New Order (very well done) and threw down some older Timo Maas, which was refreshing. I heard some acid in there as well as a lot of the "classics".
I think I'll go back to this club once I hear about how the lines are being managed with future events. I just can't justify ever waiting in line for 2 hours. In general, however, I had a really great time, met some really interesting people, stayed until the end and generally feel very positive about the entire experience.
Good work guys.