The Cleveland Nightlife Meetup Group Message Board › Welcome to the Nightlife
|A former member||
It was asked of me to restore the message boards, and because I didn't have a good reason not to, I did. So here it is - use it as you will.
One comment I've heard from talking to some other people at other meetups is that they're apprehensive about joining this group for fear that it's just a bunch of people looking to "hook up".
For the record, that's not what we're about. Not any more so than the Social group or the Singles group or any other social group. Hey, if it happens, good for you! But that's not the agenda. For the record, this is the agenda:
To make friends, and by making friends having more people to go out drinking/dancing/clubbing/eating/frolicking with. Specifically, we're about doing this at night in clubs. So if you don't like clubs and bars, then this group isn't for you.
I'm a facilitator. I'll happily introduce whomever to whoever. I know a lot of local DJs and nightlife scenesters and generally have a good bead on where the fun parties are. My goal as facilitator and organizer is to make sure everyone has as good a time as possible, and I happily accept that responsibility (if I didn't, I wouldn't run this group).
If you're uncomfortable in social situations, this ain't a bad way to get adjusted to them. We're all (usually) drinking, and I'll keep a conversation going with a napkin for an hour if I've got enough in my system, so drops in conversation are a rarity with me. (You just may have to remind me of your name after I sober up - don't take it personally.)
Generally the dress code is self-enforced. Look as good as you want, just keep in mind that people respond to how you dress in this scene. If an event mandates fancier dress, I'll let you know in the event description.
Let's see...what else...oh, dancing. Not required. But usually happens. And if whatever event we're going to ends up sucking, we've been known to bail and head elsewhere. I'm totally fine with that and we go with group decision.
At the end of the night, I will personally escort anyone to their cards if they ask. I want to make sure everyone gets home okay, and I understand some women's reticence to come downtown thinking it "unsafe". We've yet to have a problem - and I'd like to keep it that way. I'm generally downtown every other weekend partying, and have never had an issue, but that's just me.
In short, you've got a friend (and possibly more) that would love to show you around downtown and grab a drink with you. All you gotta do is come!
Party on, kids!