Yerevan's invisible night clubs

Yerevan's invisible night clubs

Author: Ani Smbati

A few years ago we were witnessed pubs boom in Yerevan, who is not lazy, just open the pub. Some of them are appeared and disappeared so quickly, so we were unable to go there. The pubs following by wine houses with table-chair bringing from country house, newspapers and colorful bubblegums on the walls. Wine lovers often whimsical and elegant like this drink, so that major investments were needed and that money was directed not only to create a place, but also to maintain and operate.

What I want to say? Just remember how many times you discuss future plans with friends and how many time you heard: "Soon I have money and start my business. I open an amazing X place". Some day you realize that friend open the pub, another one - wine house. What next? There is no other business? We pursuit the goal to look like progressive society, want to live like that society, but never understand that first we need to have spotted and diversified city, that various places dictates a way of life, creates atmosphere.

In this article I told you about some places which still exist in our city, or there, but a kind not seen, or would have no idea that the city is in need of such sites.

"Night Club" has for some unknown reason associated with other phenomena, a strip club, while globally the night club they means mainly the night entertainment place for youngster, where their dancing and spending good time. So, night club actually is not related with erotic dance performances. Anyway, saying that we have night clubs culture is the same as claim that Peter I's... oh, sorry, Nzhdeh's statue is a good one. However, Older people still remember "Kami" Club, Astral-Giza, London Bar, Opium, Downtown Club, Paparazzi Club and in several other places that claim to be the focal points of the night life. What is missing in these clubs.

Night club (disco, dance club) is place which typically working from 21:00 and after Midnight. It differs with bars, pubs and taverns.

When and where

The era is 1900-1920's when American working class gathered in that so-called honky-tonkey halls to listen country music and to drink-dance from the music of luckbox. The first club of such type is Webster Hall which was opened in 1886 in the village of Manhattan. Since 1933, because of the "dry law", that places were banned because they were selling and consuming alcohol, but after the cancellation clubs are being legal. The dance floor and colored lighting effects (Soviet Union people would say light-music) appeared in the famous Whisky à Gogo club which was opened in Paris in 1947. It is the first disco in the world. Peppermint Lounge was opened in 1958 in New York City. It became famous for the fact that here for the first time women climbed on the tables for the Twister dance.

From 70's in the United States, Britain, Germany, France and other countries have started to get rid of night clubs and bohemian underworld to gather the label and became a wealthy middle class entertainment place. 70's gave birth to disco, dance floor and a high ceiling with hanging silver rotating bowl, sometimes colored floor. In the 80's club culture was grown up in the Soviet Union. 

Since the 90's, nightclubs in Europe and North America were started to play disco-influenced music of various genres, including hip hop, dance pop, house, techno, electronic, breakbeat and trance. It sounds as a live music or DJ set performance. Usually every club has its own musical direction.

The night club in a public place where you come to relax, have fun, drinking, dancing and switch off from everyday worries. Many clubs belonging to the entry for the specified age group is not enough. need to comply with dress-unit code, or be included in the guest list. Such restrictions are introduced to the club for a more exclusive character, and sometimes there are no clear rules defining the entrance to the club, so that "the door to retreat," he decides to let in and who is not. Clubs can have an entry fee, which may be reduced or skipped earlier visitors, special guests or women. Clubs often have recurring events, which in many cases are a monthly party annual music festivals. Club busiest days are Friday and Saturday, but the rest of us about the clubs simply "die", sometimes also giving signs of life on Thursdays.


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