a reply to: zazzafrazz
I do not think I can agree with your assessment. For a start, I hate nightclubs. The booze is too expensive and of poor quality, you cannot hear
yourself think, let alone hear other people talk, and don't even get me started on the sort of music that gets played in most nightspots. Billions of
brain cells die, just from the utterly awful, computer generated mess that usually issues forth from the sound system!
I see this place as being more like a tavern, if any kind of entertainment venue. You have your young crowd, coming in, filling the booths in their
groups, alligences clearly displayed, yet rarely fully understood, with some obvious, and notable exceptions. Then you have your regulars, in and out
the door as often as they walk in and out of their own houses, many of them more prone to entering the tavern than their own front door, making up
their minds on issues, rather than on which colours to wear. Then you have people who have done what I refer to as "Becoming The Furniture". These
folks pretty much only leave the bar to get more beer tokens, and a fistful of calories that did not come from bar snacks, only to return to their
seat at the bar, the one where the grooves in the upholstery match their butts.
Now, the young guns might make more collective noise, and those who are in and out frequently often have something amazing to recount. But those who
have become furniture have learned how to say an awful lot, without making much noise about it, and more than anyone else in the place, other than the
bar staff and the ownership, if they leave for extended periods, the whole place looses something that made it special.
You see, I lived in a bar once, and the dynamic is something I am very, VERY familiar with. I miss those days, but not nearly as much as I would miss
the furniture around here, if it decided that it had other things to be doing. It would not be the same, and I hear people say "oh, but it would not
be the same" about things, and think sometimes they say it, not really taking into account what they really meant. What they should have said was, it
will not be the same, and I would really like it to remain exactly as it is.
Well I will say it. The furniture around here is some of the best I have ever encountered. Folks falling into that category might feel all kinds of
invisible, but that's because they are as much a part of the place as the bar itself is, or the booths, or the jukebox or the lights over the pool
table. I am the sort of freak that drinks a room in, and let me tell you without a shadow of a doubt, I can see you, I can see all of us here. No
matter whether it's noobs and their posses, or the furniture that holds this place together, I can see you, you are not invisible, and I think this
place is the best in town. It would be a lesser thing without every one of us.