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taichung night life by patrick 'paddyboy' coulter

High Wave Disco

B1, 116, Tatun 20th Street
TEL:(04) 2326-0102
Hours: 12:30 am - 7:00 am

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From the street the High Wave disco doesn't look like much, a simple sign and some young men loitering around a betelnut stand placed by the entrance.  The tacky pun in the name also suggested this wasn't going to be the highest class place in town.

Once inside, however, it is clear that a lot of work went into this disco.  The most striking element is the artwork, well designed for altered states of mind, is colourful and plays with perception.  The quality comes out in the little details, like the painting cleverly painted on cloth and placed over an air vent to allow it to ripple subtly. 

Dominating the dance floor area is a huge, slowly rotating fan.  The light show is amazing, the best I've seen in ages, and is enthusiastically and artfully managed by 'Angela'.  Heavy use of smoke machines, thumping techno music and folks employed to exercise their lungs with whistles complete the scene.  Sobriety is not recommended here, appreciation of this disco is best done a little away from reality.

While the entrance fee is a bit high, students get in free on Tuesdays, ladies on Wednesdays and foreigners on Thursdays.  Obviously, this system is biased in favour of female foreign students and I protest that it is completely unfair to the rest of us!

Only opening at 12:30 at night and closing at 7:00 am this is definitely a second or third stop on the evening.  Drinks are typically priced for a disco, but likely you are likely to have had a few by the time you arrive.

It should be noted that rumour has it that violence does sometimes occur here, but like other late night places (Cocona, Mambo Kings, etc.) a bit of common sense and being careful who you talk to should keep the evening safe.

 

 

 

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