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FUN MAGAZINE, October 2002. VOL.2 ISSUE 10
Ho-Ping West Road, Sec.1, 2Floor
Adventure at 2nd Floor
Hsiao-Nah Sah Translated by Tiger Yang
Friends call me a hermit, but there's not much I can do about
the teasing. The fact is I like going to places like Underground
Society, Saint Area and Messages on Riverbank, which are,
conincidentally also located in basements. I've never been
that crazy about electronic music or rave culture until my
friends dragged me into ¡¥2nd Floor.¡¦
Whats so special about ¡¥2nd Floor?¡¦
It exists for people who know how to have fun and who are
eager for more! Different attractions are billed everyday.
For example, Wednesdays are Lady's Nights, so ladies enjoy
complimentary drinks and free entrance. Now, isn't that tempting?
Wednesday nights offer mainly Funk, Soul and House music.
On Fridays, customers are treated to Electric Dance, while
on Saturdays the well-known DJ Cliff controls the party. Gay
Parties are held on Sunday afternoons with a Sunrise Party
in the evening from 9pm to 5am next morning.
review ¡¥2nd Floor¡¦ from the eyes
of a hermit. After check-in (routine checks for ID's and
restricted items) I opened the door and was bombarded
by pink and green laser beams. I could make out the shapes
of people moving about and I could feel the music moving
the place. My friend couldn't wait to drag me through
the crowds to the dance floor.
¡¥2nd Floor¡¦ is divided
into two parts. One includes a DJ table and dance area where
lights flicker across a white cloth hung from the ceiling,
and cloth strips are suspended from the center of the ceiling
to create an otherworldly space. Crowds of people congregate
here, dancing and swaying to the music. An oval bar area is
in the back part where contented people sit on high stools
enjoying the spontaneous cocktail show performed by bar tenders.
Low gray couches surround the bar area for chilling out and
for a bit of people watching through beaded curtains.
It's a Sunday afternoon, but the place is
kickin'. There, you have it--a look at ¡¥2nd Floor¡¦
from the eyes of a hermit.