Clubbing for the First Time

If you haven’t been clubbing before, you may be confused and even a little intimidated about the whole thing. You probably don’t know what to expect and the whole process might scare you. It doesn’t have to, though. Clubbing can be a lot of fun. In fact, it’s SUPPOSED to be fun. Clubbing doesn’t need to be scary or intimidating at all.

Here are a few tips for anyone who is heading out clubbing for the first time.

Remember that clubbing is meant to be fun. It’s supposed to be about dancing, having a few drinks and partying with friends. There’s nothing “scary” about clubs, just like there isn’t anything scary about bars, restaurants or anywhere else that you might go for entertainment. Keep this in mind and relax. If you’re relaxed and feeling confident, you’re almost guaranteed to have a better time clubbing than if you’re nervous or worried.

What to Expect when Clubbing

One major reason that many people are wary of clubs is that they don’t know what to expect. So what can you expect inside a club? Music, dancing, drinks and people having fun. In most clubs you’ll find a DJ, a bar, a dance floor and maybe a seating area. Larger clubs might have several different sections or floors with different music playing in each one.
When you first arrive at the club, wander around and check out the scene. This will help you figure out where the bar is, where the DJ is and more. It will also help you become comfortable with the club. You’ll be able to get a feel for what the crowd is like and the music will help you relax and feel more upbeat and positive.

Another reason some people avoid clubs is that they’re self-conscious about dancing. Yes, a lot of clubbing is about dancing, but you don’t need to be a great dancer in order to enjoy yourself. Take a look at how other people are dancing on the dance floor. Listen to the music and relax. You’ll be a better dancer if you’re more relaxed and not thinking about exactly what you’re doing. Remember, a drink or two may help you relax and dance more freely, but too many drinks will make your dancing much, much worse. Don’t get too sloppy.

Also, if you don’t feel like dancing, you don’t have to. Don’t worry, you can still have a good time.

If you go clubbing and you don’t have a great time on your first trip, it’s okay. It might be that you didn’t enjoy the particular club that you went to. Each club Toronto has to offer has a different experience. Next time, try something new and see if you like it better!