dimanche 1 février 2009

Studio Cinquante Quatre

Really, last night was like a trip back in time.  As I walked into the club, it was just like being hurled straight back to the seventies/eighties.

Donna Summer was telling me that enough is enough (is it ever?) and Amii Stewart was extolling the virtues of knocking on wood.  Marvellous.  

It's fair to say that at least half of the clientele remembered the eighties and a good quarter the seventies too.  The room was full of handsome, hot, manly men, all lip-synching along to La Summer as she sings 'goodbye Mister...goodbye'.  

The disco classics continued for at least two hours.  Hilarious.  We ran the gauntlet of the camp, kitsch and classy - everything from 'I'm coming out' to 'Young hearts, run free'.  I haven't seen a place as happy and as alive as that club last night - it was hot, sweaty and a whole lot of fun.  It's amazing, the fun that men can have when they leave their wives at home, he he.

Going out on a Saturday night here in Paris is a late affair - there's not much point leaving the house before 11pm, so I had some time to cook, eat and watch some TV.  It's not something I ever really watch, but I caught an episode of the Sopranos before heading out.

This morning, as I said goodbye to the Italian guy from last night, I wondered if Tony Soprano had influenced my choice of, ahem, entertainment.  

To be fair, he was no James Gandolfini but that's not all bad.  He was handsome, funny and, erm, 'adventurous'.  And he did have more than a little of the gangster about him.

I fully expect to be waking up with a horses head in bed with me very very soon....

25 commentaires:

Henry North London a dit…

Where is this night club?

I once went to a nightclub in the Marais called something like tango or tango night

I ended up having a dance with a danish medical student doing the viennese waltz at 2.30 am

Daryl a dit…

I love the nightlife, I love to ... veg out in front of the BIG screen TV and try to stay awake til 11 .. ooh la la if I ever get to Paris again I better schedule naps ...

The Hangar Queen a dit…

Missed the "Bed with" part on the first read.

Fnarrrrrrr!

Lane a dit…

You're never going to have an early night with a Horlicks are you?;-)

Louise a dit…

Cellllllll-e-BRATE good times, come ON! (Until there's a horse head in your bed.)

amy a dit…

"Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in." Life on the edge!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Henry, the Tango has featured in an earlier post of mine...a very odd place, but I like it!

Daryl, you better get practicing girl!

HQ - kind of changes the whole meaning, no?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lane - never, ever. Although it sounds good tonight.

Louise, the horse head worries me, especially with my recent spate of luck...

Amy, it's life on the edge - the edge of what though? that's what worries me!

Henry North London a dit…

I'll have to look for that post I want to go there again I had such a good time there 10 years ago now

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Henry, here's the one:

http://travellingbutnotinlove.blogspot.com/2009/01/has-it-come-to-this.html

12ontheinside a dit…

Sounds like a fun night. Not sure I am up to going out at 11pm any more - used to do it all the time. Now I'm in bed by then. But not with any horses heads, or Soprano lookalikes :)

aims a dit…

Oh la la! So risque!

I'm heading to bed at 11 as well with my bowl of popcorn and a good book.

The days of dancing until 2pm and then doing the dance of love after that? Longgggggg gonnnnnnne!

Sigh.

Wait until your birthday dear heart! You'll know what I'm talking about then!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) a dit…

I could do that, going out at 11pm till 3am thing in Paris - if I stayed on Toronto time!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti - I bet you could if you put your mind to it! Imagine the pub didn't open until 11...could you stay awake until then?

Aims, I wish it was staying awake until 2...me and the Italian got home at 4.30....then the fun and games began, he he

Rob, sounds perfect - maybe I should move my whole life to east coast time...!

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

Sounds like a wonderful night out!

Me and some friends ended up playing several rounds of a role playing game called werewolves (there's a bit of explanation here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_(game)) on Saturday night and it lasted until 2am. If you ever want to stay in and still have a really fun night, this is the way to go. (plus, being a werewolf is so much fun!)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, I think being a vampire might be more fun...but hey, I'm just reading Twilight...

softinthehead a dit…

I watched two or three Sopranos episode on the trot too yesterday - always great to watch - but I think the only thing you might be in danger from Tony Soprano is him breathing heavily around you (hehe) and not in a sexy way ....:) I am so boring, I was tucked up in bed before 11.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Softy, I agree, he looks like a snorer to me...but nonetheless, there's a certain something going on there that's appealing...

cb a dit…

Details s'il vous plait! My inbox is rather empty at the moment (double entendre fully intended)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

CB - what you need is an Italian postal worker - he'll soon put an interesting package in your inbox ;-p

(apologies to readers of a more sensitive nature)

knifepainter a dit…

I could do the out at 11pm thing, sadly here in rural Norfolk I would be burnt as a heretic.

I went for a late night walk with the dog before christmas, and got asked what I was doing by a couple of coppers in a 4x4 !

softinthehead a dit…

TBNIL I just had to share with you a vision I just had in the car listening to "Womanizer" on the car radio, it was of you and Debbie singing and dancing along to it in your Paris garrett office - a hunk and a slapper - and all this from your descriptions Lmao :)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

KP - you know what you need to do....get yourself over here to Paris! You certainly wouldn't be burned as a heretic here!!!

Softy - he he, that sound svery funny...me and debbie do indeed belt it out when the time is right...classy, that's us!

Victor a dit…

I suggest that you don't go out fishing on any placid lakes for the next few weeks.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Victor, I'm a-going nowhere near water for a while...