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Jackbhoy

Thanks for having me on the forum.

I may have to go along to the Lobster Theremin night on the 23rd September(Nthng, Asquith, and Dj Huere) solo due to various friends not being able to make it.

Does anyone think this will look weird or should i just go and dance the night away to some quality tunes and meet some random people?

 

 

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AdamMadd

I think you can do it alone if you want.  I know a few people who go it alone and just chat to random people and enjoy the quality tunes there.  Good music will bring good people who are friendly and happy to meet other randoms..

@Kawalski did it when he first started going clubbing years ago, and now he knows so many people that its pretty much guaranteed that he will meet someone he knows when he goes out.  And even then, he still chats to randoms and meets new people every time :)  

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Jackbhoy
1 minute ago, AdamMadd said:

I think you can do it alone if you want.  I know a few people who go it alone and just chat to random people and enjoy the quality tunes there.  Good music will bring good people who are friendly and happy to meet other randoms..

@Kawalski did it when he first started going clubbing years ago, and now he knows so many people that its pretty much guaranteed that he will meet someone he knows when he goes out.  And even then, he still chats to randoms and meets new people every time :)  

:twothumbs:     Thats what i was thinking.  

I've stayed by myself in clubs by myself before but only after going out with friends and then they pike out early and go home.   I always end up chatting to someone when out.

I reckon the hardest part will be the start of the night when I arrive and nobody is really up and dancing around yet.  

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9 minutes ago, Jackbhoy said:

:twothumbs:     Thats what i was thinking.  

I've stayed by myself in clubs by myself before but only after going out with friends and then they pike out early and go home.   I always end up chatting to someone when out.

I reckon the hardest part will be the start of the night when I arrive and nobody is really up and dancing around yet.  

Yeah, you're dead right.   And events like the Lobster Theremin showcase, because its a warehouse-style gig, most people are really friendly..  Also look around for @Jamie Grenenger, he's a really nice guy who is always up for a good chat and to meet new people who are keen to be there for the music :)  

Of course, the smoking area is a great place to meet randoms at events like these, even if you don't smoke.  haha..

Last event i went to there, the IWTFA gig, people were dancing from the start, so you won't have to be worried about being the first. :)  What i love about our scene is everyone is so welcoming!

@liberabit , you've gone to a few gigs solo yourself over the years too i believe?

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16 minutes ago, AdamMadd said:

Yeah, you're dead right.   And events like the Lobster Theremin showcase, because its a warehouse-style gig, most people are really friendly..  Also look around for @Jamie Grenenger, he's a really nice guy who is always up for a good chat and to meet new people who are keen to be there for the music :)  

Of course, the smoking area is a great place to meet randoms at events like these, even if you don't smoke.  haha..

Last event i went to there, the IWTFA gig, people were dancing from the start, so you won't have to be worried about being the first. :)  What i love about our scene is everyone is so welcoming!

@liberabit , you've gone to a few gigs solo yourself over the years too i believe?

Yeah i'll hang around the smoking area for a bit and have a few drinks and smoke. You're right that you always end up chatting to people there.

I'm glad the Brisbane scene is really taking off now and is very friendly, when i first arrived in Oz 12 years ago there was nothing around like there is now or maybe its just now that social media is big that events are easier to find.

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Social media has really opened up the opportunity to find new gigs, but at the same time unless you know someone who knows about these gigs, sometimes the likes of facebook can make it difficult to find them.  But its definitely easier to find these gigs these days :)  

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AnnaBodanna

Welcome to the forums @Jackbhoy

I sometimes go out alone, depending on where i'm going and whats on.  Often i'll end up chatting to someone randomly at the event.  I prefer to go out with friends, but not always can my friends make it, and if there's someone playing i'd like to see, i'll still go it alone.

I won't be at the Lobster Theremin event but i know a few who are going so you'll be in friendly company if you do go :) 

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21 hours ago, AdamMadd said:

 

@liberabit , you've gone to a few gigs solo yourself over the years too i believe?

 

yeah, cause my friends don't share an interest in some of the awesome music I like I'm occassionally in the situation of having to fly solo. 
 

who cares if you're there by yourself?  you're there for your reasons and if some idiot wants to judge you for it that's their problem.  but as has been said, you'll often just end up making some new friends anyway.

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3 hours ago, AnnaBodanna said:

Welcome to the forums @Jackbhoy

I sometimes go out alone, depending on where i'm going and whats on.  Often i'll end up chatting to someone randomly at the event.  I prefer to go out with friends, but not always can my friends make it, and if there's someone playing i'd like to see, i'll still go it alone.

I won't be at the Lobster Theremin event but i know a few who are going so you'll be in friendly company if you do go :) 

Thanks.  I'm going and will have a great time.   Im sure i'll bump into some nice people. 

1 hour ago, liberabit said:

 

yeah, cause my friends don't share an interest in some of the awesome music I like I'm occassionally in the situation of having to fly solo. 
 

who cares if you're there by yourself?  you're there for your reasons and if some idiot wants to judge you for it that's their problem.  but as has been said, you'll often just end up making some new friends anyway.

Same here.  My friends aren't very big techno/house fans so i don't get to these events as much as i should.   I'm just going to go alone from now on and meet some new friends who enjoy these events.

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So how was it?

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Jackbhoy
20 hours ago, AnnaBodanna said:

So how was it?

It hasn't happened yet.  Not until the 23rd.

Thanks for asking though. :)

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2 hours ago, Jackbhoy said:

It hasn't happened yet.  Not until the 23rd.

Thanks for asking though. :)

For some reason i thought it was the weekend that just passed.  :) 

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Littleloz

I do it all the time, but Newcastle is a small community, so i always end up running in to someone that i know.  :) 

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T-Bone

Yeh man do it!  Best way to meet new people!

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