I don’t do the whole L.A. nightlife thing. Michael Sheen
I don’t do drugs, I am drugs.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs. Andy Warhol
Ugh, he came already. He’s not coming back. Mary from Party Girl
There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Night life is when you get up with a hangover in the morning. Night life is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid the bill. Night life goes round and round and you look at the wall to make it stop. Night life comes out of a bottle and goes into a jar. If you think how much are the drinks it is not night life. Ernest Hemingway
Actually I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs. Jim Morrison
Drink all day; play all night. Let’s get it poppin; I’m in Miami, bitch.
No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep. Unknown
The U.S. secretary of labor decried the “flippancy of the cigarette-smoking, cocktail-drinking flapper.” A Harvard psychologist reported that flappers possessed the “lowest degree of intelligence” and posed a “hopeless problem for educators.” Joshua Zeitz
It’s Friday and I’m ready to swing. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene. Aaliyah
The Eighteenth Amendment went into effect on July 1, 1919, but the thing had no teeth in it. Many barrooms, facing the inevitable, closed, but may others remained open. A man could still get a drink. It was not until the night of January 16, 1920, that the Volstead Act, named for a droopy old gentleman from Minnesota, went into effect. After midnight there was prohibition, final and absolute. It was illegal to sell or transport any beverage containing more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol. Stanley Walker
Last Friday night; Yeah we danced on tabletops. And we took too many shots. Think we kissed, but I forgot? Katy Perry
She’s up all night to this song. I’m up all night to get some. She’s up all night for good fun. I’m up all night to get lucky. Daft Punk
The head of the State Liquor Authority here has again warned disco owners and operators that some of their admission policies my infringe on the constitutional rights of patrons and could, as a result, lead to revocation of their license. Many New York clubs still scrutinize their patrons, and make admission difficultt if not impossible. The practice, according to officials of the Authority, continues in spite of recent stepped-up action against such clubs.
That’s why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It’s worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that. Jay-Z
I go out partying to figure out exactly who I’m making music for. You can’t just guess. will.i.am.
‘Get a Job’ is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done. Beth Ditto
Why is partying and having a good time bad? Tara Reid
The night club had a curious and diverse appeal. To some it was a sex-exciter. To others, frequenting a night club and throwing away money was a form of exhibitionism…wealthy men from out of town visited the clubs for appalling orgies of spending and drinking, and most of them seemed to think it was worth the cost. Stanley Walker
At four o’clock in the morning most people have been asleep for hours, but at four o’clock in the morning the night-club children of a few years ago were just getting hot. The band jazzed at full blast. The air was so thick you could pick it up in handfulls and through it around like snowballs. The dance-floors were crowded with couples who couldn’t do anything but wiggle hips and feet. Jimmy Durante
Unless you went early there was no possible way of getting in. Her parties were as crowded as the New York subway at the rush hour—entrance, lobby, steps, hallway, and apartment a milling crush of guests, with everybody seeming to enjoy the crowding. Once some royal personage arrived, a Scandinavian prince, I believe, but he saw no way of getting through the crowded hall and into the party, so word was sent in to A’Lelia Walker that His Highness, the Prince, was waiting without. A’Lelia sent word back that she saw no way of getting His Highness in, either, nor could she herself get out through the crowd to greet him. But she offered to send refreshments downstairs to the Prince’s car. Langston Hughes
It doesn’t matter what you look like! I mean if you have a hunchback, just throw a little glitter on it, honey, and go dancing. James St. James, Party Monster
People always think that when they grew up it was better. The people who went to Studio 54 say, “Oh, this is nothing!” or “The Limelight is nothing. In our day it was much better.” But I mean, it’s always great. It’s always fresh to the kids. And to me, you’ve just got to make it happen. You can’t be a downer and say, “This is nothing like the roaring 20s.” Amanda Lepore
There was no way I could write a paper knowing that Andy Warhol and Boy George were partying at Danceteria. Michael Alig
Studio 54 like entering into a theater. You walk in under a big marquee. I would say that the opening night will be like going to a premier more than going to a discotheque. Then you walk into this enormous hall with very, very high ceilings and Art Deco mirrors and crystal chandeliers and then into this enormous, enormous room where there are like 85-foot ceilings—it’s like five stories. It’s the backstage of a television set with the wires and the cords and you know the place where the cameraman sits? Even that is there, too. The dance floor is 11,000 square feet. It’s very, very large. Then upstairs is a theater with a seating arrangement.
‘Club culture’ is a colloquial expression given to youth cultures for whom dance clubs and their eighties offshoot, raves, are the symbolic axis and working social hub. The sense of place afforded by these events is such that regular attenders take on the name of the spaces they frequent, becoming ‘clubbers’ and ‘ravers.’ Club cultures are taste cultures. Crucially, club cultures embrace their own hierarchies of what is authentic and legitimate in popular culture-embodied understanding of which can make on ‘hip.’ Sarah Thornton
Yes, you’re on the list: In most of New York’s private clubs, if you’re on the list, you’re in. Then you never know what to expect inside. The same applies here at Details: if you’re on our list, you’re in. In for surprises. We’re a private publication. Our doorman is your mailman. Details Magazine, June 1982
Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor. Shia LaBoeuf
I don’t go to clubs. Kesha
We always play clubs. It’s not something that I feel above. Those are my favorite shows because they’re intimate, they’re tight, their sweaty, they’re hot. You’re close to the people. Those are my favorites. Joan Jett
Gainfully employed and earning her own keep, free from family and community surveillance, a participate in a burgeoning consumer culture that counseled indulgence and pleasure over restraint and asceticism, the New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work, to own her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. Joshua Zeitz
I don’t like going out. I hate clubs. I hate being around too many people. Britney Spears
I love the nightlife. Alicia Bridges
Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles in the ‘20’s, and still the strangest and gaudiest, is the annual Hamilton Club Lodge Ball at Rockland Palace Casino. It is the ball where men dress as women and women dress as men. During the height of the New Negro era and the tourist invasion of Harlem, it was fashionable for the intelligentsia and social leaders of both Harlem and the downtown area to occupy boxes at this ball and look down from above at the queerly assorted throng on the dancing floor, males in flowing gowns and feathered headdresses and females in tuxedoes and box-back suits. Langston Hughes
The better you look, the more you see. Victor Ward
The encounter between clubs and government generated scandals, reform crusades, and regulations that helped to redefine the realities and the images of urban life in the United States. Bruce Peretti
But I’m on the guest list. Elmgreen and Dragset
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