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The Emporium (Cardiff)

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High Street, Cardiff.

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      03.11.2001 21:41
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      Pigtails, long socks and trainers. I never thought I would find it fun to wear school uniform, but when my friend came to stay with me at uni we decided to go to a school disco club night at The Emporium, which is on the High Street in the centre of Cardiff, opposite pizza hut. The school disco is every Tuesday night, and is called Hoochie Koochie. We felt a bit self-concious walking round the streets in school uniform and we got a lot of strange looks and a few comments. I was actually quite worried that I would get asked for ID as I'm quite small as it is and what with my drawn on freckles I really did look as though I had come straight from school. It costs £1.50 to get in if you are in uniform, £2.50 if not. Quite reasonable, methinks. The place is huge. It's a big house, with lots of different rooms and long corridors. The decor is quite nice, with pillars and nice sofas. There were some cheap drinks; selected bottles at £1.50 so we got down to seme serious home economics(translate as drinking) and PE (dancing). It said on the flyer that the music was 70's, 80's and 90's. There were actually 3 different rooms all playing different music. The top room (the attic of the house) which was quite small, was playing old dance music, like "Sash!". The main room, where we danced was playing a whole mixture, from Grease to Thriller. Quite enjoyable stuff when you are a bit intoxicated. There were lots of toilets with enough toilet paper (very important!) and mirror space. The crowd was quite mixed; students and locals. It wasn't very full, but then it is a huge club and it was a week night. All in all I would say this is an enjoyable night to go to with your mates and dress up and dance round like loonies. However, I can't see myself dressing up in school uniform every week (it's not very flattering!) so I would say it's best for an occasional night out. The Emporium also does proper dance and drum n bass nights at the weekend with big name DJ's. I would imagine this would be well worth checking out as it's a great venue (although there are too many stairs!).

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