Sunday, August 23, 2009

Club Report: Bliss Ultra Lounge




Oh my gosh, if any club in Orlando is going to make me forget Mannequins, this is the one. Saturday night is 100% House/Dance featuring DJ Mickey Bono of K5 and Beat Thrillerz. The club was thoroughly jammed including the dance floor and while the floor does not revolve, drink enough and it will seem to spin! The music was absolutely awesome. If we can't have a formal Mannequins reunion maybe we can all just meet here one Saturday night informally. Mannequins fans will not be dissapointed. Typical cover is $5. You can also hear DJ Mickey Bono spin on Wednesday nights at Circa 1926 in Winter Park and on the internet at www.radiodanz.com

Club Report: Antigua



Just over the tracks from Bliss (watch out for that 10:15pm CSX Fast-Freight!) is Antigua. This place also gets packed beyond belief on Saturday nights. Prepare to be yanked onto the dance floor, groped, fondled and grinded upon. And that's if you're a guy....the girls are crazy in here. Free drinks for ladies and 2 for 1 for guys probably has something to do with it. The music: close to 100% mashups of Top 40, 70's, 80's, Dance, everything! Some songs last 15 seconds and some get played longer by DJ Nova. Some of the mashups are "store bought"; I've heard the exact same arrangements at The Groove. Typical cover was $5 but $10 was being charged last night so I don't know if that's a permanent increase or not.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing will ever make me forget Mannequins EVER!!!!!! there might be clubs (DJs) that are great but NOTHING will ever replace Mannequins you know like the floor the lights the sound system and lets not forget the best Bartender in the world DAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!! the first place might play great music that is just a small part very small............
from Brian

KingBob said...

Brian...see the rumor update below!

Anonymous said...

thanks KingBob for the update and we can only hope that is true! i don't think Disney will have the same OLD mannequins? do you? you know the lights,sound system and moving floor? I think it will be a Mannequins with a still floor 1/4 of the lights (at best) I hope NOT! thanks again!
Brian

KingBob said...

I have no idea. Since past rumors have brought us nothing but disappointment, I'm skeptical any clubs are coming back. Yet for some reason the Mannequins/8TRAX building is not amongst the buildings to be torn down....according to rumors!

Anonymous said...

I think that the Mannequins/8trax building is not rumored to taken down yet is because PI is still"open" can't very well take down a building wile people walk next it? now if they start to move all of the stores out and have noting left well then will see?????? I also think that Disney hopes someone will rent the old Mannequins/8trax buildings so they don't to take them down

KingBob said...

If they begin to tear down buildings I'm sure the island will remain open in some manner and they'll just have blockades.

none said...

how lgbt friendly would you say bliss was?

none said...

give me a number to contact and I'll call Disney about leasing mannequins/8-trax and reopening it

KingBob said...

I'd lease the place too if they'd let us reopen the 2 clubs. But I have this sneaking suspicion that they have plans for the Mannequins/8TRAX building. As for Bliss being lgbt friendly, I have no idea. It's not something that I would notice one way or another.

Dj Smooth said...

Mash ups? Seriously? They built their format around mash ups? I must have missed something in the last few years..

KingBob said...

Mash-ups are the newest thing however they must be commercially available out there because I've heard the exact same mixes in different clubs. The entire set at Antigua is pretty much mashed. It's annoying because you can't get into a song before it disappears.