Output :( :( :(
That said, here's why I can't help but think the Fonzi moment's arrived for Output.
(all more or less random thoughts that simply kept popping up last night)
You walk in, oh, new entrance hall layout, interesting.
(not judging that just yet, tbd)
Once inside, at first same thing.
But then you wonder about this being a Carl Cox Wed, and shesh, NO LINE at all outside at 12:15?
Full inside, but plenty of room to dance, weird...
Nvr. really changed all night.
So well attended in fact, P-room wasn't even open, even though it was supposed to be.
Ok, moving in further, heading upstairs to my personal spot ( )
Oh nice, that new red halogen light you already came to dislike a lot on Sunday, still there, this is for keeps.
so that spot's been killed.
But there's a reason they added those lights to the upper left balcony:
"Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras and bottle service."
Remember that one?
Just as I'm over that spotlight feel up front there:
hey, that's a weird spot for a rope.
And bouncer guarded too.
So, front left alcove is now VIP interesting.
(Closed til 2:30)
And the smell!
When was the last time you smelled any tree in output, let alone pretty constantly?
Right there in front of the VIP area (and elsewhere) SOO open, no peep from any of the security.
Ditto the smoking.
So there you have it.
Should've written it last night, when thoughts were fresher, but shark time IMO.
No need to come up with any excuses, or oh-it's-a-one-off, or they have to adapt.
That may all be true, but not the point.
The old Output just didn't do that.
(set things straight: I'm not complaining about the tree, but if yours truly gets kicked out for maybe having done that on the roof, but people right by VIP inside don't get the boot when it's about as blatant as can be, well....)
Of course the crowd last night in general matched up to my comments.
Not a terrible crowd at all, with the less than sardine can fill it wouldn't have mattered, but it had that City feel if you know what I mean.
About the only bonus to that is, better mix, eye candy, you name it, def. won't see pics like for Diggers at Verboten.
You don't get pictures like that Digger crowd at Pacha or Marquee Saturdays or Space Ib. either, so what does that really maan?
One of these photogenics (no question there) provided the icing for me:
after a little chitchat I was informed that she really liked the place, it was her second time there.
Oh nice, what was your first one?
[lest you think I had a bad time after all this, see CC thread]