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Stickier than a pack of Chewing Gum!
Rock City (Nottingham)
Member Name: velo
Rock City (Nottingham)
Date: 21/08/01, updated on 21/08/01 (89 review reads)
Advantages: cheap to get in, not bad music
Disadvantages: stick to the floor, drinks quite dear
It was my 40th birthday a few weeks ago, my wife treated me to a weekend away.
We stayed in Nottingham at a lovely hotel and after a day out at the American Adventure theme Park , we decided on a night out at the famous Rock City.
We had heard allsorts of rumours about the place, one was from some feedback from a Ciao member saying you stick to the floor.
Well I can verify that, yes you really do.
Anyway, Rock City is in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, and we were preparing ourselves for a long queue. Apparently we had gone at the right time, so the taxi driver said, as loads of students were away on holiday and normally it was heaving.
We waited behind a few people, my wife was feeling dowdy as she no longer has the "Rock Look", so she says.
There were Goths, Punks, Heavy Rockers and Transvestites all waiting to go in. Me, well I'm just some 40 year old Man with long hair , my father -in-law calls me Status Quo Man.
We paid our £4.50 each to get in, when we phoned , the girl said there was a band on, but you had to pay £10 to see them.
I can't remember their name, but I knew I'd never heard of them, strange thing is, I don't know where they were as I never heard them once.
The nightclub is made up of three rooms, they are all meant to have different types of music. If you turn left, this is quite a large room, they play Soft rock, i.e Poison, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, then the Hard Rock, i.e Metallica, Iron Maiden, ozzy osborne etc.
I felt at home here, we bought some drinks. My wife had a can of Woodpecker Cider as we didn't dare risk anything on tap, somebody had mentioned people spiking your drinks.
We thought it might be safer getting drinks in a can or bottle. I had a bottle of budweiser, altogether they came to about £6.00.
That's what I call expensive, somebody at the bar, a regular told us to get beer on draught , they said it was cheaper,
we said no thanks.
Anyway, we stood around the edges of the dance floor watching everybody shake their hair about. I was tempted but, I wasn't drunk enough, I have to be legless to shake my bonce about you know.
I don't want to end up feeling dizzy and pass out on the dance floor to 666 The number of the beast lol.
There were a few good songs, it reminded my wife of RockWorld at Manchester but 10 years ago, she thought she had stepped back into a timewarp.
We had a good laugh at the Marilyn Manson lookalikes, they couldn't make their minds up whether they were male or female.
Next room was up the stairs, that's if you could get up them, there were people sat all over the place, but then again there weren't many places to park your ass.
This room was enormous, there looked to be a bit of a stage, either that or there were some very tall people around dancing their heads off.
This room played music like Garbage, Hole, Ash, Nirvana. There were mostly younger people in there, the Rock Room was where the golden oldies were, mostly people over 30.
We stayed in there for a while , then started to feel old, we went to find the last room, before we stuck to the floor. One bit of advice, is never stand still for long, the chewing gum or fallen beer, sticks like mad to your shoes.
The last room was down the stairs and to the right of the entrance, this was a pokey little room compared to the others.
We only managed to stay a few minutes in there, here was where they played Black Metal, screechy music, sorry not our cup of tea.
We visited there a few times in the night just to make sure it wasn't all bad, one time we heard Linkin Park, they are OK.
After that , we headed for the safe haven of the oldies room, it's probably not that like all the time, especially when the students return.
Still we had a good time.
I didn't check the loo's out, b
ut my wife did, she used the ones near the entrance, they were ok she said, but a bit tatty.
She said there were more people in there just sat about than on the dance floor lol.
Apparently they have big name bands on there sometimes, and if i was in the neighbourhood again I would give it another go.
I still prefer Rock World in Manchester.