Saturday, October 20, 2007

On Saturday I went out with Mark and Neil to Ginza and we had a very good night. We didn't know where we were going so we dived into the first available bar. The barman was very helpful in helping us plan our night. When we asked where to go he didn't just give us directions, he took us there! We ended up in a soul club. There wasn't exactly much of a dance floor though. The only way people could dance was by standing in a straight line between everyone sitting down (think line dancing with disco tunes). The amazing thing was even though none of these people knew each other they all had the same dance moves and were in time to one another. I was very tempted to join in but I was unfortunately too sober to deal with humiliation in front of a large group people. They also did requests and I chose 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor.

Afterwards we decided to just wander about in a vain attempt to find something. It's very difficult to know where to go in Tokyo. Lots of bars and clubs are in office blocks, so places to go aren't as immediately obvious as in Britain. And we definitely found something interesting. We ended up in a place called the Vampire Cafe. And very nice it was as well. The atmosphere was very gothic and dark. It's probably the first time I've ever had a meal with a coffin right beside me. Definitely a good place to go on Halloween with your girlfriend/boyfriend/pet werewolf. You can check out the photos here.