Celebrities Nighclub is without doubt the trendiest of gay clubs in
Vancouver and the crowd is truly beautiful. It's also the club that's
straight crowd, though they do know to behave themselves and there never
seems to be any trouble. That's double edged sword for dressers - whilst
we want acceptance and to mingle naturally with others, there are some
amongst us who also want to keep it as a hobby that we're not known for
in the rest of our life. For those of you like that, Celebrities' mix
of people presents challenges in that lots of mainstream straight people
will be there and Vancouver is only a small city.
On top of that you'll almost always have to stand outside queueing for
at least half an hour before getting in... and the lighting inside is
so bright, there's no hiding in a dark corner whatsoever...
Yikes! I've got a flasher in my face! This view is the view you get dancing
on stage at Celebrities Nightclub, Vancouver
By UK standards, there are no big clubs in Vancouver. London
tgirls who are used to partying till 6am in the dark inferno
in Charing Cross or GAY at Astoria would find Vancouver clubs tiny
(around 500 people maximum), bright (hence the need to dress well!),
decidedly sober (very few pill heads or people completely lashed, falling
in the gutter, talking in tongues etc) and early to close (3am is the
Big UK clubs are much more intense, the
music is louder, the hall darker and the crowd higher. But then London
clubland is the motherland of clubbing and is one of the best
places in the world to party - few countries are on it's scale.
does do extremely well is provide a friendly and safe environment for
people to meet and play. And because you can hear each other without
screaming, your chances of making friends while out clubbing are
higher in Vancouver than in London. So look at Celebrities by
Canadian standards - it's one of the biggest gay dance clubs out there,
and well equipped and that makes it a cool place to party.
Music wise, Celebrities loves house remixes of 80's English music and
has a dancy-flirty vibe going on. You probably won't be the only TGirl
in the place as there are normally around 5 as well as plenty of gays
who are just so girly you'll want to storm off to the nearest MAC outlet
and come back after you've gotten some serious reinforcements! There's
also a few lesbians in the place and it's not uncommon for them and TGirls
to get on splendidly. I certainly got bought several rounds by them!
I can't even remember how many times I've been to Vancouver's Celebrities
nightclub, although the total is probably less than the most amount of
one night if that helps you put things into perspective. Each time I
went, I was suprised by just how pleasant the eye candy on show was,
but in terms of value for money, other Vancouver clubs have smaller cover
charges, smaller line ups and better dancers. Yet Celebrities is the
place to be seen, the Queen flagship of Davie Street, so go buy a new
outfit especially for the occassion. And just when you think you've found
ten times more outrageous and you'll still feel drab compared to some
of the crowd!
Entry: Cover charge varies according to the night
- expect it to start from $10
Facilities: Dance floor and balcony, bar
Plus Points: Crazy crowd of beautiful people, very
open to all types, easy to find and to get home from
Minus Points: Very bright inside, often overpriced
considering how early they shut, the doormen can get a little heavy
handed especially for smokers. A little self-infatuated for some and
if you are a Vancouverite the chances are, you will be spotted!