i've never been out at night drinking and dancing since two months ago. yep, it's been a while. but no, i am not what you think i am. i know what's in your head now. you're imagining someone who's too drunk, she walks like a baby - wrong! i was simply drinking for confidence.this is not to say that i have no confidence either. just read along and you'll know what i mean.
i love going to doce. it's a pub-club in mango avenue where the goers are mostly gay men. it's been around for a couple of years. and every time i'm there i always have lots of fun. i don't even know why i just wrote about it today! last night was no different.
we went in doce through the backdoor; me, ryan and brey. i immediately noticed the newly installed light near the cr. aha! that foyer used to be really dark, where a lot of "events" take place. with the lights on, no one would dare. it was a perfect place for us to lay our mats. brey bought us drinks...i had coke. i already had two glasses outside. that was enough to give me that boost and power on the dance floor.
i saw several familiar faces at doce, open, semi-open and closeted. the hr guy from my ex company was there having a good time with his date. my sister's gay friend was there - i don't know if he saw me but i saw him dancing like he was on a tv show. i also saw the used-to-be-closeted-but-now-so-openly gay acquaintance from the theater company i was part of. then there's erick with his clique. jj and hudson arrived later that night too. and voltaire...who would miss voltaire and his skully cap.
doce was packed. it was a good opportunity for ryan and i to do our favorite doce pastime - the very reason for drinking for confidence - doce dance! it's not just your regular pubclub dance where you sway from left to right and throw your hands up in the air. we dance across each other in our coolest, craziest, most out-of-the-ordinary dance step and dance to everyone in front of us, no matter what kind (boy, girl, bakla, tomboy.) sometimes people will find it weird strangers dancing to them and they give you that raised eyebrow look. but what i love about doce is that most of the goers are cool about it. last night, out of 20 people, 5 actually danced with us, 14 acknowledged with a smile and 1 gave us a finger...oh well! it was still fun.
when you happen doce in the future, look out for the doce dance. sometimes we don't do it in twos, there could be more of us!