Sunday, November 22

doce dance

numero doce signage

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!

10 comments:

Lead Character: said...

it's always fun jud, geng, when you're the one i'm dancing with in doce. when i say you, that includes kenneth and even kristine. lahi man gud kung sila lang brey akong kuyog kay dili man gud cla todo ki-at. pero makiat jud ko ug todo without qualms kung kamo akong kuyog. maka-dare kaha ta ana sa bed??? hahahaha.

eye_spy said...

doce doce.. ang mayahan sa cebu. haha.

havent been there for awhile. mgbantay nya ko if naay mgsayaw2x na parang wala ng bukas. ahihi..

basin kamo na to. :)

JAbbeRedONiON said...

@leadcharacter: we'll know when we get there! take note kenneth and punky will be there. kring2x is also kiat and toni won't mind dancing like crazy to impress you. hahahah.

JAbbeRedONiON said...

@eye_spy: yep, the mayahan indeed. i wonder why they didn't call the place "the nest" instead. hihihih.

ken said...

i've never been to doce.. hmm interesting.. where's that? hahahahahahaah og hala d bya ko moinom it has been a year or so na wala ko moinom lol. c u guys on dec ahahahhaahah :P mag alma moreno dance nya ta ha with the solid gold dancers lol

JAbbeRedONiON said...

YOU have never been to doce? sure ka? didto man gani ka nakaplagang hubog kaayo ug pataka nalang ug sayaw bisan kinsa!

JJ said...

ay sows! kiat lang ug agi ay :-P

JAbbeRedONiON said...

murag ikaw j!

Dhon said...

Doce -- the ultimate escape.. well i am speaking for myself.. escape from work,life and love woes...

too bad i rarely go there these days.. (*wink).. Maybe i will this saturday..

JAbbeRedONiON said...

yaar!
saw jay-r last time. failed to mention his name. heheheh...