I went to ODC (Old Dominion Club) tonight after I got off work. ODC is a late night "private club" here in Richmond. Somehow they can serve booze at 4 AM, having something to do with the private nature of the place I assume. We had a "member" get us in.
To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes from a now defunct, and inspirational (to me) blog,
"There's enough fodder for mockery in there to keep 100 monkeys blogging non-stop for a year."
I'm not even sure what to say about that place. I went with a few friends/co-workers and at numberous points we all looked at each other with the same expression: "What in the fuck are we doing here?" Now, I admit to living a pretty sordid life, but hanging out at ODC even made me blush.
I guess there's nowhere else to party that late at night and to ODC's credit, I saw a few friends who I know to be somewhat solid people walking around in there. But to ODC's discredit, I also felt like I was standing in a powder keg that was about to explode. If it wasn't for the numerous security guards walking around, I would've stood with my back to a wall and my hand on my wallet at all times.
On a positive note, ODC is the official late night hangout for every stripper in Richmond, which barring any unforeseen 3 day coke binges, will be the only reason I ever return.
Although after witnessing the state of Richmond strippers these days, I'm not even sure if they could get me to come back.