As much as we all like partying and drinking, sometimes there are nights when you just can’t be fucked. Whether it’s because of a big pile of uni assignments or things have been hectic at work, all you want to do is watch Netflix, without the “chill” part. Your friends will plead with you to go out clubbing with them, but how do you get yourself in the mood?
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways you can do just that. Although many may think cocaine will do the trick, let’s not go there. We can recommend you some other, and legal, methods for you to cheer up and want to take part in a memorable night.
People commonly have pre-drinks before heading to a nightclub; it’s a cheap and great way to hang out with friends before heading off to the club where you can hear each other talk and enjoy some drinks together. Not only is this a great way to catch up with buddies, but chatting with them, and feeling more inebriated through alcohol, will also put you in a great mood and want to do more with them, which leads to clubbing.
2. Energy Drinks
Unless you have enough cash for a taxi or an Uber driver, then you might get roped into being the designated driver for the night, or maybe you simply don’t drink. Either way, a non-alcoholic drink that will do the drink are energy drinks. Whether it’s Mother, V or Red Bull (that doesn’t contain a shot glass in it), you will feel buzzed but completely conscious of what’s going on, and you will want to go out.
3. Play Great Party Music
On Friday and Saturday nights, most radio stations will play some fast paced music, knowing peeps will be heading out to parties and play tunes to get them in the mood. Or if you’re not liking what’s you’re being forced to listen to, them put on your Spotify or iTunes playlist and play what you know will get you going. Maybe think about the nightclub you’re going to and what music they tend to play; maybe you should play the type of music they will play to get you in exactly the right mood.
4. Watch A Party Movie Or TV Show
They say movies and TV can influence people, and sometimes that can be a good thing. If you need to get yourself in the mood to go out, then watch a movie or episode of a TV show you like that has awesome party scenes that make you wish you could jump into your TV and join them. I’ll give you an example; or those in the know, there was an awesome British TV show between 1999-2001 called Spaced, which I can’t recommend highly enough. Anyway, there’s an episode where the main characters go clubbing; once they hit the club, the magic of television appears. The right music that pumps with a great beat, fun people you’d want to party with. I can honestly say this is one of the few times I’ve seen something on telly that made me want to go clubbing. I actually watched this episode for this reason before heading out to the launch party of General Store And Co., where I had a good time.
5. Think Of All The Awesome Clubbing Nights You’ve Had
Although this isn’t tangible like the aforementioned methods, but it can do wonders mentally. Reminiscing about the past can actually do you wonders. When you think about your mates cutting sick moves on the dance floor or other funny shit, it’ll put a big grin on your face and make you want to go out to give yourself more awesome clubbing memories.
Originally published here at barsandnightclubs.com.au on Wednesday 4 November 2015