Monday, February 15, 2016

The Oahu Night Club Scene

Oahu nightlife is as lively and varied as everything else the island has to offer. All tastes are catered for, from gentle supper clubs with floor shows and loud, brash nightclubs to ritzy piano bars, rustic  disco-bars and bars specializing in traditional Pacific Island music. And since traffic is due to get worse, the outskirts are looking better all the time.

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, --
deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, --
persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."

Bar-hopping is done but very little since most of the dancers have a place to go and have fun and that's it. And the traffic is something else. Crime in the Honolulu is another consideration after dark. But pickpockets are few in crowded nightlife areas where wallets and bags are usually well guarded.

Honolulu's rich cultural heritage boasts a colorful artisan tradition, from the vibrant based on the Hawaiian music and dance of long ago. A strong legacy of music and literature spans a couple centuries, styles and genres from the various ethnic groups and graffiti maestros to Hawaii's classic romantics. Perhaps the most typical Hawaiian music and dance is the hula, which is still enjoyed  by many.

The biggest attraction is the live music, even though all Hawaii Dancers can and do enjoy music by DJs, but if they have a preference, shouldn't they get it?  Many of our best singers have passed on but there are many more coming up now. As dancers, all we have to do is find out where they are playing the oldies but goodies. Dat's Da Kine. Those are the classics and we can dance them in sheer joy time after time.

"If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor, Love is the rhythm
and You are the music."