Posted: 26 Jul 2004
Goth clubs. We've all been there; some of us more than others. I spent many years of my life wasting every Tuesday night at Haven in Northampton, MA, listening to shitty music and either wishing I was old enough to drink (at the club at least, I always showed up drunk) or drinking away my boredom. In recent years, however, I have steered clear of these gatherings of the spooky in an attempt to actually enjoy my evenings. Sometimes, though, even the most unpleasant of tasks can't be avoided, especially if you're friends with people who enjoy these tasks. So, on Monday night, I found myself at Ceremony giving moral support to my friend Jen who was defending her Jell-O wrestling title in the second annual "Goths Gone Wild." Here is my take on the matter.
I must say, this was a fun night. I don't know if it was because that night was a special event or what, but Ceremony delivered what a goth night hasn't given me in a long time: entertainment. Yeah, the Jack and Cokes I was drinking were overpriced ($5.25 for a small plastic cup), but at least I could taste the whiskey. And, well, the music wasn't all that bad. I don't dance, myself, but the floor was full of people more often than it wasn't, at least after the Jell-O wrestling had taken place. I also heard a really sweet mix of Nine Inch Nails' Closer with 50 Cent's In Da Club. That was hot.
Also the people were relatively friendly and the space itself was nice. There was plenty of seating, couches as well as booths, and the dance floor was fairly large in comparison to the rest of the place, which is held in the back room of a bar/resturant.
Well, to wrap this up, I give Ceremony a thumbs up. If you're into the goth scene and live in the Boston area, check it out. They're very laid back and the dress code doesn't exist, which is good for people like me who don't really pay attention to things like that any more.
Ceremony is located in the back room of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St. in Boston, MA, and is held every Monday night. It is free before nine PM, and afterwards the cover is $5 for 21+ and $6 for 18-20.