While dancing at the city’s newest gay nightspot, D2, our friends decided that pre-club etiquette in Shanghai is subpar and a little lesson from Miss Manners is in order. Feel free to add anything we missed in the comments section…
Rules for Clubbers to Live By
1.Take a shower before you start your evening out on the town.
2.Brush your teeth. An important one in a country where rumor has it only 1 out of 3 people own toothbrushes.
3.Don’t eat garlicky food before heading to the club. Hard to avoid when living in China, but this can make or break your evening.
4.Apply deodorant- a lot of it. You can never use too much.
5.Shave or trim any hair that others may see during the evening (for some that could mean significantly more than others!).
6.Bring your own cigarettes or other social lubes. Even your best friends get tired of being your supplier.
7.Wear nice underwear, just in case…
8.Pack protection and plenty of it. With 700,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in China, it’s the most important advice we can offer.
Tomorrow, 20th: Don’t miss out on Shanghai LGBT’s fabulous 2nd Annual Drag Show Party at Shanghai Studio. Free entry for those dressed in drag and make-up artist on site for others that need a little help getting into costume. Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, (21) 6283 1043
Thursday, 25th: Shanghai LGBT’s Frangipani Night. 15rmb Tsingdao and newbies welcome! 399 Dagu Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu), (21) 5375 0084
Next Saturday, 27th: Lala (Lesbian) Night at Shanghai Studio. Ohh, lala lalalah. Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, (21) 6283 1043
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Photo by Tuuli Saarikoski