by Lang Masias on
Halloween night, October 31st, 2010, Lies, LMK, B-Rands and I ventured down town to experience a meh time at The Edison. We arrived EARLY, at around 8pm, so we didn't have a problem getting into The Edison. Arriving early allowed us a rare opportunity to look around the place without having to navigate through a thick crowd. It has the musk of decades past. The old contraptions are cool to look at. Looking at them, you can't help but wonder, "how many people were eaten by these machines!" As we looked around we noticed just about anything you could sit on from chairs to bar stools to toilets had a sign on it saying, "reserved." Lies' little feet were hurting him so he tried to sit in one of the chairs that said, "reserved." Within seconds, a waitress swooped in to ask if he had the reservation for the seat he was sitting in. Lies lived up to his nickname and said he didn't see the sign. We ended up sitting in the corner near the iJay's (iPod + DJ) booth. Periodically, on the big stage, a show or a band would go on. The music acts were horrible. The first group had a drum machine and a keyboard. I thought it was a cool idea but the execution was so bad I almost ran to the front and demanded my money back! Later, a guy went on stage and performed some cool Capoeira moves. The crowd was horribly quiet. This guy was literally bending over backwards for a few awkward applauses. The iJay was very enthusiastic about Michael Jackson. The iJay was dressed like a werewolf and kept doing dance moves from the Thriller video. Finally, he put on "Thriller" and did a lot of the moves from the music video on the bar! He had great energy, considering most of the songs he played were very low energy. A few more hours of way-too-mellow music went by and a costume contest began. It was b.s. because the category was "most original" and these blue broads, dressed like Avatar characters, won! The contest is "most original." If you can order your costume online, it isn't that original. This blue broad only won because she was way hot and naked with blue paint on. While I have nothing against naked girls, she was in the wrong category. She should have been in the "hottest semi naked girl costume" contest. After a few drinks, my bank called me and said I was completely out of money so I stopped drinking. LMK was selected to go on stage and enter in one of the costume contests. While his airport-guy-with-glow-sticks costume was cool, he didn't win. Instead, a guy named, "Henry" in a fat girl in a tutu costume won. At one point, Amelia Earhart started flirting with me. I thought it was because I was dressed like the Old Spice guy. Turns out, she (and almost everyone else at The Edison), had no idea who I was suppose to be. Oh well, I should've gone with my gut instinct and gone as Antoine Dodson! Hide yo' kids, hide yo' wives and hide yo' credit cards because they rapin' everyone out here!
by jason b. on
so in full disclosure i shoudl admit that i prob didnt come to the frying pan at the right time or with the right group size. this is definitely a place that should be enjoyed during a very sunny day and with a large group of friends. i am not handicapping the place 2 stars because it was cold the day i went and because i came with a small group. i am only deducting one star for that. the other star is being deducted because the bitch bartender laughed when i showed her my id and said that isnt you. i tried to explain to her that it was in fact me but that i have changed a lot in the past 5 years. she just kept laughing and said listen ill give you your drinks but that isnt you. needless to say she got a wonderful tip: dont be a bitch to your customers. at least i got a good view while i was drinking the 36 dollar bucket of coronas i "illegally" purchased.
by Marian Molski on
I have lived in the ATL for 11 years and never been to the Clermont. Now, thanks to my fellow rateclubsers, that wrong has been righted. Where to start....okay walking down several wooden steps and around the back of the building where you are greeted by what could be described as biker/punk types who check your ID and collect your cover charge was in keeping with my initial expectations. And when we entered, it was everything I had been told - divey, dingy, and a blast. We were there in time to capture seats at the bar and well, let's just say the next few hours were enlightening. (Did I just use the word "enlightening" to describe my experience?) As Angela said, "the economy is poor and we must support our seniors". There was a diverse crowd and as the night went on more and more people piled in. I would never have thought this was a "go to" place to hang out, drink and dance aside from the "live entertainment". Although I tried to hold out going to the bathroom, too many beers had been pounded and I had to acquiesce. Yikes, totally did not want to touch anything and it was left to the imagination what follies go on in there. Ending on that note, I can now proudly declare I have been to the Clermont Lounge.