Regrettably, the Back Room is all but dead. Sean, ***** and I left after about an hour there. Were there more people there, we would have stayed. I signed a petition for them to get their liquor license back, but the OLCC is notorious for being unresponsive.
After we left, we hit Nu Rotic, only to find out that they had last call at midnight, so we finally went down to check out Satyricon and Embers. Satyricon had hip-hop, but Embers had some decent music playing (I was surprised), even though the crowd was a bunch of frat boys and girls. I had a woman in an Adidas warm-up suit hitting on me at one point and telling me to "shake it". She was hot to trot, but it was all I could do to keep from laughing at her. She was a little too drunk, a little too obnoxious, and far too ready for action. Ugh.
After that, we were invited to a rave by a friend of a friend and we decided to check it out. The music was terrible, the Pabst Blue Ribbon left a lot to be desired and, when we tried to leave, we discovered that the door wouldn't open. After much pushing on our side and pulling from the other, it finally opened up, but I was beginning to think we were going to have to crawl out a window of the warehouse. And the "friend of a friend" turned out to not be such a cool person. He was carrying a gun. I was pretty pissed off to find out that I had offered a ride to someone who thought that waving a gun was a bright idea. Naturally, I didn't say anything to him. Telling someone off when they are armed is not a good idea.