How to Crash the Club Scene Solo
Clubbing is not really my thing. But I had heard that this one club in Havana was really worth it so off I went not knowing how I was going to do it. What I learned was that I could crash the line-up and go to just about any club solo and safe.
Casa del Musica de Centro Habana is one of the city’s most popular Salsa clubs. It’s very large, attracts some of the best bands in the country and hundreds of locals every night. When I went, I saw only three obvious tourists in a massive line up — it made the idea of entering the club solo a bit intimidating. So, I approached those tourists as if they were long lost friends and joined the line.
Unfortunately, my new companions were Hungarian. They barely spoke a word of English. Fortunately, they eventually understood that I was on my own and wanted to join them — at least until I got in the door and ‘sessed out the situation. They were quite accommodating.
Inside I stuck with them. We found a table and then I had the greatest of luck. Their local tour guide caught up with them. Exhausted from a day of strained communication, he practically leapt across the table when he realized that I spoke English.
We had a great night.
The band was fabulous. The dance floor was a spectacle. And the guide taught me how to Salsa.
How do you manage to go dancing solo? Please share your ideas in the comments section.