I Don't Understand How Nightclubs Have Managed to Survive the Internet
I listen to lots of electronic music but haven’t been to a nightclub. I just don’t see the purpose of them in today’s society and am surprised they are not viewed as obsolete. I can’t think of a single purpose they would serve that the Internet doesn’t do better, even without the pandemic.
If you want to find new music, you can get a streaming service and discover new music with the algorithm feature. Or you could search through music review websites (such as Spin, Consequence, or Pitchfork) or music databases (like Discogs, RateYourMusic, and last. FM) to find something that interests you.
If you want to socialize with friends, you could hang around at someone’s house and play music there. This seems much better than clubbing to me. You can play whatever you want, bring whatever you want, it’s free, and it’s safer.
If you want to meet new people that have similar tastes in music, you could just hop onto social media and look them up there.
I’d love to hear what anybody else thinks of this.
Also, don’t you think it’s kind of inconvenient that they are only open late at night? Nightclubs are probably missing huge economic opportunities by not being open during the day and the evening.
This article was originally posted to Medium on May 16, 2022 (https://medium.com/illumination/how-have-nightclubs-managed-to-survive-the-internet-3ee9d2cf0f55?source=friends_link&sk=ffc5e9f53047dca859594a9e6d9363e6).