Post # 1
I thought I would post this here because I figured it would get the most attention that way! I recently read a really interesting article in the newspaper about how Vancouver is getting its first plus-sized dance club. Several of the full-figured ladies (and gents) interviewed said they loved the idea and were excited to go, because they felt out of place at most clubs.
I was just wondering what you ladies thought? Would you go to a plus-sized club? Is this something that is available in your area? The article says there are lots in California!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Hmm. I don’t know how I feel about this. Do you have to step on a scale to be let in the doors? I mean, obviously no, but honestly I just don’t get the point of segregating people in that way.
Post # 4
In a lot of ways I agree with Mouse, but I can also see how a club like that would be nice. Instead of being the fat girl at the club, it’d be nice to just be another girl out having a good time and dancing, ya know? Sometimes I feel bad out clubbing when I am the only one in the club larger then a size 8. But then again, it labels up larger women as being apart from “normal” women if we have to have a club just for us… very mixed feelings about this!
Post # 5
@ Mouse – That is why I wanted to post this – I think some full-figured ladies would like it, but some might be very uncomfortable with the idea. I dont’ know what the “requirements” are in terms of entering – but they probably wouldn’t turn anyone away.
Post # 6
I’m not plus size, but I look at it kinda like a gay bar. You don’t have to be gay to go in, but you know the environment you will be walking into 🙂
Post # 7
Kinda strange, but hey, if people want it, give ’em what they want! There’s obviously a market for this kind of thing. I don’t go clubbing, though.
Then again, I do live in the midwest. People are, in general, much larger here than they are in places like California to the point that nobody notices or gives half a toot if you’re a size 16 or up. Look at it this way–my coworkers have called me “underweight” and I wear a size 8, okay? But coming from California, I totally get it. I really hated that materialistic attitude out there, so i can understand why bars and clubs are catering to this.
Part of me thinks it’s a smart idea and part of me doesn’t like the idea of separating people based on their weight. It’s like racism….except instead of the color of people’s skin, we’re looking at the size of it, right? Hmmm
Post # 8
@ ejs4Y8 – you make a lot of good points! Vancouver has the reputation of being the fittest city in Canada, and one woman in the article commented that she felt it was especially hard to be plus-sized in this city for that reason. So when you say how California has that “thin is beautiful” attitude, it makes sense that clubs would be provided there (and apparently quite popular!)
This is such a tricky situation! On the one hand I think “yay!” but then I think “Wait a minute…”
Post # 9
If I were to club, I would be fne going to a regular club. I don’t really feel out of place going out or anything like that but I can see how others might. Now I wouldn’t mind joining a gym that caters to plus-sized women b/c in that case I DO feel like there are some differences in what we need to do in terms of exercise as compared to our smaller counterparts. I might need to take that idea and run with it….
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
This would totally weird me out, tbh.
Post # 11
I have no problem walking into any club and I can’t imagine feeling out of place just because I’m plus-size. But then, I have a man who thinks I’m the sexiest woman in the world, friends who love me and a family that backs me up all day every day – and there are a lot of people who don’t have that kind of support so they feel constantly judged about their weight, their looks, ect. so I guess I can see how there would be a market for this.
Post # 12
thats just silly. i am no way ashamed of my beautiful full figure but this rubs me the wrong way.
i am glad you posted this because this is interesting. i have never heard of it
Post # 13
There is a group here that hosts parties geared towards plus size women and I go every so often. Everyone is welcome and I see a mix of people there.
I also go to regular places to hang out, not that I frequent clubs anymore.LOL I never feel out of place anywhere I go. But that’s just me.
Post # 14
It feels weird to me…I have this image of men going there specifically because they are interested in full figured women. Which makes the whole place feel like a bit predatory, like its more about what you look like than dancing? If I were single, maybe I would want to be somewhere where the men were more attuned to curvy women…but also maybe not, it goes from flattering to creepy in about a second.
Post # 15
So, its kind of like most of the clubs where there is a bouncer at the front that only lets in the “hot” girls or the “VIPs?” Only instead, it is geared towards the people that don’t normally get into those clubs. Kind of like a plus-sized Studio 54.
I think its filling a niche. It is like babyboo compared it to a gay bar. Anyone can go but you know what you are getting into. Like, in my drinking days, I used to go to punk bars. I wouldn’t expect a punk bar to be for everyone, but if a guy prefered girls with tattoos who liked that kind of music, would you call him predatory? Would you call a guy that likes girls who listen to country music predatory if he went to a country western bar to line dance with them?
Post # 16
This is the same thing as any club but just on the opposite septrum.
I dont think its ok to discriminate and in New York if a group of girls is fat/ugly they have to pay a lot to get into a club. Where, cute/skinny girls get the red carpet pulled out for them.
I dont think it’s right to open a club like that, but EVERY club has a “bar” and everyone has to tow the line or just pay$$$
So would skinny girls not be allowed in? or would they have to buy a bottle?
Idont get it.