Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Empty Club

There's a funny thing about girls in Israel. And it has to do with their dancing. If you've been to a club here then you've noticed that Israeli girls 1) prefer to dance alone and 2) when they dance with someone it is at arm's length. Maybe it's understandable if there are hundreds of people in a club and they are surrounded by people anyway, but that isn't usually the case.

For example, last night (a Monday night) three of us went to a small club in Jerusalem. It was a frustrating place to begin with because they lured us in by telling us there are free drinks for the next fifteen minutes - only to find out that it was a complete lie. And that was after being lied to about a drink special at the bar we went to beforehand.
So there were maybe 20 people in this entire place if you include the bartender/DJ and the security guard. In the middle of the dance floor there were girls dancing all over the place by themselves.
So my new roommate, Dave, went up to them and started trying to dance with them, only to find himself being pushed away. It was like some kind of inherent reaction. He put his arm on her, and she pushed him. She was obviously experienced at this.Fortunately, I got a picture.


Blogger Liza said...

I'd have to say, if some strange man put his arm on me like that, I'd push them away as well, as I'm guessing most women would.

8/02/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger as said...

yep, gotta say he was lucky not to get a slap.

8/03/2005 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Well...he was dancing with her at arm's length to begin with - a rare beginning to dancing in any American club/party.

8/04/2005 10:20:00 AM  

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