I had mentioned to Cinthia that I wanted to go to a Mexican karaoke bar. I love karaoke back home and wanted to see what it was like here. Her friend Wen picked us up and took us to a swanky karaoke bar full of 20-something-year-olds all dressed to impress. I felt like a Grandma with how much clothing I was wearing and I wasn’t wearing that much.
I hadn’t planned on taking part in the karaoke since again I was the only white person and the song book was full of Spanish songs. Cinthia found out you could request any song even if it wasn’t in the book. Reluctantly I put my name down for a classic – Tik Tok by Ke$ha.
When my turn came I had to get up on a stage with a spotlight. I was so nervous the whole time I thought I was going to puke – this might be a theme for me. However I did it and the crowd seemed to be into it.
After the karaoke embarrassment we headed to a famous dance club called Patrick Miller. I had no idea what I was in store for but this was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
Friday night is High Energy night. I wasn’t familiar with this genre and apparently I was again in the minority. Inside a club full of black lights and day glow, people surrounded two or three dancers creating a circle. Inside the circle, the dancers would move their bodies in elaborate dance movements that were completely over the top and comical. The dancers seemed to take it very seriously though and were very focused.
At Patrick Miller there is only three dollar cover charge. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for something to do in Mexico City on a Friday or Saturday night. It doesn’t usually get busy until around 11:30pm and stays open until 3am.
I wish I had taken more photos at karaoke and Patrick Miller however I did take some great videos. They are uploaded to my Instagram whereislyia_ so be sure to check them out!