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FUN MAGAZINE, May 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 5
PART TWO ¡V Miss Rub My Hot Spot Nights
By Yahan Wu
Restlessly curled up in front of the TV, I decided to scratch
the itch that's been spreading across my body all evening.
An hour later, after a quick phone call to a girlfriend, we're
lined up outside Plush at Living Mall, geared in flimsy, skin-baring
tops and hipsters.
Skeptical whether the NT$700 entrance fee on weekends (half
price on weekdays) would reap any worthy game, at least the
crowd clicked with me and my girlfriend the moment our boot-heels
sank into the lush carpet. We were thrown into a frenzied
sea of hormones. Men and women gyrated to R&B thumped-out
from five-star speakers on the oval-shaped dance floor not
far from the entrance. X and Y chromosomes swim along invisible
currents, mingling and striking-up friendly yet suggestive
Sandy Huang, a 24-year-old retail worker, says a night
out at Plush with her girlfriends is almost always a
guaranteed ticket to meeting new men, probably there
for the same reason. ¡§Most guys there are around our
age and know how to have fun. The atmosphere feels classier
than other clubs, and the crowd seems to feel that too,
so their approach and style is moved up a notch. I like
And if you wake up next to Mr. Bean instead of Ben Affleck
because Plush has poor lighting and feature-contorting
disco beams, maybe you should head for Roxy 99 (B1,
218, ChinShan S. Rd. Sec.2).
Not only affordable (NT$200), you can actually count the moles
and pimples on your target. It's always packed--and I mean
really packed--during weekends, and that really helps burst
the personal-space bubble.