Lately a few bloggers I've been reading have been trashing Boston as an unfriendly place with guys who are beyond unapproachable. While I understand that my hometown is not likely to win a congeniality award and many guys in this town could use a serious attitude adjustment, I also know a lot of really great people who are quick to smile and easy to talk to. So last week I conducted an unscientific social experiment by heading into Club Cafe on a Thursday night (all by myself). Club Cafe has a reputation for being one of Boston's most popular gay bars and also one of its most reviled. There are actually movies (All the rage) and videos on YouTube that make jokes about how unfriendly Club Cafe can be (Fresh Fruit - Ptown). Walking into the bar last Thursday I could actually hear the opening lyrics of "Ptown" in particular playing through my head "Boys in this town will tear your self-esteem down in Beantown..."
And lest those nay-sayers suggest I already knew people - through the entire night I only saw one person who I knew by name. However, by the end of the night I'd met and had nice conversations with 2 really nice guys; separately. Okay... if you've read everything I wrote you are welcome to share your thoughts and tell me I'm crazy, wrong or deluded, but I'm just sharing what one night in Boston was like for me going out without any friends by my side and without knowing anyone at the bar.