A genuine, underground club night is a rare find these days. If your nostalgia takes you back to the underground parties of the nineties, it's difficult to be satisfied with the mainstream club gigs of today. Melbourne is a place that still has some of this underground flare you won't find in other metropolitan areas around the world.
It's time to get out those old rave clothes you have lying at the back of the closet that were all the rage at one point in your life. Lacking these, you most definitely just want to be yourself before heading out to one of Brown Alley's underground nights.
To get ready, a trip to Bunnings for some glow sticks is an age old necessity to bring that old school vibe to any party. However, make sure you pick one of the Techno or Trance nights at Brown Alley; otherwise the Dubstep crowd may look at you in askance.
You may also want to pre-empt your night out with a browse through the BeadStore and pick out a favourite creation. Now you're ready to go.
Before heading out, remember this is a place where you leave the attitude and bring the old respect values that ravers cared for so much.
What can you expect on this night out? Depends on when you go, but expect everything from House and Techno, to Drum 'n Bass and everybody's darling of the moment, Dubstep.
Never mind that some of the most popular dj's in the world have graced the decks of Brown Alley such as Danny Howells, Sven Vath, and Kevin Saunderson. It's the vibe created by hardworking promoters that have made some of these nights out a trip to the past with an outlook to the future.
The important aspect here is to enjoy yourself to the fullest without the pretentious underpinnings many clubs have these days. Melbourne is still a perfect place to leave your daily life behind and remember what true fun is all about.
Go out with your friends and talk to some strangers at the club. Experience the music in all its electronic glory, and live out your fantasy night out in style before the sunlight of a new day sets in.