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Uncle Sam's pat and predictable
Back in the far-distant past, discotheques were
simply medium-to-large halls with murky lighting
and powerful hi-fi systems that served admirably
as places to dance away one's cares. Loud,
rhythmic music was the keynote and raison
d'etre for the discos, and in their twilit gloom
were born a hundred forgettable dances that
lived and flourished for a moment in time, then
vanished, as did the discos themselves.
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For better or worse, however, the discos are
with us again. Prompted by a search on the part
of a large segment of today's students for
mindless fun, several chains of discos have sprung
up across the nation. One of these is "Uncle
Sam's," which has opened one of its
pulsation-prone establishments at 2440 'O' St., in
the former House of Bauer outlet store.
The Uncle Sam's formula consists of: Good,
easy-to-dance-to music, a pulsating beat, lots of
flashing lights, and reasonably priced booze.
The Lincoln establishment supplies all four in
abundant quantities. The music is delivered over
a massive system of bull speakers aimed dead at
the dance floor. The beat of the music is
augmented by a live drummer who flails his
sticks in time to each record. The dance floor is a
surface of translucent acrylic, lit from Deneatn
by color tubes. In addition, there is a panel built
along the same plan as the dance floor, mounted
on a wall, and there are strobelamps suspended
over the dancers. The booze end of the
proposition is operated from a large bar, set off
from the dance floor, which offers mixed drinks
at 80 cents and beer at 40 cents.
In addition to the paraphernalia mentioned
above, there is a small, soundproofed lounge with
quasi-1930s decor and a games room that has no
equal in the city.
How well does all this work when thrown
together? It depends on what your expectations
are. For my tastes, Uncle Sam's is a bit too much
to handle, offering a convenient means of
achieving sensory overload without really trying.
It offers a legal way to deaden the senses
without drinking ones' self into a stupor (for
which, I submit, we should offer a round of
thanks.) It fills a gap in Lincoln's entertainment
scene that has been empty since the demise of
the late, unlamented "Inn". Unfortunately, it
lacks any spontaneity or real joy. Everything that
comes to pass is as predictable as yesterday's
papers, and it is this patness that detracts from
the fun of "Uncle Sam's".
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