Wednesday, October 12, 2011
IHOP is opening a restaurant in the old church that housed Limelight.
For those of you who are not as culturally hip as I am, Limelight was a disco in NYC in the 1980s--the successor to Studio 54.
I went to Limelight exactly once, in 1983, when I was at NYU. I balked at the $20 cover charge ("Man, we could've just bought wine coolers and partied at the dorm"), but I was out-voted.
It was too loud to talk, and too crowded to do anything except shuffle along and hope you came face-to-face with some hot chicks.
I met my first tranvestite that night.
In retrospect it was worth the $20 just to be able to write this blog entry. But Samuel and I are more excited about the new IHOP than I ever was about Limelight.