Jade’s car had a convertible top which she kept down all of the time in the summer, unless if it was raining of course. Her nana had bought her the baby blue Volkswagen Bug as a Christmas gift last year which was all the more reason for her to want her license. “So where to?” I asked “You never said what we’re doing,” “We’re going clubbing girl!” She exclaimed. She hit the gas and we went flying down the street. Ten minutes later and we were parking in front of The Pulse. It was an old warehouse turned into the ultimate location for wild raves. The line was hanging out the door and wrapped around the building. “How are we ever gonna get in?” I said eyeing the long line. “Hold on. I know some people.” Jade replied back. As we got out of the car I followed her lead to the shabby looking building. We went around back and were met with by a huge bouncer. He was tall, bald, and ripped. Muscles bulged from his tight black tee shirt. Jade stood up on her toes to whisper something in his ear. He grunted before stepping aside to let us both in. “What did you tell him?” I asked curiously. “Oh I just gave him the password. I happen to be good friends with the guy who throws these raves.” She suppressed a grin. Of course Jade knew the guy. Jade knows everyone.
The moment we stepped in I could literally feel the vibrations of the music through the floor. The wide open space of the warehouse was nearly pitch black save for the light of glow sticks in party goers hands and flashing neon lights above. Jade grabbed my hand and pulled us into a throng of people dancing as though tonight was her last night. I wasn’t so good with dancing. I never felt like I had the rhythm but I swayed to the music with Jade’s guidance. “Come one girl. Move those hips!” Jade screamed over the hard beats of the techno music as she grinded her hips with ease. I tried unsuccessfully to match my dancing to hers. I was just thankful the room wasn’t well lit. At least everyone couldn’t see my sad attempts at dancing. As the song changed into a different tempo I found myself finally falling into a rhythm. “Now you’re doing it.” Jade encouraged.
Just as I was really beginning to enjoy myself I felt a strange feeling and knew it wouldn’t be long before I blacked out. This was totally inconvenient. Why couldn’t it wait until I went to sleep? I felt my legs buckled underneath me. I couldn’t fight it. The room around me was losing focus. I felt my knees crash to the ground. Total darkness.