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The music played by the DJ was upbeat and was suitable to move one’s head to the music. African and remixed Western songs consisting of a strong rhythm and fast paced beats were dominant. The DJ usually combines the element of drum, which sounds like Djembe, with some Western pop songs, such as Roar by Katy Perry, Work by Rihanna, Back by Justin Timberlake and so on. It is hard to get detached from the vibe. In addition to that, the selection of music is a good opportunity for foreigners to explore African music and Western songs played in a different Ethiopian style.
Undoubtedly, most of the people danced spontaneously on the dance floor and near their table where they were taking a sip of their or other drinks. The atmosphere at the dance floor was exhilarating for those who were dancing and others who were just lounging. People put their hands on others’ shoulders who were dancing nearby eventually forming a circle in the process. The dance moves were at times awe-inspiring. There were those who were bending their legs and squatting while dancing. It sometimes looked like a segment from a music video. Almost everyone was dancing together and no one was embarrassed and shy about their dancing skills. If someone was shy and did not what to dance, others would pull them to the dance floor.
For anyone visiting Addis, exploring the nightlife and clubs should be included in the To-Do-List. It is an exhilarating experience especially for those who come from foreign countries, and is bound to be worth it to a certain degree. The staff members at the Club were enthusiastic and hospitable. They constantly ask patrons their opinions about their feelings and satisfaction regarding drinks, service and overall ambience.
In H2O, it was not that difficult to see foreigners who were trying to explore the night life in Addis Ababa. Everyone were enjoying the night and getting out from different kinds of work pressure. Although people came from so many different places and did not know each other, travelers and Addis Ababans were spending a great night.
After seeing people who were dancing together and having a pleasant time one might ask why they chose to spend their weekend nights in club instead of other activities, like a watching movie or taking a rest.
Those who responded to this question said that they go out to the different night clubs on weekends in order to release the pressure from their jobs. Sometimes, they go to nightclubs with other colleagues.
In addition to that, football is the most prevalent and well-liked sport in Ethiopia and Addis Ababans enjoy their weekend in clubs and watching football matches. In that regard, the recently concluded UEFA European Championship was a great pastime for many. They are also engaged in other activities during the weekend. For example, they spend time with their families and taking some rest. However, a vibrant nightlife still constitutes in Addis Ababa, which is a vibrant city with diversified perspectives.