Last Saturday night, Dred wanted to chill at a place with a band, so I suggested Timbre, because it’s a popular place that we keep hearing about but we have never been to. I brought Arlyn along after we watched Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. She had never been to Timbre as well.
Now there are apparently a lot of Timbre branches, so we didn’t know which one to go and picked Substation, which turned out to be a new branch which had just turned a year old, so it’s not the popular one after all.
We rode the MRT to Bras Basah station, and despite having our Google Maps app open, got totally lost when we walked in the opposite direction. 😅
A couple of good Samaritans took pity on two obviously lost-looking ladies and asked if we needed any help, then pointed us in the right direction.
We saw Dred at the traffic light – she had also gotten lost herself – and the three of us finally managed to find the place. It was pretty out of the way!
The place was pretty spacious, with a lot of tables. There was a huge stage set up for a band up front, and an area in front of it was clear of tables, so that people could go dancing if they wanted. It wasn’t fancy or pretentious, it set off the perfect vibe for a chill night out.
We ordered some club sandwiches and a pizza to share, then later, a pitcher of frozen strawberry margarita.
“What time is the band going to play?” I asked Dred.
“10:30,” she replied.
“What?!? Will we still be awake by then?!?”
It wasn’t boring even though there was no band, though, because they blasted pretty cool music. But it wasn’t so loud that you couldn’t hold a conversation. We had to raise our voices a bit, but still managed to talk about how we had changed a bit, or maybe a lot, from when we were in our twenties, when we could stay up all night until dawn, dancing in bars, and how we could barely even stay up till midnight nowadays.
“I mean, if somebody asked me to go clubbing after midnight now, I’d probably need to take a really long nap first,” I said.
But actually, we didn’t really dance in clubs a lot even then. The few times we did, we had some memorable moments, like that time some Russian stranger danced with Arlyn and he had strange dance moves – he picked her up like a baby and swung her around in his arms. 😂
Shortly before 10:30, the waiters distributed packets of what turned out to be glowsticks that you could assemble into a headband for ladies and glasses for gentlemen.
I thought it was a cool idea!
Then the band came on – it was a local band called Supersonic Rave. They were pretty good, especially the girl, who had powerful vocals.
But what made their performance even more fun was when they involved members of the audience. They asked for volunteers to come up front and dance along with their songs, then asked the crowd to vote for the best dancers by cheering. All volunteers were then given free drinks. So cool, right?
Unfortunately we couldn’t stay for the whole performance because #signsofaging😅
We left after about almost an hour. We enjoyed the night, though!