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Halloween 2004, Club Moda Chicago

Club Moda is one of the smaller spots in the Chicago nightclub scene. Two levels, a few VIP rooms, Go-Go Dancers and improvised dance floor arrangements say something about the club's aspirations. Don't plan on coming early, the doors don't even open until 2300.

A velvet rope and active bouncers keep out the undesirables. We waited for an hour-and-half that Halloween night to get in. Normally the wait is not nearly that long, but it was a party evening.

This is a place to see and be seen. Nightclub clothing is out and chic urban wear is in. Don't even try getting in with your fashionable set of jeans. Won't happen. The wait staff is attentive and not as pretentious as some other nightspots. Your mileage may vary, and you will want to check out Metromix for additional comments.

Other popular spots in the city include: CroBar, Excalibur, LePassage, and Transit on the Chicago's Near-North, Near-West, Rush Street, and Warehouse District West areas respectively.

Origins of Halloween

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts/Irish celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the beginning a time of year associated with human death.

The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1. The Romans conquered Ireland in 43 AD.

In 1000 AD, the Roman Catholic Church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. This may have been the church's attempt to replace the pagan holiday. All Soul's Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain. There were with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.

Links

Chicago Tribune: Metromix- Nightlife and Entertainment Guide (highly recommended)
Chicago Club: Crobar
Chicago Club: Excalibur
Chicago Club: LePassage
Chicago Club: Moda
Chicago Club: Transit

Chicago: European Clubs

Czech Club: Club Euro
Polish Club: Accent Cafe
Polish Club: Jedynka Club


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