It was only 10:30 p.m. when we arrived, but the dance floor was packed. We can't imagine how anyone could move, let alone dance, but they did. As the tables surrounding the main dance floor filled, people just stood on the benches and danced. Everyone was having a great time and the energy was massive. When Red Foo hit the DJ stage, the place went crazy. The confetti during the first song was like putting lighter fluid on a fire.
Red Foo didn't play any original music and played many songs we heard earlier that night. While his DJ set wasn't very special, he still kept the crowd moving. Red Foo DJ'ing was akin to seeing a rock cover band covering songs in a jukebox that were playing before the band went on. Having said that, it was a lot of fun and the place was eating it up.
Exploring the club, we found the smallish boom box room which wasn't very exciting to us. However, journeying a little deeper, we ended up outside where the dayclub resides in the summer and found that to be awesome. There were heat lamps every few steps so nobody would be cold and the fresh open air was awesome. (Have we said that already? Well, it really was. Sure, there was less energy than being inside but we could still enjoy the music and breathe a little easier outside.)
All in all, we had a great time at Marquee, but would only return if we set up something special like we had the other night. We don't do lines so being able to zip past them and have a table of our own are a must for us.
We can't imagine being "normal people" at Marquee. The vibe at Marquee is much more intense than the last club we visited, XS. XS is a beautiful club, but for the people that go out to dance, we can't imagine there being a contest between the two. At XS we felt as if we could just hang out at the bar and drink if that's all we wanted to do. At Marquee, we were inspired to do two things -- dance and drink.
(Full disclosure: Our evening was courtesy of Red Carpet VIP, but our opinions are our own.)