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For most people of my generation, the corner of St-Laurent and Prince-Arthur is Angelís. It was the first club we started going to. St-Laurent still had most of its original popular flavor preserved: the big Rossy had closed only a couple of years ago, Warshaw was still operating, small deps and other suspicious-looking stores were dotting the Main, where today expensive restaurants hold the (store)front.

For some people Disalvios was the club that enflamed St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Avenue Des Pins. In my opinion, it was Angelís.

Everyone was going out to Angelís. We started drinking at Angelís. Bumping and grinding was invented at Angelís.

Eventually, everyone got older, and so did Angelís. Our generation stopped visiting the corner and the club closed.

But our generation is back, and so is Angelís. Well, not exactly back butÖ

The corner of St-Laurent and Prince Arthur is now home to the already famous Rouge (7 Prince Arthur). Whatís odd about Rouge is that it caters to an older crowd; the same crowd that at the end of the nineties used to go to Angelís.

Now isnít that strange? I guess old habits die hard.

But the contrast between Rouge and Angelís is striking. First thing youíll notice is that, even though it is the same people that are back, they are back with way more money than before. I donít know about you, but we used to drink 40ies before going to Angelís so that weíll be already drunk and wonít have to buy drinks. Now, there are reserved sections for people that buy bottles at Rouge.

Second thing is the name/theme of Rouge. Obviously, everything is red inside. Red, the color of Satan. I donít know if I am reading too much into this, but it seems like a funny play on themes: Angelís back in the days, reincarnated into Satanís red today.

Finally, the music is the total opposite of what it used to be. At rouge you will mostly hear the hits of the eighties and nineties, with some new stuff, but you will definitely not hear the commercial hip-hop that used to be blasted at Angelís. It seems like everyone has become more confident and assertive in his or her musical tastes; after all these years we can finally admit that we actually like that Michael Jackson song and donít have to forcefully listen to every crap hit single that is out at the moment.

Times have changed but in a weird cyclical way. We have grown older and our tastes have changed. The club has morphed too; everything from looks, to name and image is new. But every time I go to Rouge I canít help but be reminded of Angelís. I canít help but be reminded of that same corner where my friend puked in a club for the first time.

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