Review: Swingers at Players doesn’t play enough ABBA but it’s still a sick night
I ‘reviewed’ the ABBA night
If you didn't know already, Swingers is an event every Monday, at the infamous Players. No, it's not a sex night. It's an evening of disco bops, classic cheesy tunes and this week: ABBA.
A college bar crawl down, a significant amount of bloating from the amount of pints I'd consumed, I and the rest of The Durham Tab trekked on down to Players. With a very quick entry at 11pm (no one had to stand in the cold), I was whisked inside. Jaeger bombs were three for a fiver and everything else was relatively well priced – I was actually very impressed.
After a brisk conversation with the DJ consisting mostly of yelling "where is ABBA" at him multiple times, I was informed it would be on soon. Time passed. I fully embraced my ability to do some Fortnite dancing and continued to have a boogie.
More time passed, then finally, finally, "Voulez-Vous" came on – I died a little inside. I suppose my only critique can be the relative lack of ABBA (only about five songs were played) and the long wait for my beloved.
The bar was very easy to gain access to and queuing wasn't much of a problem. Same goes for the loos – short wait times and they were surprisingly clean for a busy club night.
Players seems to manage its queues really well – always ensuring the club is never over capacity and that there is easy access for everyone to all of the facilities.
Swingers ABBA night was tasteful – a nice change from classic Durham nightlife. Despite having to wait quite a while for ABBA, I can tell you I had a good time.
Overall experience: 8/10
See you next week Players.