Tuesday, May 15, 2007

R.I.P: Raiford's

After countless good times and memories (actually, I probably don't remember everything that happened), Raiford's in Memphis has closed its doors. I was lucky enough to visit this place one last time in March.

For those of you who don't know, Raiford's is a disco club. However, it was unique in many ways. It was small, off the beaten path (actually next door to the Memphis projects), always had groovy beats, and stayed open late. The dance floor lit up and was surrounded by mirrors and fog machines, with a pole for the more adventurous dancers. There was a drum kit to play on and plush couches to sit on. You could bring your own liquor or just buy the $6 40oz beers they offered. Yes, only 40 oz beers were sold. Many people, including myself, will miss Raiford's and the inevitable 5am stop at CK's that followed on the way home.

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