36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 221: Disco at the Voom-Voom


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 221 — Disco at the Voom-Voom
10-March-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)


About the same as yesterday. However, did a little less. Went to Prof. C’s class today. Better than usual.

To live it up went to Voom-Voom diskotek. Despite the fact that I was out of place—comparatively short hair, I enjoyed watching and hearing the music. The girls seemed somewhat difficult to approach, and I “struck out.” They seemed to wait for friends. Anyway, the “lustig” part of the whole deal was when a small group of guys just went wild and started dancing by themselves, also a few girls. I think more people were dancing by themselves than in couples. It was a great feeling though to see them having a good time.


Voom-Voom. I like the name. This is the second time I’ve been to the Voom-Voom Diskotek since I’ve been in Vienna. The first time, during my first few days in Vienna, when I was oogling over bra-less mädchens. Not this time. Tonight I’m out to meet girls and, of course, I strike out. What happened to all this charm that I exuded during my skiing vacations? Must have disappeared. Truthfully, I was never good (my entire life) at meeting girls in bars.

It seems that I enjoyed the music and watching people—guys and girls—dance by themselves. Why didn’t I dance by myself?


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