You keep missing the simple fact that you keep talking about the past and I keep talking about the present. The nightlife scene has changed drastically since then.Just as a note the owner of the place really didn't care about that place. He was more into the bar he owned on Broad Street in downtown Newark. I heard that bar got robbed once. The drinks in the place were too cheap. Thus that attracted all kinds of people. Besides that the bar was located on Sherman Avenue in Newark and at the time that entire strip was known for cheap drug prostitutes walking the streets there.
Just so you know I only worked there one night. I covered the bar one night while my partner did another event in a hotel. So your statement about me being concerned about the bar reaching it's full potential is not true. I could care less. I wasn't the regular DJ there. I just started hanging out in the place. My reason for going there was to play the touch screen game they had in the bar.
Later on they had a DJ came in and started playing there. I found out he got the job from someone that had him come and play for their birthday party in that bar. The owner liked what he did and got him to play there on Thursday and Saturday nights. The place was a ugly hole in the wall. People would go in the bathroom getting high. I would come in there and they would look at me very funny like. I would look back at them as if to say keep doing what you're doing, I'm not the police.
Just to get back to the other place for a quick moment. Taso that place normally stayed packed with plenty of drinking customers. Every so often the Lounge had a bad night. Those times were far and few times. A lot of the people who came there were regulars that came there most of the times. Often bringing people with them that didn't either know about the place or were used to going somewhere else. Once they came there, a lot of those people became regulars too because they saw how friendly and peaceful the place was.