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Levels Grand Opening Falls Short

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone ask someone else “Are you going to Levels tonight?” yesterday. It seemed to be the burning question on campus and downtown as the nightclub finally decided to open its doors. Throughout the day, some were heard saying “I told you it was real!!” while others still doubted its legitimacy all the way until the doors opened (which they eventually did).

The grand opening of the new downtown nightclub was schedule for last night at 9pm, and presumably around 8, two lines began to form; one for VIP reaching towards Mclanahans and the other for the general public going around the corner down Sowers Street. The amount of people waiting in the two lines alone created a scene on College Avenue. The girls had broken out their fanciest clubbing outfits and highest heels, and the guys could be found in their sharpest shirts and sportcoats. East College Avenue was buzzing with excitement; perhaps State College nightlife really was about to change forever.

As bouncers stood outside the doors promising to begin letting people in soon, more and more time went by. 9 o’clock had long passed, as had 9:15, 9:30, and 9:45, and still no one was allowed in. According to a bouncer, the delay was due to “bartending issues.” I’m not quite sure what this means, but due to the increasing number of people leaving the line and heading elsewhere, I don’t think I’m the only one.

When the doors to this mythical place finally opened, everyone was beyond ready to get in and finally enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, Onward State was not granted media access that had been previously discussed, and it is for this reason that we can’t really tell you how it was. We’re not even sure if the promised DJs were there. However, based upon the general reactions on Twitter, it seems as though the wait was far from worth it.

Seems like Levels Nightclub is mediocre at best. If we ever make it in there, we will be sure to let you know how it is, but if we don’t, I think we’ll be okay.

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