Me and my friends in the VIP area of Tokyo Lincoln (Me in pink)
When I initially heard about the new Tokyo nightclub opening in Lincoln, I cannot express how excited my friends and I were. Everybody I spoke to was highly anticipating this long awaited nightclub, and without a doubt there was a massive hype surrounding it from the get go, writes Layla Ameen…
I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed this excitement about something in Lincoln before. As it’s quite a small city I find youngsters in Lincoln like me have the desire to experience new and exciting things. It definitely was about time Lincoln had something fresh and fun to offer us.
In the lead-up to the opening of Tokyo Lincoln my friend Kaylee had landed a job as a PR helping to promote the opening weekend as Calvin Harris was making a guest appearance. She needed someone to help her and I thought – why not? Being a student I’m always keen to earn some extra cash, so it was the perfect opportunity.
Promoting for Tokyo Lincoln was fun and easy! We strolled the High Street targeting potential customers and advertised the nightclub by giving away flyers about upcoming events and getting people to fill out free membership forms which allow members to receive special offers. I was surprised by the overwhelming responses I’d received from the general public who were all extremely inquisitive to hear all about it.
After weeks of promoting, it was finally here! Chart-topper Calvin Harris was about to make an appearance. Lincoln partiers were queuing up from 7pm and doors didn’t even open till 9. Wow – the turnout was great and people were buzzing for this event! Hundreds of eager fans were spotted huddling under umbrellas patiently waiting for the anticipated arrival of the one and only Calvin Harris. People seemed more than happy to wait in the pouring rain for what was going to be one of the biggest events Lincoln had witnessed in recent years.
When I arrived inside the club for the first time I remember thinking, “Wow”. It’s the most sophisticated, classy, pristine club I’ve seen in Lincoln to date. It’s got a really modern and innovative feel to it, and such a fun and friendly vibe. The atmosphere inside was electrifying and I’d never experienced anything like it in Lincoln, that’s for sure. The club was packed from wall to wall, bottles popping, people dancing – I could tell this was going to be a great night. You could feel the positive energy flowing amongst everyone and it was spreading like wildfire! Laughs and smiles were coming from every direction.
As soon as Calvin hit the stage the crowd was going insane. Was this really lincoln? It almost felt like we were somewhere else watching the amazing Calvin Harris. It was a refreshing feeling.
My friend turned around in awe and said, “I don’t feel like I’m in Lincoln.” Its clear to see that the feeling was mutual.
My Tokyo experience so far has been amazing and I absolutely love working for them. In fact, you can hardly call it working: perks of the job include free staff VIP entries, free drinks, fun nights with the team – what more can you ask for? All of the Tokyo staff I have met including my managers and my fellow Tokyo promoters are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. We all get on like a house on fire and have such a laugh working alongside each other. I’ve met some lovely people and I’m so grateful for my opportunity as being a part of the grand opening of this prestige nightclub. I have no doubt in my mind that Tokyo Lincoln will continue its success and will be Lincoln’s favorite hotspot for a long time to come.