New nightclub debuts to mixed reaction

Club Wet opened for the first time Tuesday night at The Tiki Room on Second Street in the Pomona Arts Colony, with roughly 200 people showing up. Juniors Isela Martinez, Yuridia Sanchez and Andrew Martinez spent the night dancing away to music that ranged from hip-hop to trans and Spanish dance music. Club Wet is open from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. every Tuesday. It will be changing its location to The Vault on the same street in downtown Pomona beginning next week. / photo by Jennifer Contreras
Club Wet opened for the first time Tuesday night at The Tiki Room on Second Street in the Pomona Arts Colony, with roughly 200 people showing up. Juniors Isela Martinez, Yuridia Sanchez and Andrew Martinez spent the night dancing away to music that ranged from hip-hop to trans and Spanish dance music. Club Wet is open from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. every Tuesday. It will be changing its location to The Vault on the same street in downtown Pomona beginning next week. / photo by Jennifer Contreras

by Anna Roy
Staff Writer

For weeks, University of La Verne senior Frank Tolentino has been promoting Club Wet, a dance club at the Tiki Room in the Pomona Arts Colony. The first night proved grindin’, but not bumpin’, with about 200 college students in attendance.

The Tiki Room is a spacious venue, with dim lighting, glow-in-the-dark paintings, caged go-go dancers, a stage for dancing and a maximum capacity of about 2,000 people.

Beginning next week, the club’s location will move to The Vault, a smaller room close by in the Pomona Arts Colony, Tolentino said.

“I am happy with the outcome, its just a big area for 2,000 people and we only have 200 people here, so next week we are moving it to the Vault which holds 500 people.”

Club Wet featured the talent of deejay Paul E, who played a lot of dance and hip-hop music.

For Tolentino, the past few weeks have involved a lot of hard work, organizing the club and promoting it.

His efforts were appreciated by many Tuesday, including several ULV students and some alumni.

“The music is cool and the drink specials are A-okay,” said alumnus Taj Smith, who also said he had a great time but would have hoped to hear more of a variety of music.

Wet features 18,000 kilowatts of music from local deejays and from those across the nation. High energy dance music, trans, hip-hop and Spanish rock are featured.

There are many future events planned for Club Wet. Every month, it will showcase a different theme. Already scheduled themes include Night of Illusion, a drag-queen revue, Freak Fest, a Halloween Party, and a Greek Night, in which members of sororities and fraternities wearing their organization’s letters receive a discount.

“The club is open from 10 to 3, so there are a lot of things that we can do entertainment-wise,” Tolentino said.

Complaints included the $2 charge for water and that attendance was just average.

“I thought there would be a bigger outcome, more people,”said senior Veronica Perez.

Many people, had a great time, dancing late into the night.

“Make your own night of fun,” said senior David Rojas, “It’s whatever you make of it.”

“I plan on going back, sure why not?” said sophomore Denisse Rodarte.

Club Wet is located at 315 Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Admission is $7 before 11 p.m. and $10 after for those 18 and older.

For more information on the web, visit www.clubwetla.com.

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