The Swinger community, no matter where you live, is well-known for being pretty tight-knit. Reputations can be made and ruined by good or bad word of mouth. That’s why it came as a surprise to us that there was a new Swingers’ Club that opened in our general area: Shadows, in Hyattsville, MD.
Really, there is no shortage of Lifestyle clubs in our general area; TJs, DJs Island, The Cottage, The Korral, TABU, The Private Affair (TPA) are all within a couple hours drive of our home. Add to that The Crucible & Studio 58, two Swinger-friendly on-premise play clubs both looking for new locations, and we live in an area dotted with sex-positive, members-only venues where you can dance, have some BYOB cocktails and get your freak on with whomever & however many you want in an environment full of like-minded people. That’s why it was a sudden pleasant surprise that we first ran across Shadows on SwingTowns.
We noted that this Saturday, February 25, 2017, is their Masquerade party so we plan on checking them out. We know what we really like about clubs; TPA, The Korral & The Badd Kitty Club in Fredonia, NY, all have a great vibe and have moved beyond the old days of the VFW-looking bar with Grandma’s spare room as the playrooms. But, we know nothing of Shadows however, we are walking in sight-unseen. It is members only & BYOB as are other Swingers’ Clubs (that’s how they are all allowed to serve alcohol without liquor licenses. ) Other than that, we don’t know what the rest of the facilities are like, we assume there is a dance floor & bar for obvious reasons. But are there separate playrooms and, if so, how many? Unlike most clubs, they are open until 3am.
In a conversation with another friend, I mentioned that Shadows’ website says, “Shadows is a very upscale lifestyle member’s only – private club with more 5,000 square feet of pure fun. Shadows is your ideal private club with everything you are looking for. Our recreational area has comfortable, plush, and comfy seating areas, a great dance floor with hip/fun vibrant DJ music, lockers to store your personal items and a friendly personnel to make your visit an unforgettable one. Last but not least, we have sufficient parking spaces available. We are open from Thursday thru Sunday, and we close at 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.” Of course she correctly stated the obvious, “all the clubs say they are upscale”. LOL
So, we shall see this Saturday I guess. Wish us naughty, decadent, hedonistic luck. If it goes well, we may share.