For reasons I still don’t fully understand, almost every disco in Medellin, if not all of Colombia, requires a theme.
We drove there by way of a detour all the way down to Itagui so Troy could drop off his camera equipment. It was raining hard, and we only had the one umbrella he picked up at his apartment.
When we got out at Trilogia, they ID’d everyone, but the ladies, who were all in at least their 20’s, didn’t have anything. Troy pointed me toward a cop who was hanging around outside the club as the reason the doorman was being so stringent.
Plan C was thus created, and we walked over to the club next door, which just so happened to be called Indiana, as in Indiana Jones.
The exterior was painted like a stone fortress, and inside, murals from various Indiana Jones movies decorated the walls.
That was the extent of the movie-related design features, however I suppose it’s enough for it to set itself apart from those silly clubs without a theme!
We ordered a bottle of rum, and some Cokes for mixing. Troy comandeered a bucked of ice so we weren’t dependent on the wait staff for refills. The typical finger food of popcorn and salted mango were served.
The music was classic Colombian “crossover” which is most often a mix of salsa, meringue, vallenato, and reggaeton.
The club was nowhere near capacity, and I imagine that’s because everyone was in the other clubs like Trilogia where I wanted to be!
Male and female go-go dancers provided some entertainment for the partygoers, however I found the cavernous interior space to be a bit depressing. Maybe with more people, it’d feel different, but I won’t be going back to find out.
All that said, you can make up for a lot with a bottle of Medellin Anejo Ron on your table.