Merriam-Webster describes a Coup d’état as: “a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence”. “Kudeta”, a nightclub in Haeundae Beach, seems to have taken over the space we originally thought was TAO Beach Club (yes – like in Vegas). Whether through violence or not, the sudden take-over came with a new name and a surprise to my two EPIK gals, a couple of military boys from California, and me. Most surprising of all? The fact that my 27 year old ass was so willingly brought along to a nightclub.
Last Friday night S, L, and I met up at S’s gorgeous little villa-style apartment for some planning and Makgeolli. It was the first time I had taken the city bus in Busan, so I was glad that L waited for me at the station. The gents had already arrived, so once we settled on a game plan we all piled into a cab clown car-style and were on our way to Haeundae Beach.
It hadn’t occurred to me that we would be heading over the Gwangali “Diamond” Bridge that I’ve had the chance to admire a few times from land already, so my pictures of the unbelievable light show we experienced aren’t fantastic. I think it was everyone’s first time rolling over the bridge so it was pretty exciting!
First stop was, of course, Thursday Party. This was my first time at Thursday Party in Haeundae Beach, however I had been to the location in Changwon and then in the KSU area as well. We saw some locals from Hwamyeong, which was unusual because Haeundae is so far away. After a drink and some beer pong with a strapping young Air Force man we headed out in search of TAO.