REVIEW: The Flannel Takeover at The Place

I know, I know, I know. I promised an event review ages ago (okay, maybe more like a few weeks ago..), but I have come through! Last night was probably the most fun I’ve had going out all year. And though that probably has more to do with the people I went out with, I do owe The Flannel Takeover for putting on the event. The Flannel Takeover is an event company under The Welcoming Committee. It is Boston-based and puts on queer women-focused events every third Saturday of the month at different clubs. This month’s event was at a club called The Place in Boston’s Financial District. The club itself had a pretty mediocre dance floor (seriously though, it was tiny), but the music was great! Mostly hip-hop and latin throwbacks, but with a lot of friendly pop music thrown in as well.

This was my first Flannel Takeover, and if you come to obvious conclusions like I do, leme set the record straight here (hehe…) and say that no, you do not have to wear flannel. As a super femme lesbian, I do not own one single article of flannel clothing, so I did ask my friend if it was required. Thankfully, it was not, and yes she did joke that she was unsurprised that I did not own flannel. (Whatever.)

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So sans the flannel, I decided to wear a burgundy crop top, a faux leather skirt, and my faux leather moto jacket with my go-to clutch and white and black wedge sandals. An edgy, yet comfortable outfit.

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Pictured Above:
Top | Forever 21
Skirt | H&M

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Pictured Separately:
Jacket | Forever 21
Sandals | City Classified (at LuLu’s)
Clutch | Thrifted

Overall, the venue could have been better, but the people and music contributed to a great atmosphere. I had an awesome time, and will definitely be looking out for the next Flannel Takeover. The club did get very crowded very quickly, but that has more to do with the club than the takeover. And, hey, you can never have too many lesbians, right? So, if you’re ever in Boston, this takeover is a good bet for a good time.

  One thought on “REVIEW: The Flannel Takeover at The Place

  1. September 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Yep, definitely misleading title.. those ladies look anything but “flannel.” Oh, steretypes–haha. Sounds like a really fun event! Your outfit looks great, too!



    • September 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, thank you! It was definitely a lot of fun. 🙂


  2. Mel
    September 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Cute pictures and outfit! Love the skirt!

    Liked by 1 person

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