I had a good night friday night. Not necessarily results wise but i had a lot of fun and it was A LOT better than wednesday night. Like i said I focused on the fundamentals this time and it seemed to pay off.
I started the night by hitting some bars. There's a square surrounded by bars/dance bars. The square is the size of a football field surrounded by bars, it's really nice. Most of these bars are really small and I had to bounce regularly to a new one, doing 1 or 2 sets each bar. I did 14 sets in total, i'm not going to go into everyone of those sets but just the ones that stood out and that i remember.
The first 4 sets didn't go so good, though one funny thing i can remember is this set with a HB 9 in it. I open direct and transition but right after she said she has a bf and he's behind the dj boot. And she was being a bit cold. May be true, may not be true. I said: "Congratulations" and i just kept standing there and looked her in the eye, that's when she laughed and i was able to continue the convo a bit and let her introduce me to her friend. But the convo died a little bit after and said goodbye to them.
The 5th set was a girl that didn't seem engaged in any convo and looked a bit bored, HB 8.5. I opened her and it hooked and we talked for a while but i didn't really receive any IOI's from her except for the fact that she didn't walk away and didn't seem to mind my kino. I decide to eject cause the set wasn't really going anywhere but i decide to try to number close anyway. I didn't expect her to be willing to give it to me but to my surprise she did. It's probably not a very solid number but we'll see. (I sent a msg saturday but no reply yet, as i expected).
After that it started to go better, I think almost every set opened well after that. Shows again the importance of being warmed up. Since i was focusing on the fundamentals and didn't really keep any attraction material in mind the sets went stale eventually. I should have tried to number close more often though and try to stay in set as long as possible. I need to work on that and ofcourse on my attraction material.
A funny set was a girl HB7 surrounded by 3 big guys. I decided to direct open her just for the sake and fun of it and see what happens. The guys ended up congratulating me for having the "guts" and for providing them with a good story to tell their friends. One of them took a picture of me, i hope it doesn't end up on the internet
Another set with a HB8 in it opened well, i could see from her face that she was interested right away, but then from the corner of my eye i see this fat girl grabbing her hand, physically pulling her away from me, before i could even try to disarm her. This was like after 10 seconds or so . So i swung my arm around the HB's neck to keep her to me and the fat girl stopped pulling her arm like a maniac for a second... but then like a few seconds later when i thought the coast was clear she did it again but this time i was too late and she was gone. The HB 8 looked at me and had a "I'm sorry" apologetic look on her face. Damn those cockblocks.
Then this really weird thing happened. I opened another set from behind she looked like a HB 8-9 but turned out she was a HB 7. Immediatley she says she has a boyfriend. I say something like "cool" and some other shit i don't remember. At that point i was already willing to eject but her body turned completely towards me, i mean with her back to her group right face to face with me. I was like WTF and i just stood there like an idiot. There was a very long silence (at least it seemed very long in my head) and then she says "I really like your necklace". Finally my "peacocking" is useful Anyway i talked a little bit about my necklace. Not much after i ejected!!!!! WHY??? Why did i eject? She was giving me huge IOI's!!!
The rest of the sets opened well and i could stay in set for a while, but couldn't always hold the attention of the group/target. I defo could and should have gone for more # closes. Something i need to keep in mind for next time. Also seems like my opening game is fixed again by focusing on the fundamentals, now i need to work on my attraction while still keeping the opening fundamentals in my mind. And i need to try to escalate more by trying to isolate and/or going for the number more often. And also to stay in set as long as i can.
Overall i'm satisfied with this night, looks like i'm back on the right track. I feel like i learned a lot tonight.