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The rather nebulous character of the conception which I have developed of how clubbing intersects with the wider lives of the clubbers and the city in which they live does not detract from the powerful, theoretical and conceptual resonance of the night out itself. Just as the clubbers engage in various practices of reflection about the night just passed, so I, in terms of this book and the many nights out which have formed part of it, want to reflect on where ‘The night out’ has taken us and how we might progress and deepen an evolving understanding of clubbing in terms of the starting points I set out in ‘The beginnings’.