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Mar. 12th, 2005 @ 11:14 pm ruminations on crunk in absentia
Revelation: I don't go to parties because most of my friends are prudes or loners.

That and the fact that the really big parties--the ones to which the entire campus is invited--are always scheduled on one of the two weekends of the semester in which I have fifty bajillion things due on Monday. Whenever I suddenly find myself with an uncanny amount of work to do, the "OMGWTF DRUGS BOOZE SHITTY LIVE MUSIC BIGGEST FUCKING PARTY EVER OFF CAMPUS BE THERE YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" email is sure to follow.

Result: I have no fucking clue what a party is. Hollywood tells me it's a large, plot-convenient gathering of people who drink booze and listen to music--like a concert, except not. If so, I've either never been to one or been to hundreds.

...Yeah, Crunk Fest is tonight, and no, I've never gone, and yeah, I am more than a little morbidly curious, how did you guess.

On the plus side, I did witness a huge snowball fight outside Harkness this afternoon. Guess the Harkies wanted to use up what was left of the snow before it melted. I would have participated, but I wasn't properly dressed.

On the subject of large celebratory gatherings,

Carneval in Brazil: A nation celebrates itself with salsa music, booze, and half-naked peacock girls. The party to end all parties.
Carneval in Spanish House: A dorm celebrates itself with donuts, a strobe light and two dozen freshman girls dancing the Macarena. High school dance.
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From:deffy_kun
Date:March 13th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, hollywood has the party thing down. You're not really missing anything, unless you a.) need to make some new friends or b.) have some friends to go with.
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From:erf_
Date:March 13th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
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I have some old acquaintances I'd like to catch up with. That said, I really only want to go to a party for the sake of having the experience of going to a party. Once or twice would probably be enough for me.
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From:oddtodd
Date:March 13th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
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what is this "party" you speak of?

I swear, you college students with your fancy ways.
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From:erf_
Date:March 13th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
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TODD OLD
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From:amasashi
Date:March 13th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
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I'm curious about what a real party is myself. I've only been to parties of friends/acquaintances of friends. Gatherings, if you will. With booze. And chill out music. Where people just sit and chat and relax and have some innocent fun. None of that crotch grinding stuff.

But you know, looking back, I wish I had been to those parties where I got so stoned and drunk off my ass and lost count of the number of women I screwed or the orgies I participated in.

Ah, if only.
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From:erf_
Date:March 13th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
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You know, maybe things are different in California or something, but I don't think that kind of party exists, and if they did, I'm not sure I'd want to go.

Crotch grinding...nah, that's what our student union nightclub is for.
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From:amasashi
Date:March 14th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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You don't want to go to the gatherings of friends with downtempo music and drinks? That seems to me like it's right up your alley.

Or did you mean the drunken orgies? I admit, that's not exactly my scene either, but I can't help but wonder what it'd be like if I lived the insensible life for once.
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From:erf_
Date:March 14th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
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I do hold gatherings of friends with downtempo music and drinks. I wasn't aware that qualified as a party.

No, I don't think drunken orgies actually exist on most college campuses. I'd imagine it's a lot of staring at people longingly and acting stupid in front of people you want to sleep with.
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From:amasashi
Date:March 15th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
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Well if it's only something like 5 people, then it's harder to see it as a party. But if you expand it to like, say, 20, then it would definitely qualify as a party.

Hm, really? Drunken orgies must really just be a California thing then :-P
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From:user_undefined
Date:March 13th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
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You should become a groupie for my band and follow us to parties. Or, you know, not. But that's one way to know people there.

For me, it helps to have an "excuse" to go... i.e., club/team or band. That's the only reason I ever end up at parties. (I don't usually stay unless they're fencing parties, since that's low alcohol and high dance concentration.) Or if dancerockinfinity is playing. You ever want to go to a party with dancerock, let me know. I will probably be down with that. Or if you'd like to go to a fencing party, you can be my guest. Of course, that's not the fratboy-esque experience you seem to be looking for. Eh.

Incidentally, we were supposed to play live at the high school dance of which you speak, but ResEd put the kibosh on that. Bastards. Although from your description, we didn't miss much.
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From:erf_
Date:March 13th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, you didn't miss anything, really. The space was so small there wouldn't have been enough space for you guys to put your instruments.
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From:user_undefined
Date:March 13th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
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After the feat of physics we managed by squeezing into 82 Groveland on Friday night, no space is impossible.