So I went to a Halloween party tonight. Despite the fact I’ve been kind of down. I show up and initially things seem ok. It’s mostly just me and my buddies and few people I don’t know. But then something weird happens–a ton of people start showing up at this party I was told was going to be kind of low key (20 people or less I was told) There was live music planned, so I guess I should have assumed more people would show up.
Before I know it though, there’s all these people around me I don’t really know and suddenly the band’s sound guy starts playing this shitty club music over the system. As if suddenly the party agreed on shitty club music (for context shitty club music is usually never played at my friend’s parties) Then I notice all of these people showing up are drinking. I think to myself uh oh
After their sound guy chose to play shitty club music over the system for like an hour, the band plays for like 20 mins, but then announce they are taking a break. Cue the shitty club music all over again.
At this point in the party I realize that nearly everybody has a drink in their hand, and people are starting to get stupid. Like shouting “woo!” and shit.
I realize at this point I sound like an incredible wet blanket. But here’s the thing–I have no problem with people at a party drinking, or maybe smoking a little weed, or maybe expanding their mind if you know what I mean and I think you do. Hell, I’m usually one of them. But this party was allllll about alcohol at this point.
And have you ever been to a party where nearly everyone’s sloppy drunk?? It’s appealing when you’re 21 but when you’re 36 it’s just like “why am I here? I do not like being a club, I do not like being around this drug, I do not like shitty club bands, I do not like them sam I am”
So I left. It was totally the wrong vibe for me. My friend will probably be pissed with me, but I shouldn’t really have to explain as a former world-heavyweight championship alkie I don’t need to be around that shit.