I wish I had one of those boyfriends who happen to be professional photographers, but alas, that is not the case. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
On Friday I went to Dayglow. I know I was sort of bitching about it in my last post, but it was actually great fun! Being in the mind set for partying made all the difference. We hopped a bus downtown where my friend won a happy hour at Park Street Saloon. I’ve never really been to the bars on Park Street even though my friends always go there. I don’t know why I waited so long! There were cheap drinks and dueling pianos. What’s not to love?
We caught a cab to the venue of Dayglow and I was shocked at how big the place was. It was GINORMOUS!
See? Maybe you can’t see because I took that picture with my cell phone. I didn’t want to risk ruining ANOTHER camera so I didn’t bring mine. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been that bad. I kept my phone in a sandwich bag to keep it safe from the paint. And I had no problem fitting my belongings in my pockets. Turns out men’s pants have HUGE pockets. Who knew? So Eric and I danced the night away and got super, super sweaty. I don’t know that much about techno, but I guess it wasn’t “hard core” or whatever. The crowd was mostly college students, and we actually ran into people we knew there. I found a really sweet Yankees hat on the ground and got it all kinds of fucked up:
Yeah, we got pretty dirty. I think we may have messed the cab up a little on the way home, but the driver should have known what he was getting into when he pulled up at that place! The night was completed by watching American Pickers (our favorite) in Eric’s room and passing out.
Oh yeah, we saw someone get taken away on a stretcher.
Saturday we slept in super late and the hit up Hangover Easy for breakfast/lunch/my only meal of the day. I like going there, but it kind of bums me out since I’m allergic to eggs now and I hate being confronted with so many delicious egg dishes. There aren’t that many breakfast items I can eat now, but I got the breakfast skillet (minus the eggs) and a mimosa. Later, Z and I went out for half-price Fraps at Starbucks.
So THEN we got ready for the Americana-themed Woodfest 2011, a block party right off of campus on Woodruff.
Things started normal enough…but once we got there it was crazy! There were house parties all down the street. One house had a DJ and disco lights on the porch so you could dance in the front yard. There was free beer and American flags everywhere, and nobody cared when it started raining.
Obviously I didn’t care about the rain either.
I made this video of people singing “Hang On Sloopy.” I know the quality is terrible, but please keep in mind that I was sort of in a riot! At this point it was not a riot, but within an hour we were all mased and had to clear out for other house party adventures.
I think this picture better describes the mayhem, and also captures my favorite outfit of the night: a cut-off Hooters Racing shirt and jorts. America at its finest…
And we saw someone get taken away on a stretcher. Are you seeing a theme here?
Well anyhow, in all this excitement, I got a bit of a cold/cough and I feel like getting mased really didn’t help that at all. Thanks a lot police. Now I can’t go to work today. I’m so glad that I pay taxes so that the government can poison my lungs with pepper spray.
Sorry, that got really radical there. Well, how was your weekend?