Sunday, April 01, 2007

Partying like it's 1987

Here's a great way to kick off spring break: On Friday evening, after everyone has sufficiently finished classes, taken power naps (if they're the napping sort), and otherwise attended to their various issues, head to the liquor store with a friend, your task being to ensure there are copious amounts of rum, vodka, beer, pineapple juice, or whatever strikes people's fancy, on hand. Bring said party supplies back to the laws students' residence hall, which has for the most part emptied out as people spilled forth in spring breakdom. Commence drinking. After multiple conversations, philosophical discussions, science lessons, a failed attempt to remember just what ARE the four cardinal virtues, and even a game of "Never Have I Ever," accompany your friends on a smoke break outside, at which time somehow get Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" in at least two people's heads, enough that immediately upon returning to someone's room your first priority is to find the song online and listen to it while singing at the top of your lungs and dancing like fools (carefully avoiding the pizza box open in the middle of the floor with several slices remaining).

Once the Cher act is complete, decide that nothing beats playing a few flashback 80s tunes. Have the friend in whose room you've ended up start playing all manner of random 80s songs she has on her computer. Get more and more into it, as she transforms into quite the killer dj, with an amazing playlist of flashbacks from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Dance. Dance a lot. Dance because you can, damn it! Squeal with delight, often. Help your friend up when she falls on the floor, narrowly avoiding catastrophe, but laugh heartily as well.

Repeat as needed until at least 5 a.m.

Discuss the following:
  • "Luka" is a great song.
  • "Could Have Been" really is not, despite the fact that we owned it on cassette/vinyl.
  • The bee girl from the Blind Melon "No Rain" video is probably a law student now, too.
  • When you "share a drink they call loneliness" on Long Island, home of Billy Joel, it's clearly some sort of cosmic message.
  • The Gourds can make you see "Gin & Juice" in a whole new glorious light.
  • Eighties music is meant for interpretive dance.
  • What everyone's really been awaiting all this time is for someone to choreograph a ballet to Foreigner's "I Wanna Know What Love Is." No, really.
  • "We Built This City" doesn't belong on a soundtrack. It basically IS an 80s movie, in itself.
  • Singing the opening lines of "Angel of Harlem" when you're just a few miles from Kennedy Airport and Harlem is rather inspiring, turns out.
  • Not to put too fine a point on it, but is there a little birdhouse in YOUR soul?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Ah yes, I see now why for the hangover. I realize the more I read your blog, that I am bad with the putting of words together. And you, far superior in the words, should teach me...