Tuesday, March 6, 2012

So I went to the Winter Party... Don't yell at me?!

Ok So I went to the Winter Party which is this gay circuit party in Miami. Id never been. Id heard of it a million times and Id never had an interest to go to be honest as circuit parties are sorta rotten in my mind, but MAYBE Im a little wrong. During the weekend I was a little confused as to what I was to think of it. I was sorta half thinking this isn't fun at all and I'd never go back but then another part of me was like "this is actually sorta fun to see friends and who cares if Im in what is kinda sorta conceptually nazism as a party". It was nice to get out of NYC and be somewhere warm and TACKY. I stayed at the Shellborne with my friend Ru, no not THAT RU, but my friend Ru Bhatt (yes his name is RU-BHATT) which I think is fierce. The Shellborne was only 150$ a night and the view was incredible. I recommend it if you're headed there, or the Lords Hotel which is also fun and right at the gay beach.

Miami as I have said before is the Mariah Carey of cities, happy, tacky, a little too old, a only getting sluttier, but its great for a weekend. I only bought tickets to two parties because Ive learned something about these circuit events and its that I can only take them in VERY limited doses. I cannot do the six parties in two days type of weekend. There is a certain type that needs that kind of release and its not me. I think these full tilt boogie non stop druggy weekends are great if you're not really creative and have a shitty job. I actually have a fierce job and Im pretty creative so I really don't have too much in common with a lot of these guys. That said of course not all of the people at these events are corporate drones who don't think much but have a lot of drive, aka people in finance. I know that sounds cunty, but I was talking to an uber brainy friend of mine who doesn't mind a circuit event and lifts weights like me, and he pointed that realization out to me. I never really put it all together but gays in finance/corporate blah blah LOVE a circuit party, WHY?, because its VERY LINEAR, and it takes ZERO curiosity/creativity and its REALLY GREAT if you NEVER LOOK INWARD. They have very easy rules to follow, workout before hand, take your shirt off, do drugs, and don't be weird. Im ok with some of those rules but as we know I PREFER WEIRD and Im not crazy about drugs. Did I do them this weekend? Yes, nothing major, but yeah I took a pill and someone gave me this plastic device full of coke ( a bumper?) that I couldn't figure out how to use and I cracked the thing open on the dance floor and COKE EXPLODED EVERYWHERE. This made me happy cause I could not have given a shit and my friends giggled. I really prescribe to the notion that if you need drugs to have fun then its not fun, BUT I know enough of these parties and I know that drugs ARE actually part of it. Which is another reason why I don't exactly do backflips over circuit parties, but I dunno, half of me doesn't really care. Its a cultural aspect of the experience and Im not gonna judge it too much. I just sorta feel like I should be open to lifes experiences and see how they are. Now that said after the drugs start wearing off and reality starts creeping in I am a WRECK. I am feeling SO GUILTY and that these parties are THE WORST THING EVER and that the joy is CHEMICALLY INDUCED and the connections are FALSE and the entire thing is a SATANIC ILLUSION and that AMANDA LEAR song FOLLOW ME (which happens to be the most played song on my iTunes 459 times) was a message from GOD HERSELF and Im following in the church of satan like Dr. Faust. The next day I am heart broken to find that it was all FAKE and feel like Im being so incredibly untrue to myself and how could I possibly ever do such a thing that I just wanna crawl under a rock. What is interesting is the day after this party I am feeling this way and my friends are all trying to get me to go out and I am like ABSOLUTELY NOT, yet all my friends go and then the next day each of them say "You were right I probably shouldn't have gone." Now if none of them went we could have had a great dinner and had a great night but WHATEVER I can't blame my friends for not having the wisdom I do about these sort of things because they're not as old as me.
The next day I spent sunning at the pool with my friends after checking my french friend in with the bellman
and had a lovely time and its actually all I wanted in the first place.
I arrived at the airport and the gate was CHOCK FULL OF TWEAKERS. UGH, these bitches were HIGH. One actually told me she BROUGHT HER SUITCASE TO THE AFTER PARTY to go straight to the airport from there?!! ummm... wow.. I sat by myself as I did NOT want these people around because there were drug sniffing dogs around and if one of these bitches was gonna go down I wanted NOTHING to do with it. I just wanted to eat my black and white cookie in peace but they all sat around me and started asking about Slick It Up and nattering on about how this was the worst pizza and the worst smoothie they ever had, clearly the drugs were wearing off but the coke hadn't so I was surrounded by a bunch of NATTERING CENOBITES. Thank god I had a free first class ticket and got to board first.. I ran to the gate.
This morning I woke up and I was really surprised to find myself thinking about how much I actually liked the vacation. I can't figure out why but during it I wasn't having much fun, so I thought, but today I look back and thought what a nice time it was just talking to people and making new friends with Ru and I was really happy to find that a lot of the people I met actually bothered to contact me on Facebook and say what a nice time they had talking or hanging out with me. The follow through from the people made the connections not seem so fake and not so chemically induced and that really turned the whole thing around in my head. Maybe these things aren't so rotten after all. Yes they aren't the most creative group of guys and the parties will ALWAYS NEED MORE TRANNIES but if I look back at it maybe these events are, dare I say, almost sweet even. Im not gonna say they're awesome, or cool, or something I would ever want to define myself as enjoying but I will say if you can manage to take it for what it is and not have to hate on everyone for not being so creative or confident it can be a way to meet new people who might be like you and just looking for a friendly new person to meet.

8 comments:

aquaman said...

i guess everything has its place in our society. For some it's the only way to let go, for others it continues the self destruction of inner self. What is sad for me , is that I was at one of the first "circuit" parties ever. The White Party. It was a celebration of the lives of those we lost to HIV and a celebration that we made it through that year. Each year fewer and fewer made it. We raised money and kept in sight the realization that our community was being destroyed Few remember the reason for any of these parties. We should never forget....

Jim said...

"...and I cracked the thing open on the dance floor and COKE EXPLODED EVERYWHERE." made me giggle out loud too! Love this post, as always! You're such a good story-teller :) Just sorry we couldn't see your swimsuit in the picture! :)

Meat. said...

Stopped in after the gif jump for a second and this post caught my eye. I enjoyed it good points not to mention laughed at your swell humor. But I was curious of your use of tranny...as a trans guy and also an über fan of siu, I was more curious about what you ment?

Meat. said...

Stopped in after the gif jump for a second and this post caught my eye. I enjoyed it good points not to mention laughed at your swell humor. But I was curious of your use of tranny...as a trans guy and also an über fan of siu, I was more curious about what you ment?

Mathias N Oz said...

Count yourself lucky you can get away this time of year, I am in taxation HELL!

David Mason said...

Tranny is a vague and open term. If you search "tranny" on vader you will see a lot of wheat Ive written on gender and identity. trannys come in all forms, i for one believe if you are a man on male hormones you are also a tranny,m tyranny to me just means someone doing something other then what is expected of them basically in a vague sort of way. i see myself as a tranny .

Sue said...

These days it is so difficult to tell who is being genuine and who is not. Whether or not one is on drugs makes no difference whatsoever to the ability to make this perception. I am sorry that you felt down about your circuit weekend while you were there, and glad you are feeling better about it now. But you probably should be thankful that you had the means to get away this time of year; many of us do not.

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britpopsnob said...

Circuit parties: and the music sucks.