My Night of Debauchery

When The Party Is Over

So Manly Man convinced me to go to a punk show in a basement that wouldn’t start until around midnight with the idea that I would get some interesting pictures, that’s pretty much how you can get me to do about anything. Hell, I desperately want to go to Chernobyl because of the pictures I could get, screw toxic fumes.

I’ve been to basement parties before. I’ve hung out in a windowless room with a bunch of drunk kids and so much smoke fumes that even if you haven’t smoked the entire night you are coughing before you leave. I’ve been at parties the music is so loud that you have to learn to speak with arm movements. I’ve also had to go in groups of girls to use the bathroom and had to squat in the backyard to relieve myself. Ahhh…my younger years.

Crowd Surfing

This wasn’t much different, except for the fact I wasn’t drinking, I wasn’t smoking and I was basically hiding in the back corner hoping that I wouldn’t get body slammed by the kids throwing themselves around to the music but also hoping someone wouldn’t figure out I was a poser and kick my thirty-something ass out the door.

There was also the bathroom. It was so hard to believe what I was seeing that I nearly took a picture but then I realized nobody would want to see the picture. Nobody. The bathroom looked similar to what I’d imagined a crack house bathroom would look like and yeah, it didn’t have a door but a curtain. The toilet was on it’s way to reminding me of the one in Trainspotting. I don’t even think I have to tell you if there was toilet paper or not.

What’s amusing is Manly Man was more horrified by the bathroom than I was, I’d seen this kind of thing before and c’mon, he didn’t have to touch it. He suggested that maybe I should just go in the backyard and I said “I’m too old for that shit,” which is the truth.

There were guys with real mohawks, there was a moshpit getting out of hand in a space far too small for it, there were many questionable people but what horrified me most was a girl who had this enormous purple pocketbook! What have girls come to these days that they bring a pocketbook like that into a basement party?!?! For shame. For shaaaaame.

I was ok with being an outsider at this event because I know I stood out like Courtney Love at a tea party. I was walking around with a big camera around my neck, I had my big puffy jacket on all night because putting it down meant it being destroyed or stolen and whenever people got too close for comfort I just kind of hid in the corner. Plus I do not have blue in my hair or a bunch of piercings.

Just…you know…be careful where you stand.

Watch Where You Stand


  1. submom

    January 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    LOVE all the pictures. (Manly Man is cool game!) Thank you for sharing what you saw there with us. The horror. The horror! So now I wonder whether you still want to go to Chernobyl. LOL. And m’lady, one should never ever ever mention Trainspotting and bathroom/toilet in the same sentence, ever again… Maybe Chernobyl is safer…

    1. Robin

      January 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      @submom, quite possibly…wanna come?

  2. Grant

    January 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    If you can’t fit in, then have fun standing out. Attend your next punk party dressed as a maid or nun, then listen to all the people point at you and whisper about what a freak you are behind your back. Note – punk parties are a fun place to preach the gospel.

    1. Robin

      January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      @Grant, I will have to do that next time.

  3. Jennifer Lynn

    January 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    cool. is it bad I kinda wanted to see the bathroom picture?

    1. Robin

      January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      @Jennifer Lynn, I knew at least one of you would say that 😉

  4. Barb

    January 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Haha! You said you were too old for something. This is amusing to me because of a Teen Wolf conversation we once had: I actually saw it at the theater; you were in kindergarten when it came out.

    1. Robin

      January 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      @Barb, you got me there…

  5. Jen

    January 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    great pics, like the new page too 🙂

  6. Hannah

    January 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Well at least you went, but where are the pictures of the “guys with real mohawks”?

    1. Robin

      January 14, 2010 at 10:13 am

      @Hannah, they didn’t come out as good as I wanted, probably because I was nervous to piss them off but I’ll upload them to flickr.

  7. gemini

    January 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I think that I just peed a little reading that! ROTFLMAO!!!! the toilet!! HAHA! and the pic of BIL under the ANUS sign! nice… hehe

    1. Robin

      January 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

      @gemini, good times. good times.

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