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[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 12:23:38 EDT from darknetuser

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Most house parties are some guy saying, "let's party this weekend..."

to a few of his friends, and then those friends telling their
friends, who tell their friends and by the time it goes down, MOST of

the people there are *crashing* the party - and the party wasn't
really ever supposed to be a party - it was just people getting
together but took on a life of its own. 


Most house parties I remember were conceived as house parties from the begining, with a strictly limited ammount of people invited in.

I have also organized some informal "let's have fun this weekend" events, but they never gout out of control because 6 people showed up at most. Quite manageable. Also no alcohol or drugs or girls.

[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 20:03:46 EDT from Nurb432

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I have only been at one party that was shut down. Most of the time we kept it to ourselves, and quiet.

Long story but this party had both adults and 'kids'. Halloween party, host was a High school teacher. "we will keep the liquor over here so we can keep them out of it".   Ya, right. 1/2 of them brought their own...  We all saw what was coming ( well us adults did ).  Kids were out of control, and around 1 am cops came. As they pulled up, all the adults just quietly went to one room and sat and waited.  Kids running around like idiots.  Eventually kids were corralled and sent away, and cops came to us, " ok folks. party is over you can all go home now" " be sure you all have a designated driver, have a good evening and be safe"

He ended up losing his job and being run out of town and had to move away. ( smaller town )

Sun Apr 18 2021 08:24:54 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

I mean, adult parties are different... they're invitation only invents... but high school and college parties are more about being part of a network of people who *know* about something happening at some place, most often. 

Most house parties are some guy saying, "let's party this weekend..." to a few of his friends, and then those friends telling their friends, who tell their friends and by the time it goes down, MOST of the people there are *crashing* the party - and the party wasn't really ever supposed to be a party - it was just people getting together but took on a life of its own. 

I threw a couple of keggers. We just put the word out and hung out in a park - until so many people showed up that the cops arrived and we all had to run. 



[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 20:06:21 EDT from Nurb432

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Not sure id call that a party... 

( most of us had partners tho  )

Sun Apr 18 2021 12:23:38 EDT from darknetuser
 Also no alcohol or drugs or girls.

 



[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 21:05:49 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah... I can't even imagine a High School teacher thinking a mixed adult/student party with alcohol for the adults would be a good idea. 

I mean, I was still partying with a range of kids from like, Jr year in High School until 2nd year or so in College after I was 21. There were 16 and 17 year olds - occasionally even a Freshman or Sophomore who managed to get brought along - and those of us over 21 were always sure to be the FIRST ones to disappear, because the cops inevitably asked the people, "who bought the alcohol?" 

Doesn't matter if you did or didn't. If there are wasted minors around and you're getting wasted in the same scene - the cops are going to try and pin you with contributing to the delinquency and a host of other charges. We were all smart enough before we were 21 to realize that much. 

It does create a weird transition, though - and a high risk one, when you're just recently 21 but your circle includes friends who are recent high school graduates that are not yet legal drinking age and still socialize with actual high school students. 



Sun Apr 18 2021 20:03:46 EDT from Nurb432

I have only been at one party that was shut down. Most of the time we kept it to ourselves, and quiet.

Long story but this party had both adults and 'kids'. Halloween party, host was a High school teacher. "we will keep the liquor over here so we can keep them out of it".   Ya, right. 1/2 of them brought their own...  We all saw what was coming ( well us adults did ).  Kids were out of control, and around 1 am cops came. As they pulled up, all the adults just quietly went to one room and sat and waited.  Kids running around like idiots.  Eventually kids were corralled and sent away, and cops came to us, " ok folks. party is over you can all go home now" " be sure you all have a designated driver, have a good evening and be safe"

He ended up losing his job and being run out of town and had to move away. ( smaller town )

Sun Apr 18 2021 08:24:54 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

I mean, adult parties are different... they're invitation only invents... but high school and college parties are more about being part of a network of people who *know* about something happening at some place, most often. 

Most house parties are some guy saying, "let's party this weekend..." to a few of his friends, and then those friends telling their friends, who tell their friends and by the time it goes down, MOST of the people there are *crashing* the party - and the party wasn't really ever supposed to be a party - it was just people getting together but took on a life of its own. 

I threw a couple of keggers. We just put the word out and hung out in a park - until so many people showed up that the cops arrived and we all had to run. 



 



[#] Mon Apr 19 2021 14:14:46 EDT from darknetuser

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2021-04-18 20:06 from Nurb432
Not sure id call that a party... 


We met and had fun and ate cake like pigs. For me, that is a party.

[#] Mon Apr 19 2021 17:36:23 EDT from Nurb432

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Ours were a bit different. 

Funnest event i think was when we broke a leg off a bed.   and we still slept in it.  ( tho the 3 of us dont remember a damned thing )

 

Broke a couch too, everyone piled on the end of it and it snapped off, i forget why. Down we all went to the floor.

Mon Apr 19 2021 14:14:46 EDT from darknetuser
2021-04-18 20:06 from Nurb432
Not sure id call that a party... 


We met and had fun and ate cake like pigs. For me, that is a party.

 



[#] Sun May 02 2021 15:15:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yeah ... I didn't get invited to those kind of parties either.

[#] Sun May 02 2021 19:50:06 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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So... I was pretty cool and popular up until sometime in 5th grade... and 5th grade through 7th grade I just had an awkward transition where I fell in with the misfits, outcasts and geeks. 

Then the summer between 7th and 8th grade, I sprouted up, my voice dropped, I got a buzzcut and pierced my ear and started wearing a safety pin in it - and suddenly I was in with the popular kids and I ran with it. Got high the first time after school right by the cafeteria loading dock with a transfer kid named Jeff Blackburn who was a clean cut, popular, good looking preppy - fell in with ACTUAL punks from the local high school... 

I tried to bring some of my nerdy friends along - but most of them rejected it. Partially because they tended to have fairly strict parents, partially because they had goals and ambitions and weren't idiots - and probably partially because of typical adolescent fears of rejection and embarrassment and being inadequate. 

In general - not getting dragged along with me down that path worked out best for them. They probably had a lot less FUN in high school - but that bill *does* come due eventually. 


Some of them, though - ended up going off the rails in college - and my experience is it is better to get it out of the way early, if you're going to fuck it up. 

 

Sun May 02 2021 15:15:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Yeah ... I didn't get invited to those kind of parties either.

 



[#] Tue Sep 14 2021 05:20:05 EDT from smashbot64

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When I was younger and wished that I had the venue or capital to host epic parties, I had tons of "friends" that would show up. I, much like my friends at the time, was broke ass poor. 20 bucks seemed like a million. Thank god for computers.

Now, here in the future, the past has occurred. The having of money and places for history making parties are not obstacles. Because of the fact we grew up, I would be hard pressed to get 30 people to show up even with  serving top shelf booze and filet mingon or the vegan plant based meat puppet instead of steak. 

Rolling stones: what a drag it is getting old.

The idea of "free porn party" marketing has indeed crossed my mind from time to time.

 

 

IG: You were part of a great party, BBS Documentary! True though-I dont know if they had airplane sized pretzel packs as snack material  for  the conference at break-out, or maybe a big bowl of nothing. Still its a party to be proud to have been in attendance. 



[#] Tue Sep 14 2021 10:24:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Heh. I totally get that:

* 30-32 years ago, we would all pack into a dorm room or tiny apartment and watch movies all night on a 14" monitor. And I said "someday soon, I will build a really great home theater, and these parties will be even more awesome."

* 20-25 years ago, we would gather in my living room and watch maybe two movies on a 25" television. Once in a while a few people would crash there.
Hey, at least the food was better.

* 7 years ago, I built a home theater downstairs in my den. I could count on one hand the number of times I've even been able to get my own family to gather for a single video.


It's part of growing up, I guess. The home theater system ends up getting used FAR more for video games than it does for watching movies. When we have parties, our kids invite their friends over too, so the teens and young adults are packed into that part of the house having epic video game tournaments on a 111" screen with surround sound, while the adults are upstairs doing our own thing.


It was indeed a privilege to be a part of BBS Documentary. That wasn't a conference, though. It was Jason driving all over the country interviewing people who had been part of the scene.

[#] Sun Sep 19 2021 09:54:40 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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We threw pretty epic parties in Ohio, but all the parties here happen at other people's places - and we just haven't pursued that kind of social hosting role here. 

People ask us to - and we've thrown one or two - and they were good - but... it just isn't a thing that is as important to us here. 

PART of this is that my wife works in California. Parties are really social networking events driven by professional goals. When she worked here, we threw more parties - and you include regular casual friends just to fill out the social profile of the party. Now that she works remotely - if we do things with friends - we do it at houses where the host has a professional networking aspect to it, or we all just go out on the town somewhere. 




[#] Sun Sep 19 2021 10:24:35 EDT from Nurb432

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I do remember one party where a guy sat in a beanbag and stared at a spare phone all evening...  I ended up naming it for him. "ET, the Extra Telephone"    At one point "ET go home" and it flew across the room. I guess he had an argument with it. Donno for sure, i was too busy breaking the couch leg ( long story there.. too many people on one corner at once )

Or our one friend that we would tie to the bar so he wouldn't wander off and get in trouble, but still could drink. He would bark at people as they passed. 

Oh, and dont go see yesshows on acid.  sort of pointless  ( or the mall and jumping out of a moving car on the way home..  dumb move in that case. learned an important lesson *stay the F home*)



[#] Sun Sep 19 2021 10:27:27 EDT from Nurb432

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Oh, or coming with me to see Aerosmith, dropping 2 quaaludes just before a concert starts. then sleeping in my lap the entire thing "was it good?" .  Not much point in going if you are going to sleep thru it.



[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 01:02:45 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Sometimes Rock N Roll is so much fun you sleep through the best parts. 

 

Sun Sep 19 2021 10:27:27 EDT from Nurb432

Oh, or coming with me to see Aerosmith, dropping 2 quaaludes just before a concert starts. then sleeping in my lap the entire thing "was it good?" .  Not much point in going if you are going to sleep thru it.



 



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