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Thursday, September 20, 2007

80's Party

At this point, it should be pretty clear to everyone why Stina's an event planner. I think she should put this party on her resume. First you entered a long hallway that was plastered with 30 facts about Stina, to be greeted by someone taking a polariod of you in full costume. Wandering around through the various rooms, you would find a space dedicated to an 80's and Stina trivia contest, a custom fashioned arcade machine setup next to the full bar (with our amazing friends volunteering to bartend all night), a plush couch filled chill room projecting an hour long photo slide show, and an off the hook dance space complete with mirror ball and stripper poll (DJed by yours truly). 80's decorations and phrases permeated everywhere that wasn't already occupied by Anon Salon' insane art. Everyone brought their A game in terms of costume and attitude. It was an honor to be part of it. It even rekindled some fondness for the 80's, which I had really stopped enjoying a couple years back.

It was five kinds of kick ass to have KJ and AJ in town to help make it happen.

We really miss those guys.

My top moments (keep in mind that I was DJing most of the night, so they're from the dance floor):
1. Watching Jonny, the guy who was in charge of the space while the party went on, go absolutely ape shit on the dance poll then spasm on the floor. He later told me it was a true 80's party since he found a bag of cocaine on the roof.
2. Dancing to "Runaway" by Bon Jovi with Matty (and no one else). We've had a lot of history with that song.

3. Seeing Kate, Lars, and Hans utterly rock the stripper pole. Yes, indeed. Unh!
4. Being totally shocked that Salt'n'Pepper was what that party was craving. Who knew? Good call by Alison.
5. Rafi's spot on Morris Day dance impersonation.
6. Dancing with KJ to "I Feel For You" by Chaka Chan, and declaring it as our song.
7. Announcing that Jordan had won the Sports contest, but since I knew he left the party to play a gig, I said he didn't win shit. This satisfaction that Jordan didn't win a sports related trophy (he's rather passionate about his sports) was short lived, as he returned to the party as I made that announcement. Timing is everything.
8. Joegh's (the owner of Anon Salon) girlfriend went up to KJ, slammed down her champagne bottle, looked her in the eyes and declared "done." She then proceeded to join Heather on the raised stripper pole platform and licked her face. Repeatedly.
9. Slow dancing with Stina to "Every Rose has its Thorn", which was the first song at our wedding.
10. Anthony's big entrance to the party. It was pretty clear who was going to win the best costume prize.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our friends who helped make it happen. It was definitely a group effort.


Blogger jordan said...

Awwww yeah.

Great party, by the way. You laid it dooooown.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Happy Kol Nidre (not sure if this an appropiate thing to say or not...).

Great blog post my dear.

I had such an amazing party.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Stina said...

As I just learned - the correct thing to say on Kol Nirdre is G’mar Tov.


3:54 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Kick ass. I wish we could have been there (I would have made cupcakes)! I'll just have to rock on with bad eighties self from here and declare a Very Happy Belated Birthday for Stina!!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Hans said...

Nice. That party rocked. The mark of an expert party-planner? a shitload of pizza arrived at like midnite. genius. meanwhile, JimmyK, you did an excellent job on the tunes. and i talked to KJ and AJ for like the first time and wished they still lived here too. sad face. still, great bday Stina...i'm still recovering...rockin like Dokken!

10:07 PM  

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