Tommie Collins

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What NOT to do at a Day Party

Day parties are the hottest thing to hit the DC party scene this summer.  There are some really nice ones at Rosebar, Cities, Barcode, and my favorite, Ozio.  As I stroll through these events I observe some of the dumbest shit I have ever seen.  I’m sharing this with you today so that you don’t make these same mistakes when you are out at one of DC’s nicest events…
Don’t Show Up Too Late: Most Day Parties start when it’s too damn hot to be outside.  However, the longer you wait to show up, the harder it’s going to be to get in.  The lines are long, the temperature is humid, and if it’s at a DOPE spot, they might be at capacity later on in the evening.  Unless you have a friend who works or promotes there, I suggest getting your happy ass there at a decent time so you won’t have to deal with long lines and a sweaty butt trying to get inside.
Don’t Drink Too Much:  I know we all say “Don’t Turn Up too Much!!”  But it has an entirely different meaning at Day Parties:  Heat and liquor don’t mix.  Sure there will be ample A/C in the club/deck/patio, but it’ll still be glaring sun/heat there that will put you DOWN if you drink too much.  I’ve seen grown men AND women passed out at a V.I.P table after one too many Jameson shots and direct sunlight shut them down.
Maintain Your Two Step: It’s June.  I know the DJ just played your favorite song but please don’t jump all around the bar like you’re in church and you just caught the Holy Ghost.  People sweat and get all musty on the dance floor and then have the whole section smelling like recess.  If you have a gland/sweat/funk problem, pack some extra baby powder on your back or something before you come out.  Some of you ladies are too pretty to be smelling as bad as you do.
What’s Beef?: Please don’t ruin a perfectly good Day Party by trying to act tough.  Day Parties are for having a good time, if you want to beef in the club go to Adams Morgan at NIGHT.  Most folks that hit up Day Party events are gainfully employed and rather have fun during the afternoon so they can go home and not have to be hung over the entire next day.  Oh that’s just me?  Well, still leave that gangsta shit for when the sun goes down, don’t disturb this groove!!

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