1. Staying home
2. Union Sound Hall
3. Times Change(d)
When I asked people what they were doing for New Year’s Eve, most people said “staying home,” which is what I’ve done for the last few years. Going out (not just on December 31) means that you a) have to put on clothes and b) talk to people, which is, you know, a lot. What’s the appeal of going to the bar? You stand in line, you run into people you hate, you overpay for drinks, you hear shitty top 40 music and you can’t get a cab home. Somebody punches out your friend. Everybody cries. I mean, if you go see a band or something at least you can buy a t-shirt.
It’s refreshing that an overwhelming amount of you wrote “my house/apartment/bedroom” as your favourite night spot. It means that Uniter readers, for the most part, are not jerky try hards who care more about being seen than enjoying themselves. Going to shows is tough for people like me who actually want to watch a band. People shove their way in front of you and pull out their phones the second the show starts and talk talk talk. They spill beer on you and don’t apologize. They shout out songs the band has already played. They look at you weird when you put earplugs in.
Own your homebodiness. Catch up on Gilmore Girls. Then when you do go out twice a year it will be more fun. If you go out.
Part of the series: The Uniter 30
Published in Volume 69, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 7, 2015)