Friday, October 20, 2006

Boos Bash 2006

In addition to fleeing the Belgian winters, one of the reasons I am back in San Diego is for the Boos Bash, the annual Halloween party that I throw with a couple of my girlfriends. This year we celebrated our 5th Bash, having grown from 15 people at our first bash (invited 4 days before the party) to almost 300. For those of you counting, this roughly equates to a 100:1 people to bathroom ratio.

Common sense dictates that open flames and a couple of hundred people in costumes, most of which are flammable, is not a good mix, but since we have only caught the furniture on fire once, I'd say the odds are in my favor.

Our biggest obstacle of the evening is not crowd control, 70 year-old plumbing, or ready access to fire extinguishers, but with the "noise sensitivities" of one of our neighbors on the adjacent street. While Dan and I have been truly blessed by the Best-Neighbors-Ever God, apparently his favor skips a house in the 3200 block of the street behind us. Our distant neighbors, whose names I don't want to mention call the police on us every year. While the rest of the neighborhood is either at the party or has signed off on a noise permit application in our favor, this particular couple has the Neighborhood Noise Complaint Department on speed dial.

I'm not entirely sure what it is the "Cramps" have against us, especially since the only contact we have with them over the course of an entire year is to invite them to our party. Since they always decline this offer, as well as our follow-up offer to buy them dinner and put them up in a hotel room for the evening, I'm certain that whatever they have against us, it must be serious. I have tried to kill them with kindness, but I think I've only made them stronger.

Unfortunately for the "Cramps", this year's bash was a total throw-down! Our theme was "Party Like a Rock Star at Boos Bash 2006." Generally, we don't have themed Halloween Parties, as that would just be redundant, but this year was special. Luke "not-the -one-you-are-thinking-about-but-just-as-hot" Wilson and Kurtney Noonan of Rock Star Energy donated 9 CASES of ZeroCarb energy drink for the party. As if alcohol is not potent enough, try mixing it with an energy drink that has twice the caffeine of other energy drinks on the market! It makes for good times and great pictures!

Also, a special thank you to Act One Entertainment, who has been providing the music that puts the Cramps over the edge every year ( http://www.actoneentertainment.net/) and to Mike Robak who designed this year's logo and made custom shot glasses for the prizes.

Speaking of pictures, if you want to check them out, go to http://boosbash2006.shutterfly.com/.
Copyright 2006 by Cindy Lane. All rights reserved.

3 Comments:

Blogger woman wandering said...

Looks like it was more than worth going home for ... the stuff legends are made of really :)

Glad you're having a good time.

10:18 PM  
Blogger V-Grrrl said...

We heard you partying in Brussels. We called the police to complain about the noise and they said "What do you expect! Americans are LOUD!"

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Manic said...

Looks like a hell of a good party. Try making a Belgian Boo Bash party, during carnaval or something.

10:06 PM  

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