The Night Before Thanksgiving…+comment
Many of us see the day before Thanksgiving as the last day of preparations for the big day, such as cleaning the house, prepping for guests, buying food, decorating, baking, etc. However, a different demographic altogether view tonight as one of the biggest party nights of the year. If you are between the ages of 18-30, chances are Jager bombs and Irish car bombs are on your pre-Thanksgiving menu.
From my time as a bartender, the night before Thanksgiving is probably the second biggest drinking night of the year. It beats Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and every major sporting event. It’s pretty much drunken debauchery if you’re at the right bar. This pre-holiday craziness starts around college when your only responsibility on Thanksgiving is showing up. Your mom and other family members don’t require anything of kids, so going out and getting wasted the night before only to sleep in, gorge on food all day and watch football is absolutely a perfect hangover concoction. However as we get older, Thanksgiving responsibilities make this night’s debauchery less of a focus.
Just to get you in the mood, a very funny comedian, Julia Lillis (who is also a good friend) rightfully skewered the night before Thanksgiving with her musical comedy. Check out her song and I’m not cooking this year, so watch out!
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