This is part two of yesterday. We went to Bricktop & it was without a doubt the best time I've ever had there. Yun, Mark, Jeff, Henry & I all there initially, but more people I knew kept showing up, including Jamaimer & Andrew.
There's a dj spinoff going on right now. Initial disappointment: when we first walked in the dj was playing rap crap & hip hop slop & it was the usual big brutal hip hop scene of no one's having fun because everyone's trying to act so damn cool. The next dj up was a little Vietnamese guy, Hassady, who I know through Dave, the frisbee team captain. House music, and at first there was a certain tension between the house crowd & the hip hop crowd who just stood there sullen, arms folded. Amid this a breaker circle started. Altho not as good as the last one it was super exciting, and was the segue into later full-fledged craziness which all participated in. The dance floor became an oven of madness.
Mark & I & Yun danced, Mark throwing in wacky Mark moves, Yun dancing with Asian grace & style, I becoming a glistening sweaty madman just like in Europe. Eventually Henry & Jeff danced a little too which was great since they are usually far too reserved. Hassady captured the essence of the place perfectly; he was voted the night's winner. Hooray for the home team.
Well this entry is lame but just suffice it so say it was a great time & seemed to me to be the all-inclusive peak of the summer, so many people were out last night, and everything was so crazy that it can only possibly slide downhill from here into slow autumn decay.
Oh, something I forgot: Yun & Jamie met for the first time, however briefly & confusedly. When two girls are happy to meet each other it is a beautiful thing. They grab each other by the hands or arms in an open & authentic way, eyes exchanging volumes of unguarded feeling, that is so completely unlike the typical gruff & wary first encounter of two men.Posted by Alan at July 11, 2004 01:36 PM