My weekend was pretty average. I went out on Saturday night with Greg to go see a heavy metal band. This heavy metal was pretty good - and actually had groupies. All of which looked barely 20 years old. The band's oldest member was 24, so I guess it's only natural to supposed that all people at this show were that age and younger. But man, did it make me feel old. I walk in there and the bartender alone didn't look old (or experienced) enough to be handing me a beer. As I turned around I sat a table next to about 6 young college kids, one of which looked like he was 14, weighed 85 pounds, and was wearing a rock bandana. Good thing he had facial hair. Otherwise I would've checked his ID.
heh heh heh....
But the real story is what the heck happened to Westport? Westport is the downtown area where most younger people go drinking. When I was in high school, we would go downtown and hang out at local coffee shops before we ventured onto the Westport Flea Market. As I graduated, I moved down there and lived and went to college. Amber lived there for years and I must say I spent more than my fair share of paycheck at the local record stores.
So, what the hell happened? Each time I've been down there within the time I've moved here, mass tons of kids UNDER 21 have been hanging out, and causing disputes. Last Saturday after I left Greg's show, he called to make sure I got home okay, cause it 'erupted'. He said as he was sitting in traffic some kids got into a fist fight ON his car, as well as all over the main street. I'm imagining like West Side Story, but without all the dance moves.
Last night my mom and I watched the news where 4 people were shot and killed after the metal show on Saturday. Needless to say, I doubt I will be going down there to hang out anymore.
Of course that didn't stop me from going down (during the day) to make my tattoo appointment. I go in on the 29th for my outline. I'm really excited, and Greg's buddy is going to draw it from scratch so it's very custom.
So I guess I'm stuck in suburbia for a little while longer. That is, until I find a new place to hang out. I'll take any suggestions!