…With Friends Like These (Part Two)

After Blondie, Curly and I met for dinner (and drinks) Saturday night, Blondie and I headed to the concert around 8:30. I get free tickets through work to lots of concerts and events – mostly because a lot of the people I work with are older and don’t really like NIN or Oasis.

These tickets I got were for Simple Plan – an emo Canadian band. I was on the fence about going (especially since it was highly unlikely that any of the Executives would be there meaning no free booze) but as Blondie said, “what the hell, let’s check it out”.

As we walked through the stadium doors we realized that we were the wrong age group (14 year olds anyone?), no big deal – at least we had the private box right?


Turns out someone in my company knows a herd of 14 year old girls and gave 8 of them tickets so they could scream in our ears and wave flashing plastic lights on strings around. The up-side? The Pres and his new girlfriend were there – let’s crack some wine, shall we?

A few bottles of wine and a decent opening band (Metro Station) later, we called our friend Hiker to work out a plan for the evening. She picked us up a few songs later and off we were to drink martinis and make bad decisions at her house.

Actually, the bad decisions came later, the only decisions we made were what to wear, and what to drink. The BPBBoys called us and wanted us to meet them at The Whiskey (a dance club: usually packed, expensive, lame and sweaty – in other words, exactly what we were in the mood for). One of their friends was moving the next day and another friend was back from the rigs for a week.

These guys are great to us girls. Blondie and I hang out with them a lot and they treat us very well – pay for our cover charge, buy us drinks all night etc. They just want to make sure we’re having fun. I think they like having girl friends but no dating pressure.

Anyway, an hour or so (and lots of shots) later, we’re on the dance floor having a great time when the guy who’s moving says: “Here, open your mouth” so stupid, naive me, thinking it’s a shot or something, open my mouth and close my eyes.

He pops it in there and I swallow: “What was that?” “E!”…um, I’m sorry, what?!

I’ve never done E, in fact, I’ve never tried any hard drugs. I smoke weed very occasionally (maybe once every six months) and I’ve had mushrooms a few times in my life. I’m a naturally hyper person. I naturally like to dance until 4 in the morning, then break out the Rockband and keep going (uh, see: Last Weekend). I’m usually the last one awake and run off very little sleep.

Maybe that’s why he assumed I’d done it before. Maybe that’s why he thought it was ok to put it in a drunk girls mouth while dancing to house music. Maybe that’s why he looked so surprised when I told him I’ve never done it. Maybe he thought I knew.

Either way, I started to feel weird a little bit later – tingly, unattached to my own body, and hyper. We were all dancing and having a generally good time (although I did feel really weird) and Hiker took it upon herself to take Blondie and I out of there.

She tore a strip off of Dealer-dude and even one of the BPBBoys for letting him give it to us (he’d done the same thing to Blondie, although she got half of one) and then we climbed in a cab and headed to Blondie’s apartment.

I sat outside telling the girls I loved them and chain-smoking for about an hour. I kept thanking them for taking care of me and looking at my hands like they were magical. Hiker took off after she was sure we were ok.

Once inside, we had to be quiet because Curly’s mom happened to be visiting. I literally stood at the end of Blondie’s bed, holding myself up with the bedpost, semi-dancing, telling her how much I loved her and drinking water for about two more hours while she laid in bed eating chips and laughing at me.

We met some of the boys for lunch the next day. BPBB1 explained to us that his buddy was sure we’d done it and felt bad once he found out we hadn’t ever done it before.

I don’t hold grudges, I wasn’t mad at anyone – shit happens, people assume things they shouldn’t. I had fun, I didn’t die and it was all good.

However, I definitely won’t be falling for that trick again.

17 responses

  1. Having never done it either, that would have freaked me the fuck out. I don’t want to go all mom on you but I’m glad it was E and not uhh something worse. Glad you’re safe, healthy and otherwise okay and that the night was still salvageable. But damn….who does that??

  2. What happens at the Whiskey stays at The Whiskey, right? RIGHT? Damnit, you signed the contract before you went in, didn’t you?

  3. Wow, that’s a supremely crappy thing to do. Glad you still had a good time, though; I think I’m starting to live vicariously through your enviable social life…

  4. Wow! That’s some craziness, and you are soo lucky you didn’t freak out on it or anything. Glad it worked out!

  5. Aside from the E… I have to say that I haven’t heard the band name “Simple Plan” in YEARS.Brings me back, man. Brings me back.

  6. I would be freaking RAGING if someone put a drug in my mouth without telling me! I was upset enough the time I accidentally inhaled someone’s poppers just because I was standing a bit too close to them when they brought it out!

  7. Most definitely NOT cool to throw drugs in someone’s mouth!I however would have been like WOO HOO! Haven’t done E in ages but it would totally sound like a good idea when I was uber drunk, hahaha.I totally know about chain smoking, water drinking, love fests.Ahhh I miss those days!

  8. I would have been WAY beyond angry. I probably would have made myself throw it up. I think it’s inexcusable that a guy would do that. I mean, I know you weren’t as mad as I’d be, and you were fine and everything was ok, but I’m glad that you realize that it wasn’t the cool thing for that guy to do. And I’m also glad that HE realized he shouldn’t have done it. Anywho, I’m glad that your night didn’t end up being lame with a bunch of 14 year olds at the concert. That would have also made me mad, haha!

  9. I probably would have given myself a panic attack. I’d say you handled it well. Hard drugs scare me. I’m too much of a control freak to take them.

  10. “I’d do anything just to fell you n my arms.”What’s more gay That I know simple plan or that I know that song?I’ve been told drinking and doing E cancel each other out.I saw, “Go”

  11. I love that “Shake It” song by Metro Station, but I looked up the video on YouTube and I had to turn it off immediately. Those kids look like real assholes. I can only enjoy the song if I imagine that it’s some moussed-up ’80s band singing it.

  12. Nice. Even if you’ve done E before, why would he assume you’d want to do it again?

  13. Whoa, you handled that ok. I would have flipped out and that man might or might not have been dead by now haha.Glad you’re ok 🙂

  14. Wow I would be UBER pissed if someone did that to me without asking (and I HAVE taken E and other drugs before). What if I needed to be somewhere early and didn’t have the time to stay up all night and be hungover for the next two days.To that end, the “omg I love you” and chain smoking thing is pretty typical of E. At least that’s what I did the few times I tried it…

  15. ahahah..oh man. We are all connected somehow.simple plan….oh that is so 14 year old girls stuff. yeah in my history of penny lane tales of dating musicians, lets just say one of the members of this very band is on my list of former lovers.Man im such a groupie….

  16. Ben – trust me, I’m glad it wasn’t anything else either!Poobomber – they lost the contract! Those bastardsImaginary Reviewer – tell me what craxy thing you’ve always wanted to do – I’m game ha haLyla – thx, I’m glad too, ughSo@24 – I know, right?!Paula – for sure…it’s hard to be mad at anyone when you’re high on E thoughAlledged – cigarettes tasted SO goodFalwless – exactlyAngela – completely not coolJade – I usually am too!rs27 – maybe if you drink after taking it it doesn’t work as well, but I’m sure it doesn’t cancel each other outBeckeye – exactly, I don’t want them to be emo punksEssentially Me – the idiot was on it and apparently thought we knew he was and assumed we’d want itKez – good thing he moved!Caz – ya he should have been a little less of an assholeChele – are you serious? haha I hope it wasn’t the lead singer

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