There was no airing of the grievances (unless you count lamenting the sheer amount of cheese and carbs consumed). There was no Festivus pole (there was, however, a Roaming Fuck You introduced as a tradition). But Festivus, a tradition of epic proportions, was nothing short of a success.
Amazing how often music came into the conversation. The only aired grievance was the debate over Weezer and Lila’s continued mockery of my lack of Radiohead inclusion in the Hall of Fame List. And perhaps my own aired grievance of my dislike of Damien Rice. All made better by the yelling of “SAIL!” and combined admission that, yes, we kind of do like AWOLNATION. Music was shared and I even have a video of an elusive Keanu Reeves appearance.
Many thanks to Deb (hostess with the mostest to be cliched), Soph (my favourite Frenchie), Lindsay (purveyor of smoke and creamsicle jello shots), Nom (I love when your guitar gently weeps) and, of course, Lila. Nary a troll to be found this year, but the laughter more than made up for it.
Now, I’d like to present the Festivus 2012 Soundtrack. Our night sounded a little something like this:
AWOLNATION – Sail
Weezer – My Name is Jonas
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out
Digital Daggers – New York New York
Jeff Beck Featuring Imogene Heap – Dirty Mind
William Shatner – Bohemian Rhapsody
Dave Grohl – He taught us how to write a hit song…
Many thanks to my favourite women, who always know how to make me laugh, make me think and share a deep love of great music, fabulous drinks and enough cheese to constipate an entire small country. Well played, Festivus Friends!