Sunday, November 05, 2006

Birthday Party Events

There's a trend in Detroit to promote people's birthday parties. I don't know how it got started, but it's been brewing for a while. Come November 9th at Via Nove (Ferndale), the birthday party will have reached its pinnacle. "Sting" is yet another birthday celebration. This time it's Aaron, Rebecca, Aman, Laura, Tracie, Jason, Laura, Bella Blue, and John that will be getting their fix of celebrity. I hope there is a red carpet for them to walk down. *sarcasm*

I don't have a problem with any of these people on an individual level. They're all doing their part to promote themselves. The problem I have is that they're doing this in the most tasteless manner. If these people had national fame, they would be the equivalent of the media whores on every VH-1 and MTV special. It's not my cup of tea, but to each their own.

I really did gag when I read the part on the flyer that says "Celebrating the fascination of the most sexually hot blooded creatures on the planet!" But maybe they did that out of courtesy for those of us with class? Because that line alone is enough to ward off any respectable person.

Maybe it's because I work in a creative environment that I don't feel the need to be such a socialite to get my fix when I go out on the town. Or maybe having a particular desk job that offers no challenge to one's own ability, save perseverance, breeds these party planners. I haven't yet figured it out, but I think it has something to do with everyone trying to get in their fifteen minutes.

The DJ's and promoters are changing the nightlife landscape in Detroit, and not for the better. Each DJ has their following, and regardless of the venue, their circle of 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree friends follow. When it's time to promote a show, they just check their mySpace birthdays list and see who's up next. Is it not a sad state of affairs when the people who are supposedly hip and cool, are so un-cool that instead of throwing a real party and playing music relevant to the theme, they simply throw a birthday bash? I'm sick of it. Not to be rude, but I think it's in order: "No one f*cking cares that it's your birthday. If this is the best you can do as a promoter, do everyone a favor and stop."