Music and parties...the crazy stuff you notice

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I can honestly say I don't go to many parties, but of the ones I do go to, I have very vivid memories. Who got arrested, who hooked up with who, yada yada yada.

    The thing I would remember most is music. I guess a running themes with parties is how in tuned they are to what's hot or on the Billboard 100. I still remember when Ja Rule (?) song "Back That Ass Up" would play at every single party I went to back in 98 (or was it 99?). It's usually rap, R&B, and country, but you rarely ever hear metal. Maybe some experimental music.

    But all parties seem to go back to the same roots. I remember one party where "Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison played and absolutely everybody went nuts.

    Somebody played "Foxy" by Jimi Hendrix on the stereo and this guy got into the middle of the floor and did a Garth Algar and the whole Foxy thing. [​IMG]

    "Free Bird" gets played a lot, but I think that's a Southern thing. Lots of bodies swaying left and right and lighters.

    Bob Dylan gets played, and guys would especially sing along. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" is the one that gets the most airplay.

    Seth Paxton, in another thread, mentioned "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da". That gets lots of airplay too. I thought I heard "Sister Golden Hair" play at a party.

    But the one that gets everybody going has got to be "American Pie" by Don McClean. I've yet to meet someone that hates that song. The females seems to like it. [​IMG]

    What stories do you guys have?
     
  2. Mike Broadman

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    At this one party I got into a friendly but heated debate with a lovely young woman about the objectification of women in pornography, Playboy, and pop culture (your assumption of who was arguing what is correct). Then we ended up dancing to some reggae/hip-hop track that was very, very... objectifying, to say the least. The irony was as attractive as she was.

    Whenever I get control of tunes at parties, I end up leaning on old-school funk, mostly Parliament and the godfather himself, with some Sly, Stevie, Mayfield and then Gaye to slow it down.
     
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    I was at a college kegger back in the early ninties when someone played Tone-Loc 'Wild Thing'. Otherwise, the parties I usually attended consisted of mostly 80's metal....ahhhh....the good 'ol days. Oh yea, and once in high school we dropped by a house that was having a party. We walked in and everyone was singing along to a Bon Jovi song, we quickly finished our beers and left.
     
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    I definitely would've stayed. [​IMG]

    "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder and "Having A Party" by Sam Cooke are good to hear at parties.
     
  5. AricB

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    I usually make my own mix cd's, and force people to listen to them for as long as possible until people usually bug me to play their favorite cd at max volume. Since most of my friends dont have a clue about home theater their all fairly impressed with my setup. last party started with some fairly standard party music for me anyways, pixies, frank black, morphine, modest mouse, talking heads, but as the requests started to pour in, it was on to some music dvd's, NIN all that could have been, ministry sphinctour, talking heads stop making sense, rev. horton heat live in color, and cornelius in 5.1.
     

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