Parties for the end of the world
Kansas City Fox 4's weatherman Mike Thompson assures me that there will be a Saturday — look, his forecast even goes until Christmas! After hearing about this Mayan apocalypse nonsense for so long now, it's finally time. Will we pass drunkenly through a rousing celebration of life? Or will us skeptics be eating crow when Planet X/Nibiru comes crashing down to Earth or whatever doomsday scenario is offered up? Either way, there are many venues across the town planning End of the World parties, a unique, but tongue-in-cheek, celebration of this once in a lifetime nonevent.
Who: Lawrence favorites Sobriquet are headlining this last hurrah of civilization with Oils and
Middle Map Kids (provided the world ends at the beginning of 12/21/2012.
Where: The Jackpot Saloon
When: 9 p.m.
Apocalypse rating: Supervolcano
What: End of the World Formal
Who: You and some well-dressed friends.
Where: The Bourgeois Pig
When: 9 p.m.
Apocalypse rating: “Oh my, I do believe I shall miss you all. Well, good run then 'yeh?” (British dignity, y'know formal.)
What: End of the World Party!!!
Who: The Band That Saved The World, who may or may not end up actually saving the world
Where: The Jazzhaus
When: 10 p.m.
Apocalypse rating: Death by funk.
Who: DJ Shwasted, Hi-Boi, Pandah, Potter and DreadHeadSlut
Where: The Granada
When: Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m.
Apocalypse Rating: It was all a dream.