From the same folks that brought you that beer you drank last week, comes "New Year's Eve 1987, a/k/a "Hot Tub Mime* Machine."
What: An 80s-themed New Year's Eve Party
Why?: Because you like the 80s.
When: 8p to 2a, December 31, 2014 through January 1, 2015
Costs: $50 tickets (limited to first 50 purchasers); All Beers $4; All Punches $6. Tickets include complimentary "Ball Drop** Champagne Punch" and all the hors d'oeuvres and late night snacks you care to eat. DJ Matt Buchholz playing your favorite 80s tracks all night.
80s Costumes?: Required-ish
Purchasing Tickets?: Sold, in advance, at the Independent. Ticket Sales begin Wednesday, December 10, at 5 p.m.
Step back in time (via hot tub or by your own preferred time-travel mechanism) to New Year's Eve 1987/1988. It was a simpler time: the Supreme Court had just heard argument in Hustler Magazine v. Falwell and Ronald Reagan was doing what EVERYONE thought was just a bang -up job. On December 31, 1987, you find yourself fresh off the slopes and super amped to hit the bar with your totally awesome apres-ski duds. You're looking good and ready to bring in 1988.
We're turning our dining area into a dance floor for one night only. DJ Matt Buchholz will play all your favorite 80s hits. Adam and Lucky will be concocting 80s*** punches for your alcoholic enjoyment. All beers will be $4 all night and all punches will be $6 all night. All food is free with the price of admission:
Tickets on sale beginning Wednesday at the Independent.
* What's a "mime machine?" It's silly word play, infringement avoidance, or it's literal -- we haven't decided yet. Alternative titles include "Hot Tub Lime Machine," "Hot Tub Crime Machine," and (my personal favorite) "Hot Tub Thyme Machine."
*** The punch recipes are actually from the 1880s. Adam and Lucky were in the wrong mime machine.