Ain’t no party like a Solstice party, ’cause a Solstice party don’t stop!
Other than the freaks here at Stonehenge, no one really makes much of a fuss about the Summer Solstice. Considering the importance the ancients placed on this annual solar event, History’s original summer blockbusters if you will, you would think that something would carry over. When you consider how Christmas co-opted much of the traditions of the Winter Solstice, the lack of Summer Solstice play seems even more perplexing. I suppose with the Solstice falling between two of the Summer’s biggest holidays, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, things are just too crowded. Or maybe it is because there are too many people like myself, who are just too damned tired from the getting up with the Sun at 5 AM (I’m very photo-sensitive.) Still, if fuckin’ Cinco de Mayo can gain the legitimate, drink-your-face-off, party status it has accrued over the past decade or so, I see no reason why we can’t go buck-wild in honor of the longest day of the year, when the Great Ball of Fire makes his longest appearance at our daily Northern People Party (The Sun is just pissah at a party, what with his funny anecdotes and all; he just lights up the room – heyoooooh!)
OK! Off to go mix up a big pitcher of 100 proof vodka and Sunny Delight ®.
So Happy Summer Solstice, Party People!