I Want to Attend a Gatsby Party

GG partyOkay. So I’m not a huge partier. I’m 32, and although I enjoy a beer or glass of wine every now and then, really the only time I heavily imbibe is at my annual Festivus party.

That’s all about to change.

Actually, that’s not true. But after watching Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby this weekend, I want to attend a Gatsby party.

As a whole, the movie is decent–not great, like Gatsby himself–but decent enough. Yet the party scene about 15 minutes into the movie is stunning. I want to say it’s the greatest party scene I’ve ever seen. It’s certainly classier than Project X, which is basically one long party scene. It has more than one great moment, unlike She’s All That and Road Trip. It’s a much better cinematic experience than Animal House. And it’s less creepy than Eyes Wide Shut. What am I missing?

The Gatsby party just looks like rip-roaring fun. Have you ever attended a party like that? One where everyone let loose and had a blast, tomorrow be damned? Tell me about it.

2 thoughts on “I Want to Attend a Gatsby Party”

  1. Maybe I’m biased, but I think your Festivus parties hold up well to the standard you described here. Maybe we’re not the ones waking up in the dumpster behind your condo wearing a poodle skirt and trying figure out why our eyebrows are singed off anymore, but those people still seem to exist at every Jamey Stegmaier Festivus, and others still seem to get really into the theme each year.

    • Thanks Trev. I certainly aspire to host Gatsby-level parties, and as long as someone ends up in a poodle skirt, I’m happy.


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