Asked to shoot their nights, here are three different celebrations from three different people who celebrated St. Patrick’s day with one thing in common — lots of drinking!
I’m not Irish and I’ve never really cared about St. Patrick’s Day or wanted to celebrate. I didn’t understand the appeal of wearing green and getting hammered to Irish songs. Besides, I hate the color green. That all changed last year during my semester abroad in Australia. Last year, I decided to throw a St. Patrick’s Day pre-party at my residence where I was living with 7 other people. I didn’t even think twice about the occasion, I had no responsibilities and an abundance of spare time, so I just wanted to have a good time.
I decided I’d make green Jell-O shots and brownies with green icing because if I were to throw this party I thought I might as well go all out. After god knows how many tequila shots and reckless decisions, I ended up dancing the night away in a foreign land with some of the best people I’ve ever met. St. Patrick’s Day became one of my favorite days to celebrate and I decided I’d commemorate this night by hosting a St. Patrick’s party or pre (party) with green Jell-O shots every year.
This St. Patty’s, I started off the day by drafting a message to my friends explaining that I’m going to have to cancel the party due to my severe cold. However, the day took quite the turn and ended at approximately 4 a.m. with some of my favorite people. Totally worth it.
I’m not a huge partier so I didn’t really feel like doing anything too big, nor do I actually own anything St. Patrick’s Day green. I heard about Drunken Cinema’s plan to show the 90’s horror movie Leprechaun starring Jennifer Aniston, and I knew it would be perfect for me. I mean, a terrible horror comedy while drinking? I’m so in! I met up with a friend and we indulged in popcorn, beer and some special green leprechaun-themed cocktail. My rule was to drink whenever I saw some 90’s nostalgia on screen, and the drinking rule in general was to yell and drink every time someone said gold on screen. Needless to say, I had to drink a lot. Overall the movie was terrible, super campy, but entertaining and fun to watch with a drink. By the end of the night we were so sick of popcorn, we stopped by McDonald’s to grab a bite and ended the night just after midnight.
Last night, on St. Patrick’s Day, I commuted to Toronto from Mississauga. My friends and I had plans to go bar hopping and were pre-drinking before going to a University of Toronto St. Patrick’s Day frat party. During the pre-drinking, we all discussed the game plan of what was going to happen that night. Some people over 19 went to the Imperial Pub to get real drinks, and the others under 19 stayed in Pitman hall, on floor 3, in a place called the Filth Lounge. The Filth Lounge is a residence room where everyone on floor 3 hangs out and drinks every night.
While we were there, we took pictures and jammed to our favourite music, like Bruno Mars and System Of A Down. We got so carried away singing and dancing that we almost forgot to go to the frat party. It was supposed to cost $15, but we snuck through the back door. We were there from around 11 at night till until around 2 a.m., when the police came and shut down the party. We then came back to Pitman Hall, where we drank some more and ended up having some real talks before falling asleep at 4 in the morning.