Saturday night, I had a little soiree. You might have heard about it. There was nudity, vomiting, crossdressing, more vomiting,
horrible screeching sounds karaoke, fighting, and a party that started at 8 PM and lasted for 9 hours.
Britt created a Flickr group for photos of Avitaween 2008, so if you have photos that you took, please join the group so that we can have them all in the same place. The rest of you can go check out this group to see a lot of the photos that were taken.
The party was a huge success, and I think everyone who came had a great time. It was not a solo effort and wouldn’t even have existed if it wasn’t for the efforts of several people.
First of all, huge props go to my friend Clown. Since May, he and I brainstormed, built, and developed every single decoration and prop. He spent most of his free time, even at home, working on this party. Thank you so much for the help – this was just as much your party as it was mine, and thanks to you, it was a huge success.
Secondly, I have to thank my wife. She has had to put up with our house slowly filling up with props and sawhorses and tools and nails and staples and wood as we worked, and never said a word. She also fully supported each and every blogger who decided to lick my nipples on camera. Thanks, sweetie! Of course, now we have to start even earlier to make next year’s party even better, so enjoy this short respite while you can.
Finally, let me thank Jess, Dave2, and Clown for the T-shirt designs. That helped us defray our costs significantly, and I have an announcement about the T-shirts at the end of the post that you don’t want to miss. Thanks again to Jess for spending the whole party taking photos of everyone in costume, thanks to Carolina for helping out Clown for hours and for helping to run the party, including cleaning up an anonymous blogger’s puke. Thanks to Karl and Mike for coming over to help with decorations after that mini-emergency on Saturday, thanks to Hilly and Dave2 for the late night beer and toilet paper run, thanks to Britt for helping out at the end of the night, and thank you to everyone who came to the party and contributed to it being such a huge success.
Here’s a little look at the party by the numbers:
Number of attendees: 93
Number of guests the caterer expected: 75
Number of times boobs were flashed: 38
Number of guests who flashed boobs: 1
Number of guests who were smoking pot: 1
Number of guests who shared: 0
Number of guests who vomited: 3
Number of guests who cleaned up their own vomit: 0
Number of guests who passed out: 5
Number of guests into whose unknowing mouths I stuck my penis: 5
Time the party started: 8:00
Time the first guest arrived: 7:40
Time the first guest passed out: 10:45
Time the food ran out: 11:00
Time the toilet paper ran out: 12:30
Time I started calling cabs to kick everyone out: 3:00
Time the last guest left: 4:00
States represented by attendees: 13
Countries represented by attendees: 2
Number of Canadian jokes made: 14
Karaoke songs performed: 62
Karaoke songs not performed by Turnbaby: 40
Karaoke songs performed well: 3
Number of times my nipples were licked: 5
Number of times my balls were licked: 0
Number of times I asked for my balls to be licked: 33
Age of oldest attendee: 60ish
Age of youngest attendee: 15
Apparent drinking age in the country of Avitopia: 15
Number of years in prison I could have gotten: 4
Obscure costumes: 2
Costumes that shed pieces: 3
Sexy costumes: 15
Sexy costumes not worn by me: 15
Men in drag: 3
Number of pirate costumes: 4
Number of costumes based on one skit of a TV show: 1
Number of costumes based on my drawings: 1
Cost of food and booze consumed by average guest: $25
Total amount of money put in jar to contribute to the party fund: $8
Total amount of money taken by pilfering drunk guests’ wallets and purses: $1846
Number of guests who ran half-naked down the street screaming: 1
Number of half-naked guests that I had to physically wrestle into the car: 1
Entertainment level, on a scale of 1-10, of watching me in a wig and dress wrestle a half-naked man: 48
Total hours it took to design, build and create the party: 480
Total hours it will take to break it all down: 5
Number of days before we start planning for next year: 14
As part of the festivities, we converted one of the rooms of our house into a professional photo studio and my friend Jess took high-quality photos in good lighting of (hopefully) every single guest. As soon as we’re able to get those ready (ideally, by Tuesday), we’ll be posting those with instructions for ways to order them. For now, though, here are just a few photos from the party:
Since this was a theme around an abandoned carnival, my costume was that of the bearded lady:
The two best costumes at the party were courtesy of Dave2 and Clown. Dave took my Halloween T-shirt design and recreated the clown I drew exactly, and Clown reprised the role of Rainbow Brite that is usually played by Joel McHale from The Soup on E!:
I’ll post more photos as I get them ready, especially the ones I’ve taken of the decorations.
Several people at the party asked where they could get a Neverwas T-shirt, so I’ve decided to keep them available for about a week more. You can use the links below if you still want to get one of our awesome designs!
As I said above, Dave designed his costume based exactly on my drawing. The blood splatter is identical, the dots are placed in the exact same location, and the baby in his hand even has lopsided hair and no face!
Click the image to go buy this awesome design for yourself:
In addition, don’t forget that we have the limited edition shirt exclusively created by Dave for the Neverwas Fair, along with a kick-ass ticket shirt designed by Clown, and a carnival shirt designed by none other than our photographer Jess!
Limited Edition Davetoon Halloween Shirt by avitable
Buy t-shirts at zazzle.com
View more Cartoon Art T-Shirts
Neverwas Fair Ticket T-shirt by avitable
Make a Custom Shirt At zazzle.com
See other Major Holidays T-Shirts
Welcome to the Neverwas Fair by avitable
Create Customized T Shirts Using www.Zazzle.com
Browse Major Holidays T-Shirts
It’s almost 1 AM on Sunday morning and I’m still pretty exhausted, so that’s all that I have for now. Definitely take the time to check out the Flickr group that I linked to in the top of the post, and stay tuned for more photos and news about what I did with your kid photos!