So, I skipped out on The 2010 Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition not just because I’m lazy and wanted to spend Sunday Afternoon watching G.I. Joe.
But also because I realized the the Sunday drinking was inadvertently making a political statement that runs afoul of the self-interest of so many hipsters in the area.
Without question, it’s a good looking event full of vibrant and young locals with a keen interest in having a good time. Kansas City Photographer Eric Bowers took some choice photos of the party and Kansas City’s cool people were certainly out in full force. But, I just couldn’t help thinking that the boozefest was a bit hypocritical.
Allow me to explain.
We all know the troubling stats related to alcohol abuse but let’s just review a few of my favorites: