Tony: Skipping Out on a Kansas City Drunk Fest

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:


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7 Responses to Tony: Skipping Out on a Kansas City Drunk Fest

  1. Anonymous says:

    “On counsel

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  3. Anonymous says:

    The Independent Rage
    Wow. You get my broken watch award (i.e. the busted timepiece is always correct twice a day), because I generally agree with you on most of your points for once. I think you’re being just a bit prudish, but there’s much merit to many of your words on this post.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good grief Tony….didn’t get a media pass?? In your reasoning, every bar in the country is doing the same thing! (Promoting the last legal drug….insert stats here)

    “I think ignoring a festival centered on people pushing the last legal drug was the right move on my part ”

    This one just happened to be a contest at a venue you weren’t invited to.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Get a life. So a whopping 2.6 percent of folks are alcoholics (per your number)…better stop everyone else because of them, whatever the definition of being an alcoholic is.

    Why don’t you create something of your life, or add a perspective that actually promotes something positive…EVER.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The competition was much better off that you weren’t there. I went and consumed no alcohol. Glad you weren’t invited………… FYI service industry events often occur on Sundays due to schedules. And it is just that: an industry. We make LOTS of money off of people like you who drink what we create. While you may not appreciate the art of the coctail like I do there is no need to bash it, it only exaggerates your ignorance………….. Hope G.I. Jane was good!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    M, I appreciate a good mixologist.
    Here’s a cool little study:

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